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The latest deals involving Indian companies and law firms.

14 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Pursuant to the liberalisation of foreign investment in the insurance sector, Prism Cement sold 23% out of its 74% stake in Raheja QBE General Insurance Company to an affiliate of QBE Asia Pacific Holdings for Rs 110 crore (AUD 21.5m).

13 July 2016
Finance

PDS Legal and Desai & Diwanji together acted for the Wadia group-owned airline GoAir in its order to buy another 72 Airbus 320 NEO aircrafts for around $7.7bn.

12 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, White & Case and Allen & Overy had the largest number of recorded Indian M&A deals in the first six months of 2016, according to data intelligence provider mergermarket, each with five or four transactions.

12 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has topped the list of 13 domestic law firms’ M&A mandates by value of deals done with $6.2bn worth of transactions, followed by AZB & Partners and Vaish Associates, with stronger performances across the board than at the same time last year.

11 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Nirma will buy Lafarge India’s assets for $1.4bn from LafargeHolcim according to reports, with several law firms getting a slice of the action including Ashwath Rau’s old and new firm.

08 July 2016
Private equity / VC

Nishith Desai Associates Mumbai acted for Tiger Global and DST Global, which invested $30m (Rs 200 crore) in a series C round in home rental company NestAway, which was advised by K Law.

04 July 2016
Private equity / VC

K Law acted for Capital Float, the online lending platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in its $25m (Rs 170 crores) fundraising round led by Creation Investments, which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi partner Lalit Kumar along with senior associate Bharti Joshi.

04 July 2016
Corporate M&A

Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) has advised Reliance Industries (RIL) on a joint venture agreement to set up a payments bank with State Bank of India (SBI) on 30 June, in which RIL will hold a 70 per cent stake.

29 June 2016
Litigation

MDP & Partners won for IndusInd Bank in the Bombay high court yesterday, which directed the stock exchanges and others to allow the bank to correct its filing mistake in its subscription of Mahanagar Gas Limited’s initial public offer (IPO).

27 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Khaitan & Khaitan advised Cremica Food Industries on Rabo Equity Advisors' Rs 100 crore ($15m) investment in Cremica. Rabo was advised by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

24 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Clove Legal advised Indian equipment rental company Rent Alpha on investment in it by Hong Kong based investor Bravia Capital which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

23 June 2016
Corporate M&A

IndusLaw and Gibson Dunn advised Amplus Energy Solutions and I-Squared Capital on their acquisition of various SunEdison Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) developing and operating around 7 MW rooftop solar power assets in India. SunEdison was advised in house.

21 June 2016
Corporate Advisory

Taxi aggregator Uber started a joint venture with Tata Motors, which envisages Uber drivers buying Tata cars financed via Tata Capital Financial Services and Tata Motors Finance loans with insurance from Tata.

20 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised thermal power company BLA Power on Prism Cement’s acquisition of 15.23 per cent stake in it for 21 crore ($3m). Prism was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM).

17 June 2016
Corporate M&A

HDFC Standard Life Insurance, a joint venture between HDFC and Standard Life, will be absorbing Max Life Insurance and Max Financial Services, according to reports, in what is billed as the biggest ever consolidation in the private insurance space in India.

16 June 2016
Litigation

Screenshot 2016-06-16 18.06.30RM Partners won a John Doe order in the Bombay high court today, directing several websites to take down the downloadable copy of the yet unreleased Hindi film Udta Punjab, and temporarily restraining cable operators from telecasting the film.

15 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Clove Legal advised queue management app Sminq on raising $1m from various venture funds led by Saama Capital and Blume Ventures. Saama was advised by Samvad.

14 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai projects partner L Viswanathan and corporate partner Jaya Singhania advised Welspun Energy on selling the assets of Welspun Renewable Energy to Tata Power, which was advised by AZB & Partners partner Shameek Chaudhuri.

10 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Economic Laws Practice advised Edelweiss’ private equity arm Ecap Equities on its investment in BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions (BAS) which was advised by Nuvo Juris.

07 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Nanavati & Nanavati Advocates advised gas industry components maker Siddha Gas Technik on its joint venture with Norwegian company Hexagon Composites which was advised by The Law and Options.

06 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and Dr Behrooz Akhlaghi & Associates advised India Ports Global and India’s shipping ministry on setting up a company in Iran to run the Chabahar port.

06 June 2016
Corporate M&A

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corp on its Rs 623.44 crore ($93m) buy of 44.98 per cent stake in Excel Crop Care which was advised by AZB & Partners.

02 June 2016
Private equity / VC

Link Legal advised digital healthcare platform 1MG Technologies on raising Rs 100 crore ($15m) from Maverick Capital Ventures which was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Jones Day. Existing investors also participating in the round were Sequoia Capital which was advised by Themis Associates, Omidyar Network which was advised by Trilegal, and Dumac.

30 May 2016
Corporate M&A

Khaitan & Co advised Mumbai-based RPG Life Sciences on the Rs 25 crore ($3.7m) sale of its biotech unit to Intas Pharmaceuticals which was advised by J Sagar Associates (JSA).

30 March 2016
Litigation

Saikrishna & Associates won today for Micromax in the Delhihigh court against Ericsson, which had challenged the validity of a CCIinvestigation into its grant of patents contemporaneously with otherlegal challenges against it.

29 March 2016
Corporate M&A

Verus advised refrigerated container-operator ColdEX on its fundraising from Asia Climate Partners which was advised by AZB & Partners.

29 February 2016
Litigation

grxdtql5The Supreme Court issued notice today on a challenge to the Muslim custom of immediate divorce for husbands on uttering the word “Talaq” thrice.

25 February 2016
Corporate M&A

Tatva Legal advised the Bangalore Elevated Tollway and NCC Infrastructure Holdings on the Rs 750 crore sale of stake in the tollway to India Infrastructure Fund II which was advised by Trilegal.

Tatva Hyderabad partner Ekta Bahl and manager Pratyush Singh acted for the Tollway and NCC

Trilegal Delhi partners Yogesh Singh and Saurabh Bhasin, counsel Ravi Mahto, senior associates Amar Narula and Tanya Mehta and associate Astha Srivastava acted for the fund.

NCC and Soma hold 38 per cent stake each in BETL, while Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services holds 24 per cent, according to Mint.