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Guest Post: Corporate Governance Disputes & Liability of Professionals and Non-Executive Directors

[The following is a guest post from Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. He can be contacted at [email protected]] The trail of litigation in Newcastle International Airport Limited vs. Eversheds LLP [2013] EWCA Civ 1514 , decided by the Court of Appeal on 28 November 2013, may be interesting for more than reason. One is quite obvious – a litigation that might have cost the plaintiff...

Guidance on Due Diligence

M&A Law Prof Blog has a link to JeffreyWeiner’s Due Diligence in M&A Transactions: A Conceptual Framework which provides an overview of the due diligence process and its objectives in an M&A transaction. It will be a particularly useful reading for corporate lawyers who are starting out this season.

Bombay High Court on the Entry of Foreign Law Firms

The Bombay High Court (Swatanter Kumar C.J. and J.P. Devdhar J.) has held that foreign law firms are not eligible to practice law in India even in a non-litigation context. Foreign law firms are also not entitled to open liaison offices in India. The case is Lawyers Collective v. Bar Council of India and Others, Writ Petition No. 1526/1995, judgment dated 16th December 2009 (per Devdhar J.). It...

Law Firms and Joint Ventures

A few months ago, we had posted about a paper by Professor Jayanth Krishnan on issues that revolve around the opening up of the Indian legal sector to foreign law firms. He has now released the results of another interesting piece of research titled The Joint Law Venture: A Pilot Study that examines the rate of success or failure of joint ventures between law firms by looking closely at the...

Law Firm Practices and the Global Financial Crisis

The current issue of Knowledge@Wharton carries an article Legal Strategy 101: It’s Time for Law Firms to Re-think Their Business Model that looks at the impact of the global financial crisis on law firm practices around the world, and considers possible strategies available to law firms and their clients to weather the storm. The fundamental issue the article identifies relates to the...

Tata-JLR Acquisition: The Legal Team

Legal Week has a news report on the law firms that advised on the transaction. They are Hogan & Hartson (for Ford), Herbert Smith (for Tatas) and Allen & Overy (for the consortium of banks). The report, however, does not mention about the involvement of any law firms on the Indian side. (In case you are unable to access the hyperlink above, please try copying the following and pasting on...

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