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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Legal Considerations for Asian Investors in the Russian Market


Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses


Recent Developments in the UK Dispute Resolution Landscape

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

In-house counsel  21 August 2018

Nalsar ‘15 alum quits Khaitan Mumbai, joins mutual fund start-up Scripbox as legal head

Nalsar Hyderabad 2015 alumnus Nishant Prasad has joined mutual fund distributor Scripbox as its sole legal counsel.

Law firms  20 August 2018

Cyril Amarchand promotes 12 partner • Half in Mumbai, 5 in corp • 5 from Symbi, 1 GNLU • Hires Khaitan PA

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 12 of its lawyers to partner level, and two to partner designate, according to the firm’s press release.

Law firms  10 August 2018

Chandhiok & Associates becomes Chandhiok & Mahajan, gets first 3 non-founding partners

Chandhiok & Associates has rebranded to Chandhiok & Mahajan and has also promoted associates to partners, after first starting four years ago as a sole proprietorship.

In-house counsel and GCs

Corporate M&A  09 August 2018

SAM, AZB, HSA on $325m Tata Power defence biz sale to Tata Advance Sys

“Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that its board has approved the sale of its defence business to Tata Advance Systems Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons at an enterprise value of Rs2,230 crore,” Mint reported in May.

Law firms  08 August 2018

SAM’s Akila Agrawal joins CAM as M&A head after 3.5-months’ notice

After a three-and-a-half month wait, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi-based corporate equity partner Akila Agrawal has now joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) as the head of its M&A practice, according to its press release.

Law schools  07 August 2018

HNLU Raipur gets school geet sung by Shaan

HNLU Raipur may soon adopt a school-song, if its executive council approves of a version submitted for its consideration by the vice chancellor, who paid a professional studio to record it being sung by celebrity professional singers Shaan and Saadhna Sharma.

Law firms  06 August 2018

JSA, KCo, Tri, CAM, AZB are best law firms to work for, according to consultant survey

Law firms J Sagar Associates (JSA), Khaitan & Co, Trilegal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and AZB & Partners (roughly in that order) were consistently ranked as the top 5 of big law firms in terms of “culture”, “leadership” and “rewards & recognition”, “satisfaction” and “pride”, according to a survey by legal recruitment and management consultant Vahura.

Law firms  05 August 2018

Luthra rebrands to L&L Partners Law Offices, ‘stylised pentagram’ logo • Scoop: Promotes NUJS Abhiroop Lahiri to partner + 5 in lit, tax [UPDATE-2]

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, as its full official name has been, is now called L&L Partners Law Offices, we have learned from sources and Bar & Bench has reported.

Law firms  03 August 2018

S&R appoints Simran Dhir as comp head, promotes litigators Abhishek Tewari, Shahezad Kazi to counsel

S&R Associates has appointed two lawyers as counsel and Simran Dhir as the head of its competition practice, according to a press release by the firm.

Law schools  03 August 2018

NUJS, GNLU can’t offer any online diplomas after UGC near-blanket ban

NUJS Kolkata and other national law schools are now debarred from offering any online course going forward under the new rules notified by the University Grants Commission (UGC), just as NUJS had started down the path of controversy surrounding its online certificate, diploma and degree courses.

Law firms  03 August 2018

AZB Mumbai corp partner Bhavi Sanghvi leaves fee-earning behind to become KM partner

Many Indian firms have been looking to do more of knowledge management (KM) for many years, with an eye on their foreign counterparts, but the immediate pressures of earning revenues and servicing clients often get in the way. At AZB & Partners, Bhavi Sanghvi, has now transitioned from corporate, M&A and private equity partner to full-time knowledge management, heading up its KM function for the past month-and-a-half.

Law schools  02 August 2018

NLUs not eligible for QS World University Rankings, but JGU, Symbi, Amity make (some) cut

The national law universities (NLU) are, as expected, missing again from the annual and quite prestigious QS World University Rankings released on 6 June, which have 29 Indian universities featuring in its overall rankings and 79 Indian universities on its list of top universities only from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries.

In-house counsel  02 August 2018

5th, 6th Link Legal partners go this Q: Durgesh Singh joins DMI, Ashutosh Narang exits for Cap In Fin

Delhi Link Legal India Law Services partner Durgesh Singh has joined DMI Finance as its group chief legal officer.

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