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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

68

As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

19

CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT

143

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

40

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

85

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

205

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

Law firms  29 October 2018

Khaitan & Co kills associate partner moniker to ‘add value’, promotes 7 to (non-equity) partner

Khaitan & Co has promoted seven of its principal associates to non-equity partner level, though formally the firm has abolished the associate partner designation to help its young partners in brand-building and to externally present a more unified partnership.

Law schools  29 October 2018

Symbi Hyd suspends students who posted about campus sex harassment, claims were ‘maligning institution’

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad has attracted the threat of a nationwide agitation after it suspended two female students who had complained of sexual harassment on the law school’s campus, reported Firstpost and others.

Law schools  29 October 2018

NLIU 2018 batch secures 80 out of 84 jobs, LLMs, exams • CAM, Khaitan, Trilegal biggest • 8 go for MP judiciary

NLIU Bhopal’s 2018 batch has seen 72 out of 84 graduating students secure jobs with law firms, corporates and legal process outsourcers (LPOs), and pursue further studies and other career opportunities.

Law schools  28 October 2018

Nascent NLU Jabalpur VC moves to ‘haunted’ suicide room to provide emotional support to students

NLU Jabalpur vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan has been occupying the hostel room of a student of the law school who committed suicide on 9 September possibly under stress about his weak command over English, as first reported Times of India.

Law schools  28 October 2018

NLU Delhi says standard due process, appeal remains open to student’s suicide attempt over sex harass inquiry

NLU Delhi has released a carefully worded notice on Friday (26 October) that a student, who had allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after complaining that sexual harassment inquiry by the law school’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against him was procedurally defective, had “recovered considerably” and that the standard appeals process against the ICC remained open to him.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  26 October 2018

In strange decision, RTI officer says RGNUL need not supply annual reports electronically because too difficult

As RGNUL Patiala remains one of several national law universities (NLU) that still do not publish their annual financial statements online, one right to information (RTI) applicant approached the Central Information Commission (CIC) against the law school.

Private equity / VC  25 October 2018

SAM PA Darshika Singh (NLIU ‘07) moves up a rung to Link Legal associate partner

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi-based principal associate Darshika Singh has joined Link Legal India Law Services as an associate partner.

Law firms  25 October 2018

Khaitan lit partner Sachin Mandlik goes indie, firm vows to ramp up litigation

Khaitan & Co disputes partner Sachin Mandlik is going independent, as had first been reported by Bar & Bench. Meanwhile, we understand that Khaitan is in advanced stages of finalising several senior hires in the space, and it vowed to expand its disputes presence both in Bangalore and Mumbai.

Pre-law student  24 October 2018

NTA okay with conducting CLAT if court needs it to but BCI unwilling to give up chase for CLAT prize

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is open to take on the mandate for conducting the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2019 onward, while the Bar Council of India (BCI) has re-asserted that it is the only body suitable to conduct the CLAT going forward.

Law firms  24 October 2018

Youngest JSA equity partner Ravichandra Hegde follows footsteps, 4th to leave for independent counsel lure

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai-based disputes equity partner Ravichandra Hegde will be the fourth JSA partner to leave the firm for independent practice, according to a JSA press release yesterday.

Law firms  23 October 2018

A&O HK India cap markets partner Amit Singh defects to Linklaters Singapore

Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong-based India group lawyer Amit Singh, who had been promoted to A&O’s partnership in 2014, has joined Linklaters in Singapore as a partner, according to a Linklaters press release yesterday.

Law firms  22 October 2018

ELP tax partner Ranjeet Mahtani moves to tax juggernaut Dhruva Advisors

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Mumbai-based tax partner Ranjeet Mahtani is joining Dhruva Advisors as a partner.

Law firms  22 October 2018

AZB hires Arundhati Bhattacharya, ex-SBI-chair, ex-top-25-world’s-most-powerful woman, as part-time senior consultant

AZB & Partners Mumbai will hire former State Bank of India (SBI) chairwoman Arundhati Bhattacharya as a senior consultant, we reliably understand.

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