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DSK Legal

11 April 2016

DSK Legal has promoted Munaf Virjee, Maneesh Upadhyay, and Sagar Kadam to its partnership, with Pritha Jha and Vikrant Negi getting elevated to associate partner level.

15 January 2016

DSK Legal Mumbai partner and co-founding member of 14 years, Raksha Kothari, has resigned.

17 December 2015

The 305-page judgment that overturned the drunk driving conviction of Salman Khan has been uploaded on the Bombay high court website.

16 December 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas acted for Blackstone on its sale of shares in the Rs 500 crore ($75 m) initial public offer (IPO) of fragrance maker SH Kelkar & Co which was advised by DSK Legal. Khaitan & Co and Jones Day advised the IPO’s book running lead managers JM Financial Institutional Securities and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company.

21 September 2015

Indian Law Partners (ILP) advised Toshiba Corporation which bought Rs 400 crore ($60.7m) worth of shares in Noida based water services company UEM India from India Value Fund (IVF) and UEM’s promoter Krishnan Kshetry. IVF was advised by DSK Legal and Kshetry was advised by Amicus Services.

ILP partner Gopika Pant, senior associate Vineet Gupta and associate Sehar Aijaz acted for Toshiba.

Amicus partner Shivi Agarwal acted for Kshetry and DSK partner Narendra Digankar and manager Rishabh Mastaram acted for IVF

The Rs 400 crore sale now leaves IVF’s stake in UEM at 20 per cent, reported the Economic Times adding that Toshiba had already bought 26 per cent in UEM in March 2014.

09 September 2015

DSK Legal managers Hemang Parekh, Pragya Dhamija and Chandrima Mitra have been promoted to associate partner while no full partners were made this year, reported Bar & Bench.

Parekh and Dhamija specialise in corporate, while Mitra focuses on media and entertainment.

20 July 2015

DSK Legal advised Klenzaids Contamination Controls in selling 49 per cent stake to Robert Bosch Investment Nederland which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

DSK Mumbai co-founding partner Anand Desai, managing associate Pragya Dhamija and associate Prachi Garg acted for Klenzaids, which has a turnover around around EUR 6m, reported trade magazine BioSpectrum.

Khaitan Mumbai partners Rabindra Jhunjhunwala and Niren Patel acted for global Bosch Packaging Technology which has a global turnover of EUR 1.1bn.

In the Bosch-Klenzaids joint venture that will employ around 380 staff Klenzaids will contribute its expertise in clean-room and processing technologies and peripheral systems, and Bosch will take care of innovative filling technologies.

29 May 2015

J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised and assisted NIIT Technologies on investing for 51 per cent stake in Incessant Technologies which was advised by DSK Legal.

JSA partner Lalit Kumar, senior associate Bharati Joshi and associate Ritika Arora acted for NIIT Technologies.

DSK partner Ajay Shaw and manager Salma Curmally acted for Incessant.

The deal was worth around Rs 250 crore, reported Mint.

29 April 2015

The Delhi high court has designated six new senior counsel today, according to two authoritative sources.

24 February 2015

The DSK winnersDSK Legal won against Economic Laws Practice (ELP) in the finals of the seventh ELP Masters Cricket Cup between Mumbai law firms, held on Sunday 22 February at the Police Gymkhana Cricket Ground.

05 January 2015

Balbir SinghDSK Legal Delhi corporate, competition and litigation partner Balbir Singh has resigned from the partnership to begin counsel practise in Delhi.

05 December 2014

DSK Legal advised Kancor Ingredients in selling a majority stake to French company Mane SA, Switzerland which was advised by Crawford Bayley.

DSK managing partner Anand Desai with partner Ajay Shaw and senior associates Pragya Dhamija and Aditee Mohta acted for Kancor.

Crawford partner Sanjay Asher acted for Mane, which is an associate of V Mane Fils in France. Asher was assisted by principal associate Bhumika Batra and associates Sachita Shetty and Sanskriti Relekar.

The domestic food and beverages supplier Kancor entered into a joint venture with V Mane to develop export products, reported the Business Standard.

18 November 2014

Cyril Shroff: To file affidavitSenior counsel Iqbal Chagla told the Bombay high court in his closing remarks that his client Cyril Shroff would be filing an affidavit showing the “deep involvement” of his brother in the will.

17 November 2014

Road to PunDSK Legal has doubled its office space in Pune within six months of opening up in the city, on the back of new large local corporate client accounts.

25 August 2014

Bangalore vs PuneDSK Legal’s only partner in Bangalore, Ajesh Kumar Shankar, demerged his practice from DSK into AKS Law Associates in April, going independent again.