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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

Revealed: The live Legally India 2018 corporate law firm deals league tables & directory

61

First NLS grad takes silk: White & Case partner, Jessup legend Dipen Sabharwal becomes elite senior Queen’s Counsel in UK

30

DSK gets 2019 gift with CAM Delhi partner exits Kirat Nagra, Rishi Anand + team of 8

7th edition of Kachwaha & Partners arb excel arbitration writing competition offers Rs 2.5 lakh+ prize money

24

JSA partnership votes Vivek Chandy with Amit Kapur into much-slimmed management, in hotly democratic elections

65

GNLU staff complain to Guj HC: Bimal Patel stripped registrar of powers, ‘suppressed facts, violated norms’ to prolong directorship after expiry

Law schools  08 November 2018

Cal HC: ‘Not becoming’, ‘arbitrary’ of NUJS to suddenly stop online courses for enrolled students

NUJS Kolkata was wrong in cancelling its online courses for those students who were already mid-session in these courses, the Calcutta high court said in a temporary order.

Law firms  02 November 2018

DSK senior partner Tushar Ajinkya joins ELP with team, takes corporate size to 8

DSK Legal senior partner Tushar Ajinkya has joined Economic Laws Practice (ELP) with a team of three in Mumbai.

Law firms  01 November 2018

HSA bulks up regulatory: Sterlite Power in-houser Apoorva Misra joins as partner + AP Shreshth Sharma from Jindal, Nitish Gupta from DSK

HSA Advocates has added former Sterlite Power Grid Ventures in house counsel Apoorva Misra as partner in Delhi in the regulatory policy and disputes practice.

Pre-law student  01 November 2018

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

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) should not cost law aspirants more than Rs 1,500 recommended a government committee that found it “egregious” that the national law universities (NLU) were making a profit of 90-95% on the joint entrance exam which currently has an application fee of Rs 4,000.

Law schools  01 November 2018

After near-7-months’ thumb-twiddling, NUJS finally advertises for new VC

NUJS Kolkata advertised for a vice chancellor (VC) on its website on Tuesday, one month after constituting the VC search committee that is to move forward a process now overdue by seven months.

LI 2018 Live League Tables (work in progress)

LI's live corporate league tables have currently captured 272 deals for the 2018 calendar year. More are being added daily.

Click here to explore the full domestic and foreign firm league tables and to complete submissions, or click through to the firms below to see more detailed breakdowns of deals activity.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  31 October 2018

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

Khaitan & Co has set out a number of progressive human resources (HR) policies to facilitate flexible working, including some additional maternity (and paternity) benefits and compensatory time-off when workloads get extreme or interfere with pre-arranged holidays.

Law firms  31 October 2018

Kochhar adds UK Barrister Robert Sliwinski as Dubai senior partner to bolster disputes

Kochhar & Co has added former SWL Chambers London barrister Robert Sliwinski as senior partner in Dubai in its dispute resolution practice.

Law firms  30 October 2018

Aditya Khanna makes Ropes & Gray partner (only London one in record round, 2nd NUJS grad this year at US firm)

NUJS Kolkata 2005 and Amarchand Mangaldas alumnus Aditya Khanna has been promoted to elite US firm Ropes & Gray’s equity partnership in London.

Law firms  29 October 2018

Khaitan & Co kills associate partner moniker to ‘add value’, promotes 7 to (non-equity) partner

Khaitan & Co has promoted seven of its principal associates to non-equity partner level, though formally the firm has abolished the associate partner designation to help its young partners in brand-building and to externally present a more unified partnership.

Law schools  29 October 2018

Symbi Hyd suspends students who posted about campus sex harassment, claims were ‘maligning institution’

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad has attracted the threat of a nationwide agitation after it suspended two female students who had complained of sexual harassment on the law school’s campus, reported Firstpost and others.

Law schools  29 October 2018

NLIU 2018 batch secures 80 out of 84 jobs, LLMs, exams • CAM, Khaitan, Trilegal biggest • 8 go for MP judiciary

NLIU Bhopal’s 2018 batch has seen 72 out of 84 graduating students secure jobs with law firms, corporates and legal process outsourcers (LPOs), and pursue further studies and other career opportunities.

Law schools  28 October 2018

Nascent NLU Jabalpur VC moves to ‘haunted’ suicide room to provide emotional support to students

NLU Jabalpur vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan has been occupying the hostel room of a student of the law school who committed suicide on 9 September possibly under stress about his weak command over English, as first reported Times of India.

Law schools  28 October 2018

NLU Delhi says standard due process, appeal remains open to student’s suicide attempt over sex harass inquiry

NLU Delhi has released a carefully worded notice on Friday (26 October) that a student, who had allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after complaining that sexual harassment inquiry by the law school’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against him was procedurally defective, had “recovered considerably” and that the standard appeals process against the ICC remained open to him.

Law schools  26 October 2018

In strange decision, RTI officer says RGNUL need not supply annual reports electronically because too difficult

As RGNUL Patiala remains one of several national law universities (NLU) that still do not publish their annual financial statements online, one right to information (RTI) applicant approached the Central Information Commission (CIC) against the law school.

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