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Deals in BriefSome of the deals lawyers have been working on this month that we didn’t manage to cover separately.

Deals in BriefThe markets are picking up it looks like – here’s the round-up of what firms have been getting up to.

The rest of the week's deals in one packageLitigation, corporate, M&A, capital markets and private equity deals in brief from a cross-section of India’s top law firms.

image Deals round-up of more than a dozen recent instructions.

Christmas deals As year-end approaches and law firms send out a flood of press releases for the annual deals league tables, Legally India has wrapped up the most interesting ones in one tidy package.

DealsBig project M&A in the project space with Desai & Diwanji and Amarchand, while a project finance take-out scheme keeps Dhir busy.

image6 deals spanning private equity and high finance with Amarchand, AZB, Lexygen, Luthra, KSP, SNG…

Case, disposedDua Associates v Saikrishna in trademarks; PXV, Desai & Diwanji in PE.

Recent deal & case highlights: The Bombay high court ordered the producer of Bollywood film Knockout to pay Rs 1.5 crore ($275,760) for copyright infringement of 20th Century Fox’s Hollywood movie Phonebooth, represented by Neolegal Associates. Plus Khaitan, Wadia Ghandy, Dhir & Dhir and more...

We know what Desai & Diwanji, HSA Advocates, I&S Associates, AZB & Partners, Fox Mandal and KS Partners and others did this month.

M&A and financings from the last three weeks starring Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA), HSA Advocates, Khaitan & Co, Talwar Thakore & Associates, and Khaitan Sud & Partners.

imageAmarchand Mangaldas acts on a hoard of financings, while Luthra & Luthra sticks to the markets. Also in this deal round-up: JSA, Crawford, Tatva, AZB, Kochhar, Desai & Diwanji, Trilegal, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Jones Day, Allen & Overy, Milbank, and other foreign firms..

J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised online classifieds business Info Edge in its private equity investment, and German glass maker Gerresheimer Glas GmbH in its acquisition, for the second-time this year.

Info Edge invested Rs 5 crore ($9,06,455) for a 25 per cent stake in portal Happily Unmarried, while Gerresheimer bought a 75 per cent stake in Delhi-based pharmaceutical plastics-maker Triveni Polymers which was advised by Desai & Diwanji and BMR Advisors. Happily Unmarried was advised in-house.

JSA Gurgaon partner Rohitashwa Prasad with senior associate Abhishek Shinde acted for Info Edge, as they had done on its Rs 35 crore investment in Canvera Digital Technologies in September.

Mumbai partners Vikram Raghani and Anish Mashruwala, with senior associates Anand Lakra and associates Bir Bahadur S Sachar and Delna Aga acted for Gerresheimer, as they had in May on its 70 per cent acquisition in Neutral Glass, before Mashruwala was made partner.

Desai & Diwanji Delhi partner Amit Khansaheb and BMR Advisors associate Rohit Berry acted for Triveni Polymers.

Info Edge, which owns job portal Naukri and real estate portal 99 acres, has bought optional fully convertible cumulative redeemable preference shares of Happily Unmarried, to expand its online business through this website, according to Medianama

Gerresheimer is looking to double its revenues in emerging markets, like India, from EUR 100 million in 2010 to EUR 200 million in 2013, and achieved emerging market revenues of about EUR 140 million last year, according to Business Standard.


Nine of the biggest recent deals and cases. Click on to read who bagged them…

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