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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Disputes in Global Business: Managing Risk, Expectations and the Future

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market


Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses

Editor's picks


Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI


#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’


Shardul Amarchand amends 3-month salary clawback to apply only to fraction of pay (if not leaving for in-house or ill-health)


Shardul Amarchand imposes 3-month salary clawback on lawyers who leave this financial year


NLSIU revamps copy-pasted NAAC submission after faculty green report ‘busted’ by plagiarism check


HNLU Raipur VC Sukh Pal Singh tenure ended by Chhattisgarh HC after 2014 extension held illegal

Law firms  13 July 2010

Manchester PIO creates Kochhar & Co fraud and ethics practice as lateral partner

Kochhar & Co has started a niche corporate fraud, ethics and integrity practice by hiring expatriate solicitor Abhinav Mohindru as partner and consultant from a UK regional firm.

Law schools  12 July 2010

A&O-Trilegal NLS finance course to travel across India in coming years

Allen & Overy's (A&O) best friend Trilegal's international finance course at NLSIU Bangalore has this year also invited 40 students from other national law schools and will be held at Nalsar Hyderabad next year, being set to rotate between law schools year-by-year.

Newsletters  09 July 2010

Struck? / Issue 56

The beginning of the week got off to a slow start as opposition parties called a national strike (Bharat bandh) to protest the fuel price hike. In Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata many streets were deserted.

By contrast Tamil Nadu, which was largely unaffected by the bandh, was comparatively active.

Law firms  09 July 2010

Chennai writ petition v foreign firms will have little impact, say corporate lawyers

As the Madras High Court decided on Wednesday (7 July) to serve 31 foreign law firms with the petition that seeks to prevent them from operating in India, respondent firms and local corporate lawyers have expressed confidence that firms' India businesses would remain largely unaffected.

Clifford Chance makes another 'exceptional' hire from Indian legal offshoring unit OSC

Clifford Chance has again hired a legal "consultant" from its Gurgaon-based captive legal process outsourcing (LPO) centre OSC Export Services as a lawyer into the main firm.

Litigation  07 July 2010

New copyright service tax illegal, say ELP, Naik in writ for PVR and Reliance

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and Naik Paranjpe & Co have respectively represented Bollywood film studios PVR Pictures and Reliance Big Entertainment in filing a writ petition to challenge the imposition of service tax on copyright transfers, which was introduced by the Finance Act 2010 on 1 July 2010.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  07 July 2010

Foreign law firms served in Chennai writ petition as law min and BCI to 'frame guidelines'

The 31 international law firms and one legal process outsourcing (LPO) company will now be served with notices to defend the Chennai writ petition that aims to prevent foreign firms practising any law in India.

Today, as the petitioner pressed for an injunction against the foreign firms, the government respondents' counsels asked for time to file responses while the law ministry and Bar Council of India would "frame guidelines" on the issue.

Legal opinions  07 July 2010

Legal opinion: Celebrity domain squatting on the rise in India

Concerned with the menacing rise of celebrity domain squatting cases, FoxMandal technology law head Salman Waris asks whether the current laws are an adequate deterrent to cyber squatting.

Corporate M&A  06 July 2010

Bharucha, Talwar Thakore sell RBS India to HSBC with Links, Norton Rose

Bharucha & Partners with Norton Rose and Talwar Thakore & Associates (TTA) with best friend Linklaters are advising HSBC on its takeover of the Indian retail and commercial banking business of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for a premium of Rs 444 crore ($95m) over the net asset value of the business.

Capital Markets  05 July 2010

2009-10 QIP winners: Amarchand, AZB, Khaitan and Jones Day, Linklaters

Amarchand Mangaldas acted on more than half of the total number of Qualified Institutional Placements (QIPs) in Legally India's QIP League Table of the 2009-2010 fiscal year. AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co were the second-busiest followed by J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Crawford Bayley and S&R Associates amongst domestic firms.

International firm Jones Day bagged the maximum QIPs out of foreign law firms acting for the book running lead managers while Linklaters, Dorsey & Whitney and Clifford Chance also won mandates on a significant numbers of fundraisings.

Newsletters  02 July 2010

Ambitious support / Issue 55

For a firm that first made its name as a capital markets boutique, the fact that that S&R Associates did not have an office in India's financial capital was always glaring.

Law firms  02 July 2010

Induslaw ramps up funds with Nishith Desai ex-Bangalore head

Induslaw has hired Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) partner, Bangalore head and fund investment co-head Kartik Ganapathy as an equity partner, while NDA partner Vaibhav Parikh returned from the firm's Silicon Valley office.

Law firms  02 July 2010

Sandip Bhagat will move to Mumbai to set up new S&R office

S&R Associates is set to start up its greenfield Mumbai operations with Delhi-based co-founding partner Sandip Bhagat relocating full-time to the Mumbai to service existing clients and to build a full-service practice.

Tax  01 July 2010

Legal Pulse: Today's new service tax regime, under the lens, criticised

The government post-budget notifications to tax new services and amend taxation of existing ones have taken effect today, particularly impacting sectors such as aviation, construction and hospital services while retrospective service tax imposition on rentals of immovable property and commercial coaching could increase litigation.

Law schools  01 July 2010

Trilegal, Krishnamurthy, Wadia Ghandy, two law schools, CLAT coach, Gov't join NUJS diversity project IDIA

The law ministry, law firms Krishnamurthy and Co, Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy, CLAT coaching institute IMS and law schools NLSIU Bangalore and NUALS Cochin have pledged financial or other support for NUJS Kolkata professor Shamnad Basheer's project to increase diversity in the legal profession, which visits poorer rural secondary school students to train and encourage them to apply to top law schools.

Law schools  30 June 2010

Bar exam writ 6: Nalsar-ite files, judge recuses due to GS link (Update-2: download petition)

A 2010 Nalsar Hyderabad graduate yesterday challenged the six-month gap between bar council enrolment and passing of the proposed all-India bar exam, which would give litigating lawyers a "right to practice" only months after they graduate.

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