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7 deals in brief: Khaitan-CC on mammoth loan; JSA-AMSS-S&R luxury venture; Khaitan-Trilegal project; MMB cricket & more

All deals in one easy packageAll deals in one easy package

Khaitan-Trilegal inject $78m into Caparo Energy; JSA, Amarchand on LVMH luxury Genesis investment; Khaitan double teams with Clifford Chance on StanChart loan, AZB’s $1.4bn steel loan, plus sports, projects and Kolkata litigation.

Project finance: Khaitan & Co Mumbai partner Vaishali Sharma advised India Infrastructure Fund (IIF) investing $78m in long-standing Trilegal client Caparo Energy. Trilegal Delhi partner Charandeep Kaur advised the renewables company which sold compulsorily convertible preference and equity shares. [Hindu]

Private Equity: J Sagar Associates (JSA) Mumbai partner Akshay Chudasama, partner Manisha Kumar, senior associate Aditi Garg and associate Roopal Kulsrestha advised luxury conglomerate LVMH Group’s private equity arm L Capital Asia that bought a 25.5 per cent stake in Genesis Luxury Fashion, which was advised by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Tushar Mavani. The company, promoted by Sanjay Kapoor, markets and distributes luxury brands such as Jimmy Choo, Canali, Paul Smith and Bottega Veneta in India. S&R Associates partner Rajat Sethi and associates Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan and Radhika Iyer advised Henderson Equity Partners, which invested into the company in 2009. [VCCircle]

Finance: Khaitan & Co Mumbai partner Devidas Banerji and associate Ahana Sinha together with Clifford Chance London partner Ranbir Hunjan and associate Martin Menski advised Standard Chartered Bank on a $460m term loan facility to State Bank of India.

Sports: MMB Legal partner Mahesh Madan Bhat and associates Amrut Joshi, Ryan Locke and Ajay Prasad are advising Machdar Motorsports on the structuring of the I1 Super Series of car races of 14 races across seven cities, of which two will be in India (Chennai and Delhi). [ET]

Finance: AZB & Partners Mumbai partners Bahram Vakil and Kumarjit Ray advised lead consortium lender Bank of India, which issued a $1.4bn (Rs 6,150 crore) loan to JSW ISPAT Steel. [Mint]

Projects: HSA (Hemant Sahai Associates) was appointed legal advisor on the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project with partner Anjan Dasgupta in the lead as part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)-appointed consortium alongside KPMG, Arup and Consulting Engineering Services as members, according to an HSA press release.

IP litigation: Khaitan & Co Kolkata partner NG Khaitan advised Emami on its litigation against Piramal Healthcare, obtaining a favourable order for “disparagement of its products” ‘ZANDU’ and ‘MENTHO PLUS’ and restraining Piramal from airing a TV commercial in relation to the product ‘SARIDON’, according to a release from Khaitan & Co. The firm said that no other law firms were instructed in the dispute.

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Like +0 Object -0 Just Curious 10 Aug 11, 14:16
Hi Kian!!

How does this reporting system work?? Do the firms tell you what they have been doin and completing or is there some insider tip-off?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 10 Aug 11, 14:35
Hello Just Curious, these days it is a mix of press releases from firms that we receive and that we compile into our Deals in Brief column if interesting.

Larger cases and/or ones that are not press released we may cover in more detail. Those usually come from insider info or other contacts, sometimes off-the-record.

Hope this explains,
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