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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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Private equity / VC  26 February 2018

SAM, AZB help fintech major Lendingkart raise $87m Series C from Fullerton Singapore, others

order: 2AZB & Partners advised Fullerton Financial Holdings in the transaction, led by partners Ashwath Rau and Anu Tiwari, senior associate Nirmal Mahtani and associate Rachana Rautray.

Law firms  26 February 2018

CBI raids Cyril Amarchand in Nirav Modi scam probe • CAM co-operates, shares docs with cops

The Mumbai office of law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last week, in connection with the Nirav Modi scam.

Fun and games  23 February 2018

Of course it was a lawyer who finally broke Arnab: Nirav Modi counsel keeps anchor on ropes for 23 minutes

And now for something completely different.“So, Arnab Goswami finally met his match?” Bangalore-based advocate KV Dhananjay told us earlier today on WhatsApp, adding:

Law schools  21 February 2018

After rebuke, Guj HC manages to secure GNLU director Bimal Patel presence

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel and registrar Dr Thomas Mathew appeared before the Gujarat high court today to comply with its 19 February order, following Patel's non-compliance with two previous orders of the high court.

Law firms  21 February 2018

Link Legal increases equity partnership to 9, promotes IBC, ex-NLIU salaried partner Siddharth Srivastava

Link Legal India Law Services has promoted salaried partner and NLIU Bhopal 2006 alumnus Siddharth Srivastava into equity, increasing its equity partnership to nine partners.

In-house counsel and GCs

Corporate M&A  21 February 2018

DSK, Legalogic on $4.7m Bharat Forge strategic investment in Pune e-bike startup Tork

DSK Legal assisted Bharat Forge in the drafting, reviewing, negotiating and revising of the transaction and closing documents and was represented by partner Narendra Dingankar and senior associate Varun Shah.

Projects  20 February 2018

Trilegal, JSA advise Virgin Hyperloop, Pune on MOU to make first steps for 25 min Mumbai-to-Pune-sci-fi-train

As reported in a number of publications, Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One is exploring entering India with the largely untested ultra-fast transportation technology.

Capital Markets  19 February 2018

The int’l IPO cap markets 2017: league table rewritten as talent scatters, give glimpse into domestic alliances: Sidleys ahead of Herbies, Clydes friendly with CAM

The Indian capital markets have a new international king, at least going by law firms and volumes of initial public offerings (IPO), and it’s Sidley Austin, in a league table dominated by a completely new list of firm names after a swathe of some big-name partner moves in the past years.

Law schools  20 February 2018

Guj HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt of prior orders, rages: ‘No one is above law’

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel has been asked to appear in person before the Gujarat high court at 11am tomorrow, due to his failure to comply with the high court's orders.

Law firms  19 February 2018

Amity Delhi ‘12 alumni Soayib Qureshi, Angad Sandhu make partner at PSL

PSL has two new partners - Amity Delhi 2012 alumni Angad Sandhu and Soayib Qureshi, taking its partnership size to seven partners.

Law firms  17 February 2018

JSA promotes 4 to partner

JSA has promoted four to its partnership. Press release below, story to be updated.

Law firms  16 February 2018

Shardul Amarchand partner Avnish Sharma to give Khaitan Delhi more real estate powers

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) real estate partner Avnish Sharma is to join Khaitan & Co next month, boosting its real estate practice in Delhi that it’s long been looking to fill.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  16 February 2018

Lower judiciary has 28% female judges, Bihar as few as 1 in 10, reveals study

Female judges make up less than 28% of the lower judiciary, according to the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy's study on gender diversity in the lower judiciary.

In-house counsel  15 February 2018

Former GE Power GC Manjaree Chowdhary joins Maruti India as GC

Former GE Power South Asia general counsel (GC) Manjaree Chowdhary joined Maruti Suzuki India as a GC this month, according to her Linked-in profile.

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