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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

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

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NUJS brings #nationaliseNLUs movement to life with NLU consortium and law day demonstrations

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Crafty WB gov’t attacks NUJS constitution: 30% state quota bill tabled today, could make CLAT optional

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

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

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

Law firms  27 July 2009

Two staff murdered at FoxMandal Bangalore

Two staff were murdered in FoxMandal Little's Bangalore office early on Sunday morning. The firm has closed its office there for the day as a mark of respect.

Corporate M&A  27 July 2009

NHPC: Amarchand tallies up second IPO divestment this year

Amarchand Mangaldas is moving on with its second Government divestment instruction, advising NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) on raising around Rs 1,680 crore through an initial public offering (IPO).

Newsletters  24 July 2009

Newsletter: The sound of silence

Late salary payments are nothing new for some lawyers.

"It's a regular feature at some firms and the reason is that the managing partner might not feel like signing cheques on some days," muses one Delhi partner.

Law schools  24 July 2009

NUJS fee-hike sparks court battle and student protests

An LLB student has mounted a successful legal challenge after an unexpected doubling of tuition fees at NUJS Kolkata, which has provoked widespread complaints from the student body.

Corporate M&A  23 July 2009

Ex-Amarchand partner brings Clifford Chance Indiabulls

Clifford Chance's lateral Amarchand Mangaldas hire has reaped rewards, as Rahul Guptan brought the firm the third Indiabulls Group mandate this year, acting for its underwriting bank.

Corporate M&A  23 July 2009

Luthra, S&R Associates raise $1.5bn in London ADRs for Sterlite

Luthra & Luthra and S&R Associates acted as Indian counsel in Indian mining company Sterlite Industries' $1.5bn (Rs 7,200 crore) equity fundraising, with Latham & Watkins and Shearman & Sterling handling the international advice.

In-house counsel and GCs

Projects  22 July 2009

Indian law firms top of world thanks to Indian projects boom

Luthra & Luthra, India Law Services and Amarchand Mangaldas have leapfrogged to the top of global project finance deal rankings over the last six months, benefiting from Indian project finance deals rising by 158 per cent against the same period last year to almost $32bn (Rs 154,000 crore).

Law firms  21 July 2009

Khaitan to play host to Eversheds secondee

Khaitan & Co will take a lawyer from UK international firm Eversheds on a three-month secondment in September, reported The Lawyer.

Law firms  20 July 2009

FoxMandal defers lawyers' salaries after cash-flow crunch

FoxMandal Little has not been able to pay fee-earners in Delhi their salaries as the office faces a liquidity crisis.

Law schools  17 July 2009

Trilegal pips rivals to the post in law school recruitment race

Trilegal has recruited final year law students from a National Law School almost six months earlier than last year in an attempt to beat the fierce competition for top law school talent.

News  16 July 2009

BCI chairman SNP Sinha replies to Legally India readers' comments

Bar Council of India chairman Suraj Narain Prasad Sinha has responded to Legally India readers' comments to our interview with him of two weeks ago. He argues that top law students are depriving the bar and bench of talent by joining law firms and pleads that all lawyers should aim high in their careers.

Job moves  15 July 2009

Kochhar takes Amarchand senior associate into corporate fold

Kochhar & Co has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas designated senior associate for its corporate team in Mumbai, vowing "aggressive" expansion in the city.

Job moves  14 July 2009

Juris Corp draws senior associate back to private practice from ICICI

One of Juris Corp's senior associates has rejoined the firm after a three year stint in-house at ICICI Bank and in the last three months the firm has also taken on six lawyers from law school and two junior lawyers returning after completing LLMs abroad.

Finance  13 July 2009

Clifford Chance, Milbank throw Air India $1bn lifeline

Clifford Chance has cemented its ties to Air India, acting on the $1bn (Rs 4,900 crore) asset finance loan from JPMorgan Chase, which was advised by Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy.

Newsletters  10 July 2009

Newsletter: The tax man's taken all my deals / Issue 6

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The 2009-10 Union Budget received a frosty reaction from the business community this week: investors reacted by selling and lawyers reacted by doing what they do best: threatening to file law suits and, err, going on strike.

Corporate M&A  10 July 2009

AZB, Kanga and Luthra embroiled in hostile Great Offshore bid

Kanga & Co Mumbai partner Dhaval Vussonji is leading the team for the original bidder Bharati Shipyard, which already owns a 19.5 per cent stake in Great Offshore.

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