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Q1 M&A: In terrible shapeAZB, Trilegal and Luthra had the biggest reported deals in the first quarter of the year, which was a bit of a let down compared to the first quarter of 2014 but is looking up.

Vodafone: top up minutesAt least three domestic law firms acted on Vodafone UK’s buyout of Vodafone India shareholders to take full control over its Indian subsidiary for more than $1.6bn.

ToshibaIndian Law Partners (ILP) and Ashurst acted for Japanese Toshiba in its investment in Delhi-based clean water solutions provider company UEM India.

Ranbaxy Sun PharmaSun Pharma bought debt-ridden pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy for $4bn from Daiichi Sankyo.

Calvin KleinIndus Law advised textile and apparel retailer Arvind Brands, which bought 49 per cent of the Indian licensee of global fashion giant Calvin Klein (CK) for Rs 100 crore. J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised the previous licensee Premium Garments and Wholesale Trading.

TescoAZB & Partners acted for Tata’s subsidiaries Trent and Trent Hypermarket that entered into a joint venture with Anglo-global supermarket retail behemoth Tesco, which drafted in Trilegal.

Leapfrog Investment bought a Rs 174 crore ($29m) stake in IFMR Capital Finance, advised by Desai & Diwanji and Trilegal.

Trilegal and Japanese firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM) advised Japanese metal giant Hitachi Metals in buying a majority stake in two Vikas Group entities.

Phones in BombayAZB & Partners Mumbai is advising Loop Telecom, which is being acquired by Bharti Airtel that is handling the legal work in-house.

eBayJ Sagar Associates (JSA) Bangalore has bagged the mandate for global e-auction giant eBay, which took a $133.7m stake in Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, advised by IndusLaw.

Economic Laws Practice advised watches and jewellery retailer Titan in hatching a joint venture with luxury goods maker Montblanc International for single brand retail in India.

MuraliA law firm started seven months ago by a Kerala advocate and two ex-senior associates from Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal, have acted opposite J Sagar Associates (JSA) and DLA Piper to advise on the takeover of a Kerala-based vocational training company by a German services giant.

ydc0jzcmSeven years after advising India’s largest realtor DLF in its $250m buy of Aman resorts, Luthra & Luthra advised DLF in selling Aman back to its owner Adrian Zecha for $358m (Rs 1,600 crore).

The four firms advised on the National Stock Exchange’s acquisition of Computer Age Management Services, which is valued at up to Rs 1,500 crore.

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