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15 May 2014
Corporate M&A

Nishith Desai Associates acted as Indian legal and tax counsel for Cognizant, which bought Atlanta-based digital video solutions company itaas, which was represented by P&A Associates.

Nishith Desai's Munich-based European operations head Ruchi Biyani, with partner Nishchal Joshipura and Singapore-based international tax head Mahesh Kumar, acted for the Indian IT giant, alongside US law firm Venable.

P&A, which used to have a best friend relationship with Jones Day several years ago, acted for itaas led by managing partner Anand Pathak, together with US law firm Morris Manning & Martin.

The deal value was not disclosed but itaas is estimated to have revenues of around $30-50m annually, wrote Mint in a detailed report, and is hoped to help Cognizant increase its US work from US telecoms and media companies.

14 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

11 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

11 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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

07 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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

03 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

01 April 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

31 March 2014
Corporate M&A

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

20 March 2014
Corporate M&A

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

13 March 2014
Corporate M&A

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

03 March 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

27 February 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

17 February 2014
Corporate M&A

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.

11 February 2014
Corporate M&A

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).

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