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IndusLaw

16 April 2015

IndusLaw advised India’s largest taxi aggregator Ola Cabs, backed by Japan’s Softbank Corp, in raising $314m (Rs 1,952 crore) from Russian Yuri Milner’s DST Global which was advised by AZB & Partners and Goodwin Procter.

Indus Delhi partner Gaurav Dani, senior associate Divya Varghese and associate Nitin Gera acted for Ola. AZB Mumbai partner Darshika Kothari and Goodwin partner Yash Rana acted for DST

Gunderson Dettemer partner Steven L Baglio and lawyer Melissa B Marks acted for new investor Internet Fund. Morrison Foerster of counsel James T McCormick and associate Noah Carr acted for SoftBank Internet and Media (SIMI).

In November 2014, Olacabs had raised $210m from SIMI and its existing investors including Tiger Global, Matrix Partners India and Steadview Capital.

15 April 2015

IndusLaw promoted Bangalore dispute resolution principal associate Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri to partnership, taking its partner count to 12 across all offices.

13 April 2015

Induslaw advised internet and mobile-based classifieds company Quikr Mauritius Holding in raising $150m (over Rs 900 crore) from existing investors Tiger Global, eBay and Sweden’s Kinnevik, and new investor Steadview Capital Management, LTR and ABG Capital, which were advised by Morgan Lewis and Gunderson Dettmer.

Indus partner Gaurav Dani, senior associate Dviya Varghese and associate Nikita Goyal acted for Quickr.

Morgan Lewis Boston partner William Perkins and associate Cindy C Kung advised eBay. Gunderson Beijing partner Christopher D Terry and lawyer Mao Chen acted for Tiger Global affiliate IFPL

The venture competes with Naspers-backed OLX in the P2P classifieds business in India, reported VCCircle.

02 March 2015

Induslaw represented Olacabs, which must fast be turning into one of its most high-profile and valuable clients, in a $200m takeover of TaxiForSure.

25 November 2014

Olacabs: Another Indus start-up client starting to pay for itself?Induslaw advised online and app-based taxi booking service Olacabs in raising Rs 1281 crore ($210m) from SoftBank, which was advised by AZB & Partners and Morrison Foerster.

28 October 2014

SnapdeaIndusLaw advised Snapdeal again on its largest round of investment to date with 12 other law firm teams.

20 August 2014

Winning: EverythingAZB & Partners came out on top of a 2014 first-half-year league table released by corporate analytics company Venture Intelligence, recording 22 deals worth more than $2bn.

04 August 2014

Ran Chakrabarti, the co-founder of William Chakrabarti & Associates, has joined IndusLaw as a partner in Delhi from 1 August.

UK educated, he began his career in London and Singapore at Ashurst and White & Case and moved to India in 2007 to join Amarchand Mangaldas, moving to legal process outsourcer (LPO) CPA Global in 2010 in the outsourced legal team for Rio Tinto as lead lawyer.

In a press release Indus co-founder Gaurav Dani said that Chakrabarti would add to the firm’s capacity in international debt transactions, infrastructure and project finance.

Chakrabarti commented in the press release: “I’ve known the team at IndusLaw for some time now. It’s great to be joining a vibrant and ambitiouspractice and grow existing synergies.”

Chakrabarti could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.

18 June 2014

4mjrio1nBMR Legal has continued advising online ticketing website BookMyShow in its latest fundraising round of Rs 150 crore by existing venture capital investors SAIF Partners and Accel Partners, who have continued relying on Indus Law.

04 June 2014

Khaitan & Co Mumbai associate partner Nishant K Singh joined Indus Law in Mumbai as partner in its corporate practice.

23 May 2014

Shopping onlineIndus Law advised old client and online marketplace Snapdeal’s parent Jasper Infotech in its $100m (Rs 590 crore) second round of funding from US-based BlackRock Financial Management, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek, Hong Kong-based Myriad Asset Management and Tybourne Capital Management, and Azim Premji’s Premji invest

13 May 2014

IndusLaw partner Avimukt Dar with associates Aakriti Shakdher and Kriti Tannan acted for AM Marketplaces, which runs "social shopping platform" LimeRoad.com and received $15m in Series B funding from Tiger Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners VCCircle.

Luthra & Luthra partner Deepak Joyce acted for Matrix and Lightspeed, while Tiger Global drafted in Gunderson Dettmer New York partner Steven L Baglio and associate Eric Cheung.

03 April 2014

Calvin KleinIndus Law advised textile and apparel retailer Arvind Brands, which bought 49 per cent of the Indian licensee of global fashion giant Calvin Klein (CK) for Rs 100 crore. J Sagar Associates (JSA) advised the previous licensee Premium Garments and Wholesale Trading.

20 March 2014

ocvoacwdOne of IndusLaw's co-founding partners, Tapas Misra, who became an of counsel at the firm 18 months ago and headed up its tax practice, has left with his team of two to start a tax boutique firm in Noida on 1 March.

13 March 2014

The rest of the week's deals in one packageLitigation, corporate, M&A, capital markets and private equity deals in brief from a cross-section of India’s top law firms.

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