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CLAT 2018 innings of writs begins in Jaipur HC • NLU Jodhpur joins tangle as respondent • Lit funding drive starts to hire senior counsel

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The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities

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SC asks NLUs for CLAT suggestions, asks ASG if NLUs have national importance • Basheer rejects BCI involvement [READ AFFIDAVITS]

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Breaking: K Law to see 7 partners exit across 3 cities, possibly with entrepreneurial ambitions • Firm recruiting into 50% gap

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

Pre-law student  11 May 2018

User-unfriendly CLAT 2018 exam interface lands shortly before this weekend’s exam, candidates baffled

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 is off to a rocky start after candidates have complained that the new online test interface for the exam is not user friendly (see screenshots below), and is an unfair burden on them since it was announced less than one month before the 13 May exam.

Corporate M&A  09 May 2018

Khaitan leads for Flipkart in record $16bn sale with 14 SAM partners for Walmart • Trilegal, CAM, Argus, JSA also get piece • HogLove global [UPDATE-5]

Four Indian law firms are advising in world-record breaking sale of Indian unicorn Flipkart, the biggest domestic Amazon competitor, to Walmart.

Law firms  11 May 2018

Apple gears up for India stores push with first senior in-house lawyer: Link Legal partner Saloni Gupta

Link Legal India Law Services international arbitration partner Saloni Gupta, who had joined two years ago from Kochhar & Co, will be joining US computing hardware giant Apple in its India operations in a strategic policy role, with a remit to build its legal team.

Law schools  09 May 2018

NLIU students try to veto Allahabad Uni’s BP Singh as new director choice • Question opacity in director appointment process

NLIU Bhopal has hit limbo in the appointment of its next director since Tuesday, as first reported by the Times of India, because students have opposed the nomination of Allahabad University professor Bhanu Pratap Singh to the post, based on the ground that in their opinion several other candidates rejected had far greater fitness for the post.

Law firms  10 May 2018

AK Singh & Co to AKS & Partners restructure from chamber to sole proprietor, to partnership with view on int’l mandates

AK Singh & Co, the Delhi-based litigation and arbitration proprietorship started by senior advocate AK Singh, has converted into a partnership and re-branded as AKS & Partners after 30 years of practice.

Law firms  09 May 2018

AZB, Luthra, NLS alum Aparna Mittal starts gender equality consultancy Samana

Aparna Mittal, who had left the partnership of AZB & Partners in September 2017, has started a consultancy focusing on gender, policy and law.

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Law schools  09 May 2018

25th NLU, 2nd in MP: Jabalpur gets ex-RML/NLIU/Amity VC Balraj Chauhan, registrar, campus • LLB to start July 2018

The newest among 25 national law universities (NLU) in India, and Madhya Pradesh’s second NLU, NLU Jabalpur yesterday was given its first director as the high court appointed former RMLNLU Lucknow and NLIU Bhopal vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan to the post.

Litigation  08 May 2018

Phoenix, Khaitan get SC to stay NGT order for 100% CNG conversion of airport vehicles

Phoenix Legal obtained a stay, by the Supreme Court, on the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order that had directed all vehicles plying at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to be converted to using only CNG as fuel.

Law firms  04 May 2018

ELP promotes 5 to salaried partner, 15 to associate partner

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has promoted 5 associate partner to salaried partner or the equivalent director level, while 15 other lawyers were promoted to associate partner level.

Law schools  04 May 2018

Day Zero 2019: Jindal Sonepat places 23 students, CAM picks up most with Trilegal, AZB, Luthra

JGLS Sonepat has concluded its so-called Day Zero interviews, which were staggered between April and concluded in early May, resulting in a total of 23 accepted jobs for students graduating in 2019.

Law firms  03 May 2018

Law firms  03 May 2018

The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities

The seven K Law partners whom we reported last month to have been negotiating their exits, have jointly started law firm Anoma Legal Advocates, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Social lawyers  02 May 2018

Legally Social Delhi this Friday: Come drop by TC Cafe Green Park, meet team LI and other lawyers

This Friday, 4th May, it’s Lawyer’s Night and Legally Social again at TC Cafe.

Law firms  02 May 2018

ELP adds Khaitan BD director Ashutosh Gupta, Tata Power strategy head Karishma Maniar for strategy, defense, aerospace

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) has added former Tata Power head of strategy and contracts Karishma Maniar as an associate director in its defense and aerospace practice, and former Delhi-based Khaitan & Co business development director Ashutosh Gupta as partner, strategy and planning.

Law firms  01 May 2018

Ex-K start-up Spice Route Legal follows the work, opens Kerala trading post

Former K Law Mumbai partner Praveen Raju’s two year old Bangalore start-up Spice Route Legal, which he started up with former Kochhar & Co Singapore partner Mathew Chacko, has opened an office in Kochi.

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