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Clydes, Clasis to break off best friendship, as troubled ALMT-breakaway kept refusing to float by self

Read highly critical buried NUJS report that SJA won from VC Bhat today • CCTV cameras dead


30% of ALMT to depart with senior Mumbai partner Hitesh Jain, destination TBC


Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?


Why CNLU campus is in lockdown protests over NUJS VC move • The cases for and against Bhat (and the case where there is none)


Unpopular NUJS vice chancellor Ishwara Bhat to leave for CNLU Patna, before report exhumation • NLIU ex-vc, 3 others also applied

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Graduates & Bar Exam  05 January 2018

Tareekh pe tareekh: 9 months after 10th bar exam, certificates of practice now available in some states (but not in Maha or Karnataka)

The Bar Council of India (BCI) announced yesterday (see below) that the long-awaited certificates of practice for those who passed the 10th All India Bar Exam (AIBE) held on 26 March 2017 are now available, but only for 19 states.

Corporate M&A  04 January 2018

Bloomberg vs Reuters M&A '17 league table special: AZB gains on S&R, SAM, CAM • Luthra nearly drops off

AZB & Partners was the busiest and fastest growing law firm in India this year according to year-end rankings released separately by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

Law firms  04 January 2018

Delhi HSA-breakaway Neeti Niyaman enters Mumbai with small office & HSA assoc partner Vaidehi Naik

Former HSA Advocates partners Sakya Chaudhuri, Avijeet Lala and Anand Shrivastava’s Delhi start-up Neeti Niyaman has expanded to Mumbai with the opening of a new office in Fort.

Law firms  03 January 2018

MDP adds corporate, projects verticals with ex-MDP associates Pranav Jain, Malav Virani as partners

MDP & Partners now again has a corporate practice and a projects / banking practice respectively with the addition of two new partners after rehiring former associate Pranav N Jain and former associate Malav Virani.

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Corporate M&A  03 January 2018

Khaitan, CAM rideshare $40m Ola snack of Foodpanda

“Ola, operated by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has acquired online food delivery start-up Foodpanda India from its German parent Delivery Hero AG in an all-stock deal that will see the ride-hailing firm infuse $200m in Foodpanda India’s operations,” reported Mint.

Law firms  02 January 2018

Archana Balasubramanian’s Agama sees Tata Chem counsel Nitin Jain join as managing partner

GLC Mumbai 2007 alumnus Nitin Jain has joined his GLC senior Archana Balasubramanian's four-year-old start-up Agama Law Associates as managing partner, having left his role as in-house counsel at Tata Chemicals.

Law firms  02 January 2018

LKS partners, NLUJ ‘07-batchmates Abir Roy, Sundar Ramanathan start on own • To collaborate with recent senior LKS exit Seetharaman

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) Delhi-based partners Abir Roy and T Sundar Ramanathan have left the firm to start-up an independent firm in collaboration with former LKS senior partner S Seetharaman, who left the firm in October.

Law firms  29 December 2017

Ex-JSA, Symbi alum Varun Sriram starts-up VB Legal into Chennai mid-market with Nalsar’07 Bhavya Sriram

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Chennai corporate partner Varun Sriram co-founded corporate law firm VB Legal in Chennai with independent lawyer Bhavya Sriram (no relation) two weeks ago, as first reported by VC Circle.

Corporate M&A  28 December 2017

TechLegis, Pinsent & Masons on Indo-UK Healthcare Medicity project

“Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH), a healthcare provider, said that work on the second of its 11 Medicity facilities in Amaravati is slated to begin in the coming days as IUIH is scheduled to get possession of allotted land from the Andhra Pradesh government very soon. The hospital is being built in association with King's College Hospital, London, at an investment outlay of Rs 1,600 crore,” reported the Times of India.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  22 December 2017

No 2G scam: As CBI court acquits all accused, Etisalat lawyer Vijay Sondhi predicts appeal is all but certain

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal declared to the media that he had been proven right by the CBI court that acquitted all of the accused in the 2G Spectrum case yesterday after six years since the case was filed, reported The Wire.

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