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27 July 2009
Law firms

murder_thTwo staff were murdered in FoxMandal Little's Bangalore office early on Sunday morning. The firm has closed its office there for the day as a mark of respect.

27 July 2009
Corporate M&A

national_hydroelectric_electric_power_thAmarchand Mangaldas is moving on with its second Government divestment instruction, advising NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) on raising around Rs 1,680 crore through an initial public offering (IPO).

23 July 2009
Corporate M&A

mining_thumbLuthra & Luthra and S&R Associates acted as Indian counsel in Indian mining company Sterlite Industries' $1.5bn (Rs 7,200 crore) equity fundraising, with Latham & Watkins and Shearman & Sterling handling the international advice.

23 July 2009
Corporate M&A

indiabulls-logoClifford Chance's lateral Amarchand Mangaldas hire has reaped rewards, as Rahul Guptan brought the firm the third Indiabulls Group mandate this year, acting for its underwriting bank.

22 July 2009
Projects

gasoilpower_night_thumbLuthra & Luthra, India Law Services and Amarchand Mangaldas have leapfrogged to the top of global project finance deal rankings over the last six months, benefiting from Indian project finance deals rising by 158 per cent against the same period last year to almost $32bn (Rs 154,000 crore).

21 July 2009
Law firms

Khaitan & Co will take a lawyer from UK international firm Eversheds on a three-month secondment in September, reported The Lawyer.

20 July 2009
Law firms

rupees_thumbFoxMandal Little has not been able to pay fee-earners in Delhi their salaries as the office faces a liquidity crisis.

15 July 2009
Job moves

Kochhar-Vaibhav_Shukla_thKochhar & Co has hired an Amarchand Mangaldas designated senior associate for its corporate team in Mumbai, vowing "aggressive" expansion in the city.

14 July 2009
Job moves

Juris_corp-Hoshedar_Wadia_thOne of Juris Corp's senior associates has rejoined the firm after a three year stint in-house at ICICI Bank and in the last three months the firm has also taken on six lawyers from law school and two junior lawyers returning after completing LLMs abroad.

13 July 2009
Finance

airplaneflyover_byIrargerich_thClifford Chance has cemented its ties to Air India, acting on the $1bn (Rs 4,900 crore) asset finance loan from JPMorgan Chase, which was advised by Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy.

10 July 2009
Corporate M&A

Kanga & Co Mumbai partner Dhaval Vussonji is leading the team for the original bidder Bharati Shipyard, which already owns a 19.5 per cent stake in Great Offshore.

09 July 2009
Law firms

delhi_high_courtLawyers have threatened legal action over the Government's new service tax as Delhi litigators are going on strike over the issue today.

08 July 2009
Job moves

delhi_gate_thPlatinum Partners has grown its lawyer ranks by a quarter in the last three months, taking on three law school graduates and a lateral associate from White & Case in London.

07 July 2009
Corporate M&A

pieMnADespite meagre pickings, Desai & Diwanji, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas have topped an M&A league table, together advising on 30 Indian deals worth a total of $9.4bn in the last six months.

06 July 2009
Law firms

governmentIndia_thThis year's Union Budget has paved the way for law firm partnerships to convert to limited liability partnerships (LLPs).

06 July 2009
Law firms

rupees_thumbThe 2009-10 Union Budget has extended service tax to lawyers, which could directly increase legal bills to clients and result in downward pressure on fees.

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