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LI Spring 2018 Issue


Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market

Disputes in Global Business: Managing Risk, Expectations and the Future

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

Law firms  07 September 2018

Luthra corporate partner Anshul Jain resigns for PwC • Tax partner Sanjeev Sachdeva left in June [UPDATE-1]

L&L Partners - formerly known as Luthra & Luthra - Delhi corporate and M&A partner Anshul Jain has resigned from the firm and will leave later this month, we understand from sources.

Law firms  07 September 2018

Luthra hires 2: Ex-JSA partner, Interglobe’s Akshay Nagpal; HSK founder, ex-LLILS Harish Kumar

L&L Partners, formerly known as Luthra & Luthra, has hired two: Akshay Nagpal, associate general counsel of airline Indigo’s holding company, Interglobe Aviation Limited, is joining as a partner; HSK Legal founding partner Harish Kumar has joined as a partner designate.

Law firms  07 September 2018

Cyril Amarchand strikes at Shardul Delhi disputes: PA Omar Ahmad joins as partner with team of 3

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi disputes principal associate Omar Ahmad is joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) as a salaried partner with a team of three associates.

Law schools  06 September 2018

How academia came of age with 377: SC relied on these Indian journals, blawgs in pro-gay rights judgment

As it had widely signposted, the Supreme Court has taken a tragically overdue but also eventually progressive step by decriminalising consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex today, which had infamously been prohibited under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It held Section 377 to be arbitrary, irrational and unconstitutional.

LIVE: 5th Herbert Smith Freehills - NLU Delhi International Negotiation Competition 2018

  National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is set to organise the 5th edition of the International Negotiation Competition f... Read more

Law firms  05 September 2018

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

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has instituted a novel HR policy: fee-earners who leave the firm within the next seven months will have to repay the firm three months’ of their retainer fees.

In-house counsel and GCs

Live Blog: 4th GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law, 6-9th September 2018

The GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law is back! Keeping in tune with the last three editions, this time around as well, stay updated with us here, to know what's ... Read more

Law firms  05 September 2018

Amarchand alum, Simmons India co-head Karun Cariappa steps up to Morgan Lewis as partner

Morgan Lewis Stamford has hired Simmons & Simmons of counsel and co-head of its India group Karun Cariappa as a corporate partner in Singapore, according to the firm’s press release.

Law firms  05 September 2018

Mozilla (Firefox) continues India focus: NLS-SAM assoc’ Tarun Krishnakumar succeeds NUJS-Rhodesian, new policy advisor Amba Kak as cyber-scholar

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas associate and NLSIU Bangalore 2015 graduate Tarun Krishnakumar has been selected as one of Mozilla’s latest batch of 26 global fellows in “openness, science and tech policy”, spending up to a year “creating a more secure, inclusive and decentralised internet”, according to an announcement from the non-profit organisation most famous for open source initiatives such as the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Law firms  04 September 2018

TRA founders, NLIU batchmates part ways: Anirudh Rastogi starts Ikigai, Jitender Tanikella to go indie

The six-year-old technology and corporate law firm TRA Law, co-founded by partners Anirudh Rastogi and Jitender Tanikella, has dissolved.

Corporate M&A  03 September 2018

DMD, Wallcliffs on $21m Greaves Cotton buy in Tata company Ampere

“Engineering company Greaves Cotton Ltd said on Wednesday it has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in electric two-wheeler maker Ampere Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai-headquartered Greaves Cotton will initially acquire 67% of Coimbatore-based Ampere for Rs 77 crore. It may buy another 13% for Rs 75.5 crore after three years, it said in a stock-exchange filing.” reported VCCircle.

Corporate M&A  03 September 2018

Indus, AZB on $117m on Wipro buy in Alight, with Kirkland in $bn+ Wipro-Alight US mega IT contract

“Wipro has won its largest information technology (IT) outsourcing contract, valued at $1.6bn over 10 years from Alight Solutions, the former benefits administration and human-resources outsourcing business of Aon,” reported Mint.

Law firms  31 August 2018

SAM comms, BD manager Rahul Gossain moves to CAM as Delhi comms head

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) corporate communications senior manager, Rahul Gossain, has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) as its Delhi-based national marketing communications head.

Law schools  30 August 2018

HNLU students talks with new ministry VC fruitful, for now • 6 other NLUs unite in support vs bad admins

Student bar associations (SBAs) and similar bodies from NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS Kolkata, Nalsar Hyderabad, NLU Delhi, NLU Jodhpur and NLIU Bhopal have made a joint statement in support of the protesting students of HNLU Raipur and other national law schools to “stand up against the arbitrary and regressive behaviour of their administrations”.

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