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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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Law schools  15 February 2018

Study: 15 NLUs make $10m+ per year from ‘unconstitutional’ NRI quota, who have lower CGPAs, with little trickle-down

NLSIU Bangalore earns annual revenues of over Rs 1 crore as fees paid by students admitted under its foreign national quota even though more than 80 per cent of those students were not even schooled outside India, revealed a study by Chirayu Jain published in Economic & Political Weekly (EPW) in December 2017.

Law firms  14 February 2018

Anand Desai interview: DSK plans big growth • Hires ex-CAMmer Padmini Rathore as CEO • To convert from eat-and-kill after two-year equity freeze

DSK Legal has hired former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas director Padmini Rathore as its chief executive officer (CEO), in tandem to introducing a lot of internal changes targeting internal growth and a Bangalore office.

Law schools  13 February 2018

NLIU on schedule with director search process, calls for nominations

NLIU Bhopal has invited nominations to appoint its new director less than two months after its former director Prof SS Singh went on leave following student protests.

Capital Markets  12 February 2018

Who won the tough capital markets last year? Khaitan beats CAM to top spot, Luthra scores 3rd in IPO league table • CB got decimated

Khaitan & Co has filed more IPO drafts than any other firm in 2017 just ahead of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in a market where downward pricing pressures have made it tough across the board.

Law schools  12 February 2018

NUJS students RTI admin’s alleged burial of first-ever university review report, receive no response

NUJS Kolkata students have filed Right to Information (RTI) requests for the report of the law school's 16-years-overdue review, as the administration has not made the report public even two months after it was submitted to the Chief Justice of India (CJI).

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Private equity / VC  12 February 2018

AZB-Symbi ‘09, RML ’11 alums Kant, Kanha start-up Sequitur on back of Backpacker Panda $1.4m fundraise

Symbiosis Pune 2009 alumnus Utpal Kant and RMLNLU Lucknow 2011 alumnus Prashant Kanha started up corporate and litigation firm Sequitur in Noida this month, and helped Pune based backpacking hospitality platform Backpacker Panda raise $1.4m.

Live Blog: 10th GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC)- 7th to 11th February, 2018
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 GNLU TO HOST 10th EDITION OF GIMC GIMC is back, and it is bigger than ever! Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) has been conducting the GNLU International Moot ... Read more

Bar, Bench & Litigation  10 February 2018

Unprecedented crisis sparks luminary press for lawyers to take judicial appointments mandate away from judiciary

Senior advocate JP Cama called for a mandamus to bulldoze the process of judicial appointments and prevent judicial vacancy of nearly 45% at the Supreme Court, which is expected in the next 11 months.

Law firms  09 February 2018

5 Indians make top 15 ranking of Asia’s hardest-working M&A partners (try nearly a deal per fortnight, natch)

Five Indian lawyers have made it into a top 15 list of partners across Asia, ranked by the number of deals they completed in 2017 according to database mergermarket, with two Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas partners making what nearly literally translates to a list of hardest working corporate partners in Asia.

Law firms  06 February 2018

Luthra US JD litigator Abhishek Singh joins K Law as Delhi partner

Luthra & Luthra managing associate Abhishek Singh has joined K Law in Delhi as partner in its litigation practice.

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