Amarchand Mangaldas

AZB, Links for Temasek’s Rs 280 cr buy of Silicon Valley Bank with Amarchand & others

Amarchand to split in two firms on 1 April (but ET rumours of Bharucha-Shardul tie-up almost certainly false)

Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi and Mumbai regions, managed by brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff respectively, have agreed to split into two firms by 1 April 2015, confirmed three independent sources.

Amarchand, HSB, K&L Gates on US Par Pharma acquisition of Chennai ‘bioavailability, bioequivalence, pharmacokinetic’ labs

Amarchand Mangaldas and K&L Gates advised US-based Par Pharmaceuticals and its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary Par Formulations on its acquisition of Chennai-based Ethics Biolabs, which was advised by HSB Partners.

Amarchand Delhi partners Amit Kumar and Arvind Sharma, principal associate designate Janani Sekhar and senior associate Ananda Malhotra acted for Par Pharmaceuticals.

HSB partners TK Bhaskar and Varun Sriram with associate Anantha Krishnan Iyer acted for Ethics Biolabs and its selling promoters. Ethics conducts “bioavailability, bioequivalence, pharmacokinetic and clinical end point studies for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies”, started an Amarchand press release. The value of the deal, which closed on 14 January, was confidential.

The LI newsletter is finally back: Transparently challenged (Issue 123)

You may have noticed that Legally India's once-much-beloved newsletter of 122 issues had sadly been on a multi-year hiatus. Well, it’s back.

JSA, Amarchand, Wadia on $221m Nirlon share sale to GIC

Amarchand Mangaldas, Vaish on $852m UltraTech buy of JP cement plants

Mediation & Cyril Shroff affidavit deadline extended to Feb in Amarchand dispute

The deadline for filing the Bombay high court counter affidavit by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff to rebut his brother Shardul’s case has been extended for the second time to 20 February 2015.

The court-sanctioned mediation between the brothers has been extended too from its earlier closing date of 31 December 2014 to the end fo January, after a Bombay high court hearing yesterday.

Shardul Shroff in talks to open offices on brother's turf as mechanics of 2 Amarchands raised in mediation [Update-1]

Udwadia Udeshi Argus, Amarchand on $10m Telangana highway project sale

Cyril Shroff affidavit deadline extended to 31 December as mediation between Amarchand Mumbai-Delhi continues

Amarchand, AZB on Infosys founders’ $1.1bn block share sale

Amarchand Bom-Del-Chennai advise Warburg on record $200m jewelry investment oppos AZB

All that glitters does not bill (but it helps)All that glitters does not bill (but it helps)Amarchand Mangaldas together with Al Tamimi advised Warburg Pincus, which invested around Rs 1,200 crore for a 10 per cent stake in Kalyan Jewellers, advised by AZB & Partners.

Shroff vs Shroff decrypted & uploaded: 2 opposing sides, 4 key questions, 4 fascinating documents

Two sidesTwo sides It might lead to the break-up of India’s largest law firm, but Shroff vs Shroff doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve distilled it for you and shared the court documents.

Shardul Shroff vs brother in ET interview & tells (sorta) why he sued: ‘Preposterous suggestion’ that I influenced will

Breaking: Amarchand Mumbai brokers Kotak merger with ING Vysya Bank with AZB

Mumbai source: Post ‘black Tuesday’ Amarchand break-up now most likely outcome after Zia, Birla, Parekh failed mediation before

amarchand-delbomamarchand-delbom The dispute between Amarchand Mangaldas brothers would most likely result in a split of the firm into two separate entities, said an authoritative source with close knowledge of the Mumbai side of the dispute.

Vaish, Amarchand on $1.5bn Jaiprakash hydropower project sale to JSW

Vaish Associates advised Jaiprakash Power Ventures (JPVL) in selling its BASPA Hydro Electric Project and its Karcham Wangtoo project to JSW Energy for Rs 9,700 crore.

JSW Energy was advised by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partners L Viswanathan, Tushar Mavani and Ramanuj Kumar and senior associates Prateek Shroff and Abhimanyu Ghosh.

Vaish partner Bomi Daruwala, senior associates Yatin Narang and Shrinivas Sankaran and associates Tanya Sharma and Priyesh Sharma acted for JPVL.

The board of directors of JPVL approved the transfer of the 1391 MW projects into its subsidiary HBPC as a going concern through a scheme of arrangement which would would enable HBPC to be acquired by JSW Energy, reported The Hindu.

More to come? Cyril Shroff to file affidavit showing Shardul ‘deeply involved’ in making of mother’s controversial will [READ ORDER]

Cyril Shroff: To file affidavitSenior counsel Iqbal Chagla told the Bombay high court in his closing remarks that his client Cyril Shroff would be filing an affidavit showing the “deep involvement” of his brother in the will.

After gloves came off in Bombay HC Shroff vs Shroff, Amarchand brothers agree to mediate with Salve, Justice Srikrishna, Kampani

Shroff family firm turns family feud Live from Bombay high court court room number 10 today, before Justice RD Dhanuka.

Breaking: Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff sues brother Cyril in Bombay HC [UPDATE-5]

Shardul Shroff, Cyril ShroffAmarchand Mangaldas Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff has filed legal action in the Bombay high court against his brother and Mumbai-region managing partner Cyril Shroff.

Amarchand’s Abhimanyu Bhattacharya joins Khaitan after only 4 months garden leave

Abhimanyu BhattacharyaAmarchand Mangaldas partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya, who resigned in July, has now joined Khaitan & Co as expected and as first reported by Legally India at the time.

In 2016, Amarchand to mull offices in Singapore, HK, London, Dubai or NY: Shardul Shroff

In an interview to UK legal magazine Legal Week, headlined as “Amarchand sizes up options for first international base as India's unlevel playing field continues to frustrate”, Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff said that the firm was thinking about opening an office abroad.

He told Legal Week:

“Singapore [is the strongest contender] because its links with India are quite strong… Singapore enables clients to service the whole of the ASEAN market… But it could be Hong Kong, London, Dubai or New York – it depends on what 2016 looks like. It also depends where clients need us…

“It would have to be an office of significance, not just a representative office where you receive the mail… We want to do it properly. We also don't want to disturb our international relationships with global law firms – we want to preserve these. But equally we want to provide Indian expertise that is relevant to the international market. We want to be present in markets where the local Indian situation becomes relevant; approaching the clients on their doorstep rather than expecting them to come to India…

“There are firms that have gone to China or Singapore but their offices are small and not significant enough to make a statement on behalf of Indian lawyers.”

Full article behind paywall at Legal Week [with free 2 week trial sign-up]

Amarchand Delhi acts for Sumitomo on Rs 200 cr buy of Kochhar-client Carzonrent

Amarchand Mangaldas together with Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune advised Sumitomo Corporation Japan, with Amarchand also advising SMAS Auto Leasing India on acquiring the auto leasing business of New Delhi-based Carzonrent, which was advised by Kochhar & Co. The acquisition was for Rs 200 crore, as reported by the Times of India.

Amarchand Delhi partner Puja Sondhi, principal associate Ramanuj Gopalan, senior associate Sushrut Biswal and associate Vasudha Sharma acted for Sumitomo and SMAS. Kochhar Delhi partner Niti Paul, senior associate Maureen Z Ralte and associate Akshit Kapoor acted for Carzonrent. [Correction: The first published story had the wrong first name for Kapoor. The error is regretted.]

SMAS, a Japanese automobile joint venture, enters the Indian market through this deal, reported Mint.

SEBI pummels DLF & directors, rep’d by Dwarkadas, Shroff, Sundaresan, after mendacious IPO under 5 top law firms

DLF: No More CMSEBI has banned real estate giant DLF and six managers from the capital markets for three years after a finding of fraud.

AZB catches up to Amarchand, Luthra in Q3 M&A rankings as US firms lead over UK abroad

Amarchand Mangaldas maintained its top spot in intelligence provider mergermarket’s M&A league rankings this quarter.

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