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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

Private equity / VC  22 October 2009

LexCounsel helps set up 'innovative' VC fund

Delhi firm LexCounsel has advised the LeapStart Trust in setting up a Rs 50 crore ($11m) close-ended venture capital fund, that aims to capitalise on the resurgent market opportunities in India in various sectors.

Mooting  21 October 2009

NLS wins international Space Moot after one-year journey

A team from NLSIU Bangalore has won the international Manfred Lachs Space Moot 2009 finals in Korea, besting a team of mooters from Georgetown University in the US and picking up the best individual oralist award.

Law firms  20 October 2009

Khaitan & Co Mumbai office moves North

Khaitan & Co's Mumbai office is moving from the Ballard Estate area to Lower Parel, where it has taken a lease of a large space allowing it to double in size in future.

Job moves  20 October 2009

Khaitan & Co partner returns home after two years stateside

Former Khaitan & Co partner Gauri Rasgotra has rejoined the firm's Delhi office after working for two years in the US as the head of the George Washington University Law School's India Studies Center.

Interviews  16 October 2009

Clifford Chance on India: Stuart Popham interview

Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham has always exhibited infectious enthusiasm for India. Legally India talks to him about the perennial joke of liberalisation, offshoring, India's legal future and nine months of best friendship with AZB & Partners.

Projects  15 October 2009

Luthra finishes two project financings in fortnight

Luthra & Luthra has closed two project finance deals out of Delhi and Mumbai this week, acting on the Rs 1,497 crores ($325m) Gujarat road development project and the Rs 4,000 crore ($850m) syndicated term loan for Cairn India to develop oil fields.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  14 October 2009

ICICI Bank bulks up in-house with first graduate hires this year (CORRECTION)

ICICI Bank has recruited six law students from three campuses to start in its in-house team next year and it is set to hire from at least another five law schools soon.

Law schools  14 October 2009

Law students win 40% of Rhodes scholarships

Two students from NLSIU Bangalore and NALSAR Hyderabad have won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship for 2010 that will enable them to pursue a law course of their choice at the University of Oxford.

Job moves  13 October 2009

Paras Kuhad lawyers start new firm after Hemant Sahai merger fallout

Paras Kuhad & Associates' ex-Mumbai head has started a new firm under the banner Vidhii Partners, along with one partner and three associates from the firm which merged with Hemant Sahai earlier this month.

Law firms  12 October 2009

Clifford Chance opens up 'Academy' to AZB lawyers

AZB & Partners is sending four associates for training at Clifford Chance's European training centres as the start of a more organised "knowledge transfer" programme between the best friend firms.

Law firms  12 October 2009

Priti Suri firm to grow significantly in new offices

Delhi-based firm Priti Suri & Associates has moved into a new office that is more than twice its previous size, which is the first step in its plans to evolve out of a sole proprietorship model.

News  11 October 2009

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News and current affairs  09 October 2009

Blog: Moily to start super-law-schools; half-hearted on liberalisation

Law minister Veerappa Moily has reiterated his stance on liberalisation and vowed to set up four super-charged "law schools of excellence" throughout India.

Cartoons  09 October 2009

Corporate M&A  09 October 2009

Desai, Khaitan dominate M&A league table to Q3 '09

For the first time this year, Desai & Diwanji and Khaitan & Co are leading the third quarter Indian M&A rankings both by value and volume of deals, pushing Amarchand Mangaldas two places down mergermarket's value league table compared to three months ago.

Capital Markets  08 October 2009

Amarchand, int'l firms top QIP rankings H1 2009-10

Amarchand Mangaldas has acted on 70 per cent of qualified institutional placements (QIPs) in the first half of this financial year, with international firms, AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra, S & R Associates and Crawford Bayley mopping up the rest.

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