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Private equity / VC  15 hours ago

LLILS, Themis, SAM on $15m 1mg fundraising from HBM Healthcare and others

"Online pharmacy and healthcare services start-up 1mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised $15 million in a funding round led by global healthcare-focused fund HBM Healthcare Investments AG, to launch predictive healthcare and corporate wellness products. The series C round also saw participation from existing investors Maverick Capital Ventures, Sequoia India, Omidyar Network and Kae Capital," reported Mint.

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Corporate M&A  14 hours ago

SAM, CAM, D&D, Slaughter, Latham on $325m GE stake sale in SBI

"Global private equity (PE) firm Carlyle Group has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital Corp’s stake in SBI Card, the credit card joint venture between the US-based company and India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). Carlyle has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital’s stake in SBI Cards for somewhere around $325 million. The board of SBI settled upon the final bidder in a meeting. Carlyle has pipped Warburg Pincus and Credit Saison and emerged as the final bidder though the deal is not closed yet,” reported Mint.

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Law firms  17 hours ago

As SILF predicts liberalisation will happen any day now, BCI set to meet govt for long overdue talks tomorrow

The Bar Council of India (BCI) is set to meet the government tomorrow to discuss the new draft rules that will enable the entry of foreign law firms into India, reported The Lawyer (full article requires free registration) adding that the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) has already met with its members as a precursor to what SILF called the “inevitable and imminent” opening up of the legal services sector.

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Law firms  17 hours ago

Samvad adds NLS '05 AOR Arjun Krishnan as Delhi partner

Samvad Partners added advocate-on-record (AOR) and NLSIU Bangalore 2005 alumnus Arjun Krishnan as a partner in Delhi, effectively from August 2017.

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Corporate M&A  20 hours ago

DMD, JSA on Roadzen buy of AXA- Assitance India

Automotive insurtech company Roadzen Inc. has acquired the India operations of assistance services company AXA-Assistance India by acquiring 100% equity stake in AXA Assistance India Private Limited from its sole shareholder Inter Partner Assistance SA in a cross border transaction.

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Corporate M&A  2 days ago

DSK, Trilegal on Global Insurance buy of Aon’s entire 26% stake in Indian insurance broking JV

Indian insurance company Global Insurance Services Brokers Private Limited and its promoters Prabodh Thakker and Sunita Thakker have acquired the entire stake of 26% of Aon Holdings BV in their Indian insurance JV broking company, Aon Global Insurance Brokers Private Limited, for an undisclosed amount, as reported by The Economic Times and The Insurance Insider. Post the acquisition, the name of the company has been changed to Global Insurance Brokers Private Limited.

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Law firms  2 days ago

Khaitan Bangalore partner Abhilekh Verma leaves

Khaitan & Co Bangalore general corporate and commercial partner Abhilekh Verma is set to leave the firm, after six years with it.

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United Kingdom  3 days ago

Key Issues Facing UK-Indian Businesses: Brexit, new data protection challenges, M&A

In March this year, the UK government served formal notice under Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union (‘EU’) to terminate the UK’s membership of the EU. This starts a two year notice period, which means the UK’s exit (or ‘Brexit’) will most take effect in March 2019. In the meantime, the UK will seek to negotiate the terms of exit and future trading relationships.

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In-house counsel  4 days ago

After break up with Snapdeal, GC Ashish Chandra joins tinder-like oFish [Update- I] as investor

Former Snapdeal general counsel Ashish Chandra joined "social connection" app oFish as an investor, less than a month after Snapdeal and Flipkart signed a non-binding letter of intent for a proposed merger.

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Capital Markets  4 days ago

AZB, CAM, Khaitan, Squire, Milbank on $1bn SBI Life Insurance IPO

"SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd on Monday filed the draft red herring prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO), joining several other insurance companies headed for the stock market. In an offer for sale, SBI and BNP Paribas will sell 80 million and 40 million shares respectively, amounting to a combined 12% stake. SBI Life is not raising any primary capital. The IPO could see SBI Life raise more than $1 billion (about Rs6,500 crore), a Bloomberg story quoted bankers as saying," reported Mint.

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Singapore  4 days ago

The Singapore-India Joint Venture: Truly Symbiotic

Singapore has proved to be the destination of choice for many Indian corporates doing business overseas, though historically other markets such as London and New York have also had close ties with India. With its highly developed and successful free market economy, low taxation, proximity to the Indian subcontinent, numerous direct flights and sizable Indian population, Singapore’s trade ties with India have flourished.

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Law schools  4 days ago

NLIU Bhopal investigates ‘challenging’ anonymous online ragging complaint

NLIU Bhopal is currently investigating complaints of ragging that were registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), purportedly by first year LLB students of the law school against their seniors, as first reported by the Express.

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Law schools  21 July 2017

NUJS finally constitutes 16-years-overdue review commission, 9 months after resolving to

NUJS Kolkata has finally constituted its 16-years-overdue review commission, nine months after former Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur signed a resolution to institute a judicial review of the law school.

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Private equity / VC  21 July 2017

AZB, NDA, Ropes, Simpson Thacher on $200m KKR PE in Radiant

"KKR, one of the largest PE investors in the world, signed a definitive agreement on Monday to invest $200 million for a 49% stake in Radiant Life Care," reported the Economic Times.

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Law firms  21 July 2017

BMR Legal on the verge of folding as only other partner Vishal Kalra set to resign, leaving behind founder Mukesh Butani

BMR Legal partner Vishal Kalra is set to leave the firm with his team of around 10 lawyers, once again leaving behind founding partner Mukesh Butani as the only partner in the firm.

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Competition Law  20 July 2017

Trilegal wins for Ola in Bangalore abuse of dominance case • LKS, Zerick, Som for others • CCI looks into platforms

Trilegal has represented Ola Cabs owners ANI Technologies before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against a complaint alleging abuse of a dominant position in Bangalore made by Meru cabs and Fast Track Call Cabs.

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