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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

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


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


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


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


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

Mooting  08 March 2010

Clifford Chance sponsors Rs 1.5 lakhs for Mooting Premier League winners

The top eight law schools in the Mooting Premier League (MPL) will share a prize pool of Rs 1.5 lakhs, which has been kindly provided by the MPL's new sponsor Clifford Chance.

Analysis  08 March 2010

Women breaking into the Bar: as tough as ever?

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." The old saying that can be illustrative in the career success stories of many women, and perhaps few places more so than of female lawyers at the Bar.

Corporate M&A  05 March 2010

Luthra, Thakker handle Indian leg of €5bn Abbott-Solvay global takeover

Luthra & Luthra has advised Abbott Laboratories in its 20 per cent open offer of the Indian subsidiary of Solvay Pharmaceuticals as part of the €5.2bn global acquisition of the Belgium-based pharma company.

Law firms  05 March 2010

Paras Kuhad partner sets up Mumbai indirect tax practice for Vaish

Vaish Associates has started a Mumbai indirect tax practice in its new Parel office with the hire of Paras Kuhad Associates partner Shilpa Sharma.

Constitutional law  05 March 2010

Sector update (constitutional): International law not binding on state governments

The Bombay High Court has held in a recent land mark judgment on the cost of imported wines that state governments are not required to comply with the understanding between nations under international treaties unless the legislature enacts a law to reflect the principles agreed under such treaties.

Law schools  04 March 2010

NUJS student to improve law school diversity with CLAT web 2.0 hack

An NUJS Kolkata student has launched a non-profit social network for CLAT takers to encourage more diversity at law schools and economically less well-off students to succeed in the exam.

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  04 March 2010

Weekend victories for Amarchand, JSA, K&S, Titus in SILF T20

Amarchand Mangaldas and K&S Partners steamrollered Desai & Diwanji and Sai Krishna Associates respectively with over 200 runs, in two of last weekend's six matches between 12 teams at the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) – Khushal T-20 cricket tournament in Delhi.

Young LPO Overlegen opens Texas sales office

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) newcome Overlegen has opened an office in the US, after hiring a new vice president for business development North America in Austin, Texas.

Law firms  03 March 2010

Little & Co partner joins Majmudar as firm moves to Bandra

Majmudar & Co will follow its clients and move from South Mumbai to a larger office in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in North-Central Mumbai, as the firm has hired Little & Co corporate partner Shreyas Patel with one associate.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  02 March 2010

4,000 invalid votes cast at M&G Bar Council election; Jain 'to the wire', below expectations

The preliminary count for the Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council election has completed with five clear front-runner candidates, although one in ten ballot papers have been invalidated amid a last-minute Supreme Court order.

Mooting  02 March 2010

Heavy mid-field MPL action as ILS, non-nat'l law schools prove mettle (CORRECTION)

This mooting weekend belonged to ILS Law College Pune, which scored back-to-back victories to propel it into fifth place of the Mooting Premier League (MPL). ILS Pune is now the top-ranked non-national law school, taking over the position from SOEL Chennai and overtaking NLIU Bhopal.

Corporate  26 February 2010

Sector Update (company): Decision could kill pre-emption rights in JVAs and SHAs

In a decision that could have major adverse consequences in the practice of corporate law the Bombay High Court on 15 February 2010 has effectively declared that transfer restriction clauses like rights of first refusal, tag along and drag along rights, or put and call options in joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements of public companies are void.

News  26 February 2010

More work for lawyers after Budget, more cash for individuals

Today's 2010-11 Union Budget has not directly affected law firms although it could have knock-on effects in several practice areas and save individual junior lawyers almost 30 per cent of tax.

Law firms  26 February 2010

Strategic shift: Luthra partner to Mumbai

Luthra & Luthra Delhi partner Aniket Sengupta has relocated to its Mumbai office, as part of the firm's plans to further strengthen its presence in the financial capital.

News  25 February 2010

Budget unlikely to change lawyers' fortunes

"They say it's going to be a best-selling political thriller with hero called Recovery and a villain called Deficit" read a Times of India caricature about the ongoing Budget session. Meanwhile, indirect and direct tax practitioners have their eyes firmly on service tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Direct Tax Code (DTC) as issues that will concern the legal community.

News  24 February 2010

IBA conference: 'File, smile, fly' CCI to publish M&A draft

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) draft guidelines on approving M&A deals will be published in the coming days, revealed chairman Dhanendra Kumar yesterday (23 February) at a panel discussion during the two-day International Bar Association (IBA) Mumbai M&A conference.

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