Bharti Airtel is buying the Indian telecoms assets of Norwegian telecoms major Telenor in a deal that’s estimated at Rs 6,800 to Rs 7,000 crore, including debts of Rs 1,500 crore, according to Moneycontrol.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) is understood to be hiring AZB & Partners corporate partner Rishi Gautam, who had joined the firm in 2014 from Clifford Chance and a short stint at Amazon, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai retained partner Zerick Dastur has left the firm to set up his own counsel practice, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has topped the mergermarket value league table of international law firms that advised on M&A deals in the record 2016 calendar year.

_J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi projects equity partners Sumanto Basu_ and Pallavi Bedi will be leaving the firm by 31 March 2017.

"Paris-based global toll roads concession and construction company Vinci has taken an unspecified strategic stake in TollPlus, the Phoenix-based developer of electronic toll collection systems, through its Vinci Highways US subsidiary,” reported ITS International.

Vivek Daswaney, who had merged his independent firm V Law into DH Law Associates two years ago, has joined IndusLaw as Mumbai partner with his team of five, taking it to 17 partners and over 100 associates in four offices.

Infosys, beleaguered by speculation over boardroom disagreements, internal governance surrounding CEO compensation, severance pay, appointments of independent directors, visas and a difficult business environment, has appointed Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas to help it settle ongoing disputes and disagreements between the company’s bosses and various shareholders, as reported by The Hindu Business Line and others.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London-based partner and India practice head Pratap Amin has retired from the firm and is in the process of deciding whether to go independent as a consultant or joining a UK or Indian company in-house.

Scoop: Khaitan & Co has poached Luthra & Luthra managing associate Nawneet Vibhaw as an associate partner in Delhi, where he will continue specialising full-time on environmental law as he had been doing at Luthra.

“Private equity (PE) firm Warburg Pincus said in a statement that it has bought a 14% stake in PVR Ltd, India’s largest multiplex chain, for Rs820 crore through an open market transaction.

According to a Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas press release, it “will be India's first law firm to deploy such a technology, hence enhancing its delivery model to provide certain legal services more efficiently, quickly and accurately to its clients”, having signed up with a Canada-based machine learning legal software company.

The Society of Indian Law Firms (Silf) reportedly passed a resolution yesterday opposing the government’s notification that might have been intended to pave the way for foreign law firms to operate in special economic zones (SEZs).

Kochhar & Co has forced the makers of the Jolly LLB 2 to partially back down over its allegedly disparaging use of Bata in a trailer and scene, which we had first reported on 22 December 2016.

IP firm LexOrbis has hired former Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) technical member patents DPS Parmar as a senior consultant in its IPAB practice group.

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