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LI Spring 2018 Issue

4

Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?

Litigation: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Hong Kong

Ireland: Gateway to Europe

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 firms  18 June 2018

Jurisperitus promotes 2 disputes lawyers to become 5-partner firm

Jurisperitus Law Offices has promoted Sushil K Singh and Krishanu Adhikary to partner in Delhi.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  18 June 2018

3 months after 7-year-late election, Bihar confirms reelection of ex-BCI chair Manan Kumar Mishra + 24 to state bar council

Nearly three months after overdue elections were held on the Supreme Court’s order for the Bihar bar council on 27 March, the vote counting is now complete and has confirmed the 25 winning members, including the re-election of senior counsel and ex-Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

Law firms  14 June 2018

Aiming to become fuller-service non-family firm, Mumbai solicitors Dhruve Liladhar promote Symbi ‘06 SA Lalan Gupta to partner

Mumbai’s Dhruve Liladhar & Company has promoted senior associate Lalan Gupta to its partnership, in the latest step to transform from a family litigation firm to broad-base its partnership.

Law firms  14 June 2018

Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers

Following the break-up between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law, which we had first reported on 22 March, UK-international firm Clydes has now tied up with former Clasis partner Sumeet Lall’s new firm CSL Chambers, according to sources.

In-house counsel  14 June 2018

Altico general counsel Mrinal Chandran to join Bain-Piramal Distressed Fund JV

Altico Capital managing director, head of structuring and general counsel (GC) Mrinal Chandran, who was part of the founding team of the fund, will join Bain Capital and Piramal Enterprises joint venture India Resurgent Fund (IRF) as GC some time next month.

Law as a career – in the age of Artificial Intelligence.
by K.V.Dhananjay

Thirty years ago, nobody could have accurately predicted the job market of today. The intervening technological progress must be blamed or credited for it. However, we se... Read more

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  12 June 2018

Amity Law School Delhi disafilliated by parent GGSIP University

Amity Law School (ALS) Delhi has been disaffiliated from its parent institution, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), according to a notification dated 9 June 2018.

Law firms  11 June 2018

JSA salaried partner Apoorva Misra joins power company as head of claims

J Sagar Associates (JSA) regulatory disputes retained partner Apoorva Misra has resigned effective 30 June 2018 to join “India’s leading power transmission company” as head of claims management for its global infrastructure business, according to a press release from JSA.

In-house counsel  07 June 2018

Inox Group tax lawyer Shilpa Sharma becomes Inox Leisure legal head

Inox Group legal adviser indirect tax Shilpa Sharma has moved to group company Inox Leisure as vice president legal, where she will oversee the legal operations of the cinema and entertainment giant.

Pre-law student  06 June 2018

1 question in CLAT 2018 paper recommended to be cancelled • Nuals closes grievance redressal • university allocation to depend on Supreme Court

The _Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018_ university allotment lists will be modified as per the decision of the Supreme Court in the challenge it is hearing by 34 CLAT 2018 candidates in two writs before it, the Supreme Court said today.

Law schools  05 June 2018

Amity Delhi students challenge attendance shortage after school itself falls short almost 80% on BCI mandated lecture hours

Amity Law School Delhi allegedly held only 151 hours of lectures this semester, as against the Bar Council of India (BCI) mandated 648 hours. In the Delhi high court, its final year LLB students have now challenged Amity’s decision to debar the students from taking their exams because of low attendance, reported Live Law.

Law firms  04 June 2018

Legally India will launch the first fully-transparent law firm directory and rankings in October 2018

We are very pleased to announce India’s first directory of law firms, which will describe and rank them by several completely transparent metrics.

Law firms  01 June 2018

Khaitan ‘releases’ Comp star Avaantika Kakkar to CAM after only 1 month • SAM’s Akila Agrawal possibly bound for CAM, not so lucky...

Khaitan & Co had initially been loathe to let partner Avaantika Kakkar leave the firm to Cyril Amarchand, when we first reported her move on 14 April.

In-house counsel  01 June 2018

Tata’s Vistara gets Trilegal counsel, Symbi ‘07 Shashank Jain as GC

Trilegal counsel Shashank Jain joined as joined Vistara (Tata Sia Airlines) as head legal effective today.

Law firms  01 June 2018

Herbies ex-India co-head Nimi Patel joins Squires as India practice director

Former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) India practice head Nimi Patel has joined Squire Patton Boggs as director in its India practice in London.

Law firms  01 June 2018

Arthur Andersen heirs re-enter India with Vaish best friendship, 17 years after DSK marriage

Vaish Associates has joined international tax law firm network Andersen Global which has collaborations with legally independent law firms in 103 locations worldwide, it announced on its website yesterday.

Law firms  31 May 2018

A 2nd corporate boost: Luthra Mumbai snaps up Shardul Amarchand partner Jay Parikh • UPDATE: ‘Exponential’ deal flow growth on cards, vows Saraf

In what will be welcome to the firm’s corporate strength, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai corporate finance and M&A partner Jay Parikh is set to join Luthra & Luthra in Mumbai early next month, according to authoritative market sources.

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