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AZB & Partners

20 April 2011

Breaking: Amarchand Mangaldas Bangalore, Luthra & Luthra and Clifford Chance have led on Petronas International’s $2.1bn exit of Vedanta Resources-part-owned Cairn India, according to lawyers on the deal.

18 April 2011

MnA-pie_lrgExclusive: AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co and Desai & Diwanji have topped mergermarket’s M&A league table by volume, each having recorded 11 deals in the first three months of 2011.

15 April 2011

Exclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas has lost ground in its lead over Luthra & Luthra and surprise performer AZB & Partners in the initial public offering (IPO) league tables for the 2010-11 financial year, while DLA Piper came from nowhere to top the rankings of foreign firms ahead of Dorsey & Whitney and Jones Day.

11 April 2011

stock_exchange_chart Exclusive: Against a background of slowing markets in qualified institutional placements (QIPs), Amarchand Mangaldas has retained a strong lead in Legally India’s QIP league table for the 2010-2011 fiscal despite its deal volume dropping by half, while Luthra & Luthra and Crawford Bayley scaled ahead of Khaitan & Co and AZB & Partners.

29 March 2011

AZB & Partners’ Mumbai and Delhi offices advised on both sides of the financial services joint venture between India’s largest private sector enterprise Reliance Industries and US investment group D E Shaw with Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling.

29 March 2011

AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on Goldman Sachs’s complete acquisition of Indian asset management company Benchmark Asset for a reported Rs 130 crore to expand its foothold in the six trillion rupee Indian fund management industry.

23 March 2011

AZB & Partners, Desai & Diwanji, J Sagar Associates (JSA), Khaitan & Co and Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu have advised on Hero Investments’ acquisition of Honda Motors’s 26 per cent stake in joint venture Hero Honda Motors for $851 million.

18 March 2011

Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners have advised on Tata-owned Indian Hotels’ minority stake sale in subsidiary Roots Corporation to Singapore-based Omega TC Holdings for Rs 150 crore.

17 March 2011

AZB & Partners, Kochhar & Co, Trilegal, Zeus Law Associates, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised on public listed Vishal Retail’s slump sale to private equity (PE) firm TPG and the Shriram Group for Rs 70 crore.

16 March 2011

AZB & Partners and Norton Rose’s African merger partner have advised India’s Essar Group on its majority stake take-over of Zimbabwe’s state-owned steel unit Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO) for $750m.

10 March 2011

Kochhar & Co and AZB & Partners have advised venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Headland Capital respectively on their Rs 70 crore equity investment in mobile value added services (VAS) provider ValueFirst Messaging.

09 March 2011

AZB & Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas have advised on GVK Airport Holdings’ 13.5 per cent stake acquisition of Bid Services’ shares in Mumbai International Airport to become the largest shareholder in the consortium of airport operators.

22 February 2011

Oil Industry. AZB & Partners, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Vinson & Elkins have advised on oil major British Petroleum’s (BP) record acquisition of 30 per cent of 23 oil and gas production sharing contracts (including the KG D6 block) operated by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for a consideration of $7.2bn (Rs 32,500 crore).

02 February 2011

pills-by-blmurch Clifford Chance joined hands with J Sagar Associates (JSA) and AZB & Partners to jointly advise Bayer Healthcare on its JV with Cadila Healthcare.

01 February 2011

piePE AZB & Partners was the busiest private equity legal advisor of 2010 ahead of ALMT Legal and Indus Law tied in second place followed by DSK Legal and Tatva Legal. Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal came in fourth and fifth places respectively, according to a volume-based league table by data provider Venture Intelligence.

21 January 2011

Legally India newsletterFrom today Indian law firms will have to get used to AZB being officially single again, Legally India can reveal.

Clifford Chance and AZB broke off their best friendship late last night, which means that global CC rivals will again be more comfortable approaching AZB with referrals.

“I don’t think there is any single international firm out there which has the ability to sustain any firm like ours [in terms of referrals],” one AZB lawyer summed up eloquently last week.

21 January 2011

CliffordChance-London-office Exclusive: AZB & Partners and Clifford Chance broke off their best friend relationship yesterday night to become “good friends” after both firms saw fewer referrals than expected and legal market liberalisation became more unlikely than when they first entered into the relationship two years ago.

21 January 2011

transportation engineering Exclusive: Luthra & Luthra has maintained its lead in the project finance domain as the top Indian and second-ranked law firm globally by deal volumes. Amarchand Mangaldas, S J Law Advocates, India Law Services and AZB & Partners followed up in the domestic rankings, where 163 projects worth $81.4bn were completed in India in 2010, according to data provider Dealogic.

14 January 2011

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAExclusive: AZB & Partners has topped Legally India’s 2010-2011 quarterly initial public offering (IPO) league table taking it to second place in the financial year IPO rankings to date behind Amarchand Mangaldas and overtaking Luthra & Luthra, which did not file any IPOs in the last quarter.

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