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Another Induslaw tech start-up, PropTiger, grows up with $30m injection from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, again opposite AZB

One lawyer’s secret to making start-ups pay: Indus drives Olacabs to $210m SoftBank fundraising opposite AZB, MoFo

Olacabs: Another Indus start-up client starting to pay for itself?Olacabs: Another Indus start-up client starting to pay for itself?Induslaw advised online and app-based taxi booking service Olacabs in raising Rs 1281 crore ($210m) from SoftBank, which was advised by AZB & Partners and Morrison Foerster.

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

AZB Bangalore snares Majmudar infra head Prashanth Sabeshan

fccnnswifccnnswiMajmudar & Partners equity partner and infrastructure and projects practice head Prashanth Sabeshan left the firm today to join AZB & Partners as a partner next week.

Tata Steel’s $3.05bn loan financing draws in Links with TTA, JSA with slaughters

Linklaters and Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) advised the lending and underwriting banks on Tata Steel UK Holdings, which took a term loan and revolving credit facilities of $3.05bn to refinance its bank debt.

Linklaters London partner Narayan Iyer, who had rejoined Linklaters a year ago from TTA, and Singapore partner Philip Badge, and capital markets partner Kevin Wong and TTA partner Rahul Gulati acted for the banks.

JSA and Slaughter & May advised Tata.

The new financing structure consists of a five-year loan of a €370 million, a six-year revolving credit facility for working capital of £700 million and a seven-year loan of €1.8 billion, with more favourable terms and pricing relative to the earlier debt, reported Mint.

AZB latest firm to hire foreign competition lawyer for ‘global perspective’: Lands Australian Fadi Metanios

Feda MetaniosFeda MetaniosAZB & Partners has hired the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) former assistant director Fadi Metanios as a senior consultant in its Delhi competition team.

Breaking: Abhijit Joshi, AZB Mumbai’s first partner & CEO, quits for entrepreneurship

Abhijit JoshiAbhijit JoshiAZB & Partners senior partner and chief executive officer (CEO) Abhijit Joshi will leave by 15 November.

Wadia Ghandy partner Vijay Sureka joins AZB corporate as SA

SurekSurekWadia Ghandy partner Vijay Sureka joined AZB & Partners as a senior associate in Mumbai on 1 October.

JSA, AZB act on Dascher’s buy of Dascher India from Indian JV partner AFL

J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised German shipping and logistics provider Dachser in acquiring 50 per cent shares of Dachser India from its local joint venture partner the AFL Group which was advised by AZB & Partners.

JSA Bombay M&A partner Sandeep Mehta, senior associate Arup Pereira and associates Punita Gupta and Adil Ladha acted for Dachser. AZB Mumbai partner Abhijit Joshi, senior associate Anand Shah and associate Navroz Vakil acted for the AFL Group.

This deal was part of a larger transaction by which Dascher acquired AFL's stake in a separate JV in Thailand and majority stake in another venture in Bangladesh, according to VC Circle.

AZB, ELP act on DaVita’s buy in Express clinics

AZB & Partners advised dialysis service provider DaVita Healthcare Partners in buying 49 per cent stake in Express Clinics which was advised by Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

AZB Mumbai partner Alka Nalavadi and senior associates Percis Anklesaria, Vijay Manjrekar and Arvind Ramesh acted for Davita.

ELP Mumbai partner Sujjain Talwar, associate partner Vinayak Burman, senior associate Archana Khosla and associate Amoolya Narayan acted for Express and its existing shareholders Somerset and Lotus Management.

DaVita had entered the Indian subcontinent in 2011, acquiring a strategic stake in NEA backed NephroLife Care according to Deal Curry.

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

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

JSA, AZB act on Sterling’s $142m sale to Thomas Cook

J Sagar Associates advised Bay Capital Investment Managers and the promoters of Sterling Holiday Resorts India on selling Sterling for Rs 870 crore to the Prem Watsa-backed Thomas Cook India, which was advised by AZB & Partners.

JSA Mumbai partners Sandeep Mehta and Rajesh Pal and senior associate Malav Shah acted for Bay Capital and Sterling’s promoters. AZB partner Ashwin Ramanathan, senior associate Bhavi Sanghvi and associate Rinki Ganguli acted for Thomas Cook.

This is Thomas Cook India's second purchase after Ikya Human Solutions in February 2013 and marks its foray into the hospitality sector, reported the TOI.

AZB, Khaitan act on Japan-Pune Viscas-Sterlite JV

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.

AZB promotes Vaidhyanadhan Iyer to Mumbai partnership

Iyer: ThrilledIyer: ThrilledAZB & Partners in Mumbai has promoted Vaidhyanadhan Iyer to its partnership.

AZB with Adani in-house do Lanco’s $1bn Udupi Power station sale

CCI fines 14 top car makers Rs 2,554 cr, but where will battery of lawyers inevitably appeal to?

Big 5 & IndusLaw top private equity rankings by value, as AZB, ALMT did most deals

Winning: EverythingAZB & Partners came out on top of a 2014 first-half-year league table released by corporate analytics company Venture Intelligence, recording 22 deals worth more than $2bn.

AZB Delhi scoops ex-Luthra Madhu Mukherjee as cap markets partner after 1 year time-out

MukherjeMadhurima Mukherjee, who had left Luthra & Luthra a year ago, has joined AZB & Partners in Delhi as a capital markets partner, according to several authoritative sources.

AZB, Vinson Elkins on Airtel’s African tower sale for roughly $1bn

M&A league table H1 2014: AZB slips without mega deals as AMSS tops ahead of S&R, Luthra

Q1 M&A: In terrible shapeMergermarket Q1 M&A value leader AZB & Partners slipped to seventh spot in 2014’s half-yearly rankings, while Q1 ninth-ranked Amarchand made up the lag to top spot.

Trilegal, AZB, P&C on IFC and Bessemer's $10m PE in Nephro

AZB Delhi promotes 3: Abhinav Ashwin, Sachin Mehta, Shuchi Sinha

AZB partner Debashish Sankhari resigns for entrepreneurial ambitions

AZB & Partners Delhi partner Debashish Sankhari has resigned to look for a role which is “a mix of entrepreneurship and legal practice”, reported legal website Bar & Bench.

Sankhari graduated from NLSIU Bangalore and joined the advocacy group of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative for three years. He then worked with Vaish Associates as an associate, with Fox Mandal as a senior associate and joined AZB as a senior associate in 2007. He was made partner in 2012.

Desai Diwanji, Amarchand, AZB on $150m Warburg Pincus, Laurus Labs PE with Fidelity

Desai & Diwanji advised Fidelity Capital in the sale of its equity in Laurus Labs, which was advised by Amarchand Mangaldas, to Warburg Pincus which was advised by AZB & partners.

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