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27 May 2010
Real estate Crawford Bayley sold 350,000 square foot of client Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company (BDMC)'s real estate complex in Parel to Khaitan & Co client Axis Bank for around $170m.
27 May 2010
Corporate M&A Khaitan & Co has acted opposite PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the sale of Blue Star's 24 per cent-owned ventilation subsidiary to Swedish company Systemair AB.
25 May 2010
Law firms

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Sandeep Parekh, current IIM Ahmedabad visiting associate faculty and former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) executive director in enforcement and legal affairs, is setting up a Mumbai financial law boutique Finsec Law Advisors with a three-stage growth plan.

24 May 2010
Litigation

air-indiaMulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe and a UK firm are representing Air India's insurance underwriters in compensating victims of the Air India air disaster, potentially handling claims running to Rs 400 crore ($85m).

24 May 2010
Corporate M&A

pills-by-blmurchCrawford Bayley, Luthra & Luthra and Baker & McKenzie and Stephenson Harwood have advised on the $3.7bn takeover of Piramal Healthcare by US pharma major Abbott Laboratories.

21 May 2010
Capital Markets

miningLuthra & Luthra and DLA Piper have won two out of two government disinvestment tenders this week for consultancy Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and the world's largest coal producer Coal India Ltd, defeating firms such as Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners-Clifford Chance, Crawford Bayley and S&R Associates in a competitive tender.

21 May 2010
Private equity / VC Young private equity boutique Sand Hill Counsel has closed two private equity (PE) deals in the education sector for US-based venture capital firm Foundation Capital opposite AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Wadia Ghandy.
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.