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20 September 2010
Private equity / VC

Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore and Indus Law Advocates advised on private equity funds Sandstone Capital and Sequoia Capital’s Rs 200 crore minority stake investment in India’s largest domestic handset maker Micromax.

17 September 2010
Law firms

Legally India newsletterIt is fair to say that a sizable number of Indian senior associates and junior partners are preoccupied with equity, or rather a lack of it.

16 September 2010
Law firms

Bangalore-High-Court Majmudar & Co has hired former ING in-houser, Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) law officer and Ministry of Corporate Affairs-officer Abdul Rasheed as an associate partner in Bangalore, as well as taking on a principal in the Mumbai tax group.

15 September 2010
Real estate

Khaitan & Co and Kanga & Co have assisted on the sale of more than 74,000 square metres of industrial real estate in Andheri East, Mumbai from Borosil Glass Works to Neepa Real Estate Private Limited for Rs 830 crore ($178m).

15 September 2010
Law firms

da-vinci-flying-machine Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has hired two partners from intellectual property (IP) firm Remfry & Sagar, including its head of patents, to head up its IP practice in Delhi.

14 September 2010
Law firms

Khaitan-Co_Rajat-MukherjeeEXCLUSIVE: Khaitan & Co has hired Symbiosis graduate Rajat Mukherjee as an “associate partner”, which is the first time a non-equity salaried partner has joined the firm under the revamped partnership structure.

10 September 2010
Corporate M&A

Khaitan & Co and White & Case LLP have advised Indian-listed transmission tower manufacturer KEC International in its $ 95m acquisition of US-based SAE Towers Holdings LLC which was advised by Hogan Lovells LLP.

10 September 2010
Projects

Project finance law firms R&A Legal and India Law Services have advised on the Rs 970 crore ($210m) term loan and bank guarantee between Navayuga Engineering Company Limited and Bank of Baroda led bank consortium for the financing and development of India’s largest private sector port at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

09 September 2010
Law firms

Luthra&Luthra-Vineet_Aneja Luthra & Luthra partner Vineet Aneja, who had re-joined his former firm from FoxMandal in Delhi one year ago, has resigned to look for more "entrepreneurial" opportunities.

09 September 2010
Law firms

Dua-Himanshu-Narayan Amarchand Mangaldas equity corporate partner Himanshu Narayan has resigned the firm to join Dua Associates in Delhi.

07 September 2010
Finance

shipping_containers_by-runner310_th Majmudar & Co and Herbert Smith have assisted port infrastructure company Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics Limited in launching their foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) issuance of $280m last month.

06 September 2010
Law firms

amarchand-Nageswar_Rao Amarchand Mangaldas has hired dual-qualified chartered accountant and lawyer DD Nageswar Rao as a partner in Delhi. Rao’s was formerly the India country head of tax at Siemens, with his over 20-year career also including similar roles at the Coca Cola India and Colgate.

03 September 2010
Private equity / VC

power-line-by_abooth202 Private equity giant Blackstone has widened its circle of standing Indian advisers to include Desai & Diwanji on its latest investments in the power sector, having used Khaitan & Co on its previous two major deals. Luthra & Luthra advised its long-standing clients Moser Baer Projects in the $300m stake buy, and Clarus Law led for Monnet Power Company on Blackstone's $70m investment.

31 August 2010
Law firms

The law ministry is considering setting up a law firm regulator with a code of conduct to govern law firms in order to end the “free environment without any regulations”, reported the Hindustan Times.

31 August 2010
Law firms

Mumbai Nariman Point Luthra & Luthra has hired DSK Legal associate partner Deepak THM as a private equity and M&A partner in its growing Mumbai office, taking the total headcount to five partners.

30 August 2010
Corporate M&A

oberoi-trident-hotel_by_Humayunn_NA_PeerzaadaAZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co have assisted in Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Rs 1020 crore ($217m) buy today of a 14.12 per cent stake in the Oberoi hotel and resort chain owners.