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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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Law firms  17 March 2018

Tata Sons ex-GC Bharat Vasani to join Cyril Amarchand as corporate partner

Bharat Vasani, the former general counsel of Tata Sons, has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, according to a press release from the firm.

Law firms  16 March 2018

HSA promotes 2 to equity, 2 to partner, 2 to associate partner

HSA Advocates has promoted partners Harvinder Singh in Delhi and Nand Kishore in Mumbai to equity partner level.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  13 March 2018

UPDATE: Did you know 3rd party lit funding is actually permitted in India? • SC very quietly opened door to 3rd-party lit funding in foreign law firms judgment

The Supreme Court has today, very softly in paragraph 35 out of 46 in its judgment that allowed foreign lawyers limited rights to fly-into India, opened the door to third-party litigation funding.

Live blog: SVKM's NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law's 2nd National Moot Court Competition

[embed=gallery]{"file":"/","place":"user:31590"}[/embed] It has been repeatedly and heavily emphasized that it is not law school without the complete experience of a moo... Read more

Law firms  16 March 2018

Bharucha Delhi corporate partner Arjun Anand joins Singhania & P

Bharucha & Partners Delhi partner Arjun Anand has joined Singhania & Partners on 12 March as a partner, according to a Singhania press release.

Law firm jobs  15 March 2018

Legally Jobs: NMIMS seeks for Professors and Associate/Assistant Professors for their School of Law campus in Mumbai

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies is one of India’s leading academic institutions providing its students a balanced exposure to research, academics and practical aspects of the industry. The deemed-to-be university covers varied areas of academic interests and has 7 specialized schools plus 2 off-campus operations with an intake of over 6000 students and over 200 full time faculty members.

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Law schools  15 March 2018

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

NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat, who was hugely unpopular with its student body will be CNLU Patna’s new VC, having applied for the post shortly after NUJS had its first ever judicial review commission and four years before his term was due to end.

Law firms  14 March 2018

In rare move, Link Legal hires senior DU law prof Solil Paul to start in-house ‘academy’, outreach to academic world, joint legal ed initiatives

In a rare move from academia to the law firm world, Link Legal India Law Services has engaged former Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre faculty Solil Paul as chair - academics at the firm.

Law firms  14 March 2018

Link Legal associate partner Rajdeep Choudhary joins HSA as partner

Former Link Legal India Law Services (LLILS) associate partner Rajdeep Choudhary has joined HSA Advocates as partner to strengthen its dispute resolution and management, projects and energy and infrastructure practices.

Law firms  14 March 2018

Ministry wastes no time post Balaji-era to restart liberalisation talks • Plus the definitive analysis of a timepass judgment

“I received a call from the government today,“ Kaviraj Singh, secretary general of the Indian National Bar Association (INBA), told us yesterday. Staunchly pro-liberalisation INBA and Singh have been one of the stakeholders involved in discussions with the Indian government.

Law firm jobs  13 March 2018

Legally Jobs: Malvi Ranchoddas & Co seeks corporate commercial SA/Team Leader with 6-8 years PQE in Mumbai

Malvi Ranchoddas & Co is a full service Indian law firm and a member of Mackrell International with its main office based in Mumbai and an associate office in Ahmedabad, having the ability to provide seamless legal representation and advice to its clients across the major cities in India and in over 60 countries.

Fun and games  13 March 2018

SAM wins SAM T20 tournament to celebrate Amarchand centenary

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas won the Suresh and Bharati Shroff Memorial T20 Cricket League, which the firm had held in Delhi to commemorate 100 years since the founding of India’s former largest firm, Amarchand Mangaldas (AMSS).

Law firms  13 March 2018

Foreign firms: As expected, SC gives inch to foreign lawyers: Allows arbitration, fly-in-fly-out • Affirms LPOs are legal • Now, over to NaMo [UPDATE: Read 52-page judgment]

As first reported by Live Law, the Supreme Court has upheld the right of foreign lawyers to fly in on a temporary basis to India to advise clients, as well as finding that foreign lawyers should be allowed to conduct international arbitrations in India.

Law firms  12 March 2018

SC foreign law firm judgment expected tomorrow (13 March)

The long-long-running Supreme Court case hearing the Bar Council of India (BCI) appeal against the Madras high court's AK Balaji judgment, which allowed foreign law firms to operate in India on a fly-in-fly-out basis, is listed for tomorrow as cause list number 1501.

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