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20 May 2019

By July of last year, NUJS Kolkata’s interim administration had unilaterally shut down its distance learning certificate courses contractually provided by all third parties.

03 July 2017

LexOrbis added intellectual property (IP) strategist CR Jacob in Bangalore, along with Jacob’s team of 4 patent attorneys at his IP advisory firm IP Astra.

09 May 2017

dated: now“Kia Motors, a minority-owned subsidiary of Korean auto major Hyundai Motor Company, is likely to set up a manufacturing facilty in Andhra Pradesh with an investment worth Rs 10,300 crore. The car manufacturing facility, a first for Andhra Pradesh, will involve two phases with a cumulative investment of $1.6 billion, or Rs 10,300 crore, with first phase of investment amounting to about Rs 6,000 crore,” reported the Hindustan Times.

25 August 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Mumbai financial regulatory partner Ipsita Dutta has left the firm, according to authoritative sources, and is understood to be joining Morgan Stanley as an executive director in the legal department.

15 October 2014

Pro bono legal assistance NGO iProbono won a Delhi high court appeal yesterday for a now six-year-old rape victim, with the high court slamming the magistrate and trial judge in her case for questioning her like an adult witness while recording her testimony.

31 July 2012

Growing contentiouslyAnand and Anand doubled its office space in Chennai last month by securing lease to the property adjacent to its previously existing office premises in AR Villa.

25 May 2012

Stock markets2012: deadLI-Mint exclusive: Law firms saw a slump in earnings from their capital markets business in the year that ended March. Many that had invested heavily in the practice during the boom years adopted various strategies to cope with the decline.

05 May 2012

Ipsita DuttaAmita ChoudaryAysswarya Murthi

Amarchand Mangaldas has internally promoted 13 lawyers to partnership today, with an even split between the Mumbai and Delhi offices.

07 February 2011

imageExclusive: Delhi-based intellectual property (IP) boutique IP Gurus has acted for the manufacturers of Rubik’s Cubes resulting in police arrests of four alleged counterfeit cube puzzle sellers.

21 September 2010

Luthra&Luthra-Vijay-Sondhi Luthra & Luthra has won an anti-arbitration injunction for Sony-owned Multi Screen Media Satellite (MSMS) against former Indian Premier League (IPL) sports marketing company World Sports Group (WSG) restraining it from invoking or continuing with any international arbitration.

29 June 2010

LuthraLuthra-Vijay-SondhiIPL (Indian Premier League) broadcasters Sony Entertainment Television yesterday filed a Rs 147 crore recovery suit in the Bombay High Court through Luthra & Luthra against the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and its media rights licensee World Sports Group (WSG).

17 March 2010



Here a few lessons law firms and lawyers need to learn from the way cricket/ IPL is played.

Do one thing. Do it well.

Irfan Pathan was a huge success till he did one thing. And you bet he did it awesomely well. Left arm fast medium, 135ks, the ball swinging into the right hander. What a beautiful sight it was! The girls liked him too!

Then he tried to be super quick. That didn’t happen. He now is actually medium fast. He then tried to develop the ball the goes away from the right hander. Didn’t happen. He worried. Grew bald. Even the girls left him! The blue eyed boy of Indian cricket is now groping in the dark. Sad.

Many lawyers who concentrate on a single practice area are doing great for themselves. Take Mr. Pavan Duggal for example. He does Cyber law. Obhan and Associates do patents. That is it. Mr. Veeraghavan Inbavijayan: He does International Arbitration. Nothing else. But they all do it really well.

On the other hand, lawyers/ law firms who try to expand too much, too fast have more often then not fallen flat on their faces. 

The cat who knew to climb trees escaped the hounds; the fox who knew a hundred myriad tricks fell prey to them.

Great things remain great.


Australian cricket team was great, is great. Imagine this: no Waugh brothers, no McGrath, no Warne, no Gilchrist, no Hayden, no Langer. And you begin to think if it is really the Australian team. But in comes Mitchell Johnson, Nannes, Bollinger, Hussey, Clarke, Haddin et al. The Australian team still remains a world beater.


Fox Mandal, a great firm got into a very bad shape off late. Partners broke away. Spin-offs were quicker than Shoaib Akhtar’s 150 km/ hr thunderbolts. But Fox Mandal persevered. Today it is hale and hearty and the piggy bank too seems to be growing.


      3.)   Great captains are cool captains. Great captains are brave captains. Great captains are innovative captains. Great captains are fun.


Kian Ganz is cool. He is the editor/captain of this site folks.

He lets every comment pour in and be put on an open forum.  He is brave.

He has this blog competition running. He has a thriving discussion forum on. He has a job portal too. Kian is innovative.

Kian has a party every Saturday and Sunday. Kian is fun.


Dhoni never loses his cool. He tackles media with his philosophical one liners.

He parades the team before media to show unity. Dhoni is brave.

Dhoni uses Raina as a death bowler, Amit Mishra as a night watchman. He is innovative.

Dhoni loves bowling. He has even opened the bowling in a Test match. Dhoni is fun.


4.)   Things that don’t come on TV/ Newspapers are dead.

Many lawyers come on TV. CNBC, NDTV Profit etc. are some of the favourite hunting grounds of the eagles and beagles. Their news comes in various business newspapers. Big, visible news. They surely are living well. Domestic cricket matches aren’t even telecast live on TV. The news space of a Ranji match is, at best, microscopic. Domestic cricket is dead.

ps- more to come!

21 January 2010

geneva-lake-by-pearbiterEx-FoxMandal Little start-up boutique IP Gurus is moving to a larger office and has hired the former in-house senior counsel of luxury goods group Richemont and an associate in Geneva.

11 December 2009

Bombay-stock-exchange-tickerIn November Amarchand Mangaldas' Bangalore office bagged a role in four out of six initial public offerings (IPOs), and together with one instruction from Delhi has extended its lead in the top spot of the IPO league tables over Khaitan & Co, Luthra & Luthra and AZB & Partners.

01 October 2009

stock_exchange_chart_thAmarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners and Luthra & Luthra have benefited the most from the dash to hit the markets by month-end, as 16 companies filed draft initial public offering (IPO) prospectuses in the last two weeks.

21 September 2009

Telecoms infrastructure towersAmarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co. and Linklaters Singapore are working to help Reliance Infratel on its initial public offering (IPO), which looks to raise around US$ 1 billion (Rs. 5000 crore) from the market.

10 September 2009

sun_cloudsAre you dreaming of becoming the next Zia? India is the world's only major legal market where you can still do more than just dream.

Legally India has asked more than a dozen legal entrepreneurs for their advice on how to live that dream.

"If you feel if you are not able to achieve what you want in larger firms with larger brand names, there is enough work to sustain and flourish when you set up on your own," claims Lex Counsel's co-founder Dimpy Mohanty.

26 August 2009

holiday_pool_by-wili_hybrid_thKhaitan & Co has benefited as tour operator Cox & Kings overhauled its roster of IPO advisers, dropping J Sagar Associates (JSA), which had advised on the aborted 2008 flotation.