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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Business Opportunities in Brazil

19

Benchmark your compensation across the Indian legal sector • Plus 24 key partner, 42 GC moves of the year

Welcome to the Spring 2018 print issue of Legally India

Editor's picks

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Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

20

Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

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2018 CLAT preferences: Same same • NLS ‘loses’ a few more • NLU Mumbai popular again • Clataclysm gave a few bumps

60

Top Mumbai solicitors Federal & Rashmikant (lawyers of Cyril Shroff) face break-up [UPDATE: Firm reorganising partnership]

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Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand

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Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

Finance  20 April 2010

JSA, Trilegal help Aircel raise 3G funds through $449m commercial papers

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal have completed mobile phone operator Aircel's Rs 2,000 crore ($449m) commercial paper fundraising to part-finance the telecom operator's upcoming 3G licence auction.

Intellectual property (IP)  20 April 2010

Legal Pulse (IP): Copyright Bill flawed; Permits cinema camcorder piracy, Fudges 'Right to Read'

Intellectual property lawyers have criticised provisions of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2010, which proposes to modernise the Copyright Act 1957 and was introduced in the Upper House by the Union Government yesterday.

Mooting  19 April 2010

NLS' Space Moot defence dreams burn up in finals, NUJS climbs 4th in MPL

Manfred Lachs Space Moot defending world champions NLS Bangalore lost very narrowly to National University of Singapore in the Asia-Pacific finals in Sydney, while NUJS Kolkata crashed out in the semis and Nalsar Hyderabad and NLIU Bhopal made it to the quarter-finals.

Interviews  19 April 2010

BCI chair Gopal Subramaniam interview (part 1): We need continuing legal education

Solicitor general and newly elected Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Gopal Subramaniam talks to Legally India about his top priorities and pushes for a bar exam and continuing legal education, in this first part of a two-part interview.

Mooting  17 April 2010

NUJS, Symbi return from Vis Vienna moot with MPL boost

NUJS Kolkata moved into the top 5 and Symbiosis Pune edged back into the top 10 of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) with honourable mentions at the 17th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

Capital Markets  16 April 2010

Amarchand, Crawford Bayley, JSA, Luthra on top in final quarter IPO flurry

Amarchand Mangaldas picked up almost one third of 33 initial public offering (IPO) mandates in the first quarter of 2010, while Crawford Bayley, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra and Khaitan & Co together bagged another 40 per cent of instructions.

In-house counsel and GCs

News  15 April 2010

New language test toughens UK Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)

The UK's Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has finally confirmed its revised guidance for foreign lawyers looking to practice in England and Wales after more than two-years of delay.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  15 April 2010

Madras writ hearing v foreign firms bogged down by court delays

The Chennai public interest litigation (PIL) against 31 foreign law firms that was scheduled for Government respondents' filing of replies on 8 April remains unheard to date owing to judicial delays.

Law schools  15 April 2010

Return to form: 94 per cent NUJS finalists to secure jobs

The NUJS Kolkata recruitment committee has almost doubled finalists' job offers this year with a new policy, having placed 84 per cent of students and enticing a Bollywood studio to recruit from campus.

Corporate  14 April 2010

Legal pulse: Restructurings hit by stamp duty and additional audits

Two far-reaching legal developments that will impact the transaction restructurings were published this month, following a Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) circular amending clause 24 of the Equity Listing Agreement and a Delhi High Court decision imposing stamp duty on court approved schemes of amalgamation.

Mooting  14 April 2010

NLS Bangalore inches back to Mooting Premier League 2nd spot with Jessup citation

NLSIU Bangalore has moved back into the second place of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) sponsored by Clifford Chance after winning a confirmed 10 points for the fourth best memorial at the world finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Corporate M&A  13 April 2010

AZB wins back top spot in M&A league table Q1 2010

AZB & Partners has shot to the top of the mergermarket M&A league table by acting on seven out of eight of the largest M&A deals in the first three months of 2010. Desai & Diwanji and Amarchand Mangaldas respectively came in at second and third place by number of deals done.

Legal opinions  13 April 2010

Legal Opinion: 10 things that could go wrong with GST

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to be implemented from 1 April 2011 but there is a long way to go before it is actually 'implemented', argue Zeus Law's senior partner and associates.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  12 April 2010

Solicitor General and unelected member becomes BCI chairman

Solicitor general of India and ex-officio Bar Council of India (BCI) member Gopal Subramanium was unanimously elected to serve as the BCI chairman for two years, following Suraj Narain Prasad Sinha in the position.

Indian LPO defends Ali G US libel claim for fraction of cost of Wall Street firms

Mysore-based legal process outsourcing (LPO) company SDD Global has successfully helped defend an $800,000 California Court of Appeal libel claim against Sacha Baron Cohen, the creator of comedy characters Ali G and Borat.

Law firms  09 April 2010

Foreign firms deliberate strategy in Chennai writ, await outcome of postponed hearing

The first hearing in the Chennai writ petition against foreign firms will be held today, after having been postponed from yesterday as the bench failed to convene for a post-lunch session.

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