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20 May 2010
Corporate M&A

ICICI-Bank-HQ-Bandra-Kurla-Complex-MumbaiAmarchand Mangaldas is advising ICICI Bank on its takeover of Bank of Rajasthan (BoR), whose promoter Pravin Kumar Tayal is represented by Paras Kuhad Associates, in a stock deal that envisages a share exchange ratio of 25 ICICI shares for 118 BoR shares.

19 May 2010
Capital Markets Amarchand Mangaldas, Crawford Bayley and Luthra & Luthra, and young firms Axon Partners LLP, Link Legal and S&R Associates, are bidding for the role of legal advisor to the government in the disinvestment of state-owned Engineers India Limited (EIL) which is set to happen through a follow-on public offer in July.
19 May 2010
Law firms

Luthra-luthra-sudipta-routhLuthra & Luthra has hired its first full-time M&A corporate partner in Mumbai, taking former Clifford Chance senior associate and Trilegal partner Sudipta Routh to diversify the office from its current finance focus.

18 May 2010
Corporate M&A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Trilegal have advised Godrej Consumer on its buy-out of Sara Lee Corporation's stake in the companies' Indian joint venture (JV) for €185m ($234m).
18 May 2010
Law firms

7-up-by_kevindooleySeven lawyers, including a Jharkhand sole proprietor, his ex-Khaitan & Co associate daughter, a young Rajastani legal practitioner, an intellectual property (IP) lawyer and a Supreme Court counsel, have banded together to co-found Juris Vista Law Chambers with offices in Delhi, Jaipur and Ranchi.

14 May 2010
Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 has set up a marketing office in London to attack the European market, reported the UK's Law Society Gazette.
14 May 2010
Corporate M&A Dewey & LeBoeuf and Linklaters have respectively advised India's largest mining company Vedanta Resources in its agreement to acquire zinc assets from mining giant Anglo American for $1.34bn in order to make it the world's largest zinc producer and to create a sizeable presence in Europe and Africa.  
14 May 2010
Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) European-international firm CMS Cameron McKenna has become the first law firm to outsource its entire business support function after agreeing a £600m deal with Integreon, reported The Lawyer magazine today.
13 May 2010
Litigation Naik Paranjpe and Company led by managing partner Ameet Naik has won a favourable order for clients Filmkraft and Adlabs against a suit filed in a munsif court that sought to restrain the release of the movie Kites.
13 May 2010
Corporate M&A Luthra & Luthra has acted for the State Bank of India led consortium of 22 banks and financial institutions for a $2.08 billion syndicated rupee debt deal for a Tata Steel project at Jamshedpur.
11 May 2010
Law firms

spain-ronda-nuevo-bridgeSpanish national law firm Garrigues and Dua Associates have entered into a "non-exclusive cooperation agreement" to "organise seminars, edit publications and develop secondment programmes".

11 May 2010
Law firms

pune-university-by-DraconianRainKhaitan & Co legacy firm Khaitan Jayakar Sud and Vohra (KJSV) has inducted two salaried partners, promoting Tanuj Sud in Delhi and hiring Sudhakar Avadh as the partner in charge of its new Pune office while gearing up for further national expansion.

11 May 2010
Projects Mumbai projects boutique India Law Services (ILS) has advised the lender consortium of bankers in three project finance transactions opposite Trilegal, one in-house counsel and Delhi-based Hammurabi & Solomon acting for the borrower companies.
10 May 2010
Law firms

cinema_seats-by_Looking-GlassMedia industry focussed firm Naik Naik & Co has hired two new partners from Wadia Ghandy & Co: partner Ashok Paranjpe joins as an equity and name partner while senior associate Leena Desai-Padhye came on board as a salaried partner.

07 May 2010
Private equity / VC AZB & Partners and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have reprised their joint roles for private equity house KKR in its Rs 750 crore ($166m) investment in Amarchand Mangaldas-advised Dalmia Cement.
06 May 2010
Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)

internet-IT-globeThe Indian legal process outsourcing (LPO) industry will more than triple in size and employ 17,000 professionals within five years, predicted research and analytics firm Evalueserve in a study. Around 15 per cent of outsourced services is so-called high-end work that is normally handled by US and UK associates.