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LI Spring 2018 Issue


Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?

Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses

Germany’s Continued Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

Editor's picks


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


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


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


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


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


Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

Law firms  16 February 2010

Kochhar & Co starts South India drive with two lateral partners

Kochhar & Co has hired two partners in Chennai and Hyderabad in a major South India push, which includes new Chennai and Bangalore office space and further expansion plans.

Mooting  16 February 2010

Advantage Nalsar: Near clean sweep of weekend moots with Jodhpur

Early Mooting Premier League (MPL) leader NLSIU Bangalore has come under heavy pressure from both sides, as Nalsar Hyderabad took a massive lead and NLU Jodhpur closed in on second place.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)  16 February 2010

CPA Global LPO poaches Rio Tinto legal chief and top client

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider CPA Global has hired Rio Tinto's managing attorney Leah Cooper as a board member, following Cooper striking a deal last year to outsource $20m of the mining giant's annual legal work to CPA in India.

Law firms  16 February 2010

Induslaw makes new pre-partner 'grooming' rung

Induslaw has created a new career step of principal associate as a one-to-two-year training ground before partnership and has promoted one if its senior associates into the new role.

Mooting  15 February 2010

DM Harish Moot: Nalsar on top again, strong GLC show

In the Tier 3 DM Harish moot Nalsar Hyderabad has drawn back to the tied top of the league table, while the young team from NLU Delhi won and made its debut in the rankings as Government Law College Mumbai broke into a strong sixth place.

Law schools  12 February 2010

CLAT: A retrospective trip down memory lane

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is by most accounts a tortuous affair. Legally India has chronicled the journeys of a few CLAT takers to success or other opportunities. Share your memories here, even if you would rather forget.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  12 February 2010

Help your friends ace the 2010 CLAT and join you in law school

With the most important exam in the lives of young lawyers-to-be around the corner, Legally India has compiled advice from those who know how to get you there. Please send this to your younger friends and relatives and add your advice and thoughts to help them on their way to Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) success.

Law firms  11 February 2010

London FoxMandal-Sir Gavin tie-up ends; Firm hires UK minister

FoxMandal Little's London office has hired UK MP Keith Vaz as a "brand ambassador", while the firm's similar commercial retainer with its previous London consultant and former High Court judge has ended.

News  11 February 2010

ALMT bags extra floor in crowded Express Towers

ALMT Legal has voted for South Mumbai and taken on an extra 50 per cent of floor space in Mumbai's busy Express Towers building, to make room for future expansion.

Law firms  10 February 2010

Surana & Surana gives birth to Chennai boutique

Surana & Surana head consultant litigation M L Joseph has set up the law firm Chennai Law Associates to focus on contentious and intellectual property matters.

Law firms  10 February 2010

Link Legal makes new partner

Link Legal has promoted senior associate Ajay Sawhney to partnership in its corporate and aviation practice and has hired a senior associate projects lawyer from in-house.

Law schools  09 February 2010

Jindal Global Law School launches LLM; Dean responds to critics

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has launched its LLM programme a year ahead of schedule, hoping to attract professionals who want to gain the qualification in two years while working.

Mooting  08 February 2010

Symbi into top 10 as US mooters sweeps Indian teams at GNLU

George Washington University Law School (GWU) has won the second edition of the GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) defeating Symbiosis Pune in a thrilling final.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  08 February 2010

'Illegality' charges derail Delhi Bar Council executive election

The Bar Council of Delhi has cancelled its office bearer elections following allegations of "illegalities and irregularities" raised by 13 Delhi Bar Council members, including recently elected Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi.

Interviews  05 February 2010

Abhishek Manu Singhvi video interview: Being famous lawyer's son is not silver spoon

Senior advocate and Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi talks about his education experience at India's and the world's top educational institutions and explains how tough it is to become a senior counsel, despite having a famous father.

Careers Counsel  05 February 2010

Careers Counsel: How do I write the best law firm application cover letter?

Dear Careers Counsel, how do I write the perfect cover letter to swing that high-paying law firm job?

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