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LI Spring 2018 Issue


Recent Developments in the UK Dispute Resolution Landscape

Dispute Resolution for USA and Indian Businesses

Privacy as a Fundamental Right: The Possible Shapes of India’s Data Protection Landscape

Editor's picks


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


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


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


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


Ex-Cyril Amarchand Delhi corporate partner Nivedita Tiwari to join Shardul Amarchand


Cyril Amarchand Delhi head Percy Billimoria to become independent counsel

Law firms  18 April 2018

IC Universal promotes 3 to partner post-merger, grows to 18

IC Universal Legal has promoted three to partner in its first promotion round after the merger of IC Legal and Universal Legal, also elevating 6 to principal associate and 9 to senior associate across its offices.

Law schools  17 April 2018

Nalsar Day Zero: 34 early jobs for 77 grads • AZB biggest • [...]

Nalsar Hyderabad has already placed 34 out of 77 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year, as first published by Bar & Bench.

Law firms  17 April 2018

Breaking: CAM Delhi partner Nivedita Tiwari resigns

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi private equity and M&A partner Nivedita Tiwari has resigned today.

Law schools  17 April 2018

Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward, file complaint vs staff member

GNLU Gandhinagar is investigating two sexual harassment complaints filed by two female students: one against another male student of the law school and another against a male staff member.

Law firms  17 April 2018

Cyril Amarchand ‘broad-bases’ equity, promotes 4: Indranil Deshmukh, Shagoofa Khan, Rashmi Pradeep, Shishir Vayttaden

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has “broad-based” its equity partnership, promoting partners Indranil Deshmukh, Shagoofa Khan, Rashmi Pradeep and Shishir Vayttaden to equity partnership (pictured from l to r above).

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  16 April 2018

JSA promotes 3 to salary partner, 1 counsel, 23 associates

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has promoted 3 to salaried partner level, following its promotion of four new equity partners in February.

In-house counsel  17 April 2018

KKR finance behemoth & legal advisory goldmine gets first India general counsel: JP Morgan GC Jigar Shah

JP Morgan managing director and India head of legal Jigar Shah will be joining KKR in Mumbai as its India head of legal in a new role, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.*

Law firms  16 April 2018

Khaitan now confirms that senior competition partner Avaantika Kakkar is indeed leaving after ‘wonderful 13-year journey’

Khaitan & Co has now confirmed that competition partner Avaantika Kakkar will be leaving the firm. She will be going to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as its national competition head, as we had first reported (by a few minutes) on Saturday.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  16 April 2018

Kathua lawyer strikes: Retd CJ-headed BCI committee with S Prabhakaran & others to visit SBC-less Jammu to investigate

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will visit Jammu almost 10 days after bar associations in the state announced lawyers strikes and impeded the filing of a charge sheet in the case of the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl, the brutality of which caused nationwide shock.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  14 April 2018

BCI chief MK Mishra tad confused if controversial Kathua lawyer protests were good or bad idea

When Jammu lawyers on strike to impede the filing of a charge sheet in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra appeared not sure what to make of it.

Law schools  14 April 2018

Result, yet again: CNLU students get retired district judge as new acting registrar

CNLU Patna appointed retired district judge Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava as its acting registrar on 11 April, following the resignation last week of its former registrar SP Singh, whose removal CNLU students had demanded with protests on campus.

Law firms  14 April 2018

Khaitan long-timer, competition co-head Avaantika Kakkar in advanced talks to join Cyril Amarchand as national comp head

Khaitan & Co Mumbai competition co-head and equity partner Avaantika Kakkar is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), according to several authoritative sources.

Law firms  13 April 2018

Two Khaitan Mumbai partner mother-daughter duo to leave for Cyril Amarchand: Pooja Patel, Daksha Baxi

Khaitan & Co Mumbai corporate associate partner Pooja Patel, and tax practice executive director Daksha Baxi have tendered their resignations.

Law schools  13 April 2018

NLS after Day Zero: 46 early jobs in bag out of 76 grads for 2019 • Trilegal biggest, 1 foreign vac scheme (though likely no foreign job)

NLSIU Bangalore has already placed 46 out of 76 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year.

Law firm jobs  13 April 2018

Legally Jobs: SDS Advocates seeks commercial and corporate litigation associates with 4-5 years PQE in Mumbai

SDS Advocates is a full service Indian law firm based in Mumbai, providing legal services and strategic solutions. The firm is faceted in inculcating ethics that best suits the clients need and works towards the satisfaction of clients, and has followed over a period of time a high level of legal practice to get justice for several clients in the field of Litigation and Corporate Laws.

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