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J Sagar Associates’ (JSA) Bangalore office has advised Volvo Bus Corporation in the buy-out of a 30 per cent stake of its Indian joint venture from partner Jaico Automobile Engineering, which hired AKS Law Associates.

Amarchand Mangaldas has advised JSW Energy on its $422m (Rs 1,900 crore) acquisition of Canadian power company CIC Energy with a raft of international law firms.

german-flag_by-Julius DLA Piper’s new German hires and Khaitan & Co have advised photovoltaic company Gehrlicher Solar AG on its reported $5m+ joint venture with Indian green-tech company Greenforce Enviro, which was advised by Mumbai firm I&S Associates.

AZB & Partners and US firms Foley Lardner and Baker & Daniels have advised on the Rs 450 crore ($100m) acquisition of US hair product company Namasté Laboratories by Dabur India’s US unit company Dermoviva Skin Essentials Inc.

hot_steel DSK Legal and UK firm Stephenson Harwood have closed a Rs 1,000 crore ($219m) joint venture (JV) between JSW Steel and UK steel major Severfield this month.

The Mumbai offices of Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners have advised on the acquisition by India’s third-largest private sector bank Axis Bank of financial services businesses of Enam Securities Private Limited (Enam) for Rs 2,067 crore ($450m).

Listed Indian software services company Zensar Technologies has bought Dutch-American software company Akibia for $66m, advised by Khaitan & Co and US firms Greenberg Traurig and Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis.

image Phoenix Legal and Tatva Legal have advised on the global catering and onboard services provider Gategroup’s 74 per cent stake take-over of India’s leading airline catering company Skygourmet, which is valued at $92m.

AZB & Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi have advised on the world’s largest express shipping company FedEx’s acquisition of Indian logistics services provider AFL Private Limited and its subsidiary Unifreight.

Desai & Diwanji and UK international firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have jointly acted on Indian publicly listed Elecon Engineering’s acquisition of the UK’s Benzler-Radicon group of businesses for £18.4m and other global business arms.

pieMnA AZB & Partners has topped the mergermarket league table for the first three quarters of 2010 in a record year of M&A activity so far. The firm is followed in the rankings by Desai & Diwanji, Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co and newcomer Tatva Legal according to the total number of mandates.

Khaitan & Co and White & Case LLP have advised Indian-listed transmission tower manufacturer KEC International in its $ 95m acquisition of US-based SAE Towers Holdings LLC which was advised by Hogan Lovells LLP.

oberoi-trident-hotel_by_Humayunn_NA_PeerzaadaAZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co have assisted in Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Rs 1020 crore ($217m) buy today of a 14.12 per cent stake in the Oberoi hotel and resort chain owners.

Khaitan & Co and Majmudar & Co have advised French IT services group Atos Origin in its 100 per cent acquisition of Indian e-payments processing unit Venture Infotek Global for around $99m in order to set-up an integrated Hi-Tech Transactional Services (HTTS) company Atos Wordline in India.

Khaitan & Co and US firm Vinson & Elkins advised Reliance Industries (RIL) in its $1.7bn acquisition of a 40 per cent stake in Pennsylvania-based Atlas Energy in a joint venture for the development of 300,000-acres of natural gas deposits.   

television-old_by-A3RNishith Desai Associates (NDA) and J Sagar Associates (JSA) have inked a joint venture (JV) between Reliance Broadcast Network and US TV giant CBS Studios International respectively to pave the way for the creation of three new television channels and Reliance group’s foray into the television broadcasting industry.

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