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LI Spring 2018 Issue


Private Equity in India: The Legal Perspective

As India’s Finance Markets Evolve, New Economic, Regulatory Challenges Keep Things Interesting


India’s Evolving Competition Regime: The Big Picture

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  01 June 2018

Khaitan ‘releases’ Comp star Avaantika Kakkar to CAM after only 1 month • SAM’s Akila Agrawal possibly bound for CAM, not so lucky...

Khaitan & Co had initially been loathe to let partner Avaantika Kakkar leave the firm to Cyril Amarchand, when we first reported her move on 14 April.

In-house counsel  01 June 2018

Tata’s Vistara gets Trilegal counsel, Symbi ‘07 Shashank Jain as GC

Trilegal counsel Shashank Jain joined as joined Vistara (Tata Sia Airlines) as head legal effective today.

Law firms  01 June 2018

Herbies ex-India co-head Nimi Patel joins Squires as India practice director

Former Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) India practice head Nimi Patel has joined Squire Patton Boggs as director in its India practice in London.

Law firms  01 June 2018

Arthur Andersen heirs re-enter India with Vaish best friendship, 17 years after DSK marriage

Vaish Associates has joined international tax law firm network Andersen Global which has collaborations with legally independent law firms in 103 locations worldwide, it announced on its website yesterday.

Law firms  31 May 2018

A 2nd corporate boost: Luthra Mumbai snaps up Shardul Amarchand partner Jay Parikh • UPDATE: ‘Exponential’ deal flow growth on cards, vows Saraf

In what will be welcome to the firm’s corporate strength, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai corporate finance and M&A partner Jay Parikh is set to join Luthra & Luthra in Mumbai early next month, according to authoritative market sources.

Pre-law student  30 May 2018

CLAT 2018: Now 34 petitioners • 2 SC writs • 6,000 grievances • 160 examined • Results tomorrow • Inquiry results after [DOWNLOAD WRIT]

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 results scheduled for 31 May are on time but its convenor Nuals Kochi’s grievance redressal committee is behind schedule and tried bargaining before the Supreme Court today for lessening its load of candidate grievances against the conduct of the exam.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  30 May 2018

ANM Mumbai litigation head Ashish Mehta to leave, sets up disputes boutique Ethos Legal Alliance

ANM Global partner and Mumbai litigation head Ashish Mehta will leave the firm tomorrow to start up litigation and disputes boutique Ethos Legal Alliance in Mumbai on 1 June.

Law schools  17 May 2018

Nalsar study reveals how law schools are chosen • Slams mag ‘rankings’, CLAT convenors, NLU-D • Suggests reforms

For previous years’ Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) candidates, faculty quality of a law school was the most important factor in choosing whether or not to seek admission, according to a study conducted by Nalsar Hyderabad on legal education reforms which was commissioned by the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Sponsored posts  15 May 2018

What everyone must know before studying law: Rhishikesh Dave, founding dean of Marwadi University’s Faculty of Law explains

Established in 2016 by the Marwadi Education Foundation through the Gujarat Private Universities Act 9, 2016, Marwadi University is a private university located in Rajkot, Gujarat, offering several different courses with a world class infrastructure, having a rich pedigree of faculty and focusing on the holistic development of students also providing them great placement opportunities.

Pre-law student  25 May 2018

CLAT grievance committee: Retd Kerala HC judge and Cochin prof to take candidate complaints until Sunday

Retired Kerala high court justice MR Hariharan Nair and Cochin University Prof Santosh Kumar will form a committee until 29 May, to look into each individual grievance submitted until 27 May to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi by CLAT 2018 candidates.

Law schools  24 May 2018

NLU Delhi’s death penalty project, now with 20 full-time staff, rebrands, widens scope to include Article 39-A, equal justice

NLU Delhi’s Centre on the Death Penalty, which has produced a considerable number of influential reports and assisted in representing numerous death row prisoners, has widened its focus and re-branded to become Project 39A.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  24 May 2018

Lawrence Liang files Delhi HC writ vs Ambedkar U sex harass panel, while hidden battles rage online

Well-known academic, Alternative Law Forum (ALF) founder and NLSIU Bangalore alumnus Lawrence Liang has appealed in the Delhi high court against Ambedkar University Delhi’s sexual harassment committee finding of March that he had harassed a female PhD student of another Delhi university, suspending him from administrative duties.

Pre-law student  24 May 2018

SC stays all HC CLAT cases, as Nuals to figure out how to look into 251 candidates’ complaints • 2000+ others possibly not represented

The Supreme Court today asked Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi to appoint an expert committee at the earliest to individually look into at least 251 CLAT 2018 candidates’ grievances with the conduct of the entrance exam this year.

Law firms  24 May 2018

Trilegal long-timer, counsel Anuja Tiwari joins DSK Delhi as projects partner

DSK Legal has hired Trilegal counsel Anuja Tiwari into its projects and infrastructure practice in Delhi.

Pre-law student  23 May 2018

Salman Khurshid asks SC to combine 6 CLAT writs • Nuals, HRD to be in court tomorrow

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Anand Shankar Jha appeared in the Supreme Court for several Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 candidates today in a challenge to its conduct and its results, and the court directed them to serve copies of the petition on CLAT 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi and on the ministry of human resource development (HRD).

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