"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.

"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.

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.

"Trade financing company Vayana Network, which recently split from parent company Vayana (VPL), has raised $4 Million (about Rs 26 crore) from venture capital firms IDG Ventures India and Jungle Ventures," reported Indian CEO.

BMR Legal's best friend consultancy BMR Advisors will lose its corporate tax practice to Deloitte, and its M&A practice most likely to KPMG, reported Business Standard.

After national M&A head Shuva Mandal is set to join Tata Sons as group general counsel (GC) tomorrow (15 July), Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has appointed partner Raghubir Menon into the regional M&A head role.

Service tax law firm JK Mittal & Co's founder JK Mittal won an order in the Delhi high court exempting lawyers from government action in case of non-observance of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act 2017, reported News18.

“In a major setback to the US- based fast food chain McDonald's in India, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) today restored its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi as the Managing Director of Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd. The tribunal has said the meeting of Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd (CPRL) of August 6, 2013 in which Bakshi was removed as MD of the company was illegal, unjust and malafide,” reported the PTI.

P&C Legal, the Mumbai-based close friend alliance firm of Bangalore’s Poovayya & Co, has rebranded to become Jerome Merchant + Partners.

"GMR Goa International Airports Limited (GGIAL), subsdiary of GMR Airports has today, successfully executed a debt facility arrangement for the development of the greenfield project at Mopa in north Goa by signing a common loan agreement with Axis Bank. The bank will provide the company with Rs 1330 crore," reported the Economic Times. 

Karanjawala & Co added the founding partner Nishant Nigam and partner Anusuya Nigam of Delhi-based start up law firm Tryaksha Legal, as principal associates in its disputes and intellectual property (IP) practices.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar, as probably the first sitting CJI having been reported to do so, as far as we are aware, said at a function on Saturday (8 July) that legal market liberalisation should take place.

"After fighting for over three decades for a share in ancestral properties, three branches of the Singhania family told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they had amicably settled the dispute by honouring and implementing the decision of the arbitrator who had in 2008 divided the assets in three parts. 

The Vodafone-Idea mega-merger has gifted five Indian law firms a $10bn+ deal values in the first half of 2017 in league tables, according to data collated by analytics firm mergermarket.

"The initial public offer (IPO) of Eris Lifesciences was subscribed 3.27 times on the last day of the public offer and book running lead managers to the offer are Axis Capital, Citigroup Global Markets India and Credit Suisse Securities (India)," reported Economic Times.

"Online tutoring firm BYJU’s has announced the acquisition of TutorVista and Edurite from Pearson. It said these acquisitions will help it expand in newer markets as well as create a diverse product portfolio," reported Your Story.

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