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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Germany’s Continued Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

Disputes in Global Business: Managing Risk, Expectations and the Future


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

Editor's picks


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


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


NLSIU revamps copy-pasted NAAC submission after faculty green report ‘busted’ by plagiarism check


HNLU Raipur VC Sukh Pal Singh tenure ended by Chhattisgarh HC after 2014 extension held illegal


NUJS gets 3rd acting registrar this year: district judge Sikha Sen • Students release performance report


DSK ramps up knowledge management with ex-AZB corp partner Shyamali Singh (to be working flexibly, after maternity)

Legal opinions  03 February 2010

Opinion: Collective's wisdom; Should foreign firms be allowed at all?

To me it appears childish to pose the query "until when can entry of foreign lawyers be prevented in India", says Bhasin & Co managing partner and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) chairman Lalit Bhasin in response to last week's opinion that the Lawyers Collective judgment is wrong.

Private equity / VC  03 February 2010

Khaitan scores CPA Global $440m LPO sale through Travers Smith

Khaitan & Co has picked up the Indian mandate to advise private equity group Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on the $440m purchase of legal process outsourcing company CPA Global, alongside a raft of international firms.

Law firms  02 February 2010

Vaish sets up in Bangalore, lines up South India offices

Vaish Associates has opened up a Bangalore office, hiring an ex-Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and lawyer to help it grow to 24 lawyers within a year in the city.

Law firms  01 February 2010

FoxMandal brings environment law firm on board

Environmental law specialist and Trust Legal founding partner Sudhir Mishra has joined FoxMandal Little (FML) Delhi as a consultant to expand the firm's environmental law practice.

Mooting  01 February 2010

MM Singhvi: GLC muscles into MPL top 10, Nalsar defends top

Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai struck back again after last month's KK Luthra victory by defeating the team from NLIU Bhopal at the MM Singhvi Bar Council of India Moot Court Competition.

Law firms  01 February 2010

JSA partner sets up own shop again, inspired

Jyoti Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Nishit Dhruva and two of his team have left after 18 months with the firm, restarting his former litigation and conveyancing practice with plans to turn full-service.

In-house counsel and GCs

Private equity / VC  29 January 2010

Argus, NDA on Italy-India M&A; ALMT for Reliance

Argus Partners and Nishith Desai Associates have advised on the Rs 200 crore ($43m) sale of Ravin Cables to an Italian cable manufacturer, while ALMT Legal has scored its first mandate for a Reliance fund, which was one of Ravin's shareholders.

Legal opinions  29 January 2010

Opinion: Why the Lawyers Collective judgment is wrong

The question is not whether to allow entry of foreign lawyers in India, but the question is until when can entry of foreign lawyers be prevented in India, argues Kaden Boriss Legal LLP founding partner Hemant K Batra.

News  28 January 2010

Maha, Goa Bar Council count starts; 79% rural turnout dwarfs city

The first ballot boxes were unsealed for electronic counting yesterday at the Bar Council offices near Bombay High Court, kicking off the long count to find the winners of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa elections.

Capital Markets  28 January 2010

Start-up scores big on $200m power bond issue

Delhi start-up Axon Partners has landed a role next to Crawford Bayley and Linklaters on Jaiprakash Power Venture's surprise $200m (Rs 920 crore) convertible bond issue.

Law schools  28 January 2010

Indian, UK recruiters scoop 48 NLS Bangalore 5th-years

NLSIU Bangalore's student recruitment committee has placed 96 per cent of its students after a law firm recruitment flurry took 28 students last week and eight students joined UK firms for training contracts.

Blawg-osphere  27 January 2010

Blogging competition: Seeking India's top legal writers

Legally India is starting the first competition to find India's best legal blogger with a total prize fund of Rs 1 lakh, regular paid writing gigs and more for winners. Do you have what it takes?

Analysis  26 January 2010

Are female Indian lawyers outpacing Western colleagues?

"Law was often looked at as a marriage degree - three years in law, then you get married," recalls AZB founding partner Zia Mody about women's views of a legal career 30 years ago. Since then law firms have gradually fought the profession's gender bias, arguably more successfully in India than abroad. But there is still a long way to go.

Private equity / VC  25 January 2010

Trio of firms on C Series VC

Mumbai boutique firm Sand Hill Counsel and the Bangalore offices of Induslaw Advocates and Nishith Desai & Associates (NDA) have assisted IT customer support services provider iYogi in raising $15m of venture capital (VC) funding to expand its team of global tech experts.

Capital Markets  22 January 2010

Crawford Bayley, Amarchand, FoxMandal, Luthra profit from privatisations

Crawford Bayley has picked up the latest Government disinvestment mandate for India's single largest iron ore producer and exporter National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), following Amarchand Mangaldas, Fox Mandal Little and Luthra & Luthra bagging the three other disinvestments of the past four months.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  22 January 2010

PIL vs mining giants to make Karnataka rich

Exclusive: A Karnataka public interest litigation (PIL) is trying to prevent mining companies Arcelor Mittal and Posco from allegedly profiting unfairly from state concessions, which the PIL alleges would result in a loss of $50bn to the state or the equivalent of Rs 2.4 lakhs per family.

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