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India Law Services

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.

02 January 2013

link-legal-atul-sharma Link Legal fully merged with project finance boutique India Law Services (ILS) in December to form Link Legal – India Law Services with 14 partners and 73 lawyers, to strengthen its Mumbai practice.

11 April 2012

imageFourteen law firms kept busy in a sideways economy with 14 deals in corporate, private equity and banking and finance. Find out what the industry has been up to.

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.

15 September 2011

imageExclusive: Project finance specialist India Law Services (ILS) has opened office its fourth office in Bangalore with former State Bank of India (SBI) lawyer as its head in a bid to capitalise on market opportunities in southern India.

11 March 2011

road-works-digger India Law Services (ILS) and Laware Associates, which was set up in 2007 by a Nalsar Hyderabad graduate, have advised on two National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) expressway and toll road projects of nearly Rs 3,000 crore ($660m).

02 March 2011

India Law Services (ILS) has acted as lenders' legal counsel on three external commercial borrowings (ECB) and loan structurings of Reliance Power worth around $50m of for the second phase development of its Uttar Pradesh-based 1,200 MW Rosa Power project.

ILS advised Axis Bank, Allahabad Bank and Syndicate Bank on the execution of three different loan agreements as well as conversion of existing Rupee term loans into foreign currency loans to enable Rosa Power Supply to reach full-capacity power generation.

ILS Mumbai-based partner Tushar Desai led the transaction for the lender consortium while the borrower Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG)-owned Reliance Power acted through its in-house legal team.

Desai told Legally India: “The Axis Bank Ltd and Allahabad Bank granted such foreign currency loans through their respective Hong Kong branches, Syndicate Bank did so from its London branch.

“While the first transaction of Axis Bank Ltd.,(for $20m), was signed in October 2010, the other two were with Allahabad Bank ($15m) and Syndicate Bank ($15m) were signed in January 2011. In this case individual facility agreements were executed with each of the ECB lenders and other finance documents were executed for inclusion of the ECB Lenders as part of the consortium.”

According to the Economic Times the Rosa plant recently hit 105 per cent of its power generation capacity last month.

09 February 2011

road-works-digger Exclusive: R&A Legal, S&R Associates, Latham & Watkins, Spanish firm Uria Menendez and India Law Services have advised on the internal restructuring of Spanish infrastructure company Grupo Isolux Corsan’s investments into an Indian Rs 4,518 crore ($997m) road project.

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.

10 September 2010

Project finance law firms R&A Legal and India Law Services have advised on the Rs 970 crore ($210m) term loan and bank guarantee between Navayuga Engineering Company Limited and Bank of Baroda led bank consortium for the financing and development of India’s largest private sector port at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

30 July 2010
Delhi-based law firm R&A Legal, project finance firms India Law Services and MV Kini & Co have advised the borrower, bank consortium and NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) respectively in the construction of India’s longest elevated expressway in Chennai.
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.

11 May 2010
Mumbai projects boutique India Law Services (ILS) has advised the lender consortium of bankers in three project finance transactions opposite Trilegal, one in-house counsel and Delhi-based Hammurabi & Solomon acting for the borrower companies.
01 April 2010

Khaitan-Co-Ishtiaq-AliOne third of top infrastructure boutique India Law Services has joined ALMT Legal in Mumbai, with partner Ishtiaq Ali set to start up ALMT's projects and infrastructure practice.

27 October 2009

steam_rollers_road_buildingFoxMandal Little Delhi partner K.A. Najmi has joined project finance specialist firm India Law Services as a partner to head its Delhi office.

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).