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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 ballMagic 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 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 shapeQ1 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 minutesVodafone: 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

TescoTescoAZB & 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.

SAs, partners from AZB, HSA, JSA, Luthra, Zeus IP start up Delhi firm

Five lawyers from HSA Advocates, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra, AZB & Partners and Zeus IP have started Delhi firm Jupiter Law Partners.

16 of India’s hottest deals, cases: HUGE-SUPER-MEGA power FDI | Japan taps India again | Kolhapur toll busted | more...

The rest of the week's deals in one packageLitigation, corporate, M&A, capital markets and private equity deals in brief from a cross-section of India’s top law firms.

AZB Mumbai bags Loop telco mandate in Airtel’s $100m+ acquisition

Phones in BombayAZB & Partners Mumbai is advising Loop Telecom, which is being acquired by Bharti Airtel that is handling the legal work in-house.

ELP, AZB ink Montblanc-Titan single brand India JV

Economic Laws Practice advised watches and jewellery retailer Titan in hatching a joint venture with luxury goods maker Montblanc International for single brand retail in India.

Wilmar $200m Renuka Sugars buy: NDA bags buyer mandate opposite Crawford Bayley, AZB

Women make up only 15% of senior law firm lawyers: Amarchand & banking with most female heavy-hitters; JSA, Trilegal & projects the fewest

Women not on topAmarchand Mangaldas emerged as the large law firm with the highest ratio of female lawyers ranked by the 2014 Chambers and Partners lawyer directory, while J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal came lowest with as few as 6 per cent of senior female lawyers.

Chambers directory picks 14 young partners & associates as up-and-comers; Amarchand, AZB, JSA win most overall citatations

Stars14 Indian law firm partners and senior associates will be named as “up and comers” and “associates to watch” in legal directory Chambers and Partners’ yet-to-be released Asia Pacific 2014 guide.

Amarchand tops dealogic projects league table again ahead Luthra & AZB, & newcomer Desai & D

Amarchand Mangaldas maintained status quo as project finance leader for the third year running and reported a greater overall deal revenue since last year, according to data provider dealogic’s year end table for 2013.

Amarchand, AZB at the top of middling M&A year

Bigger diet balanced by smaller slicesDeal counts set new records while deal sizes didn’t reflect the count, indicating that all firms are taking the middling deal route to bring in the dough.

Gibson Dunn promotes ex-AZB Priya Mehra to of counsel

Former AZB & Partners senior associate and ex-Jones Day lawyer Priya Mehra was promoted to of counsel at US law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Singapore office, effective January 2014.

Mehra is part of the firm’s India practice which was also strengthened by former AZB senior associate Bharat Vansh Bahadur in 2013, according to a press release from the firm.

Mehra, who obtained an LLB in 2002 from Delhi University and joined AZB until 2007, worked at Jones Day Singapore before joining Gibson Dunn in 2008. She is dual qualified to practice in India and England & Wales.

“Ms. Mehra has an extensive background working in the Indian markets and her experience includes advising foreign investors in formation of joint ventures in India and/or acquiring stakes in Indian companies; advising private equity investors on the most viable investment options in India vis-à-vis foreign investment guidelines; advising Indian companies in forming joint ventures and acquiring stakes in overseas companies; and advising Indian and foreign investors in acquiring government equity in public sector undertakings, including advice on key issues related to status of government companies and implications of change in status,” stated the release.

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