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04 January 2010
Private equity / VC

tar_by-karindalzielKolkata Amarchand spin-off Argus Partners and AZB & Partners have scooped roles on the $124m private equity placement and open offer by Bain Capital in coal tar manufacturer Himadri Chemicals & Industries.

31 December 2009
Law firms

MullaMulla-HN-VakilMulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe has promoted three solicitors to partner, including the first female partner in its current partnership.

21 December 2009
Job moves

Luthra--Luthra---Lahoty-MaLuthra & Luthra has promoted recent London returnee Manan Lahoty to partner in its Mumbai capital markets practice.

18 December 2009
Law firms

Argus-Law_Krishnava_DuttFormer Amarchand Mangaldas partner Krishnava Dutt's Kolkata spin-off firm is now operational as Argus Partners and has already grown to a size to rival his former firm's outpost while looking to become a national firm.

18 December 2009
Law firms

Ashu_ThakurThe former Mumbai founding senior associate of Associated Law Advisers Ashu Thakur has set up a boutique SME start-up law firm with a France desk.

17 December 2009
Law firms

Vidhii-Partners-Manish_Desai-and-Sowjanya-MenonCoinciding with Paras Kuhad Associates' demerger from Hemant Sahai Associates, Paras Kuhad spin-off firm Vidhii Partners has merged with Bangalore firm Harsha & Co, acquired Mumbai office space and is training its sights on creating a pan-Indian litigation firm.

17 December 2009
Law firms

cricket_ballTitus & Co has lifted this year’s Delhi Twenty20 law firm cricket cup trophy after a nail biting victory against Saikrishna in Sunday's finals.

17 December 2009
Corporate M&A

pills-by-blmurchCrawford Bayley and Khaitan & Co have advised on the $400m (Rs 1,900 crore) takeover of listed Chennai pharmaceutical company Orchid Chemical & Pharmaceutical by US pharma major Hospira.

15 December 2009
Job moves

Mumbai_gateway-lgPlatinum Partners has expanded with a second partner in Mumbai, hiring Thakker & Thakker partner Gautam Bhat.

14 December 2009
Law firms

chain-broken-cut_cropHemant Sahai Associates and Paras Kuhad & Associates have split only two months after announcing the ill-fated merger of their practices to create PHA Advocates.

11 December 2009
Capital Markets

Bombay-stock-exchange-tickerIn November Amarchand Mangaldas' Bangalore office bagged a role in four out of six initial public offerings (IPOs), and together with one instruction from Delhi has extended its lead in the top spot of the IPO league tables over Khaitan & Co, Luthra & Luthra and AZB & Partners.

10 December 2009
Job moves

Monopoly2_car-by_Mark_StrozierDelhi based boutique competition practice firm Dhall Law Chambers has hired two Indian qualified LLM degree holders from King's College London.

09 December 2009
Law firms

Universal-Legal_Sharanya-G_cropBangalore-headquartered firm Universal Legal has opened a Mumbai office with one partner and two associates in the Mahalaxmi area.

09 December 2009
Corporate M&A

heineken-beer_by_felix-trillerJ Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal have represented Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) and Heineken International respectively on brokering the agreement to allow United Breweries (UB) to make Heineken brand beer in India.

08 December 2009
Law firms

SRGR-partners-_thTwo more FoxMandal Little Delhi partners have resigned and started a new full-service law firm with two other FoxMandal partners who left the firm earlier this year.

04 December 2009
Job moves

JSA_Sunil_Jain_sAZB & Partners senior associate Sunil Jain has joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) Delhi office as a partner to head and start up its direct tax practice.