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Instructions: Hershey choc: Amarchand-Trilegal | Earth Water: DSK-NDA | NDTV double cricket | IFC-Equitas: AZB-Vichar | E-payments: Universal-Dua & more…

Top deals, all in one
Top deals, all in one

Trilegal, Amarchand Mangaldas, Singh & Singh, Link Legal, AZB & Partners, Vichar Partners, Universal Legal, Dua Associates, DSK Legal, White & Case, Nishith Desai & Associates, Desai & Diwanji, and more in the latest top instructions for law firms and lawyers…

Corporate/M&A and joint ventures

Indonesia-based global synthetics major Indo Rama entered into the renewable energy sector after its subsidiary, power producer Indo Rama Renewables Jath bought 15 wind turbines worth 30 MW from global wind-power major Gamesa
Indo Rama: Trilegal co-founding partner Akshay Jaitly with counsel Avirup Nag and associate Aditi Aloke
Gamesa: In-house counsel Divya Rajasekharan

Leading Indian oleochemicals maker Godrej Industries, A. Mahendran and four members of the Godrej family sold their entire stake, constituting 49% in Godrej Hershey Limited (a joint venture between Godrej and Hershey), to leading North American chocolate maker Hershey for Rs 80 crore
Godrej Industries: Trilegal partner Amit Tambe with counsel Aninda Pal and associate Kaushik Rajan
Hershey: Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Ashish Jejurkar with associate Abhinav Surana

Indian construction company Era Infra Engineering formed a joint venture with Qatar-based diversified contractor Almuftah called Almuftah-Era. The JV is eyeing a $1.4bn infrastructure business in preparations for FIFA world cup 2022
Era Infra Engineering: Singh & Associates founding partner Manoj K Singh with managing partner Daizy Chawla

News channel network NDTV launched the University Cricket League and the University Hockey League to support university cricket and hockey in an alliance agreement with the Association of Indian Universities and an organising committee chaired by the ministry for human resource development
NDTV: Link Legal managing partner Atul Sharma, partner Ajay Sawhney and senior associate Milind Jha

Private equity and venture capital

Venture funds CLSA Capital Partners, Bellwether Microfinance Fund, India Financial Inclusion Fund, MVH SPA in Italy, and Microventures Investments (SICAR) in Luxembourg (“Investors”), with International Finance Corporation and other investors bought shares of Rs 140 crore in Chennai-based microfinance company Equitas Holdings
Investors: Trilegal Mumbai partner Sridhar Gorthi, with counsel Nidhi Khadria, and associates Tejal Velambath and Prajna Mohapatra
International Finance Corporation: AZB & Partners Delhi partner Gautam Saha, with Purva Chadha
Equitas Holdings: Vichar Partners partner Aarthi Sivanandh and associate Lavanya Kirthivasan


Indo-Dutch social investment fund Aavishkaar Goodwell invested $4mn in payment solutions company Electronic Payment and Services
Aavishkaar Goodwell: Universal Legal partner Kavitha Vijay and senior associate Bhavana Alexander
Electronic Payment and Services: Dua Associates Mumbai partner Vinod Joseph and senior associate Sugandha Kamal

CLSA Partners invested $15mn in Fontus Water which is a group company of leading wastewater management company Earth Water Group
Earth Water Group: DSK Legal Mumbai partner Narendra Dingankar and senior manager Rishabh Mastaram with associate Mayank Mehta
CLSA Partners: White & Case Singapore and Nishith Desai & Associates

Global investment firm Norwest Venture Partners invested $5mn in IT process automation company Appnomics Systems
Norwest Venture Partners: Trilegal partner Kosturi Ghosh with associates Wiseroy Damodaran and Shyaam Nagarajan

Agri-tech supporting venture fund Omnivore Capital bought 26 per cent equity in Rajkot-based agri-equipment maker Khedut Agro Engineering
Omnivore Capital and Khedut Agro: Desai & Diwanji Mumbai associate partner Sidhharth Mody with senior associate Sonal Rangnekar and associates Farida Dholkawala and Minaz Lokhandwala


Spice Jet airlines was ordered by a Delhi Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal to pay Rs 4 lakh in compensation to the widow and son of a victim of the airline’s negligence
Widow and son: Delhi advocate Ashwarya Sinha

NDTV was injuncted by ESPN that has the broadcasting rights in the ICC T20 world cup cricket matches, before the Delhi high court.
NDTV: Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi
ESPN & ICC: Amit Sibal

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