Former Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner and practice head Jyoti Pawar, who went independent last year, has joined Infosys to succeed Gopi Krishnan as deputy general counsel.

Following the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India shutting its India operations in April 2016, its former registrar Ajay Thomas has moved to LCIA rival, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) in a part-time role.

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) has said to have provided a term loan of Rs. 156 crore (USD 23.8 million) to Gurugram based Mihit Solar Power under its Takeout Finance Scheme, for substituting the outstanding principal amount of the loan sanctioned by L&T Infrastructure Finance, for the purpose of developing and commissioning a 74 MW Solar Power Project in Mansa District, Punjab.

Subhash Chandra-owned, Essel Finance Management, the financial services arm of the Essel Group has acquired the controlling stake of insurance policy aggregator Bimadirect, operated by Coretree Insurance Brokers (India) for an estimated amount of Rs. 25-30 crores (approximately $3.8 - $4.6 million), as reported by The Economic Times & VC Circle. The deal will see Essel Finance paying 75% of the deal amount upfront, and the rest over a period of two years.

NLIU Bhopal students are celebrating their week-long protest's first “milestone” after it resulted in director Prof SS Singh going on voluntary leave, according to a press note released on the protest's Facebook page.

On Saturday, 11 November, the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) had held the “Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector” conference to discuss the future and liberalisation of the legal profession, and to bring together leaders of the bar and the government.

UK firm Penningtons Manches LLP India group co-head Ajit Mishra, has joined London-based Rosenblatt Solicitors as the head of its India group.

NLIU Bhopal director Prof SS Singh has resigned after a full week of students’ boycott of classes, sitting out at the university gates to peacefully protest alleged administrative apathy.

Former Desai & Diwanji (D&D) Delhi partner Raghav Mathur has gone in-house with Dubai-based super speciality hospital NMC Healthcare in its corporate M&A legal team.

NLIU Bhopal has entered the sixth day of boycotts by students after they refused to accept their administration's offer of fulfilling their demands, calling the handouts too little.

T&T Law founder Rohit Tandon lost his appeal for bail in the Supreme Court on Friday, and continues to be in jail for almost a year now for alleged money laundering.

The NUJS Kolkata executive council (EC) has rejected the West Bengal state law ministry and vice chancellor-endorsed Prof Ishwara Bhat’s controversial plan to establish two more campuses of the national law school, we have learned.

The student councils of NLSIU Bangalore, Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata have jointly condemned the state of affairs at NLIU Bhopal that has led to students there protesting against the administration for several days now.

Torrent Pharma, the flagship company of the Torrent Group, have announced their acquisition of the domestic formulations business of Unichem Laboratories, one of India's oldest and largest pharma companies, for about Rs 3,600 crores (around $556m), through a business transfer agreement, as reported by The Economic Times and Business Standard.

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