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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.

29 April 2013

Amarchand top, Luthra 2nd, as Khaitan & Co makes first league table appearance in years.

16 January 2013

Road worksExclusive: Amarchand Mangaldas has held fort as project finance leader for the second consecutive year since replacing Luthra & Luthra in 2011 at the top of the top 10, according to data provided by Dealogic. 10 front-runners this year produced less than half of the total projects revenue docketed in 2011.

20 July 2012

road-works-digger Exclusive: Link Legal pipped last year’s leader Amarchand Mangaldas at the top of the 2012-half-year Dealogic project finance rankings, reporting seven deals worth Rs 27,106 crore ($4.9bn).

23 February 2012

Deals in brief 17 deals and cases in brief this week, spanning M&A, a raft of financings, private equity, debt and equity capital markets and litigation.

08 February 2012

Road worksExclusive: Amarchand and Mangaldas has replaced last year’s project finance leader Luthra & Luthra to secure the top rank among India’s 10 highest cap project deal firms in 2011, according to data provider Dealogic.

09 September 2011

imageBest of deals, including three exclusive venture capital/private equity deals featuring DSK, Sand Hill, Induslaw, Khaitan and Nishith Desai, as well as a banking, M&A and projects wrap.

26 April 2011

Amarchand Mangaldas has taken an early lead in the 2011 Indian first quarter project finance rankings, racking up higher deal values than both Link Legal and last year’s busiest firm Luthra & Luthra combined, followed by Trilegal and Fox Mandal.

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.

11 October 2010

steam_rollers_road_building_th Luthra & Luthra has built on its lead in the Dealogic Indian project finance league table of the first three quarters of 2010, as Amarchand Mangaldas completed four project financings in the last quarter and caught up into second place ahead of newcomers such as Axon Partners LLP and R&A Legal Advocates. Globally the top two firms are also in the top 10 of project finance legal advisers by value.

21 July 2010

steam_rollers_road_buildingLuthra & Luthra was the most active project finance legal advisers both by value and volume in the first half of 2010, followed by India Law Services, SJ Law Advocates & Solicitors,  Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners and SN Gupta & Co, according to data compiled for Legally India by data provider Dealogic.

18 May 2010

CPC, Chow Chow and Wow!


The Civil Procedure Code talks about
What Justice should look like,
What the pleading should plead,
How the pleader should open his mouth.

There is a procedure
On what pen to use,
On the sharpness of the nib,
The colour of the ink,
And what boxes to tick.

Square boxes, twelve in number...
Goes the description.
And when a dozen ticks are done
By the client and his lawyer
Justice takes a 360 degree turn
And moves in a circle.

In a circle it moves
And as a fifth grader will tell you
Lines never end
Never ending lines, a circle it constitues.

[change of music]

Yeh Hai Youngistan Merji Jaan.
Wow? How? Chow Chow?
Is a Chinese breed of dog
With a tongue blue black,
A tongue which no purpose serves.
A tongue which describes the dog
And in description kills the cur.

How can tongues ever work?
Hands work and minds work.
Tongues are aplenty in the code, and hoards
Of teeth also; sucking blood from good,
And life from justice, a justice they do besmirch.
Tongues are aplenty in the code
It is the hands which shirk and the minds which shirk.

                                                                                                                   Legal Poet

24 January 2010

LegallyIndia_KianGanz-180Record-breaking deals were inked this week to much merriment from law firms.

Wadia Ghandy will have been cheering for its client, which won the race in what is apparently the largest cash asset acquisition in Indian corporate history: Wadia's client GTL is buying network operator Aircel's tower business for almost $2bn. Amarchand Mangaldas is the happy advisor to Aircel but the suitor mandate could have gone to any of a number of firms, with a who's who of telecoms majors competing for the same assets. Not bad for early January.

(A second, unrelated reason to cheer at Wadia Ghandy: the firm won the ELP Cricket Masters Cup last weekend, persevering over tournament organiser and defending champions Economic Laws Practice in a dramatic final.)

29 July 2009

adani_logo_thAmarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co and Jones Day have advised on India's largest initial public offer (IPO) in 18 months for Adani Power's issue, which has so far seen four-fold oversubscription and is hoped to raise between Rs 2,700 and 3,000 crore ($558m to $620m).

23 July 2009

indiabulls-logoClifford Chance's lateral Amarchand Mangaldas hire has reaped rewards, as Rahul Guptan brought the firm the third Indiabulls Group mandate this year, acting for its underwriting bank.

22 July 2009

gasoilpower_night_thumbLuthra & Luthra, India Law Services and Amarchand Mangaldas have leapfrogged to the top of global project finance deal rankings over the last six months, benefiting from Indian project finance deals rising by 158 per cent against the same period last year to almost $32bn (Rs 154,000 crore).

10 July 2009

Kanga & Co Mumbai partner Dhaval Vussonji is leading the team for the original bidder Bharati Shipyard, which already owns a 19.5 per cent stake in Great Offshore.

10 July 2009

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The 2009-10 Union Budget received a frosty reaction from the business community this week: investors reacted by selling and lawyers reacted by doing what they do best: threatening to file law suits and, err, going on strike.

07 July 2009

pieMnADespite meagre pickings, Desai & Diwanji, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas have topped an M&A league table, together advising on 30 Indian deals worth a total of $9.4bn in the last six months.

02 July 2009

bharti-airtel-mtnPlatinum Partners has joined the team of legal advisers on the MTN – Bharti Airtel merger talks alongside four other firms on what could be India's largest cross-border deal to date with a value of around $23bn (Rs 110,000 crore).

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