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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

68

As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

19

CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT

143

#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’

40

Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI

85

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

205

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

Law schools  21 October 2018

Rhodes scholarship India goes to NUJS’ Mihika Poddar, will focus on law, social justice

NUJS Kolkata 2019 graduate Mihika Poddar has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study in Oxford University.

Law schools  19 October 2018

84 out of NUJS 2018 batch of 113 get jobs, led by Big Six firms • Total 109 accounted for

NUJS Kolkata has placed 84 out of a batch of 113 students graduating in 2018, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) picking up a massive 16 following its successful Day Zero that had yielded at least 40 law firm offers by April 2017 already.

Pre-law student  19 October 2018

Finally learning from past snafus, CLAT 3.0 to be held offline but with permanent website • LLMs to have subjective part

The new Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which the national law universities (NLU) had recently decided will be held by a permanent CLAT secretariat instead of letting a new NLU learn find new ways of botching it up every year, will be held entirely offline.

In-house counsel and GCs

In-house counsel  17 October 2018

Adani SVP legal Badrinath Durvasula joins Hindustan Construction as GC in Mumbai

The Adani Group’s senior vice president legal, Badrinath Durvasula, who was heading the legal function’s M&A, contracting, litigation and arbitration vertical, has joined Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) as vice president and general counsel (GC).

Law schools  17 October 2018

NMIMS places 47 students in class of 2018

Kirit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS, Mumbai placed 47 out of 59 graduates in its LLB class of 2018, including 15 pre placement offers (PPO), with law firms, companies and in LLM programs.

Law schools  17 October 2018

NUJS Kolkata offers Harry Potter and law degree course (but only for real Potterheads) • Prof explains, issues open invitation [UPDATE-1]

NUJS Kolkata is offering a 45-hour degree course for up to a total of 40 fourth- and fifth-year law students about the law and judicial system in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

Law schools  16 October 2018

9 NUJS students accused of violent brawl: 3 suspended from uni, 5 from hostel, 1 reprimanded

NUJS Kolkata has suspended three male students, including two in their final year of the LLB, from the law school, and five male students from the NUJS hostels, for an alleged brawl that had broken out on campus last month. The suspension is effective for one semester.

Law firms  16 October 2018

Khaitan indirect tax senior exec director Nihal Kothari passed away yesterday

Nihal Kothari, executive director in Khaitan & Co’s indirect tax team in Mumbai, passed away yesterday.

Law firms  16 October 2018

ELP Delhi bulks up with Khaitan principal associate, IP ‘08 Abhishek Sanyal as associate partner

Khaitan & Co principal associate and IP Delhi 2008 alumnus Abhishek Sanyal has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) as associate partner in Delhi.

Litigation  15 October 2018

Karanjawala files criminal defamation suit for ex-journo MJ Akbar over one #MeToo accuser’s tweets [READ COMPLAINT]

Karanjawala & Co has filed a criminal defamation complaint for parliamentarian MJ Akbar today against a female journalist who had alleged in Tweets on 8 October that she had been sexually harassed by him while he was her boss and a senior editor.

Law firms  14 October 2018

Khaitan restocks competition with NLSIU prof, UG chair Rahul Singh as part-time partner

Khaitan & Co has hired NLSIU Bangalore associate professor and chair of the undergraduate council Rahul Singh as a partner for its competition practice.

Law schools  12 October 2018

#MeToo accounts bubble up on NLSIU noticeboard, as EC finally affirmed two SH punishments after multi-year-waits

NLSIU Bangalore students have posted several new accounts and allegations of sexual harassment and assault by other students on the law school’s virtual internal noticeboard over the last week.

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