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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  05 February 2018

MNLU Nagpur to get Rs 750 cr gov’t windfall, envisions new 60 acre campus (joint 2nd largest of all NLUs)

MNLU Nagpur will shift from its 45 acre temporary campus to a Rs 789 crore permanent 60 acre campus by 2021, predicted its registrar NM Sakarkar having already been sanctioned Rs 200 crore from Maharashtra for the first phase of construction.

Private equity / VC  05 February 2018

$300m fundraise: BigBasket shops with CAM Bangalore, Alibaba invests in Trilegal [UPDATE: Khaitan for Abraaj]

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Bangalore-based partner Reeba Chacko led for BigBasket, with partner Akshay Bhat and principal associate S Harish. The firm also acted for the existing investors.

Law schools  05 February 2018

DU goes from zero to 126 permanent teachers in 4 months, after overdue recruitment drive, removing 43 ad hocs but keeping 39

The Delhi University law faculty has removed 43 and added 87 new faculty members in its more-than-one-decade overdue recruitment drive.

Law firms  02 February 2018

PSA hires Dua manager, Amity ‘07 grad Varun Kalsi as corporate partner • Dhruv Suri promoted last year

PSA, formerly Priti Suri & Associates, has hired Dua Associates Delhi-based manager Varun Kalsi as its third partner.

In-house counsel  02 February 2018

Diageo VP legal Nischal Hindia to leave drinks giant

Nischal Hindia, who had joined global liquor giant Diageo in 2013 as senior legal counsel from UBS India where he was country counsel, is set to leave the company, according to sources.

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Law firms  02 February 2018

Delhi disputes boutique PSP Legal launches corporate, 5-years-in, with Gurgaon office

Five-year old Delhi-based dispute resolution boutique PSP Legal has branched out into corporate practice and opened an office in Gurgaon this week, having added former Clifford Chance Business Services senior manager Rajul Shrivastava as associate partner to head the new office and practice.

Law firms  01 February 2018

Liberalisation case closed: Foreign lawyers finally more cautious • LCIA argued for allowing foreigners to arbitrate here • BCI says no (again)

The Supreme Court today finished hearing counsel in the Bar Council of India (BCI) petition against the practice of law by foreign lawyers in India, in a hearing that began in the morning and reconvened at 3pm to finish only by nearly 5:30pm.

Law schools  01 February 2018

Clarified: NLSIU sex harass committee took suo motu action over ‘oranges’, asks to remove FB post • Matter now with admin til March

Action is awaited from NLSIU Bangalore's administration on the complaint of its internal sexual harassment probe body (SHIC) against the image shared on WhatsApp that allegedly mocked one of its earlier case investigations, as we had yesterday reported.

Law firms  31 January 2018

Liberalisation in SC: Goel J suggests FIAS (Fly In And Stay) instead of FIFO for foreign lawyers, as Nakul, Arvind interpret the Act

The ongoing hearing of the Bar Council of India (BCI) appeal in the apex court against the AK Balaji Madras high court judgment took an interesting turn today, with Justice AK Goel suggesting to the counsel that instead of the current FIFO (fly-in and Flying Out) that had been suggested by the high court, foreign lawyers should rather stay here, and offer legal advice, to get relief from any restrictions.

Law schools  31 January 2018

NLSIU re-opens sex harass probe against 2 students as whistle blown on perpetrators who appeared to celebrate acquittal

NLSIU Bangalore has re-opened sexual harassment investigations barely 10 days after it closed a December 2016 investigation, following a photo allegedly mocking the incident that had kicked off the original inestigation was shared on a WhatsApp group of male students of the law school, reported The Bangalore Mirror.

In-house counsel  30 January 2018

Bharat Vasani permanently leaves behind Tatas with legal function of 450-lawyers, will join private practice

Tata Sons former general counsel (GC) Bharat Vasani, has completed the handover of reins at India’s largets conglomerate’s parent company, and will be retiring from tomorrow.

Law schools  30 January 2018

“Hope for good days to come”: NUSRL VC BC Nirmal return in limbo as acting VC set to leave • Legal challenge not practical

NUSRL Ranchi vice chancellor BC Nirmal has been willing to resume his duties at the law school for more than eight months now during which he has been allegedly forced to stay away from work and has allegedly been denied his salary, emoluments and benefits even though he was not removed from his post but only went on leave, he said.

Law firms  29 January 2018

Trilegal latest to be baffled by Hyderabad: To close office gracefully after partner Pavan Kumar exits

Trilegal has decided to close its Hyderabad office and to service existing clients from Bangalore, after its only partner in the city, Pavan Kumar, has decided to go independent. We have

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