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High time: Luthra bulks up corp, PE strength with Trilegal counsel Vishwanath Pratap Singh as partner

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India’s top 30+ M&A firms of 2017: AZB, SAM top mergermarket rankings as CAM drops, Luthra takes bottom rungs

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Bloomberg vs Reuters M&A '17 league table special: AZB gains on S&R, SAM, CAM • Luthra nearly drops off

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Delhi HSA-breakaway Neeti Niyaman enters Mumbai with small office & HSA assoc partner Vaidehi Naik

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Law firms  26 October 2017

Kochhar Chennai partner Hufriz Wadia back to banking as AZB Mumbai counsel with Bahram

Kochhar & Co Chennai-based partner Hufriz Wadia has joined AZB & Partners as counsel in Mumbai on 16 October.

Law firms  26 October 2017

‘Ludicrous’: 94% of foreign firms don’t actually want to open an India office in an SEZ reveals survey, cast doubt on gov plans

In an online straw poll of foreign law firm India group partners we conducted, 15 out of 16 (94%) responded that opening an office in a special economic zone (SEZ) in India “would not be interesting for us under any circumstances”, casting doubt over the government's current seemingly preferred approach to liberalise the Indian legal market by starting with SEZs.

Law firms  26 October 2017

Start-up Singularity by ex-Nishith 2011-grad Prateek Bagaria aims to reinvent law firm universe with international focus

Former Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) consultant and 2011 GLC Mumbai graduate Prateek Bagaria has started up law firm Singularity Legal.

Law firms  26 October 2017

Kochhar hires Khaitan Bangalore leaver Abhilekh Verma

Former Khaitan & Co Bangalore partner Abhilekh Verma, whom we had reported as leaving in July, is joining Kochhar & Co as a senior partner according to a press release from the firm.

Capital Markets  24 October 2017

Khaitan, Luthra & Luthra, Ashurst, JSA advise Baring PE Asia-owned CMS Info Systems on $184m IPO

“Cash management company CMS Info Systems has filed preliminary papers with markets regulator Sebi to raise about Rs1,000-1,200 crore through its initial share-sale offering. The company’s initial public offer (IPO) is a pure offer for sale.” reported Livemint and Moneycontrol. CMS Info Systems, fully owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, provides cash management services, which include ATM services, and cash delivery and pick-up. Existing shareholders would sell 44.4 million equity shares, resulting in a 30% stake dilution on a post-issue basis.

Corporate M&A  24 October 2017

Link Legal for L&T on $80.6m sale of EWAC Alloys to UK based ESAB, opposite Gibson Dunn

Engineering giant, Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) has entered into a definitive agreement with UK-based subsidiary of Colfax Group, ESAB Holdings, to sell 100% stake of its wholly owned unlisted subsidiary EWAC Alloys, for a total consideration of Rs. 522 crores ($80.6m) as reported by Livemint & Moneycontol. The transaction is a part of L&T group’s strategy to divest from their non-core business and is expected to be completed within 60 days from the date of execution of the share purchase agreement.

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Law schools  24 October 2017

1/2 Kilo ganja found by police on 2 Nalsar students

Two Nalsar Hyderabad students were arrested for allegedly possessing 475gms of weed, reported the Deccan Chronicle.

Law firms  23 October 2017

Link Legal India Law Services promotes CLC '06 Milind Jha to partner

Link Legal India Law Services (LLILS) promoted re-hired associate partner Milind Jha to partner in its corporate and projects practice.

Law firms  16 October 2017

Bharucha merges with (TMT) Arthe into 12-partner Delhi-Mumbai powerhouse • Bharucha co-founder Vivek Vashi goes indie

Bharucha & Partners is merging with Arthe Law, the Delhi-headquartered firm created by the joining of hands in April between Abhishek Malhotra-founded TMT Law Practice and DPSA Legal, the disputes practice of former additional advocate general DP Singh.

Sponsored posts  14 October 2017

Rs 1 lakh international essay competition in memory of brilliant young corporate lawyer Reema Ray

Verus Associates presents the Inaugural Edition of the REEMA RAY PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW 2017 an international essay competition open to all undergraduate law students, scholars (completed bachelors in law & pursuing academia) and young practitioners/ in-house counsels (under 35 yrs of age) from around the world, with the best essay to be awarded with a prize of Rs 100,000.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  14 October 2017

Delhi judges condemn strikes but vow to ‘suffer in silence’, as billboard ‘shames’ lawyers who did their duty to represent clients, defied strike

A WhatsApp forward has been going around of a billboard in Tiz Hazari court with pictures of more than 40 lawyers who had allegedly appeared in court on Thursday and Friday (11 and 12 October) in defiance of Delhi bar associations' call for a lawyers' strike in the national capital.

Law firms  12 October 2017

CAM banking partner Niloufer Lam joins Mumbai shipping firm and fellow Links alum Zarir Bharucha at ZBA

Former Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas banking partner Niloufer Lam, who had left the firm amicably in April 2017, has joined the law firm ZBA as a partner.

11th NALSAR BR Sawhny Moot Court Competition 2017: LIVE BLOG
by BR Sawhny Moot Court Competition - Media

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 11th NALSAR BR Sawhny Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held from 13th to 15th October 2017. T... Read more

Capital Markets  21 August 2017

CAM, Khaitan, Clydes, Herbies win roles on record-blockbuster $1.75bn GIC IPO, largest in seven years since Coal [UPDATE-1]

“State-owned reinsurance company General Insurance Corp. of India (GIC) filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for its initial public offering (IPO). The IPO will see a total stake dilution of 14.22%, according to the DRHP available on the website of one of the investment banks managing the share sale,” reported Mint.

Corporate M&A  12 October 2017

Ex-Unilazer GC-VC-start-up Rajaram pivots • Grows to 7 with 2 partners • Assists Lenskart on $1m US vision with Gunderson Dettmer

Rajaram Legal advised and acted for Lenskart Solutions and was led by Mumbai-based founding partner Archana Rajaram and senior associate Prasad Subramanyan.

Capital Markets  11 October 2017

AZB, Shardul Amarchand, Squires on $305m Indiabulls Ventures rights issue

Indiabulls Ventures Ltd, the financial services arm of the Indiabulls Group, approved raising Rs 2,000 crore (USD 305 million) either through rights issue of shares, to meet the funding requirements and to support future growth of consumer finance and assets reconstruction businesses carried out by the Company, through its subsidiary companies, as reported by The Economic Times and Livemint

Law firms  11 October 2017

‘An exciting world out there’: Nihar Mody, long-time driving force behind Platinum Mumbai, retires aged 51

Nihar Mody, the co-founding partner of Platinum Partners and head of the Mumbai office, has retired at age 51 last week.

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