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Instructions: Legasis in Bom HC disparage debut | Tata Motors arbit: MDP - Kanga | Del HC CONCUR: S&A | India Equity-Axiss Dental: Amarchand -Juris | JSM GGC-Inakaya: I&S | Everonn-Bharti: JSA | StanChart: AZB | Equis-DANS: HSA-Trilegal | Fidelity-Absolut

What did we miss? A great deal of goodness, that's what
What did we miss? A great deal of goodness, that's what

Legasis Partners, MDP & Partners, Kanga & Co, Singh & Associates, Amarchand Mangaldas, Juris Legal, I&S Associates, JSA, AZB, Trilegal, HSA and more activity in and outside the courts.

Litigation and arbitration

Indian multinational automaker Tata Motors won an arbitral award for a claim of Rs 28 crore against Gujarat State Fertilizers Company
Tata Motors: MDP & Partners partners Ashok Paranjpe and Leena Desai Padhye with associate Heta Shah, with senior counsel Shailesh Shah
Gujarat State Fertilizers Company: Kanga & Co, with senior counsel Milind Sathe

Indian container mailing and tracking service provider Container Corporation of India’s (CONCUR) order of termination of employment of a delinquent workman was upheld by the Delhi high court. The court clarified that when there was no dispute between CONCUR and the workman, the company was free to dismiss the workman from service under the Industrial Disputes Act
CONCUR: Singh & Associates founding partner Manoj K Singh and partner Nilava Bandopadhyay

Bombay high court heard its first ever case on the law of “disparagement” of a competitor’s commercial product, said Legasis. Leading Indian conglomerate Godrej won an ad interim injunction roughly a month ago against Mumbai-based FMCG Jyothy Laboratories, which was telecasting an advertisement showing its rival mosquito repellent Good Night as a product of inferior quality
Godrej: Legasis Partners associate partner Nishad Nadkarni, senior associates Ashutosh Sampat and Shailendra Bhandare, and associate Meghana Chandorkar , with senior counsel Virag Tulzapurkar and Aspi Chinoy
Jyothy Laboratories: senior advocates IM Chagla and Venkateh Dhond

Corporate/M&A and joint ventures

JSM GGC Restaurants, which is a group company of the exclusive franchisee of the Hard Rock Cafe, Shiro, and California Pizza Kitchen in India, bought Indian franchise rights of Japanese restaurant Inakaya
JSM GGC Restaurants: I&S Associates partner Bakhtiar Sunavala, and associates Srinivas Sankaran, Puja Shah and Tanisha Deshpande

Chennai-based education and training company Everonn Education and its promoters bought Sunil Mittal’s conglomerate Bharti’s education business Centum Education
Everonn and promoters: J Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Lalit Kumar and senior associate Sujoy Bhatia
Centum Education: Bharti in-house counsel

International investment bank Standard Chartered’s private equity arm SCPE (Mauritius) II bought more than 15 per cent equity in leading precision engineering firm Craftsman Automation for Rs 85 crore ($15m)
SCPE: AZB & Partners partner Varoon Chandra with associate Rinki Ganguli

Private Equity

Private equity firm India Equity Partners bought a majority stake in Indian multispeciality dental clinic Axiss Dental
India Equity Partners: Amarchand Mangaldas partner Ravindra Bandhakavi, senior associate Rahul Singh and associate Priyanka Sant
Axiss Dental: Juris Legal managing partner Rupin Pahwa

Singapore-based Asian energy and infrastructure PE fund Equis Asia Fund (EAF) bought a substantial stake in DANS Energy Consulting which has interests in two 194 MW North Indian hydropower producers
EAF: HSA Advocates partner Aparajit Bhattacharya, partner designate Harvinder Singh, and senior associate Sumedha Dutta, with Singapore law firm Rajah & Tann LLP partner Tracy Ang
DANS: Trilegal partner Yogesh Singh

Fidelity Growth Partners India, which is the India-focused PE arm of global asset management firm Fidelity Worldwide Investment funnelled Rs 111 crore ($20m) into data analytic services firm AbsolutData Research and Analytics Solutions
Fidelity Worldwide Investment: Trilegal Mumbai partner Harsh Pais with US law firms Goodwin Proctor and Schulte Roth & Zabel
AbsolutData: J Sagar Associates (JSA) Gurgaon partner Manvinder Singh and associate Tresa CJ

Project finance
Listed Indian cement major JK Cement (JKCL) financed Rs 5,500 crore ($98m) towards its own cement plants to be set up in the Fujairah Free Zone in the UAE
JKCL and the Fujairah plants: AZB & Partners Noida-based partner Yashwant Mathur

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