Baker Mckenzie

Baker SA Faizal Latheef joins Kochhar Dubai partnership

u0rfmnrou0rfmnroFormer Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla senior associate Faizal Latheef joined Kochhar & Co as a partner in its Dubai corporate practice.

NLS emigree Pallavi Gopinath Aney to become Bakers partner from Linklaters Singapore

Former Linklaters Singapore managing associate Pallavi Gopinath Aney is set to join Baker & McKenzie as a partner, an authoritative source has confirmed to Legally India.

IPOs are HOT again: Cyril BLR, AZB Delhi do $165m Cafe Coffee Day IPO with BakerMacs

In a week that’s seen a raft of companies hitting the markets, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore partner Arjun Lall has scooped the mandate advising Cafe Coffee Day on its Rs 1,150 crore initial public offering (IPO), with AZB & Partners and Baker & McKenzie acting for the banks.

AZB Delhi partner Madhurima Mukherjee with senior associate Agnik Bhattacharyya and associate Namita Das acted for the global book running lead managers Kotak Mahindra Capital, Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley.

BakerMacs’ India head Ashok Lalwani handled the international elements of the deal.

Which are the most visible foreign firms in India? (Freshfields drops 8 in ranking, Davis Polk climbs 10)

Global legalGlobal legalLinklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie are the highest profile foreign law firms operating in India, according to the latest analysis of foreign law firms’ India businesses.

Allen & Overy opens office in Myanmar (!) before India

UK-headquartered magic circle firm Allen & Overy, which used to have a best friend relationship with Trilegal but gave up because it saw no prospect of the Indian legal market opening up, is set to open an office in Myanmar, which recently liberalised its economy, following Baker & McKenzie having announced an office in February and US firms Duane Morris and Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose opening in the traditionally protectionist Indian neighbour in late 2013, reported the American Lawyer (paywall).

Lalwani replaces Jacobs as Baker Macs India head

Ashok LalwaniBaker & McKenzie’s global India practice will be headed by the firm’s Singapore partner of 10 years Ashok K Lalwani effective this month, after David Jacobs, who was the India practice head since 2005, retired as the firm’s partner. Lalwani was already heading the firm’s Asia Pacific and US securities practice.

JSA snares S’pore Baker Macs SA Siddharth Wahi as of counsel

siddharth Wahi JSAsiddharth Wahi JSAFormer Baker & McKenzie Singapore senior associate Siddharth Wahi joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) Gurgaon as an of counsel to advise on energy and infrastructure projects.

Khaitan, Dua, Bakers on $250m nuclear ECB

Khaitan & Co advised public sector undertaking Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) in its external commercial borrowing (ECB) of Rs 1,343 crore ($250m) from State Bank of India, Singapore which was advised by Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow and Dua Associates.

BakerMacs Thailand SA Rupinder Malik joins JSA as partner

ThailandThailand Former Baker & McKenzie Thailand senior associate Rupinder Malik has joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) as a retained partner in Gurgaon on 1 February 2012.

Ashurst laterals bag Stephenson Harwood $3.7bn Abbott-Piramal buy alongside Crawford, Luthra

pills-by-blmurchpills-by-blmurchCrawford Bayley, Luthra & Luthra and Baker & McKenzie and Stephenson Harwood have advised on the $3.7bn takeover of Piramal Healthcare by US pharma major Abbott Laboratories.

Luthra, Thakker handle Indian leg of €5bn Abbott-Solvay global takeover

pills-by-blmurchpills-by-blmurchLuthra & Luthra has advised Abbott Laboratories in its 20 per cent open offer of the Indian subsidiary of Solvay Pharmaceuticals as part of the €5.2bn global acquisition of the Belgium-based pharma company.

Rio Tinto saves $1m legal fees with India outsourcing

mining_thumbmining_thumbAnglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has outsourced part of its legal work to 12 qualified Delhi lawyers, which has already saved the company $1m (Rs 5 crore) in little more than a month.

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