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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

68

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

19

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

143

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

40

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

85

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

205

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

Law schools  25 August 2009

Students boycott paying hiked fees; NUJS extends deadline

NUJS Kolkata has extended the tuition fees payment deadline after students refuse to pay in protest against the fee-hike, which was announced only several weeks before the start of this term.

Finance  24 August 2009

AZB on innovative HDFC issuance as complex debt structures on horizon

India's largest mortgage lender Housing Development and Finance Corporation (HDFC) has issued India's first ever dual warrants and bonds instrument, which was structured by AZB & Partners, Amarchand Mangaldas and Linklaters Singapore to raise Rs 4000 crore ($822m) for the company.

Newsletters  21 August 2009

Friendly strategies / Issue 12

Trilegal co-founding partner Anand Prasad is candid about the fact that the firm has lacked significant expertise in capital markets but the firm may be on a path to plugging that hole - and others.

Litigation  21 August 2009

KhaitanCo Kolkata in ongoing Bollywood plagiarism epic

Khaitan & Co has won a temporary victory against alleged Bollywood plagiarism in the Calcutta High Court. The firm is representing movie producer Vipul Shah against Sri Venkatesh Films over the currently screening Bengali movie Poran Jay Joliya Re, which Shah alleges is a scene-by-scene "copy-paste" of his film Namastey London.

Law schools  21 August 2009

The return of Indian mooting glory?

The intra-university mooting season has started at many colleges this month, with a select few hoping to qualify for the most prestigious domestic and international moot courts. And judging by track records and past performance, Indian mooters stand a good chance of going far and wide.

Corporate M&A  20 August 2009

Four IPOs hit market, keep Amarchand, Luthra, Rajani busy

A raft of law firms have picked up mandates on the four latest initial public offer (IPO) proposals to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), with Amarchand Mangaldas taking two issuer mandates, Luthra & Luthra acting for one company and Rajani Associates for the fourth.

In-house counsel and GCs

Corporate M&A  19 August 2009

Trio of Indian firms clean up slim private equity pickings as deal drought eases

AZB, DSK and Trilegal have done well in Asia Pacific private equity deal rankings despite heavily depressed values and volumes this year.

Job moves  18 August 2009

A&O partner joins Trilegal to kick off capital markets practice

Trilegal has hired a capital markets partner from its best friend Allen & Overy (A&O), to join the firm's Mumbai office and strengthen the referral relationship.

Law firms  18 August 2009

FoxMandal Delhi pays lawyers' back-salaries

FoxMandal Little's Delhi office has paid its fee-earners the salaries it owed them, after the firm was unable to pay for two months due to cash flow difficulties.

Interviews  17 August 2009

The lawyer who fought the 377 law and won: Anand Grover

He was the driving force behind the recent historic judgement that effectively decriminalised homosexuality by 'reading down' section 377 last month. But Anand Grover's battle has been far older than just that case, starting 20 years ago with a series of painful setbacks, death and a growing obsession.

Newsletters  14 August 2009

Unusual business / Issue 11

For most lawyers it has been business as usual this week despite much of India descending into swine flu panic, today's streets being awash with Hindu god Lord Krishna's birthday celebrations and Independence Day national holidays tomorrow.

Deals still need to get done, after all, and there are plenty of sides to be acting for.

Corporate M&A  13 August 2009

JSA in joint mandate in Rs 650 crore Essar Steel acquisition

Desai & Diwanji and J Sagar Associates (JSA) have sealed Essar Steel's Rs 650 crore ($135m) purchase of Shree Precoated Steels, with JSA facing the "challenging" task of acting as joint counsel to both seller and buyer.

Litigation  12 August 2009

Advani & Co in India's first swine flu death case

Advani & Company is representing the family of India's first H1N1 virus victim against the Pune hospitals it alleges had caused her death.

Interviews  11 August 2009

Jindal law school to redraw map of legal education

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) wants to redefine India's academic study of law. Its ambitions are high but so is the price of admission – the college has costlier tuition than any other major law school in the country.

Legally India has asked JGLS' founding dean and vice-chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University to explain the law school's fees and its vision.

Job moves  10 August 2009

Bangalore sees return of AZB Mumbai partner post-merger

AZB & Partners is relocating one of its Mumbai partners to Bangalore to ease the office's integration process after the merger with Anup Shah's local practice last month.

Newsletters  08 August 2009

Newsletter: ABC

Indian law firms are famously enamoured with the letters of the alphabet. But is it rubbing off on the Indian tax office?

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