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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks


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


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


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


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


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

Law schools  22 April 2010

2,300 more CLAT takers this year: up by 15%

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2010 will see a total of 17,300 aspirants taking the exam, which is an increase of 15 per cent as against last year.

Law firms  22 April 2010

JSA promotes 6 partners, 16 senior associates

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has made up one equity partner in Delhi and five new retained partners in its Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad offices, following last July's promotion round of nine retained partners and two equity partners.

Regulatory  22 April 2010

Legal pulse: CCI battles its tribunal's interference in SC

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has gone to the Supreme Court to curtail the powers of its own appellate tribunal in the case of SAIL v Jindal Steel, with senior advocates, Economic Laws Practice and Amarchand Mangaldas representing the parties.

Capital Markets  21 April 2010

AMSS, TTA, Freshfields, Links to take Essar Energy into London's FTSE 100

Amarchand Mangaldas, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Talwar Thakore & Associates and its best friend Linklaters are advising India's second largest power sector company Essar Energy in its plans to raise $2.5bn (Rs 11,000 crores) in a maiden listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Law firms  21 April 2010

Three young start-up lawyers amalgamate into V Law Partners' equity

Start-up firm V Law Partners has taken on two new self-starter equity partners and tripled its office size, only a little over half a year after ALMT Legal partner Vivek Daswaney had set out on his own.

Law schools  21 April 2010

Breaking: Moily's 2nd gen education reforms: transactional law LLBs, new unified law school entrance test

The Union Government has announced a 'National Consultation' to radically overhaul Indian legal education, which will include the introduction of a common admission test for all Indian law schools, three new super-specialised LLBs focusing on transactional, litigation or public law as well as shortening LLM courses to one year.

In-house counsel and GCs

LPO Pangea3 doubled in size last year. adds 50% Mumbai seats

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 has acquired 12,000 square feet of floorspace with a 165-seat capacity on a mezzanine above its existing office in Andheri earlier this month.  

Finance  20 April 2010

JSA, Trilegal help Aircel raise 3G funds through $449m commercial papers

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal have completed mobile phone operator Aircel's Rs 2,000 crore ($449m) commercial paper fundraising to part-finance the telecom operator's upcoming 3G licence auction.

Intellectual property (IP)  20 April 2010

Legal Pulse (IP): Copyright Bill flawed; Permits cinema camcorder piracy, Fudges 'Right to Read'

Intellectual property lawyers have criticised provisions of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2010, which proposes to modernise the Copyright Act 1957 and was introduced in the Upper House by the Union Government yesterday.

Mooting  19 April 2010

NLS' Space Moot defence dreams burn up in finals, NUJS climbs 4th in MPL

Manfred Lachs Space Moot defending world champions NLS Bangalore lost very narrowly to National University of Singapore in the Asia-Pacific finals in Sydney, while NUJS Kolkata crashed out in the semis and Nalsar Hyderabad and NLIU Bhopal made it to the quarter-finals.

Interviews  19 April 2010

BCI chair Gopal Subramaniam interview (part 1): We need continuing legal education

Solicitor general and newly elected Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Gopal Subramaniam talks to Legally India about his top priorities and pushes for a bar exam and continuing legal education, in this first part of a two-part interview.

Mooting  17 April 2010

NUJS, Symbi return from Vis Vienna moot with MPL boost

NUJS Kolkata moved into the top 5 and Symbiosis Pune edged back into the top 10 of the Mooting Premier League (MPL) with honourable mentions at the 17th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

Capital Markets  16 April 2010

Amarchand, Crawford Bayley, JSA, Luthra on top in final quarter IPO flurry

Amarchand Mangaldas picked up almost one third of 33 initial public offering (IPO) mandates in the first quarter of 2010, while Crawford Bayley, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra and Khaitan & Co together bagged another 40 per cent of instructions.

News  15 April 2010

New language test toughens UK Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT)

The UK's Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has finally confirmed its revised guidance for foreign lawyers looking to practice in England and Wales after more than two-years of delay.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  15 April 2010

Madras writ hearing v foreign firms bogged down by court delays

The Chennai public interest litigation (PIL) against 31 foreign law firms that was scheduled for Government respondents' filing of replies on 8 April remains unheard to date owing to judicial delays.

Law schools  15 April 2010

Return to form: 94 per cent NUJS finalists to secure jobs

The NUJS Kolkata recruitment committee has almost doubled finalists' job offers this year with a new policy, having placed 84 per cent of students and enticing a Bollywood studio to recruit from campus.

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