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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Litigation: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Hong Kong

Disputes in Global Business: Managing Risk, Expectations and the Future


Benchmark your compensation across the Indian legal sector • Plus 24 key partner, 42 GC moves of the year

Editor's picks


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


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


NLSIU revamps copy-pasted NAAC submission after faculty green report ‘busted’ by plagiarism check


HNLU Raipur VC Sukh Pal Singh tenure ended by Chhattisgarh HC after 2014 extension held illegal


NUJS gets 3rd acting registrar this year: district judge Sikha Sen • Students release performance report


DSK ramps up knowledge management with ex-AZB corp partner Shyamali Singh (to be working flexibly, after maternity)

Law schools  09 July 2018

Law schools (like JGLS) lose out on Institutions of Eminence gamble, with 6 winners announced by the Centre today

JGLS Sonepat has lost its investment of Rs 25 lakh toward being recognised as “Institution of Eminence” (IoE), after having failed to make the final list of Indian universities declared as IoEs by the central government.

Law firms  09 July 2018

Trilegal scores coup, to pick up young AZB-CAM funds talent Ganesh Rao, Aditya Jha as partners

Funds partners Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha from AZB & Partners are understood to be heading to Trilegal, though we understand that the partnership vote to admit them into Trilegal has not yet completed.

Law firms  09 July 2018

Cyril Amarchand hires 2nd IDFC Alt in-houser, HNLU ‘08 grad Vedant Shukla, as funds partner

IDFC Alternatives vice president legal Vedant Shukla, has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai as a partner.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law firms  06 July 2018

NLUJ ‘09 alum Gautamaditya’s G-Droit becomes partnership with NLUJ ‘11 Aravind Mokkapati

Bangalore-based disputes and conflict avoidance boutique G-Droit Advocates, founded by NLU Jodhpur alumnus Gautamaditya, has added former partner of Lawcept Partners, Aravind Mokkapati, as its first non-founder equity partner to expand the firm’s practice into corporate.

In-house counsel  05 July 2018

Citi India GC Pramod Rao to return to old home but as ICICI Group GC

Pramod Rao, the general counsel (GC) of Citibank India since 2013, will be re-joining the ICICI fold as ICICI Group GC, returning to the banking giant at which he had started his career.

Law schools  05 July 2018

NLU Jabalpur 5 months in: 120 CLAT seats • 5 cr budget • 27 lakh rent / month

NLU Jabalpur is slated to start its first semester of its LLB for 120 students, who are to be admitted through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 this August, from a temporary campus leased on astronomical rent.

Law firms  05 July 2018

Tatva expands from Hyderabad, first law firm to expand to AP Capital Region’s Vijayawada

Unlike many other large firms that have struggled to find good business in Hyderabad - Trilegal closed its office in January and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas only has a skeleton presence remaining there, Tatva has doubled down on the state following the Andhra Pradesh-Telangana bifurcation.

Law schools  04 July 2018

Ex-NUJS-CNLU VC Ishwara Bhat joins Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) as VC

Prof Ishwara Bhat has joined the Karnataka State Law University as vice chancellor, after having resigned as VC from NUJS Kolkata under student pressure in April.

Corporate M&A  04 July 2018

IndusLaw on Cleartrip’s first cross-border acquisition in Flyin for $60m

“Online travel agency Cleartrip has acquired Saudi Arabian travel start-up Flyin with the deal size pegged at $60-70m by sources close to the development,” reported Mint.

Law firms  03 July 2018

Dua partner Himanshu Narayan to return to (Cyril) Amarchand Delhi with team

Dua Associates corporate and private equity partner Himanshu Narayan is to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas with his team-member partner Amarta Roy, Bar & Bench has first reported.

Law firms  03 July 2018

Indus adds Wadia Ghandy partner Swapnil Khatri as partner in Mumbai • Promotes 3 to partner in Bangalore

Wadia Ghandy homegrown partner Swapnil Khatri has joined IndusLaw as partner in Mumbai in its disputes practice.

Law schools  02 July 2018

NUJS suddenly shuts down distance-learning certificates • Service provider vows legal action

NUJS Kolkata has suspended distance learning courses that it was offering through third party service providers.

In-house counsel  03 July 2018

HCL Infosys Delhi GC Rajeev Choubey joins Lafarge ACC Cement as GC in Mumbai

HCL Infosystems general counsel Rajeev Choubey has joined cement giant LafargeHolcim’s Indian unit ACC Cement as general counsel yesterday.

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