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Khaitan & Co

06 April 2017

Link Legal India Law Services has hired Khaitan & Co Mumbai senior associate Alok Sonker as an associate partner in the corporate practice.

05 April 2017

“Mumbai-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) InCred Finance, founded by former Deutsche Bank senior executive Bhupinder Singh, has secured $75 million in a funding round led by Deutsche Bank’s former co-CEO Anshu Jain. The latest investment is one of the largest fintech deals in India this year. The startup focusses on providing SME loans, home loans and education loans,” reported In Shorts.

05 April 2017

“Terex Corporation is selling its India-based compact construction business to Manitou BF (Manitou). Manitou is a leader in all terrain material handling products. Terex Equipment Private Limited (TEPL) manufactures and sells backhoe loaders, engages in the sale of wheel loaders and contract manufactures and sells skid steer loaders,” reported Business Wire.

31 March 2017

Khaitan & Co has inducted 11 new equity partners, 9 new associate (salaried) partners and 4 counsels in its annual promotion round, taking it up to a total of 115 partners and directors and 15 counsels.

02 March 2017

Khaitan & Co’s Bangalore office has hired Nalina Mayegowda as a disputes partner from local Bangalore-headquartered Poovayya & Co, where she was also a partner.

07 February 2017

Scoop: Khaitan & Co has poached Luthra & Luthra managing associate Nawneet Vibhaw as an associate partner in Delhi, where he will continue specialising full-time on environmental law as he had been doing at Luthra.

12 January 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has acted on $40.4bn worth of mergers and acquisition in the 2016 calendar year, according to researcher mergermarket, with AZB & Partners having recorded $30.1bn of M&A deals in the same period.

11 January 2017

News Corp-backed real estate portal PropTiger said on Tuesday that Mumbai-based Housing.com will merge with it in an all stock deal, and that it will receive $50 million in fresh funds from News Corp.’s REA Group Ltd and $5 million from SoftBank Group.

04 January 2017

"In an instance of an offline retailer buying an e-commerce property, Chinese handset retailer Beijing Digital Telecom has acquired 49% stake in Spice Online, the online retail arm of Spice Group, according to BSE filings.

15 December 2016

Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine last month released a listing of Asia’s biggest law firms, including a round-up of the 25 largest Indian firms by total headcounts.

11 November 2016

The rapid growth of law firm headcountsThe seven largest law firms in India have grown their headcounts by an average of around 20% in the last one-and-a-half years. Of those, the fastest-growing such as Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co, had expanded fee-earner headcounts by 45% and 35% respectively, while others such as AZB & partners’ partnership ballooned by 75%.

10 November 2016

As first reported by us in August, two PwC indirect tax experts have now joined in partner-equivalent positions as executive and associate directors in Mumbai.

04 November 2016

“State-owned NBCC’s share sale garnered 1.54 times subscription from institutional buyers, who put in bids totalling more than Rs 2,700 crore,” reported the Economic Times.

04 November 2016

"ECL Finance, a part of the Edelweiss group, has raised Rs 502 crore by selling masala or rupee-denominated bonds to overseas investors in its debut issuance of such securities. Sun Global Investments, London and Emirates NBD Bank, Dubai are the global coordinators and joint lead managers on the transaction,” reported the Economic Times.

26 October 2016

"Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) managed India Business Excellence Fund – II and India Business Excellence Fund – IIA have agreed to invest Rs 100 crore to buy a minority stake in Kolkata based Ganesh Grains. The Kolkata based unlisted firm is engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling of branded food staple,” reported the Economic Times.

12 October 2016

Khaitan & Co topped the list of 13 domestic law firms’ M&A mandates by value of deals done with $18.7bn worth of transactions, followed by AZB & Partners which topped the list of deals by value, with 43 transactions worth $15.4bn.

28 September 2016

"Third-party administrator Vidal Healthcare Services Pvt. Ltd Monday said Ambit Pragma Ventures Pvt. Ltd, the private equity arm of Ambit Holdings Pvt. Ltd, has invested about $10 million in the firm to buy a significant minority stake,” reported Mint.

15 September 2016

K&S Partners Gurgaon partner Samuel Niranjan joined Khaitan & Co in Bangalore as a counsel in its intellectual property practice.

15 September 2016

"Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communications Ltd (R-Com) has signed a definitive agreement to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel Ltd to create India’s third largest telecom operator by users,” reported Mint.

01 September 2016

"In what could be termed as the biggest news in the gaming industry this year, Delta Corp Ltd., India’s largest gaming and hospitality company announced its foray into the online gaming space in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges. In its note to the stock exchanges and shareholders, Delta Corp informed its intention to acquire 26% shares in Gauss Networks Pvt. Ltd., the holding company which owns and operates Adda52.com and is saide to be the market leader in the online poker space in India,” reported gaming industry law blog GLaws.

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