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LI Spring 2018 Issue

1

India’s Evolving Competition Regime: The Big Picture

Ireland: Gateway to Europe

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market

Editor's picks

3

AZB Mumbai corp partner Bhavi Sanghvi leaves fee-earning behind to become KM partner

7

4th time lucky: NLIU Bhopal about to form its very first student body association (SBA), submits constitution for sign-off

33

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

177

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

61

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

Law schools  06 July 2018

Can the Higher Edu Comm’n deliver NLUs (and other law schools) the freedom they crave from the BCI?

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates legal education in India, is faced with a possible conflict of power with the proposed Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the union HRD ministry’s new tentative creation to remodel India’s higher education system.

Law firms  16 July 2018

Veritas promotes Vineet Nalawalla to partner

Veritas Legal has promoted 2015-lateral hire Vineet Nalawalla to partner, growing the firm to tp;;7 partners.

Law firms  14 July 2018

Trilegal partnership votes AZB’s Ganesh Rao, Aditya Jha into assets, funds practice

Further to our report last week, Trilegal has today voted to admit former partners of AZB & Partners, Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha, as partners in its asset management and funds practice in Mumbai, growing its partnership to 44.

Corporate M&A  13 July 2018

Cyril Amarchand, Khaitan, Trilegal, Luthra, Allen Gledhill advise on Singapore-Malaysia $1.1bn buy Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare Limited was aquired by Malaysian-Singaporean healthcare group IHH Healthcare Berhad (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northern TK Venture Pte Ltd), through a preferential issue of equity shares of Fortis for a consideration of Rs 4,000 crores at a price of Rs 170 per Equity Share amounting to 31.1% of Fortis’ share capital, as reported by Mint and others.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  14 July 2018

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

Sujit Ghosh, the co-founding partner of two best friends of Big 4 consultancies - BMR Legal and most recently Advaita Legal - is set to leave the firm soon, we have learned.

Law schools  12 July 2018

Student takes NUJS to Delhi HC for course suspension notification

The Delhi high court on Wednesday asked NUJS Kolkata to respond to a student’s plea against its abrupt suspension of the course the student was enrolled in at NUJS.

Law firms  12 July 2018

P&A grows to 5 with corp partner, Nalsar ‘07 Ketan Mukhija from SREI • New BGL office targets local action

Law firm P&A Law Offices has hired SREI Infrastructure Finance senior vice president Ketan Mukhija as corporate partner in Delhi.

In-house counsel  11 July 2018

Lafarge legal head Ajai Jain succeeds Nilanjan Sinha in newGodrej & Boyce GC role

Former LafargeHolcim India country head legal and secretarial, Ajai Jain, has joined Godrej & Boyce as senior vice president and general counsel (GC) in a new role, earlier this month.

Law schools  09 July 2018

Law schools (like JGLS) lose out on Institutions of Eminence gamble, with 6 winners announced by the Centre today

JGLS Sonepat has lost its investment of Rs 25 lakh toward being recognised as “Institution of Eminence” (IoE), after having failed to make the final list of Indian universities declared as IoEs by the central government.

Law firms  09 July 2018

Trilegal scores coup, to pick up young AZB-CAM funds talent Ganesh Rao, Aditya Jha as partners

Funds partners Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha from AZB & Partners are understood to be heading to Trilegal, though we understand that the partnership vote to admit them into Trilegal has not yet completed.

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