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Nishant Sharma

“My advice to students pursing Law would be to understand the basis of each legal provision, question it and support your understanding with explanations provided in judicial precedence of the Courts. The best part of legal education is that Courts, with their elaborative speaking orders,

Troutman Sanders to shut up shop in Asia

US law firm Troutman Sanders is the latest US firm to announce it is winding down its Asian operations. It is closing its offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing after 20 years in the region. It said that after a strategic review it had

Law is one of the best paid sectors in the UK

Thirty per cent of lawyers earn over £100k in the UK, making it one of the best paid sectors in the UK. It takes 11 years on average for lawyers to reach this salary. The legal sector is only beaten by financial services which sees

Florida voters to decide whether to restore voting rights to felons

Florida voters will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state constitution [text] that would automatically restore voting rights to felons once they complete their sentences after election officials certified petition signatures Tuesday. Currently, Article VI Section 6 of Florida’s constitution, the section which governs disenfranchisement,

EU fines Qualcomm $1.23 billion for exclusive deal with Apple

The EU’s Commission on Competition on Wednesday announced [official press release] a USD $1.23 billion antitrust fine against US chip maker Qualcomm [corporate website]. The commission charged Qualcomm with suppressing competition in the market for phone and table chipsets through contracts with companies such as Apple [corporate website] that contained. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,

Lawsuit: Illinois governor managed personal investments while in office

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner  participated in meetings involving his share of a $67.5 million settlement shortly after taking office in 2015, according to a newly-unsealed lawsuit [complaint] on Tuesday. Rauner claims to have no day-to-day involvement in his investments and publicly declared before taking office that he would

European Commission voices concern about rule of law in Romania

The president and first vice president of the European Commission expressed concern Wednesday about Romania’s progress promoting the rule of law. The comments represent the Commission’s reaction to the most recent report[text, PDF] of the Co-Operation and Verification Mechanism for Romania. When Romania joined the EU in 2007,