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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: EverythingWinning: 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

MukherjeMukherjeMadhurima 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 shapeQ1 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.

Amarchand for Adanis opposite AZB in $930m Dhamra port sale

Revealed: How long does it take to make partner in India’s top law firms?

Magic Eight ballAnswer: It depends (but nine is magic number)

AZB, Desai & Diwanji act on Rs 250 cr buy, open offer of diving company

AZB cap markets partner Meera Singh leaves, to continue on ad hoc flexitime

AZB & Partners Delhi partner and capital markets practice head Meera Singh has resigned the firm, according to Bar & Bench. Singh told the website that she was leaving for personal reasons and would continue to work flexibly with the firm on individual assignments.

Delhi managing partner Ajay Bahl also confirmed her move, saying that she would continue to be a "valued colleague and a dear friend" to him and others at the firm. She had been at Bahl's firm since 2001, having worked at New Delhi Law Offices for seven years after graduating from Campus Law Centre. [Bar & Bench]

Yesterday Legally India reported that Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner Vibhava Sawant had left the firm for personal reasons, and last year, Luthra capital markets head Madhurima Mukherjee left the firm.

NUJS 2015 Day Zero: 26 accepted jobs, 5 foreign firm opportunities

NUJS KolkataNUJS Kolkata’s 2015 graduating batch has accepted 27 job offers across seven firms with a mix of 16 so-called Day Zero offers made after interviews on campus on April 16 and 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after internships to students.

M&A league table: AZB, Trilegal, Luthra on top of meek start to 2014 but more to come...

Q1 M&A: In terrible shapeAZB, Trilegal and Luthra had the biggest reported deals in the first quarter of the year, which was a bit of a let down compared to the first quarter of 2014 but is looking up.

Rs 10,000 cr: Amarchand, S&R reprise roles to sell off rest of Vodafone with AZB from Piramal, Analjit

Vodafone: top up minutesAt least three domestic law firms acted on Vodafone UK’s buyout of Vodafone India shareholders to take full control over its Indian subsidiary for more than $1.6bn.

AZB promotes Bhavi Sanghvi to partner

One promo’d in Mumbai.

Trilegal bags Tesco-Tata-Trent supermarket JV mandate opposite AZB

TescoAZB & Partners acted for Tata’s subsidiaries Trent and Trent Hypermarket that entered into a joint venture with Anglo-global supermarket retail behemoth Tesco, which drafted in Trilegal.

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