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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Disputes in Global Business: Managing Risk, Expectations and the Future

Ireland: Gateway to Europe

Litigation: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Hong Kong

Editor's picks


Shardul Amarchand imposes 3-month salary clawback on lawyers who leave this financial year


Shardul Amarchand amends 3-month salary clawback to apply only to fraction of pay (if not leaving for in-house or ill-health)


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


NUJS gets 3rd acting registrar this year: district judge Sikha Sen • Students release performance report


DSK ramps up knowledge management with ex-AZB corp partner Shyamali Singh (to be working flexibly, after maternity)

Law firms  20 June 2018

HSA hires Dhir disputes lawyer Abhirup Dasgupta as associate partner

HSA Advocates has hired Dhir & Dhir disputes principal associate Abhirup Dasgupta as associate partner in Delhi.

Law schools  19 June 2018

IDIA gets 9 diverse scholars into NLUs, but only NLU Delhi provides 2 of them fee-waivers

A total of nine students from non-traditional backgrounds supported by the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative have made it to national law schools.

Law firms  19 June 2018

AZB Bangalore lures ex-NDA Shreya Rao (Nalsar ‘06) to co-head its private client practice

AZB & Partners has hired Shreya Rao, the founder of Rao Law Chambers, as a partner in Bangalore to co-head its private client practice. She will join from 20 June with her team of two lawyers.

Law firms  18 June 2018

Shardul Amarchand promotes 20 to principal associate, 39 to senior associate, partners TBC soon

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has promoted a total of 20 of its senior associates to principal associate level, with a fairly even split between the Mumbai and Delhi region.

Law firms  18 June 2018

Two more Link Legal partners leave: employment Raunak, disputes Nikhil Rodrigues

Two Link Legal India Law Services partners have resigned from the firm: Raunak in Gurgaon, and Nikhil Rodrigues in Mumbai.

Law firms  18 June 2018

Jurisperitus promotes 2 disputes lawyers to become 5-partner firm

Jurisperitus Law Offices has promoted Sushil K Singh and Krishanu Adhikary to partner in Delhi.

In-house counsel and GCs

Bar, Bench & Litigation  18 June 2018

3 months after 7-year-late election, Bihar confirms reelection of ex-BCI chair Manan Kumar Mishra + 24 to state bar council

Nearly three months after overdue elections were held on the Supreme Court’s order for the Bihar bar council on 27 March, the vote counting is now complete and has confirmed the 25 winning members, including the re-election of senior counsel and ex-Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

Law firms  14 June 2018

Aiming to become fuller-service non-family firm, Mumbai solicitors Dhruve Liladhar promote Symbi ‘06 SA Lalan Gupta to partner

Mumbai’s Dhruve Liladhar & Company has promoted senior associate Lalan Gupta to its partnership, in the latest step to transform from a family litigation firm to broad-base its partnership.

Law firms  14 June 2018

Clydes makes new best friend in India, as ex Clasis partner Sumeet Lall starts CSL Chambers

Following the break-up between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law, which we had first reported on 22 March, UK-international firm Clydes has now tied up with former Clasis partner Sumeet Lall’s new firm CSL Chambers, according to sources.

In-house counsel  14 June 2018

Altico general counsel Mrinal Chandran to join Bain-Piramal Distressed Fund JV

Altico Capital managing director, head of structuring and general counsel (GC) Mrinal Chandran, who was part of the founding team of the fund, will join Bain Capital and Piramal Enterprises joint venture India Resurgent Fund (IRF) as GC some time next month.

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Law schools  12 June 2018

Amity Law School Delhi disafilliated by parent GGSIP University

Amity Law School (ALS) Delhi has been disaffiliated from its parent institution, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), according to a notification dated 9 June 2018.

Law firms  11 June 2018

JSA salaried partner Apoorva Misra joins power company as head of claims

J Sagar Associates (JSA) regulatory disputes retained partner Apoorva Misra has resigned effective 30 June 2018 to join “India’s leading power transmission company” as head of claims management for its global infrastructure business, according to a press release from JSA.

In-house counsel  07 June 2018

Inox Group tax lawyer Shilpa Sharma becomes Inox Leisure legal head

Inox Group legal adviser indirect tax Shilpa Sharma has moved to group company Inox Leisure as vice president legal, where she will oversee the legal operations of the cinema and entertainment giant.

Pre-law student  06 June 2018

1 question in CLAT 2018 paper recommended to be cancelled • Nuals closes grievance redressal • university allocation to depend on Supreme Court

The _Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018_ university allotment lists will be modified as per the decision of the Supreme Court in the challenge it is hearing by 34 CLAT 2018 candidates in two writs before it, the Supreme Court said today.

Law schools  05 June 2018

Amity Delhi students challenge attendance shortage after school itself falls short almost 80% on BCI mandated lecture hours

Amity Law School Delhi allegedly held only 151 hours of lectures this semester, as against the Bar Council of India (BCI) mandated 648 hours. In the Delhi high court, its final year LLB students have now challenged Amity’s decision to debar the students from taking their exams because of low attendance, reported Live Law.

Law firms  04 June 2018

Legally India will launch the first fully-transparent law firm directory and rankings in October 2018

We are very pleased to announce India’s first directory of law firms, which will describe and rank them by several completely transparent metrics.

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