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Law firms  03 July 2017

Karanjawala promotes 10 to principal associate after half of previous batch now partners • New partner Sundd opens new office

Litigation specialists Karanjawala & Co has promoted 10 senior associate to principal associate level, raising the total principal associate ranks at the firm to 11.

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Law firms  03 July 2017

LexOrbis continues on lateral expansion path: Adds IP consultant CR Jacob in Bangalore

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.

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Capital Markets  03 July 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills, NDA, AZB on $80m Central Depository Services IPO

"The initial public offering of Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) received bids for 170 times the number of shares on sale, making it the most attractive IPO in nearly 12 years. The public offering of 24.83 million shares – excluding the anchor investors’ portion – got bids for nearly 52 million shares, stock-exchange data showed at the end of bidding on Wednesday. This translates into bids worth Rs 62,653 crore ($9.7 billion)," reported VC Circle.

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Law firms  30 June 2017

K Law adds shipping advocate Kumar Abhishek Singh as a partner from late maritime senior Venky

K Law has hired Kumar Abhishek Singh from Mumbai-based chambers Venky’s Chambers as an partner dealing with shipping, oil and gas, international trade and the defense of economic crimes.

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Law firms  30 June 2017

Majmudar promotes NLU-J’s Amrit Mehta to associate partner, Kritika Agarwal to principal

Majmudar & Partners has promoted Amrit Mehta to associate partner level in Mumbai.

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Litigation  30 June 2017

Cobrapost sting evidence not quite enough for anti-money laundering penalties on 15 banks: raft of firms and seniors defend bank appeals

The Prevention of Money Laundering appellate tribunal set aside penalties imposed on 15 banks, in 2013, by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for alleged failure to prevent money laundering as revealed in a purported expose by news media Cobrapost.

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Capital Markets  27 June 2017

All Tata: AZB [+ CAM] acts on Steel’s $587m sale of Motors shares to Sons [UDPATE-1]

Tata Steel on Friday sold its entire 2.9 per cent stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons through a block deal on the BSE. A block deal of 8.35 crore shares was executed at an average price of Rs 452.80 a share. At that price, the deal size stood at Rs 3,780.88 crore. Last week, the Tata group had said to reduce cross-holdings, Tata Sons, the holding company of the $103-billion Tata group, will acquire Tata Steel’s 2.85 per cent share in Tata Motors on or after June 23. After the stake buy, Tata Sons’ holding in Tata Motors will increase to 31.06 per cent from the current 28.2 per cent.

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Private equity / VC  30 June 2017

Link Legal, Themis, Luthra on $18m OneAssist fundraising from Sequoia, Lightspeed, Assurant and Moonstone

"OneAssist Consumer Solutions – which provides protection for credit cards, smartphones and payment cards in case of loss or theft – has raised Rs 118 crore ($18 million) in its series-C round of financing, as per documents filed with the Registrar of Companies. The round was led by existing investors Sequoia Capital India along with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and New York-based insurance provider Assurant. The round also marks the entry of new investor, UK-based Moonstone Investments," reported the Economic Times.

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Law firms  30 June 2017

ASA Law promotes 2 to partner

ASA Law Firm promoted disputes managing associates Abhishek Agrawal and Nitesh Jain to partner in its annual round of promotions.

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Law schools  30 June 2017

‘Freedom of choice’: NLSIU radically overhauls LLB course structure, following Nalsar, Oxford, Harvard, NUS into electives style

NLSIU Bangalore has converted several compulsory papers part of its LLB degree into elective papers, following Nalsar Hyderabad and top international universities such as Oxford, Harvard and NUS.

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Law firms  29 June 2017

7 new partner promos in Lakshmikumaran including one ex-IRS executive partner

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) made six new partners and one executive partner in its indirect tax, competition and international trade practices as part of its annual round of promotions.

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Law schools  28 June 2017

JGLS places 92 LLB Hons grads with firms, cos, advocates, research • CAM most enthusiastic

JGLS Sonepat has placed 92 out of 235 students graduating in its 5 year LLB class of 2017, revealed a break-down of figures for the course requested by Legally India.

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Corporate M&A  28 June 2017

PDS, DSK on La-Gajjar Machineries stake sale to Kirloskar Oil Engines

Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, manufacturers of diesel engines, gensets and agricultural pumpsets, have entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 76% in La-Gajjar Machineries Pvt. Ltd., the maker of Varuna and Raindrop brands of electric pumps, as reported by Livemint.

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