NLSIU Bangalore’s 2017-graduating batch placed 33 out of 53 participating recruitment coordination committee (RCC) members, out of a total batch of 81, on 2 April.
Samvad Partners promoted senior associate Natasha Mahajan to partner in Bangalore.
Tatva Legal partner Ekta Bahl has resigned the firm to join Samvad Partners to set up its Hyderabad office to extend “the reach of the firm to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas acted as Indian legal counsel to SunEdison Inc, which bought an Indian wind platform of Continuum Wind Energy, advised by BMR Legal, through acquisition of its Singapore holding company.
Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised IvyCap Trust Fund – I on its infusion into advertising technology and analytics start-up Sokrati Technologies which was advised by Samvad Partners.
Samvad Partners advised Bengaluru gaming firm Moonfrog Labs in raising $15m (Rs 94 crore) from Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital.
Samvad Partners advised venture capital firm Nexus Venture Partners on leading a $15m round of funding in Inasra Technologies – the company that owns hotel booking website Stayzilla.com. Inasra was advised by IndusLaw.
Samvad partners promoted senior associates Ashwini Vittalachar and Apurva Jayant to the partnership effective 1 April, taking its total number of partners to 9.
Samvad Partners advised Helion Venture Partners in investing Rs 35 crore ($5.7m) in ID Fresh Foods, which was advised by Economic Laws Practice (ELP).
Tatva Legal advised US-based technology company Brillio's subsidiary Brillio Technology in buying data analytics start up Ashley Marketelligent, which was advised by Samvad Partners.
Deals in briefRead on for the hottest M&As, fundraisings and financings of the fortnight.
Deals in BriefSome of the deals lawyers have been working on this month that we didn’t manage to cover separately.
Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised old client Mayfield Fund in its Rs 30 crore investment in Mumbai-based Securens Systems which was advised by Samvad Partners.
Samvad Partners advised Pune-based Novix Media Inc, the company behind video ad tech online platform AdSparx in the funding of Rs 3.5 crore ($600,000) in it by Indian Angel Network, Mumbai Angels and Delhi-based Growx Ventures Management.
Deals in BriefThe markets are picking up it looks like – here’s the round-up of what firms have been getting up to.
Samvad's newest partnersSamvad Partners has promoted senior associates Nivedita Nivargi and Neela Badami to its partnership in Bangalore, increasing the size of the firm to seven partners.
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.
Thomson Reuters, advised by Khaitan & Co, has bought Bangalore trading software company Omnesys, advised by Samvād Partners. AZB & Parters and Vaish Associates acted for minority investors.
AZB & Partners came out on top of a 2013 first-half-year league table released by corporate analytics company Venture Intelligence, recording 19 deals.
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