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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks


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


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


#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’


Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI


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


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

Mooting  24 November 2009

NLU Jodhpur wins Stetson North, climbs Mooting Premier League

A team from National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur has won the North India rounds of the Stetson Environmental Law Moot, beating Amity Law School IP University Delhi.

News and current affairs  23 November 2009

Trilegal, Luthra run away to quarters in Delhi cricket league

Trilegal has qualified for Delhi's Turf Twenty20 Cup for Law Firms with a perfect score after convincing wins in two games this weekend. Luthra & Luthra has also qualified by winning all its games, while Dua Associates and Kohli & Sobti qualify with two wins each alongside four other law firm teams.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)  23 November 2009

Clifford Chance promotes two lawyers from LPO into firm

Clifford Chance has taken the unprecedented step of hiring two lawyers from its Gurgaon-based legal support centre as associates in the main law firm, reported The Lawyer magazine today.

Law firms  23 November 2009

Amarchand Mumbai hires UK law firm manager into new COO role

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai has created the role of chief operating officer (COO) and filled the post with a former UK firm's COO who will create a 100-day-plan to improve internal management at the firm.

Law schools  23 November 2009

NLS Strawberry Fields festival won by rockers Blacklisted

The alt-rock band Blacklisted from Chennai won NLSIU Bangalore's Strawberry Fields music festival yesterday, defeating four other bands from Chennai and Bangalore.

Mooting  22 November 2009

Nalsar leapfrogs to joint-second in Mooting Premier League

Nalsar Hyderabad has won the Surana Trial Advocacy moot, beating University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Punjab to move to joint second place in the Mooting Premier League; both NLIU, Bhopal and Nalsar are now closing in on NLSIU Bangalore.

In-house counsel and GCs

News and current affairs  20 November 2009

Tough fight in Delhi's T20 Cup for knock-out

Luthra & Luthra and Dua Associates are dead certs to qualify for the quarter finals in Delhi's Twenty20 Cup for Law Firms after topping each of their respective pools though for six other teams anything is still possible.

Law firms  20 November 2009

SILF Mumbai to foster debate, bring associates legal education

The Mumbai chapter of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) is starting on its drive to become an organisation relevant outside of Delhi, kicking off with a continuing legal education programme for associates.

Corporate M&A  19 November 2009

'Very complex' merger cements Amarchand, Aditya Birla

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai has advised Aditya Birla Group in the series of mergers between Grasim Industries, Samruddhi Cements and UltraTech Cements, creating India's largest and the world's tenth largest cement manufacturer.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)  19 November 2009

Allen & Overy embraces India legal process outsourcing (LPO)

Allen & Overy (A&O) has agreed to outsource its legal work to Mumbai and New York with legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Integreon, becoming the first magic circle firm to embrace the LPO model, according to The Lawyer magazine.

Mooting  18 November 2009

Stetson South sees NLS Bangalore, Bhopal race to top mooting league

Kerala Law Academy won the Stetson South India Rounds last weekend, qualifying for Florida's Stetson World Finals in March 2010 alongside runners-up New Law College Pune.

Corporate M&A  17 November 2009

JSA, Luthra close cinema, mall slump-sale-JV

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Luthra & Luthra co-ordinated the Rs 62.2 crore ($13.5m) cash and equity acquisition of DLF-owned DT Cinemas chain by entertainment chain PVR.

Mooting  16 November 2009

Amity tops IICLAM moot; Bhopal targets pole position (CORRECTION)

Amity Law School IP University Delhi has made a strong start in Legally India's new Mooting Premier League, winning the International Infrastructure and Construction Law Arbitration (IICLAM) at NLU Delhi after beating Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Gandhinagar this weekend.

Law firms  13 November 2009

Second law firm lawyer stands for local Bar Council election

Another law firm partner has thrown his hat in the ring of local Bar Council elections, with ALMT Legal partner Hitesh Jain running for the Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council on a ticket of improving participation, relevance and infrastructure.

Mooting  13 November 2009

NUJS, NLIU Bhopal enter moot rankings behind NLS Bangalore

NUJS Kolkata has scored a double-whammy by winning the best team and best researcher awards at the first All India Corporate Law Moot Court Competition 2009 organised by National Law University Delhi, narrowly beating NLIU Bhopal, which bagged the best orator award.

Careers Counsel  12 November 2009

Careers Counsel: Why is CGPA all important?

A first year student at a National Law School asks: Why do recruiting law firms feel that cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the "be-all-and-end-all"?

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