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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market


Recent Developments in the UK Dispute Resolution Landscape


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

Corporate  11 May 2010

Legal pulse (corporate): SC rules that NCLT will deal with all Companies Act matters (UPDATE-1)

The Supreme Court has ruled today that all Indian company-related cases should be transferred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) from high courts and company adjudication bodies throughout the country, by upholding the validity of a 2002 amendment to the 1956 Companies Act.

Newsletters  07 May 2010

In conclusive / Issue 47

An inconclusive week, not dissimilar to the UK's hung parliament of today.

Not quite a hung election in the fight in important legal elections. While counting is for the Mumbai Bar Councli is expected to conclude later tonight, while literally just in, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has officially elected Ram Jethmalani as its new president.

Meanwhile, India's eyes - even those of non-lawyers - were firmly fixed on two of the most important court decisions of this year.

Law firms  10 May 2010

Naik Naik adds Wadia Ghandy's Paranjpe as name partner, targets more senior hires and cities

Media industry focussed firm Naik Naik & Co has hired two new partners from Wadia Ghandy & Co: partner Ashok Paranjpe joins as an equity and name partner while senior associate Leena Desai-Padhye came on board as a salaried partner.

Law schools  10 May 2010

Hitchhiker's Guide homage wins NUJS fiction writing competition

NLU Delhi student Apoorva Sharma has won the 2010 NUJS Kolkata fiction writing competition with a prequel to the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, adding his own legal twist that Douglas Adams would have no doubt approved of.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  07 May 2010

Breaking: Ram Jethmalani elected as SCBA president to repair damage done

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), which has been marred by controversies and an early dissolution in January, finally elected a committee and president as Ram Jethmalani rose to victory today by defeating his rival Raju Ramachandran by 367 votes.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  07 May 2010

Breaking: Mukesh, RIL win Reliance gas dispute but Ambanis likely to keep fighting case (UPDATE: download judgment)

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in its battle against Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL).

The bench decided two-to-one that the private memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the brothers was not binding on the companies, the shareholders or the Government, according to preliminary media reports, and that RIL and RNRL will have to renegotiate the prices of the gas supply agreement that has been subject of the dispute.

In-house counsel and GCs

Legal Pulse: Mobile 'green tribunals' to tackle environmental cases backlog

Parliament has passed the National Green Tribunal Bill (NGB), which paves the way for the setting up of four mobile 'green tribunals' to speedily adjudicate environmental disputes and resolve over 5,000 pending environmental cases.

Law schools  06 May 2010

NLIU launches first journal after 2-month tour-de-force

National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal students have launched the first issue of their law journal called NLIU Law Review with the objective of increasing the academic standards and enhancing skillsets of students.

India LPO Inc headcounts to triple as 15% of work at US/UK associate level

The Indian legal process outsourcing (LPO) industry will more than triple in size and employ 17,000 professionals within five years, predicted research and analytics firm Evalueserve in a study. Around 15 per cent of outsourced services is so-called high-end work that is normally handled by US and UK associates.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  06 May 2010

Madras HC holidays, SC appointments push back Balaji case v foreign firms

The first hearing in the Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms has run into the Madras High Court holidays and will not be heard for at least another month, although several other interested parties have now also pledged to file affidavits in support of the petition.

Law firms  06 May 2010

Remembering Laliya Mukherjee

Luthra & Luthra staff are mourning the loss of senior litigation lawyer Laliya Mukherjee who passed away on 1 May.

Law firms  04 May 2010

Clifford Chance NRI Sumesh Sawhney makes partner

Clifford Chance has promoted Indian passport holder and India-practice senior associate Sumesh Sawhney to partner in London.

Law firms  04 May 2010

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) mirrors CA associate structure, promotes five to partner

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has promoted associate partner Nishant Shah to partner after one year, four senior associates were made up to associate partner level and ELP has created a new career step of "associate managers" to mirror accounting firms' structures.

Legal Pulse: Radical arbitration reforms, int'l arbitration-meddling Satyam case to be history

India's law ministry has proposed to nullify the controversial Supreme Court judgement of Venture Global Engineering vs Satyam Computers Services by amending the Arbitration Act and preventing Indian courts from challenging international arbitral awards. Other proposals include making institutional arbitration mandatory for disputes over Rs 5 crores and narrowing "public policy" in light of the ONGC v Saw Pipes case.

Newsletters  30 April 2010

Unusual cases / Issue 46

It's official at the Supreme Court: India's next Chief Justice will be S H Kapadia and the apex court will welcome its first female judge in four years. About time.

Law schools  03 May 2010

Bar exam done deal from September claim BCI, Moily; Finalists on tenterhooks

The Bar Council of India (BCI) and law ministry have now decided to forge ahead with a bar exam for all 2010 graduates and anyone applying with the BCI to practice as a lawyer.

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