Baker & McKenzie

  • 04 November 2016

    Khaitan, Baker & McKenzie on $75m ECL Finance Masala Bonds sale

    "ECL Finance, a part of the Edelweiss group, has raised Rs 502 crore by selling masala or rupee-denominated bonds to overseas investors in its debut issuance of such securities. Sun Global Investments, London and Emirates NBD Bank, Dubai are the global coordinators and joint lead managers on the transaction,” reported the Economic Times.

  • 23 February 2016

    Khaitan, JSA, Bakers win CCI nod for RCom Sistema

  • 16 September 2015

    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.

  • 19 August 2015

    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.

  • 02 July 2015

    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.

  • 20 May 2015

    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.

  • 05 May 2014

    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).

  • 09 October 2012

    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.

  • 31 August 2012

    2 new Madras ASGs | No cases below Rs 1 cr for Bom HC | Mad. HC judge for Delhi CJ | BakerMacs: World’s biggest | Katju’s PCI to reg social media

    Madras HC gets more than one ASG for the first time as senior advocates G Masilamani, 72 and P Wilson, 45 get appointed as ASGs to succeed senior advocate M Ravindran. Masilamani was South India’s first appointed ASG in 1997-98, while Wilson is the youngest ASG of south India [TOI]

  • 17 May 2012

    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.

  • 04 May 2012

    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.

  • 13 February 2012

    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.

  • 24 May 2010

    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.
    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.

    Baker & McKenzie and Luthra & Luthra advised Abbott as US and domestic counsel respectively.

    Luthra & Luthra's team consisted of corporate partners Samir Dudhoria and Vikrant Kumar with senior associate Aparna Mittal while senior partner Mohit Saraf oversaw the deal.

    Baker & McKenzie Abbott relationship is Pablo Garcia-Moreno.

    While Crawford Bayley senior partner RA Shah advised Mumbai-based Piramal, Stephenson Harwood corporate partner Andrew Edge led the UK legal advice for the company.

    The Stephenson Harwood team also included corporate partner Duncan Stiles and IP partner Eifion Morris, assisted by corporate associate Becky Vernon.

    Both Edge and Stiles were former Ashurst partners, having joined in March 2010 and June 2009 respectively, with a brief to ramp up Stephenson Harwood's corporate practice.

    Edge was a corporate partner at Ashurst with a particular focus on Russia, having acted in particular for metal mining giant Rusal, while Stiles was the firm's US relationship partner.

    Edge said that although his main practice focus had not been India to date, he looked forward to focussing more on the country. "[Former senior partner] Sunil [Ghadia] and I have said that we need to sit down together and work out what might be the right way forward to combine me with the practice here," he said.

    Edge explained that he had acted on deals for Piramal while at Ashurst, such as on its takeover of one of Pfizer's UK manufacturing plants.

    The takeover of Piramal’s healthcare solution business will enable Abbott to emerge as the country’s top drug maker with a market size of 7 per cent.

    The deal involves an up-front cash payment of $2.12bn and four annual $400m payments starting 2011. Piramal Healthcare will use the proceeds for paying off debt and for business expansion including investments in new areas of growth.

    Abbott's latest acquisition follows Daiichi Sankyo's $5.4bn (Rs 25,000 crore) buy out of Ranbaxy in June last year and is the second-largest acquisition in India's pharmaceutical sector ever.
    Photo by blmurch
    In the second-largest deal ever in the Indian pharma industry
  • 05 March 2010

    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.
    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.

    Baker & McKenzie acted as international counsel to its long standing-client Abbott, which started last year in October to acquire Solvay, which was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

    As part of the global acquisition Luthra & Luthra and Thakker & Thakker have handled the Indian elements, which included due diligence of the target.

    Luthra & Luthra senior partner Mohit Saraf, partners Sundeep Dudeja and Aniket Sengupta, along with senior associate Shishir Vayttaden and associates Jitender Tanikella and Siddharth Shukla constituted the Indian team for Abbott for this transaction.

    Saraf said: “It was a very interesting and challenging transaction. We advised on every aspect of Indian law in relation to the global acquisition.”

    The acquisition of India-based entity Solvay Pharma's global parent companies triggered an indirect acquisition of the Indian company, which was made by an open offer valued at more than Rs 300 crore (€48m).

    Partners Vikas Srivastava and S R Patnaik also assisted the Luthra & Luthra team on the tax law side.

    Thakker & Thakker's Bijesh Thakker led for Solvay in India.

    The global integration of Abbott and Solvoy’s pharmaceuticals businesses will increase Abbott's presence in key global emerging markets with a large and complementary portfolio of pharmaceutical products.
    Photo by blmurch
  • 18 June 2009

    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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