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30 September 2020

The Calcutta high court has today issued an interim stay in the writ petition challenging the state government's 30% domicile reservation at NUJS Kolkata.

25 September 2020

Just before 3pm yesterday (Thursday, 24 September), all staff and fee-earners at L&L Partners received an email from managing partner Rajiv Luthra, announcing a virtual townhall for 5pm that day.

17 September 2020

A fundamental rift has opened up at L&L Partners over how its long-held promoter equity should be opened up and distributed to other partners in the firm.

12 September 2020

We have just witnessed a live demonstration that the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT), the online home-proctored admissions test announced eight days ago by NLSIU Bangalore that has taken place today, is impossible to conduct without significant risk of cheating.

11 September 2020

Facing heavy internal resistance after suggesting that staff should return from their hometowns where many had sheltered during the Covid-19 lockdowns, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has changed course and scrapped the policy tonight, announcing it would continue working from home indefinitely.

09 September 2020
In part, the firm has cited stronger billings than expected, though this doesn't mean law firms are out of the woods.*
08 September 2020

L&L Partners corporate transactional advisory partnership has paid out bonuses to fee-earners just a little behind schedule last week, though it notified its 44 fresh campus recruits that they would not be able to join the firm before 2021 as opposed to around this month (though a few of these have since joined - see update below).

04 September 2020

AZB & Partners Mumbai-based financial services partner Anu Tiwari is leaving the firm.

03 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has decided to conduct separate admissions to its BA, LLB and LLM programmes this year, outside the oft-postponed Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), on 12 September 2020 with a week for applicants to register for 4% of the fees of the CLAT.

31 August 2020

Khaitan & Co has moved into a managed offices in Bengaluru operated by its client WeWork, with a seating capacity of 150, which is nearly double its current local headcount; in the National Capital Region (NCR) it has relocated to a state-of-the-art but more traditional office space in Noida from Delhi.

28 August 2020
Scoop: This latest postponement will now push the CLAT nearly to October
17 August 2020

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) equity partner Darshan Upadhyay and partners Shyam Pandya, Amit Manubarwala and Bhavin Gada, have started up a specialist corporate firm called Stratage Law Partners.

12 August 2020

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) has hired Amritha Salian, who had been an associate partner at Themis Associates in Bangalore until June 2019, and Gaurav Dayal, who had been Gurgaon-based associate general counsel at the Oyo hotels group.

10 August 2020
Exclusive: The CLAT had last week been postponed indefinitely though now has a tentative date again, less than one month away*
03 August 2020

IndusLaw has ramped up its Mumbai corporate offering significantly with the hire of two from Algo Legal who are due to join: partner Siddharth Manchanda and associate partner Minhaz Lokhandwala.

31 July 2020

Amit Jajoo (Mumbai; commercial litigation),Avik Biswas (Bengaluru; employment law, anti-bribery and anti-corruption),Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri (Bengaluru; civl and commercial disputes),Manan Lahoty (Mumbai; capital markets),Manish Gupta (Delhi, M&A, private equity),Mayank Mishra (Delhi; disputes),Nishant Singh (Mumbai; M&A, private equity, banking & finance, corporate) andSaurav Kumar (Delhi, M&A, private equity, corporate).

27 July 2020
Sometimes doing what is normal is abnormal, especially so in the days of the coronavirus on the loose.
27 July 2020

Reports and attempts have surfaced of how easy it had been to apparently circumvent some of the security measures in place for the home-proctored Symbiosis Law Admissions Test (SLAT), which was taken by around 20,000 aspirants this year for its five-year BA, BBA, LLB and LLB Honours programmes, according to an official with Symbiosis.

27 July 2020

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 10 to salaried partner level, as first reported Bar & Bench.

26 July 2020

NLUJAA Guwahati vice-chancellor (VC) Prof JS Patil has gone on leave pending the resolution of the sexual harassment allegations against him in an FIR filed by his neighbours.