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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Welcome to the Spring 2018 print issue of Legally India

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India’s Evolving Competition Regime: The Big Picture

Ireland: Gateway to Europe

Editor's picks

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

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4th time lucky: NLIU Bhopal about to form its very first student body association (SBA), submits constitution for sign-off

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Advaita, BMR co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh (NLS 95) to leave, become independent arguing counsel

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Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

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2018 CLAT preferences: Same same • NLS ‘loses’ a few more • NLU Mumbai popular again • Clataclysm gave a few bumps

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Top Mumbai solicitors Federal & Rashmikant (lawyers of Cyril Shroff) face break-up [UPDATE: Firm reorganising partnership]

Pre-law student  30 May 2018

CLAT 2018: Now 34 petitioners • 2 SC writs • 6,000 grievances • 160 examined • Results tomorrow • Inquiry results after [DOWNLOAD WRIT]

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 results scheduled for 31 May are on time but its convenor Nuals Kochi’s grievance redressal committee is behind schedule and tried bargaining before the Supreme Court today for lessening its load of candidate grievances against the conduct of the exam.

Law firms  30 May 2018

ANM Mumbai litigation head Ashish Mehta to leave, sets up disputes boutique Ethos Legal Alliance

ANM Global partner and Mumbai litigation head Ashish Mehta will leave the firm tomorrow to start up litigation and disputes boutique Ethos Legal Alliance in Mumbai on 1 June.

Law schools  17 May 2018

Nalsar study reveals how law schools are chosen • Slams mag ‘rankings’, CLAT convenors, NLU-D • Suggests reforms

For previous years’ Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) candidates, faculty quality of a law school was the most important factor in choosing whether or not to seek admission, according to a study conducted by Nalsar Hyderabad on legal education reforms which was commissioned by the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Sponsored posts  15 May 2018

What everyone must know before studying law: Rhishikesh Dave, founding dean of Marwadi University’s Faculty of Law explains

Established in 2016 by the Marwadi Education Foundation through the Gujarat Private Universities Act 9, 2016, Marwadi University is a private university located in Rajkot, Gujarat, offering several different courses with a world class infrastructure, having a rich pedigree of faculty and focusing on the holistic development of students also providing them great placement opportunities.

Pre-law student  25 May 2018

CLAT grievance committee: Retd Kerala HC judge and Cochin prof to take candidate complaints until Sunday

Retired Kerala high court justice MR Hariharan Nair and Cochin University Prof Santosh Kumar will form a committee until 29 May, to look into each individual grievance submitted until 27 May to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi by CLAT 2018 candidates.

Law schools  24 May 2018

NLU Delhi’s death penalty project, now with 20 full-time staff, rebrands, widens scope to include Article 39-A, equal justice

NLU Delhi’s Centre on the Death Penalty, which has produced a considerable number of influential reports and assisted in representing numerous death row prisoners, has widened its focus and re-branded to become Project 39A.

In-house counsel and GCs

Bar, Bench & Litigation  24 May 2018

Lawrence Liang files Delhi HC writ vs Ambedkar U sex harass panel, while hidden battles rage online

Well-known academic, Alternative Law Forum (ALF) founder and NLSIU Bangalore alumnus Lawrence Liang has appealed in the Delhi high court against Ambedkar University Delhi’s sexual harassment committee finding of March that he had harassed a female PhD student of another Delhi university, suspending him from administrative duties.

Pre-law student  24 May 2018

SC stays all HC CLAT cases, as Nuals to figure out how to look into 251 candidates’ complaints • 2000+ others possibly not represented

The Supreme Court today asked Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi to appoint an expert committee at the earliest to individually look into at least 251 CLAT 2018 candidates’ grievances with the conduct of the entrance exam this year.

Law firms  24 May 2018

Trilegal long-timer, counsel Anuja Tiwari joins DSK Delhi as projects partner

DSK Legal has hired Trilegal counsel Anuja Tiwari into its projects and infrastructure practice in Delhi.

Pre-law student  23 May 2018

Salman Khurshid asks SC to combine 6 CLAT writs • Nuals, HRD to be in court tomorrow

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Anand Shankar Jha appeared in the Supreme Court for several Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 candidates today in a challenge to its conduct and its results, and the court directed them to serve copies of the petition on CLAT 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi and on the ministry of human resource development (HRD).

Law firms  21 May 2018

ELP Delhi indirect tax advisory head Kumar Visalaksh (Nalsar ‘06) resigns

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) Delhi partner Kumar Visalaksh, who was heading the firm’s indirect tax advisory practice in Delhi resigned last week.

Law firms  21 May 2018

T&T founder Rohit Tandon granted bail by HC, after completing 1 year, 4 months behind bars for alleged money laundering

T&T Law founder Rohit Tandon is finally out on bail more than one year and four months after he went into custody for alleged money laundering following the discovery of an unprecedented amount of cash at his home and office, reported PTI on 10 May.

Law schools  18 May 2018

Bhat to face inquiry at NUJS, resolves executive council as goes for administrative rinse in latest meeting [UPDATE-1]

Former NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat, who resigned last month under student and state government pressure, will face an inquiry committee convened by NUJS Kolkata acting vice chancellor, retired Justice Amit Talukdar, it was resolved on 12 May.

Law firms  21 May 2018

Advaita Legal boost infra, hires Aquilaw AP Alok Shankar, promotes ‘02 CLC Delhi Shailendra Singh to partner

Former Aquilaw associate partner Alok Shankar has joined Advaita Legal as managing associate as the firm promoted principal Shailendra Singh to partner. Both are a part of Advaita’s Infrastructure and projects practice.

Law schools  21 May 2018

NLIU Bhopal alumni make up 17% of latest MP civil judge selection list

Disproving a common complaint that national law school graduates don’t give back to the judicial system, NLIU Bhopal alumni made up 16 out of a total of 92 candidates to have made it past the written exam cut-offs for the latest Madhya Pradesh lower judiciary recruitment, according to an NLIU alumni Facebook page.

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