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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

10 February 2016

Late Monday night, LafargeHolcim said the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared the deck for one part of its India plans, which involves selling Lafarge’s cement business in the country. Mint reported that the deal to sell its entire cement portfolio could be valued at Rs 10,000 crore and that deal will now likely go through.

However, LafargeHolcim’s struggle with the regulatory red tape will not end there, as the company is still awaiting clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for its 2013 restructuring plan involving its units ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cement Ltd. The plan was submitted for FIPB approval in October 2013.

reported http://www.livemint.com/.

Initially, AZB & Partners with Vinod Thall-TTA drafted in on competition aspect acted for Lafarge, while Holcim was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Legally India had reported in August of last year following the CCI order for the to-be-merged $44bn entity to slim down, which it did by divesting Rs 5,000 crore of cement plans to Birla.

After the deal with Birla fell apart acrymoniously, it is understood that Cyril Amarchand took over as the lead counsel on the Lafarge Holcim merger.

Correction: The original version of this story erreneously stated that AZB and Vinod Dhall-TTA had also acted on the second leg of the deal.

08 February 2016
, as wellEconomic Laws Practice (ELP) has won the eighth cricket ELP Masters Cup in Mumbai against AZB & Partners in the finals by 12 runs late yesterday.
04 February 2016

There might only be one way to settle this...The new report by legal directory Chambers & Partners, which compiles an annual tiered ranking of law firms and partners in various practice areas, has seen Khaitan & Co take the top spot by number of "ranked" lawyers, reported The Economic Times, while AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co and both erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas co-managing partner Shroff brothers have lost dominance.

01 February 2016

Jones Day Singapore capital markets partner and India group head Manoj Bhargava and of counsel Ankit Kashyap have both resigned from the firm around a week ago.

19 January 2016

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas advised Red Fort India Real Estate on its Rs 600 crore ($89m) exit from Exora Business Parks, selling its stake to Valdel Extent Outsourcing Solutions which was advised by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. CAM also advised Exora and the promoter Prestige Estate Projects

SAM Delhi partners Jatin Aneja and VR Neelakantan, principal associate Siddhartha Sen and senior associate Varun Nair acted for Red Fort India is a fund managed by Red Fort Capital.

CAM Bangalore partner Nagavalli Gopalakrishna acted for Valdel, Exora and Prestige.

Prestige Estates, through its subsidiary Valdel, bought 62.54 per cent of Red Fort’s stake in the special purpose vehicle (SPV) Exora that owns the villa project Silver Oak, reported the Times of India adding that Rs 250 crore worth residential stock was also part of the buyout.

16 January 2016

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) climbed up five ranks since Mergermarket’s preview of 2015’s annual rankings, to overtake Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM). CAM, according to the preview, was the third largest M&A dealmaker after AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co.

12 January 2016

qffnu44lCyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) appointed former Competition Commission of India (CCI) chairman Ashok Chawla as its strategic advisory board member, effective 15 January 2016. He was also assist CAM with advocacy and policy advice.

08 January 2016

A string of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ (CAM) senior and principal associates have left in recent months, following the hiring spree by the firm following its split with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

08 January 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Clifford Chance advised book runners Nomura Financial Advisory & Securities (India), Axis Capital, JP Morgan India and Edelweiss Financial Services on the Rs 1,350 crore initial public offer (IPO) of Indian pharma global giant Alkem Laboratories. Alkem was advised by Khaitan & Co.

CAM Mumbai capital markets partner Gaurav Gupte and Clifford Chance Singapore partner Rahul Guptan acted for the four global coordinators and lead managers.

Khaitan Mumbai partner Abhimany Bhattacharya, executive director Sudhir Bassi, principal associate Soumya Mohapatra and associates Aanchal Arora, Aayush Mohata, Abir Sarkar and Srikant Mantravedi acted for Alkem.

The IPO of 12,853,442 Rs 2 equity shares for cash at a price of INR 1,050 per Equity Share, through an offer for sale by the selling shareholders, aggregating to Rs 13,46.62 crore, according to CAM’s press release.

The generic drugs maker had filed its prospectus for the IPO with SEBI in August, reported Business Standard.

The original version of this story overstated the size of the IPO. We regret the error.

07 January 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Essar Oil on its $559m (Rs 3,745 crore) delisting of shares from stock exchanges.

CAM managing partner Cyril Shroff, Mumbai corporate partner Ravi Kumar and partner designate Anchal Dhir acted for Essar oil on this largest Indian delist offering in terms of its payout to investors.

The company is expected to announce a delisting price of Rs 262.8 per share due to LIC’s decision to hike the price by nearly 10 per cent, which will lead the promoters - Ruias - to pay more to investors, reported the Times of India.

17 December 2015

AZB & Partners overtook Khaitan & Co, and the split firms of Amarchand Mangaldas, on data provider Mergermarket’s M&A leader board this year, where the combined deal value of the Amarchand Mangaldas firms would have led the value rankings by a margin of $4bn.

11 December 2015

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Gopal Subramanium represented Lafarge arguing on behalf of 10 other cement companies before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) and succeeding in getting the Rs 6,300 crore ($1.15bn) Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty overturned.

30 November 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised Singapore based hyperlocal delivery startup Grofers Group in the $120m (Rs 800 crore) investment in it by SoftBank Group, Tiger Global, Apoletto Asia and Sequoia Capital in a series D round of investment. The investors were advised by Morrison & Foerster, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian and Themis Associates.

SAM Delhi partner Puja Sondhi, senior associate Sumeet Singh and senior associate designate Vasundhara Garg acted for Grofers.

CAM Mumbai partners Ashwath Rau and Shishir Vayttaden and consultant Nirmal Vathani, and Morrison & Foerster of counsel Amit Kataria acted for Softbank.

Themis senior associate Dheeraj Khanna acted as the legal advisor to Sequoia Capital.

Gunderson Dettmer senior partner Steven L Baglio and New York lawyers Salil Gandhi and Suneela Jain acted for Tiger Global.

DST Global’s in house legal team advised Apoletto Asia.

Grofers is now valued at about $400 m (Rs 2,664 crore) reported Economic Times. It was valued to be $33m in February this year. The money will be used to expand the company’s business and to build its supply chain, its CEO Albinder Dhindsa was quoted as saying.

26 November 2015

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised US private equity bulgebracket firm Kohlberg Kravis Robert (KKR) on its $115m (Rs 762 crore) acquisition of 72 per cent stake in investment bank Avendus Capital which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan Mumbai executive director Daksha Baxi, core transaction partners Haigreve Khaitan and Niren Patel, regulatory team partners Siddharth Shah, Arindam Ghosh, direct tax partner Sanjay Sanghvi, principal associate Ritu Shaktawat, senior associate Deepak Jodhani, Kaushalya Shetty,Ashish Mehta, associates Vinita Choudhury and Yashashree Mahajan acted for Avendus.

CAM partners Reeba Chacko, Ipsita Dutta and Nisha Kaur Uberoi, senior advisor financial services Anand Sinha and of counsel Usha Narayanan acted for KKR

The acquisiiton was made through a combination of new shares and a secondary sale of stock by its promoters, in two tranches - first part being 62.2 per cent, according to Khaitan’s press release.

The equity value of Avendus Capital will increase to $180m or Rs 1,120 crore after this transaction reported the Economic Times.

Avendus will use the sale proceeds to become a lender and strengthen its advisory and alternate asset-management businesses. The company is looking forward to scale up its existing businesses and build a non-banking finance company (NBFC) business focusing on mid-market companies and their owners. Some part of the proceeds will also be used to build new products in the alternative asset management business, added ET.

24 November 2015

IndusLaw advised Olacabs on raising $500m (Rs 3,320 crore) from 15 investors, some of which were advised by Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and foreign law firms Goodwin Proctor, Gunderson Dettemer, Morrison & Foerster, Ropes & Gray and Fangda Partners.

11 November 2015

CamSamEvery year, law firms send out creative electronic (and paper) cards celebrating the festival of lights. This year, we’ve collected a few of the larger firms’ greetings that have found their way into our inbox.

02 November 2015

Khaitan & Co acted for Reliance Telecommunications in its acquisition of the wireless business of J Sagar Associates (JSA)-advised Sistema Shyam Teleservices for Rs 2,100 crore of equity, while also taking on Rs 2,400 crore of Sistema’s debt to the government.

30 October 2015

In a setback to the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi high court on Friday quashed the executive decision to get the books of accounts of the three private power distribution companies (discoms) in the city-capital scrutinised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

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