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Overview of the Funds Regimes in India

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Germany’s new anti-money laundering transparency register: What needs to be done?

Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Germany

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Cloud Computing – Legal and Policy Perspectives

Public M&A in Switzerland

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The int’l IPO cap markets 2017: league table rewritten as talent scatters, give glimpse into domestic alliances: Sidleys ahead of Herbies, Clydes friendly with CAM

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Guj HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt of prior orders, rages: ‘No one is above law’

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Anand Desai interview: DSK plans big growth • Hires ex-CAMmer Padmini Rathore as CEO • To convert from eat-and-kill after two-year equity freeze

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NUJS students RTI admin’s alleged burial of first-ever university review report, receive no response

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Unprecedented crisis sparks luminary press for lawyers to take judicial appointments mandate away from judiciary

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5 Indians make top 15 ranking of Asia’s hardest-working M&A partners (try nearly a deal per fortnight, natch)

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Liberalisation case closed: Foreign lawyers finally more cautious • LCIA argued for allowing foreigners to arbitrate here • BCI says no (again)

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In-house counsel  23 November 2017

Coca Cola GC Devdas Baliga takes over as GC of Horlicks maker GSK, Ish Bali now Coca Cola GC

Former vice president legal at The Coca Cola Company Devdas Baliga has joined GlaxoSmithKline company GSK Consumer Healthcare as its executive vice president legal for the India subcontinent.

Finance  20 November 2017

Argus, Dhaval Vussonji assist KKR India Asset Finance on $19m loan to Omkar

KKR India Financial Services, Indian non-banking financial company of US private equity firm KKR & Co, has extended debt of Rs 125 crore (USD 19 million) through a three-year credit facility to Accord Builders, a part of the Mumbai-based Omkar Realtors group, as reported by The Economic Times & Mint. The funds are to be utilised for construction and development of two residential projects in Mumbai.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  21 November 2017

Lawyer aggregator websites ban? Of fake news & the perennial confusion around whether lawyers can (and do) advertise

Indian lawyers listing their profiles on a number of websites, apps and aggregators are guilty of “surrogate advertising”, Bhasin & Co managing partner Lalit Bhasin told the Hindustan Times in an article headlined “Law firms’ body seeks ban on apps, websites offering legal services”, with a nutgraf of “The Bar Council says the practice is equivalent to surrogate advertising”.

Law firms  21 November 2017

Pamasis Law merges with good Mumbai friend Aditya Chopra, becomes PSL • Targets Chandigarh, Ahmedabad next

Pamasis merges with SanAd Legal to form PSLPamasis Law Chambers and SanAd Legal have merged to form the 5-partner, 20-lawyer Delhi and Mumbai based law firm PSL.

Capital Markets  20 November 2017

CAM, SAM, Sidleys advise on $155m Indian Energy Exchange IPO

“The Rs 1,001 crore initial public offer has received good response from investors, with the issue getting oversubscribed 2.28 times. It was the first IPO by a power exchange in the country.”, reported Moneycontrol. IEX is India’s premier power trading platform and provides an automated platform for physical delivery of electricity, enables efficient price discovery and offers participants the opportunity to trade in a variety of energy products. The issue opened for subscription during October 9-11, with a price band of Rs 1,645-1,650 per share and debuted on the bourses on October 23rd.

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In-house counsel  20 November 2017

Ex-JSA partner Nitin Banerjee vacates Vodafone for GC, excom role at Cairn India post-Vidyut Gulati

Former Vodafone senior vice president legal Nitin Banerjee has joined Indian energy major Cairn Oil & Gas to replace Vidyut Gulati as its group general counsel (GC), as first reported by PTI.

In-house counsel  17 November 2017

Ex-ELP TMT head Jyoti Pawar follows Gopi Krishnan in Infosys deputy GC role

Former Economic Laws Practice (ELP) partner and practice head Jyoti Pawar, who went independent last year, has joined Infosys to succeed Gopi Krishnan as deputy general counsel.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  17 November 2017

Ex-LCIA India registrar Ajay Thomas joins ICC India arbitration group as vice-chair, alongside Ciccu

Following the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) India shutting its India operations in April 2016, its former registrar Ajay Thomas has moved to LCIA rival, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration (ICA) in a part-time role.

Capital Markets  17 November 2017

Sidleys, Luthra, CAM advise on Godrej Agrovet’s $180m IPO

“The Rs 1,157-crore initial public offer (IPO) of Godrej Agrovet (GAVL) was subscribed 51.84 times times on the final day of bidding process”, reported The Economic Times. GAVL is a diversified, research & development focused agri-business company with operations across five business verticals of animal feed, crop protection, oil palm, dairy, and poultry and processed foods. The initial public offering opened for subscription on October 4th and closed on October 6th, with a price band of Rs 450-460 per share.

Law schools  17 November 2017

NLIU students celebrate ‘milestone’ after director leaves, hail CJ as their 'saviour', university returns to 'tranquility'

NLIU Bhopal students are celebrating their week-long protest's first “milestone” after it resulted in director Prof SS Singh going on voluntary leave, according to a press note released on the protest's Facebook page.

Law firms  16 November 2017

11 myths against foreign law firm entry countered (as presented at INBA-Ministry liberalisation conference)

On Saturday, 11 November, the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) had held the “Bar Leadership Summit on Reforms in the Indian Legal Sector” conference to discuss the future and liberalisation of the legal profession, and to bring together leaders of the bar and the government.

Law firms  16 November 2017

Penningtons, ex-Fox-London head Ajit Mishra joins Rosenblatt Solicitors as India head

UK firm Penningtons Manches LLP India group co-head Ajit Mishra, has joined London-based Rosenblatt Solicitors as the head of its India group.

Law schools  15 November 2017

NLIU director SS Singh resigns • One week of successful student protests wind down • HC appoints registrar + inquiry

NLIU Bhopal director Prof SS Singh has resigned after a full week of students’ boycott of classes, sitting out at the university gates to peacefully protest alleged administrative apathy.

In-house counsel  15 November 2017

Desai Diwanji Delhi partner Raghav Mathur exits for Dubai hospital in-house

Former Desai & Diwanji (D&D) Delhi partner Raghav Mathur has gone in-house with Dubai-based super speciality hospital NMC Healthcare in its corporate M&A legal team.

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