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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

Law schools  19 April 2018

NUJS continues Day Zero secrecy, despite possible record 84 job offers so far • AZB, CAM, Trilegal make whopping 14 - 19 offers each

NUJS Kolkata, which continues to maintain an omerta over its campus recruitment figures and declined to confirm, deny or otherwise speak about Day Zero recruitment figures citing long-standing “policy”, has so far received possibly up to 84 job offers from nine domestic law firms, including more than 20 PPOs.

Legal Recruitment  19 April 2018

Benchmark your compensation across the Indian legal sector • Plus 24 key partner, 42 GC moves of the year

In 2017, we witnessed high levels of hiring activity in general corporate and M&A space across levels. Other transactional areas such as banking, capital markets and structured finance were busier than the previous years, but hiring at the mid-level especially was limited to replacing leavers rather than growing that practice area. The litigation market remained steady and so did other practice areas like IPR, taxation and competition law.

Law firms  17 April 2018

AZB Delhi promotes 80% women in partnership round of 5 • 3 made counsel [UPDATE-1: Alma mater]

AZB & Partners Delhi partnership, following four recent promotions in Mumbai and Bangalore, has promoted five to partner (pictured above, left to right):

Law firms  18 April 2018

IC Universal promotes 3 to partner post-merger, grows to 18

IC Universal Legal has promoted three to partner in its first promotion round after the merger of IC Legal and Universal Legal, also elevating 6 to principal associate and 9 to senior associate across its offices.

Law schools  17 April 2018

Nalsar Day Zero: 34 early jobs for 77 grads • AZB biggest • [...]

Nalsar Hyderabad has already placed 34 out of 77 students who will graduate the LLB degree next year, as first published by Bar & Bench.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  17 April 2018

Breaking: CAM Delhi partner Nivedita Tiwari resigns

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi private equity and M&A partner Nivedita Tiwari has resigned today.

Law schools  17 April 2018

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

GNLU Gandhinagar is investigating two sexual harassment complaints filed by two female students: one against another male student of the law school and another against a male staff member.

Law firms  17 April 2018

Cyril Amarchand ‘broad-bases’ equity, promotes 4: Indranil Deshmukh, Shagoofa Khan, Rashmi Pradeep, Shishir Vayttaden

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has “broad-based” its equity partnership, promoting partners Indranil Deshmukh, Shagoofa Khan, Rashmi Pradeep and Shishir Vayttaden to equity partnership (pictured from l to r above).

Law firms  16 April 2018

JSA promotes 3 to salary partner, 1 counsel, 23 associates

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has promoted 3 to salaried partner level, following its promotion of four new equity partners in February.

In-house counsel  17 April 2018

KKR finance behemoth & legal advisory goldmine gets first India general counsel: JP Morgan GC Jigar Shah

JP Morgan managing director and India head of legal Jigar Shah will be joining KKR in Mumbai as its India head of legal in a new role, according to two sources with knowledge of the move.*

Law firms  16 April 2018

Khaitan now confirms that senior competition partner Avaantika Kakkar is indeed leaving after ‘wonderful 13-year journey’

Khaitan & Co has now confirmed that competition partner Avaantika Kakkar will be leaving the firm. She will be going to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as its national competition head, as we had first reported (by a few minutes) on Saturday.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  16 April 2018

Kathua lawyer strikes: Retd CJ-headed BCI committee with S Prabhakaran & others to visit SBC-less Jammu to investigate

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will visit Jammu almost 10 days after bar associations in the state announced lawyers strikes and impeded the filing of a charge sheet in the case of the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl, the brutality of which caused nationwide shock.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  14 April 2018

BCI chief MK Mishra tad confused if controversial Kathua lawyer protests were good or bad idea

When Jammu lawyers on strike to impede the filing of a charge sheet in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra appeared not sure what to make of it.

Law schools  14 April 2018

Result, yet again: CNLU students get retired district judge as new acting registrar

CNLU Patna appointed retired district judge Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava as its acting registrar on 11 April, following the resignation last week of its former registrar SP Singh, whose removal CNLU students had demanded with protests on campus.

Law firms  14 April 2018

Khaitan long-timer, competition co-head Avaantika Kakkar in advanced talks to join Cyril Amarchand as national comp head

Khaitan & Co Mumbai competition co-head and equity partner Avaantika Kakkar is set to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), according to several authoritative sources.

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