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AZB & Partners

01 April 2014

TescoAZB & Partners acted for Tata’s subsidiaries Trent and Trent Hypermarket that entered into a joint venture with Anglo-global supermarket retail behemoth Tesco, which drafted in Trilegal.

13 March 2014

Five lawyers from HSA Advocates, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Luthra & Luthra, AZB & Partners and Zeus IP have started Delhi firm Jupiter Law Partners.

13 March 2014

The rest of the week's deals in one packageLitigation, corporate, M&A, capital markets and private equity deals in brief from a cross-section of India’s top law firms.

13 March 2014

Phones in BombayAZB & Partners Mumbai is advising Loop Telecom, which is being acquired by Bharti Airtel that is handling the legal work in-house.

27 February 2014

Economic Laws Practice advised watches and jewellery retailer Titan in hatching a joint venture with luxury goods maker Montblanc International for single brand retail in India.

21 February 2014

Women not on topAmarchand Mangaldas emerged as the large law firm with the highest ratio of female lawyers ranked by the 2014 Chambers and Partners lawyer directory, while J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Trilegal came lowest with as few as 6 per cent of senior female lawyers.

17 February 2014

Stars14 Indian law firm partners and senior associates will be named as “up and comers” and “associates to watch” in legal directory Chambers and Partners’ yet-to-be released Asia Pacific 2014 guide.

31 January 2014

Amarchand Mangaldas maintained status quo as project finance leader for the third year running and reported a greater overall deal revenue since last year, according to data provider dealogic’s year end table for 2013.

23 January 2014

Bigger diet balanced by smaller slicesDeal counts set new records while deal sizes didn’t reflect the count, indicating that all firms are taking the middling deal route to bring in the dough.

16 January 2014

Former AZB & Partners senior associate and ex-Jones Day lawyer Priya Mehra was promoted to of counsel at US law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Singapore office, effective January 2014.

Mehra is part of the firm’s India practice which was also strengthened by former AZB senior associate Bharat Vansh Bahadur in 2013, according to a press release from the firm.

Mehra, who obtained an LLB in 2002 from Delhi University and joined AZB until 2007, worked at Jones Day Singapore before joining Gibson Dunn in 2008. She is dual qualified to practice in India and England & Wales.

“Ms. Mehra has an extensive background working in the Indian markets and her experience includes advising foreign investors in formation of joint ventures in India and/or acquiring stakes in Indian companies; advising private equity investors on the most viable investment options in India vis-à-vis foreign investment guidelines; advising Indian companies in forming joint ventures and acquiring stakes in overseas companies; and advising Indian and foreign investors in acquiring government equity in public sector undertakings, including advice on key issues related to status of government companies and implications of change in status,” stated the release.

04 January 2014

Yogesh BhattaraiYogesh Bhattarai, who left AZB & Partners’ equity partnership in 2012 for a sabbatical, has joined Trilegal.

30 December 2013

Anand ShahWadia Ghandy partner Anand Shah, with his team of four associates, will join AZB & Partners in the New Year as a senior associate on partnership track.

26 December 2013

Christmas deals As year-end approaches and law firms send out a flood of press releases for the annual deals league tables, Legally India has wrapped up the most interesting ones in one tidy package.

09 December 2013

BIBA FashionAZB & Partners advised private equity (PE) firm Warburg Pincus as Wadia Ghandy advised PE firm Faering Capital in investing Rs 300 crore ($49m) in ladies ethnic wear maker Biba Apparels which was advised by OP Khaitan & Co.

27 November 2013

BurgerLuthra & Luthra advised Indian private equity and real estate firm Everstone Capital in its joint venture with international fast food giant Burger King.

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