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03 February 2010
Private equity / VC

Call CentreKhaitan & Co has picked up the Indian mandate to advise private equity group Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on the $440m purchase of legal process outsourcing company CPA Global, alongside a raft of international firms.

03 February 2010
Capital Markets Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai is acting for Oberoi Realty while AZB & Partners Mumbai and Shearman & Sterling Singapore are acting for the underwriters in the Rs 1,500 crore ($325m) initial public offering (IPO) of the Mumbai real estate company, according to the draft prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 18 January 2010.

The book-running lead managers are Kotak Mahindra, Enam Securities, JP Morgan India and Morgan Stanley India.

Amarchand, Luthra & Luthra and Khaitan & Co were leading in Legally India's Q3 2009-10 IPO rankings.
02 February 2010
Corporate M&A

AirplaneMumbai firm Gagrats and Link Legal have advised on the joint venture (JV) between Jet Airways and GMR Hyderabad International Airport and Malaysian Aerospace Engineering.

02 February 2010
Law firms

Bangalore-vidhana-soudhaVaish Associates has opened up a Bangalore office, hiring an ex-Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and lawyer to help it grow to 24 lawyers within a year in the city.

01 February 2010
Law firms

tree-hdr_by_PaulobrandaoEnvironmental law specialist and Trust Legal founding partner Sudhir Mishra has joined FoxMandal Little (FML) Delhi as a consultant to expand the firm's environmental law practice.

01 February 2010
Law firms

bombay-high-court-ovalJyoti Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Nishit Dhruva and two of his team have left after 18 months with the firm, restarting his former litigation and conveyancing practice with plans to turn full-service.

29 January 2010
Private equity / VC

cables_joshuadavisphotography_comArgus Partners and Nishith Desai Associates have advised on the Rs 200 crore ($43m) sale of Ravin Cables to an Italian cable manufacturer, while ALMT Legal has scored its first mandate for a Reliance fund, which was one of Ravin's shareholders.

28 January 2010
Capital Markets

power-line-by_abooth202Delhi start-up Axon Partners has landed a role next to Crawford Bayley and Linklaters on Jaiprakash Power Venture's surprise $200m (Rs 920 crore) convertible bond issue.

25 January 2010
Private equity / VC

computer-tower-innards_by_A-BelaniMumbai boutique firm Sand Hill Counsel and the Bangalore offices of Induslaw Advocates and Nishith Desai & Associates (NDA) have assisted IT customer support services provider iYogi in raising $15m of venture capital (VC) funding to expand its team of global tech experts.

22 January 2010
Capital Markets

mining_thumbCrawford Bayley has picked up the latest Government disinvestment mandate for India's single largest iron ore producer and exporter National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), following Amarchand Mangaldas, Fox Mandal Little and Luthra & Luthra bagging the three other disinvestments of the past four months.

21 January 2010
Law firms

geneva-lake-by-pearbiterEx-FoxMandal Little start-up boutique IP Gurus is moving to a larger office and has hired the former in-house senior counsel of luxury goods group Richemont and an associate in Geneva.

20 January 2010
Finance

bank-piggy_by_Alan-cleaverPhoenix Legal has acted on a Rs 308m ($6.5m) microfinance securitisation of 42,000 micro-loans for IFMR Capital.

20 January 2010
Real estate

factory-abandoned_by-Maximo_lopezKhaitan & Co and Wadhwa Group's in-house counsel have closed Mumbai's largest land deal of the year, in the 18.18-acre land purchase in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai from Hindustan Composites (HCL) for Rs 571 crore ($125m).

19 January 2010
Capital Markets

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Amarchand Mangaldas has significantly expanded its lead in the qualified institutional placement (QIP) stakes, acting on eight out of 18 QIPs filed in the third quarter of 2009. AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co bagged three mandates each, with J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Crawford Bayley picking up two each.
19 January 2010
Corporate M&A

mobile_phone_tower-by-Kiwanja_thWadia Ghandy Mumbai and Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi have helped GTL Infrastructure in acquiring Aircel's telecom tower business in an all-cash deal valued at Rs 8,400 crore ($1.84bn).

18 January 2010
Law firms

Indirect TaxJ Sagar Associates (JSA) has engaged the former chairman of the Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission Jogendra Singh as an indirect tax senior adviser, making it the second senior expansion of JSA's tax practice in two months.