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Bar, Bench & Litigation  19 January 2018

Uttar Pradesh deletes 1.3 lakh advocates, shrinks voter list by 55% in run up to super late SBC elections

The Uttar Pradesh bar council deleted more than half of the state's enrolled advocate strength from its provisional electoral roll, which now consists of around 1.6 lakh advocates who will be eligible to vote in its upcoming bar elections.

In-house counsel  19 January 2018

Ex-Advaya partner, OYO GC Smriti Subramanian mans Snapdeal's 9-month-vacant GC role

Former OYO Rooms general counsel Smriti Subramanian who was a partner at Advaya Legal, has joined Snapdeal as general counsel (GC) this week replacing former GC Ashish Chandra.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  18 January 2018

Nearly 50% of Karnataka lawyers struck off voter rolls, as 4-year-late bar council elections now on schedule, hopefully

The Karnataka bar council's elections that are nearly four years overdue will see only up to 43,566 advocates voting, despite the number of enrolled advocates in the state having gone up by almost 15% since its last elections.

Law firms  17 January 2018

Clasis IP partner Rahul Beruar starts 3-partner firm in Delhi with Mumbai, Ranchi expansion plans

Clasis Law's IP team headed by partner Rahul Beruar has left to set up Beruar & Beruar, with its head office in Delhi's Defence Colony.

Litigation  17 January 2018

Ex-JSAers Zerick, Somasekhar appeal SEBI jurisdiction over PwC ban before SAT, with Janak, Shyam

Zerick Dastur Advocates & Solicitors has filed an appeal before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on behalf of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) challenging the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) order of last week banning the Big 4 consultancy from auditing work in India.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  17 January 2018

BCI gives 4 weeks to take 13th foreign qualifier bar exam, again hides shamefully exorbitant application fee

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has yet again hidden the exorbitant application fees of at least $2,000 for the February 2018-scheduled 13th qualifying exam for Indians holding foreign law degrees, from its notification announcing the exam.

Law firms  17 January 2018

Tatva Legal adds Ex-DLA/A&O/Jones Day lawyer Timothy Franklyn as partner

Former DLA Piper foreign qualified lawyer Timothy Franklyn joined Tatva Legal as a partner in Bangalore.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  16 January 2018

Super-late bar council elections may now finally happen: Maha bar council deletes 65k “fake” lawyers as Feb deadline for election voter list approaches

The Maharashtra & Goa bar council has rejected 65,000 persons who had been advocates enrolled on its state rolls, with 17 days to go before closing its voter list in the run-up to long-overdue state bar council (SBC) elections.

In-house counsel  16 January 2018

IDFC funds director, ex-Luthra partner Rajesh Chavda to return to UK

IDFC Alternatives director legal and compliance Rajesh Chavda is set to leave the investment fund by 28 February.

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