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Instructions: Phonebooth-Knockout: Neolegal-APC | Disney-Network18: Dhall | NHB: Dhir & more…

Package from Jan '13
Package from Jan '13
Deal highlights from Neolegal Associates, Dhir & Dhir Associates, Dhall Law Chambers, Chitale & Chitale, Ashok Purohit & Co, Khaitan & Co, and Wadia Ghandy

Litigation & competition

The Bombay high court ordered Sohail Maklai Entertainment (SME) - the producer of Bollywood film Knockout, to deposit Rs 1.5 crore ($275,760) with the court for copyright infringement of Hollywood producers 20th Century Fox’s movie Phonebooth. SME was also prohibited from exploiting Knockout in any manner whatsoever after 5 March 2013 [Mid-Day]

20th Century Fox: Neolegal Associates founding partner Xerxes Ranina assisted by Bhavna Shinde, Ravina Rajpal and Jahnvi Shah

SME: Ashok Purohit & Co founder Ashok Purohit


The Competition Commission of India approved the formation of IC Media Dsitribution Services – the 26:74 per cent joint venture of Disney group’s UTV Global Broadcasting (UGB) and Network 18 group’s IndiaCast [Mint]

UGB and IndiaCast: Dhall Law Chambers founder Vinod Dhall with associates Sonam Mathur and Kabya Chaharia  


Capital markets

India’s apex housing finance bank National Housing Bank (NHB) made a Rs 3,750 crore public issue of secured redeemable non-convertible tax free bonds. Kotak Investment Banking, Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, and SBI Capital Markets were the lead managers to the issue [Money Control]

NHB: Dhir & Dhir Associates managing partner Alok Dhir, partner Jay Cheema and principal associate Girish Rawat


Corporate / M&A

Japanese refrigeration company Hoshizaki Electric Co bought Western Refrigeration, which makes cold storage bottle showcases and stockers, via a private placement of 50.01 per cent of shares in January, which will eventually lead to a full acquisition [Reuters]

Hoshizaki: Khaitan & Co Mumbai partner Zakir Merchant assisted by partner Vaishali Sharma, with competition law counsel Avaantika Kakkar.

Western Refrigeration: Wadia Ghandy Mumbai partner Farnawaz Mistry


Finance & banking

HDFC Bank’s Bahrain Branch granted a term loan to finance the acquisition of BITS Pilani FZ LLC by Birla Institute of Technology and Science Company India

HDFC: Khaitan & Co Mumbai partner Shishir Mehta, Hadef & Partners partner Alan Rodgers on United Arab Emirates (UAE) law and TLT Solicitors partner Richard Mcbride on English law.

Moser Baer India obtained financial assistance from 14 corporate debt restructuring (CDR) lender banks for restructuring its existing facilities valued at 2,383 crore

CDR Lenders: Chitale & Chitale partners KA Sivaram and Abhishake Sinha


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