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Vaish Associates Advocates and Hyderabad-based law firm Harish Kumar & Associates have advised on French company De Dietrich Process Systems’ acquisition of Nile Limited’s glass-lined equipment and pressure vessels division business for Rs 58.5 crore in a slump sale.

Amarchand Mangaldas and Wadia Ghandy have advised on the latest $131m private equity (PE) funding of GMR Airports by PE firms Standard Chartered and JM Financial-Old Lane adding on to $200m raised from other PE funds in March this year.

image Exclusive: DSK Legal managing partner Anand Desai is defending Aamir Khan’s latest box office bonanza Delhi Belly against a raft of obscenity claims, of which only one has so far been served on the producer.

Amarchand Mangaldas, French law firm Landwell & Associés and JDS Lawchambers have advised on Singapore-based Jacobs Engineering Group’s acquisition of India-incorporated Consulting Engineering Services (CES).

Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas and Phoenix Legal have advised on private equity firm India Property Fund’s buyout of 49 per cent stake in developers Ramprastha Group’s housing project Skyz for Rs 120 crore.

MnA-pie_lrg Desai & Diwanji has advised on the most M&A mandates in the first half of the 2011 calendar year, with AZB & Partners having advised on far fewer deals than last year but still topping the mergermarket league table by value of transactions closely followed by Talwar Thakore Associates.

Vaish Associates has advised on IFCI Venture Capital Funds’ Rs 30 crore ($6.75m) private equity investment in Delhi-based consumer durable goods company Amber Enterprises.

Khaitan & Co has advised the Welspun Group, which has attracted up to $494m (Rs 2,250 crore) of private equity (PE) money from Apollo Global Management advised by Amarchand Mangaldas.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Hogan Lovells have advised software research and development (R&D) services leader GlobalLogic on its acquisition of product and content engineering company Rofous Software.

Khaitan & Co has advised Yes Bank on granting of Rs 84 crore rupee term loan facility to Integrated Coal Mining for the development and setting up of a 9MW solar photovoltaic plant in Kutch region of Gujarat.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Rajani Associates have advised on glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain’s acquisition of Sezal Glass's float glass unit in a slump sale for a reported sum of Rs 686 crore.

Desai & Diwanji has advised Wadia group-owned budget airline GoAir on the company’s acquisition of 72 Airbus 320 NEO Aircraft for $7.2bn.

SNG & Partners Delhi, Desai & Diwanji and Bharat Forge’s in-house team structured the joint venture (JV) between Bharat Forge and engineering company David Brown Systems to produce gearboxes and transmissions.

image Khaitan & Co represented ATM outsourcing company AGS Transact Technologies in its successful bid to raise Rs 145 crore ($32m) in private equity funds from investment firm TPG growth, which drafted in AZB Partners and Milbank Tweed.

image SNG & Partners, Trilegal, Boston-based Rich May and Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez have advised on Spanish Grupo T-Solar Global’s investment into Astonfield Renewable Resources heralding a strategic partnership to finance, operate and develop 200MW of solar power plants in India.

ICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-Mumbai Amarchand Mangaldas, Latham & Watkins and Middle East law firm Al Tamimi & Company have advised India’s largest private sector bank ICICI Bank on issuing $1bn (Rs 4,470 crore) of international bonds through five-and-a-half year fixed rate notes.

Talwar Thakore and Associates (TTA), Linklaters, Wadia Ghandy & Co, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Simmons & Simmons have advised on British company Serco’s acquisition of Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) Intelenet for $634m marking private equity (PE) firm Blackstone’s exit from the BPO.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) has advised US-based spice manufacturer and long standing client McCormick Inc. on its joint venture with Indian basmati rice maker Kohinoor Foods Ltd (KFL), led by Delhi law firm Swarup & Company, for marketing and selling KFL’s food and rice products in India.

hyderabad-charminar-by_Habeeb Exclusive: Dua Associates Hyderabad has advised on the construction of a major NCC Infrastructure Rs 7,047 crore power project with Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi leading for the lenders, one year after India Legal merged with Dua following Tatva Legal’s mega-breakaway.

image J Sagar Associates (JSA), AZB & Partners and Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune have advised on Indian stationery maker Camlin’s majority stake buy-out by Japanese counterpart Kokuyo for Rs 186 crore.

iphone_by-Gonzalo-Baeza_hernandez The Bangalore offices of Vaish Associates Advocates and Trilegal have advised on $10m private equity (PE) investment of Sequoia Capital and IDG Ventures in Bangalore-based third-party mobile applications developer Sourcebits.

Kochhar-Co_Ngangom-Junior-Luwang Kochhar & Co partner Ngangom Junior Luwang has won the tender to draft the legislation and framework of the government’s India’s National Population Register (NPR) and Residency Certification Project, which is set to create a database and issue residency cards to all Indian residents.

Bombay-stock-exchange-ticker The winner doesn’t take it all anymore in the capital markets field. Read Legally India’s full analysis of the main players and contenders in the equity and debt capital markets.

Coal-fire_by-Marcus_Vegas The Delhi and Kolkata offices of Amarchand Mangaldas and Delhi’s AZB & Partners advised on Warburg Pincus’ $140m investment in Dainik Bhaskar-owned Diligent Power.

imageExclusive: Desai & Diwanji has advised German consumer goods company Henkel AG on the sale of its Indian subsidiary for a total of Rs 118 crore ($26m) to Jyothy Laboratories, which was advised by AZB & Partners.

Hot hot heat Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and international firm Morrison Foerster have advised on India’s largest heat-withstanding materials manufacturer Tata Refractories’ sale of a 51 per cent stake to Japanese conglomerate Krosaki Harima for $128m.

ALMT Legal, Khaitan & Co and Crawford Bayley have grabbed the maximum number of rights issue mandates in the financial year (FY) 2010-2011.

imageExclusive: Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and Australian firm Blake Dawson have advised Adani Enterprises-owned Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited (MPSEZ) on its acquisition of Australia’s Abbot Point coal terminal for $2bn.

image Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners advised on Tata Power’s $450m (Rs 2,000 crore) hybrid bond, which is the first such issue denominated in US Dollars by an Indian corporate.

K Law and Vaish Associates have advised on the Rs 100 crore ($22.5m) pre-IPO private equity investment by Avigo into Super Religare Laboratories.

Amarchand Mangaldas has taken an early lead in the 2011 Indian first quarter project finance rankings, racking up higher deal values than both Link Legal and last year’s busiest firm Luthra & Luthra combined, followed by Trilegal and Fox Mandal.

image Vaish Associates Advocates and Dua Associates’ Amarchand Mangaldas partner lateral hire have advised on German tyre manufacturer Continental AG’s full buy-out of Indian Modi Tyres.

Breaking: Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore, Luthra & Luthra and Clifford Chance have led on Petronas International’s $2.1bn exit of Vedanta Resources-part-owned Cairn India, according to lawyers on the deal.

MnA-pie_lrgExclusive: AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co and Desai & Diwanji have topped mergermarket’s M&A league table by volume, each having recorded 11 deals in the first three months of 2011.

image ALMT Legal advised UK food services firm Compass Group on its acquisition of two companies, one of which was advised by SNG & Partners.

Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas has lost ground in its lead over Luthra & Luthra and surprise performer AZB & Partners in the initial public offering (IPO) league tables for the 2010-11 financial year, while DLA Piper came from nowhere to top the rankings of foreign firms ahead of Dorsey & Whitney and Jones Day.

image J Sagar Associates (JSA) has advised New York-based advertising company Interpublic Group on its joint venture (JV) with India’s digital media enterprise Interactive Avenues, which drafted in a niche Mumbai firm for launching Reprise Media in India.

J Sagar Associates has advised chemical manufacturers Rhodia Group on its slump sale acquisition of Gujarat-incorporated PI Industries, which hired Delhi firm Neo Juris.

power-line-by_abooth202 Amarchand Delhi on the demerger of power company into two businesses after Alstom and Schneider $429m buy last year.

IndusLaw has advised Bangalore-based IT consulting company ASM Technologies on its complete buy-out of US company Abacus Business Solutions which had drafted in Californian firm Pacific Law Group in an all-cash purchase.

stock_exchange_chart Exclusive: Against a background of slowing markets in qualified institutional placements (QIPs), Amarchand Mangaldas has retained a strong lead in Legally India’s QIP league table for the 2010-2011 fiscal despite its deal volume dropping by half, while Luthra & Luthra and Crawford Bayley scaled ahead of Khaitan & Co and AZB & Partners.

image Luthra & Luthra has advised Indian multiplex owner PVR Cinemas on its collaboration with Canadian entertainment technology company IMAX Corporation to install and maintain state-of-the-art IMAX theatre systems, which was advised by Agarwal Jetley & Company.

MMB Legal advised education company Teamlease Services on its Rs 100 crore ($22.6m) fundraising ICICI Venture and Gaja Capital, advised by Wadia Ghandy Bangalore and DSK Legal in Mumbai.

Amarchand Mangaldas and P&A Law Offices have advised on the buy-out of Mumbai-based Smartlink Network’s cabling systems business Digilink by French company Schneider Electricals for Rs 503 crore ($115m).

Crawford Bayley & Co has advised construction company CNH Global NV on the full buy-out of Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T’s) stake in joint venture partnership L&T-CASE Equipment for around Rs 200 crore ($45m).

Khaitan & Co, Platinum Partners and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on a majority stake acquisition of Mumbai-based agrochemicals company Devidayal Sales by Japanese Arysta LifeScience.

Khaitan & Co and Trilegal have advised on US-based International Paper’s 53 per cent acquisition of Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills (APPM) for $247m in cash along with $62m as seller’s non-compete fee.

AZB & Partners’ Mumbai and Delhi offices advised on both sides of the financial services joint venture between India’s largest private sector enterprise Reliance Industries and US investment group D E Shaw with Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling.

AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on Goldman Sachs’s complete acquisition of Indian asset management company Benchmark Asset for a reported Rs 130 crore to expand its foothold in the six trillion rupee Indian fund management industry.

Khaitan & Co advised longstanding clients Leighton International in divesting its its stake in Oriental Pathways to target infrastructure development activities with joint venture partner Welspun, which in December of last year bought a 35 per cent stake of Leighton’s Indian unit for Rs 470 crore.

AZB & Partners, Desai & Diwanji, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Khaitan & Co and Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu have advised on Hero Investments’ acquisition of Honda Motors’s 26 per cent stake in joint venture Hero Honda Motors for $851 million.

Khaitan & Co and Chitale Law Associates have advised on a $19m private equity infusion in Mumbai-based aroma chemicals manufacturer Privi Organics by Standard Chartered.

Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners have advised on Tata-owned Indian Hotels’ minority stake sale in subsidiary Roots Corporation to Singapore-based Omega TC Holdings for Rs 150 crore.

hospital_by_boliston Exclusive: DSK Legal and Juris Corp through senior counsel Janak Dwarkadas have filed a winding-up petition in the Bombay High Court against pharma company Wockhardt, which is represented by Majmudar & Co and senior counsel Rohit Kapadia.

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