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Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward, file complaint vs staff member

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KKR finance behemoth & legal advisory goldmine gets first India general counsel: JP Morgan GC Jigar Shah

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Legally Social Delhi: Tonight, Thursday, 19 April 2018, happy hours, incredible live band for lawyers at TC Cafe, Aurobindo Road

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NIRF law school ranking median salary fact-check: Nalsar definitely screwed up, NLU Delhi was a bit cheeky, NUJS was most honest

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Khaitan grows to 127 partners in corp, CM-heavy promo round: 8 new equity, 15 new AP • 4 from SLS; 3 from NUJS, GLC, NLU-J; 2 from HNLU, NLS

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In major surprise move,  ALMT’s  Hitesh  Jain and team of near-30 to join Juris Corp

United Arab Emirates  30 March 2018

India and the Gulf States: A Bright Future for Cross-Border Investments

The Gulf countries have always had strong trade relations with India and we see this bond strengthen­ing over the coming years. With bilateral trade projected to reach US$ 100 billion by the year 2020 between India and the UAE alone, avenues for business and cross border investments between the Indian subcontinent and the Gulf look bigger and brighter than ever before.

Insolvency  30 March 2018

Evolution of the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Regime in India

Prior to the Code, India did not have a consolidated statute governing incidents of insolvency and bankruptcy of various entities. For example, the provisions relating to the insolvency of corporations were scattered amongst laws as diverse as the Companies Act, 1956 (Companies Act), the Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (RDDB Act), the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act) and the much-reviled Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (SICA). Similarly, there were two statutes, namely, the Provincial Insolvency Act, 1920 and the Presidency Towns Insolvency Act, 1909 governing instances of individual bankruptcy.

Corporate M&A  29 March 2018

SAM, AZB on $874m Jio-Saavn takeover with 3 US firms

“In a deal led by Reliance Jio Director Akash Ambani, Reliance Industries today signed an agreement for merging the digital music service Saavn with JioMusic to create a digital media platform with global reach having total value of over $1 billion,” reported PTI.

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In-house counsel  29 March 2018

Netflix India gets GC Ashish Chandra with Snapdeal, Astro Malaysia experience

Former Snapdeal general counsel (GC) Ashish Chandra has joined streaming service Netflix India as legal director after a brief stint with Malaysian media and entertainment company Astro Malaysia Holdings as vice president and head counsel, as first reported by & Bench.

India Patent Office Revising Working Statements Practice
by Naren Thappeta

India Patent Office (IPO) has called for comments from the stakeholders as a precursor to a meeting and possibly revision of applicable rules/forms, regarding working sta... Read more

Law schools  28 March 2018

Breaking: NUJS VC Ishwara Bhat has resigned, faced with determined student protests • CNLU limbo continues

NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat, who had been offered the same job at CNLU Patna, has resigned today, after the students’ ultimatum calling for his resignation expired at 9am today.

Law schools  28 March 2018

IDIA gets Herbert Smith support for scholars in formal tie up for money, internships, jobs

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) scholars will now have a direct route to internship and job opportunities in Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), in addition to financial support during their LLB courses, according to an IDIA and HSF press release.

Law schools  27 March 2018

NLS admin law paper fair-use-copies LI Ishwara Bhat report for hyper-topical amusing exam question

Thanks to the reader who has shared with us this morsel that made us chuckle, apparently from a very recent administrative law paper at NLSIU Bangalore.

Law firms  27 March 2018

JSA litigator Puja Priyadarshini to join HSA as salaried partner

J Sagar Associates (JSA) senior associate Puja Priyadarshini, is set to join HSA Advocates in mid-April as associate partner.

Germany  27 March 2018

Germany’s Continued Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

Germany’s attractiveness as a place to invest and as a trading partner is unbroken.

Private Equity  27 March 2018

Private Equity in India: The Legal Perspective

The economic, commercial and industrial scenario today is that which is dependent upon investment or what we may also categorize as fund raising. Investment, which is a driver for growth for a number of industries, may flow into an organization in a number of ways such as private equity funding, angel investments, seed money investments, etc. These investments may vary in nature and in amounts and are regulated as per the applicable laws and regulations.

Mooting  27 March 2018

Mooting Premier League re-boots: GNLU wins Man Lachs funding, RGNUL Patiala bags NUJS Herbies • NLS tops table after Man Lachs ‘17 win

The Mooting Premier League (MPL) is back with its eighth edition starting a tad late in a streamlined format, but promising much excitement again. This season is sponsored and supported by Memo Pundits, which has done great work in building knowledge in the Indian mooting circuit (more details below).

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