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CLAT 2018 innings of writs begins in Jaipur HC • NLU Jodhpur joins tangle as respondent • Lit funding drive starts to hire senior counsel


The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities


SC asks NLUs for CLAT suggestions, asks ASG if NLUs have national importance • Basheer rejects BCI involvement [READ AFFIDAVITS]


Breaking: K Law to see 7 partners exit across 3 cities, possibly with entrepreneurial ambitions • Firm recruiting into 50% gap


Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward, file complaint vs staff member

Law firms  13 April 2018

Two Khaitan Mumbai partner mother-daughter duo to leave for Cyril Amarchand: Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi

Khaitan & Co Mumbai corporate associate partner Pooja Patel, and tax practice executive director Daksha Baxi have tendered their resignations.

Law schools  13 April 2018

NLS after Day Zero: 46 early jobs in bag out of 76 grads for 2019 • Trilegal biggest, 1 foreign vac scheme (though likely no foreign job)

NLSIU Bangalore has already placed 46 out of 76 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year.

Law firm jobs  13 April 2018

Legally Jobs: SDS Advocates seeks commercial and corporate litigation associates with 4-5 years PQE in Mumbai

SDS Advocates is a full service Indian law firm based in Mumbai, providing legal services and strategic solutions. The firm is faceted in inculcating ethics that best suits the clients need and works towards the satisfaction of clients, and has followed over a period of time a high level of legal practice to get justice for several clients in the field of Litigation and Corporate Laws.

Law firms  12 April 2018

SAM’s first Bangalore partner Karthik Mahalingam to leave for US MBA at MIT Sloan

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Bangalore founding partner Karthik Mahalingam is to leave the firm on 30 April.

Law firms  12 April 2018

AZB leads M&A Q1 by value, volume across 3 league tables, ahead of SAM, then CAM-KhaiCo • Luthra fully MIA so far

AZB & Partners acted on the biggest and greatest number of deals in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, topping the charts across league tables published by mergermarket (MM) as well as by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters (TR).

Law schools  12 April 2018

NLU Jodhpur after Day Zero: 32 jobs in bag already out of 103 grads for 2019 • Luthra, Trilegal, Khaitan biggest recruiters

NLU Jodhpur has already placed 32 out of 103 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year, including three foreign firm vacation schemes.

In-house counsel and GCs

Bar, Bench & Litigation  12 April 2018

2 law firm partners win seats on Delhi bar council: Luthra’s Vijay Sondhi, Singh & Associates’ Manoj Kumar Singh

The 25 winners of the Delhi bar council election have been announced, with an unprecedented two law firm lawyers making the cut.

Law schools  12 April 2018

NIRF law school ranking median salary fact-check: Nalsar definitely screwed up, NLU Delhi was a bit cheeky, NUJS was most honest

Nearly every and any way you slice and dice it, one thing is clear: disclosure of and the rules surrounding law schools’ “median salary” figures for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) need to improve.

Law firms  11 April 2018

JSA Bangalore partner Murali Ananthasivan starts independent counsel practice with eye on NCLT

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Bangalore equity partner Murali Ananthasivan has gone independent to become an independent counsel again.

Law firms  11 April 2018

Khaitan grows to 127 partners in corp, CM-heavy promo round: 8 new equity, 15 new AP • 4 from SLS; 3 from NUJS, GLC, NLU-J; 2 from HNLU, NLS

Khaitan & Co has promoted eight of its associate partners to equity partnership, as well as made 15 new associate partners, and one new counsel (see full list below).*

Law firms  10 April 2018

2 JSA team-mates Mansoor Ali Shoket, Nitin Kala start up regulatory boutique RegLaw Chambers

J Sagar Associates (JSA) equity partner Mansoor Ali Shoket and ex-JSA salaried partner-turned-in-houser Nitin Kala have started Delhi-based regulatory boutique RegLaw Chambers.

Law firms  10 April 2018

New AZB Mumbai COO: Ex-NLS-CAM lawyer-manager Eshan Sharma to make ‘very happy working place’ & more

Legal technology consultant and (Cyril) Amarchand alumnus Eshan Sharma, has joined AZB & Partners on 2 April as its chief operating officer (COO).

Law firms  09 April 2018

IndusLaw promotes 3 to partner: Symbi’s Anindya Ghosh, HNLU’s Basava Rao, BU’s Namita Viswanath

IndusLaw has promoted 3 to salaried partnership, growing its total partnership to 26.

Law schools  09 April 2018

On a roll: Following earlier victory, CNLU students now win expedited resignation of registrar with another protest

CNLU Patna students reconvened again, after the suspension of their protests against Ishwara Bhat’s appointment as vice-chancellor (VC) of the law school, to push for the removal of the law school’s registrar this weekend.

Law firms  09 April 2018

CBI leaker speculates to TOI: Maybe will file case against ‘top law firm’ in Nirav Modi case (aka Cyril Amarchand)

According to a frontpage exclusive in the Times of India this morning, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is “exploring the option of naming a top law firm either as a conspirator, or registering a fresh case - for possession of stolen property - after investigating officers found official documents belonging to the bank on its premises”.

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