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Khaitan & Co

07 April 2016

NLSIU Bangalore’s 2017-graduating batch placed 33 out of 53 participating recruitment coordination committee (RCC) members, out of a total batch of 81, on 2 April.

23 February 2016

AZB & Partners has poached Luthra & Luthra M&A and corporate Delhi partner Aparna Mittal

08 February 2016

Kochhar & Co has hired Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS) partner Rahul Ray as a senior partner, while Ray’s team member Vikram Bajaj joined as a joint partner.

08 February 2016
, as wellEconomic Laws Practice (ELP) has won the eighth cricket ELP Masters Cup in Mumbai against AZB & Partners in the finals by 12 runs late yesterday.
04 February 2016

There might only be one way to settle this...The new report by legal directory Chambers & Partners, which compiles an annual tiered ranking of law firms and partners in various practice areas, has seen Khaitan & Co take the top spot by number of "ranked" lawyers, reported The Economic Times, while AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co and both erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas co-managing partner Shroff brothers have lost dominance.

03 February 2016

Advani & Co partner Kshitij Sancheti has joined Seth Dua & Associates as a corporate partner in its Mumbai office, following two new associate partners having joined the firm last year after four partners left.

20 January 2016

Alpha Partners advised online grocery service Mera Grocer on its acquisition by the hypermarket chain Spencer’s Retail which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

Alpha Delhi partner Akshat Pande acted for the Omnipresent Retail-owned Mera Grocer which currently operates in Gurgaon and some Delhi neighbourhoods.

Khaitan Mumbai partner Ashish Razdan, executive director Daksha Baxi, senior associates Alok Sonker, Shabnam Shaikh and Surajkumar Shetty, principal associate Shailendra Bhandare and associates Sunayana Bose, Abir Sarkar and Alisha Ganjawala acted for the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group-owned multi-format retailer Spencer’s Retail.

Mera Grocer earns only Rs 5 crore in annual revenue but Spencer’s bought it less for its size and more for its robust information technology platform, reported Mint.

08 January 2016

Khaitan & Co advised B9 Beverages on selling 20 per cent stake to Sequoia Capital which was advised by Themis Associates.

Khaitan Delhi associate partner GT Thomas Phillippe, principal associate Arjun Rajagopal and associate Akshaya Iyer acted for B9.

Themis Bangalore principal associate Ashwani Verma acted for Sequoia.

The Craft beer company B9 raised $6m (Rs 37 crore) in this round which included, in addition to Sequoia, Snapdeal and Zomato as investors for its handcrafted beer brand Bira91, reported Your Story.

08 January 2016

A string of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ (CAM) senior and principal associates have left in recent months, following the hiring spree by the firm following its split with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

08 January 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Clifford Chance advised book runners Nomura Financial Advisory & Securities (India), Axis Capital, JP Morgan India and Edelweiss Financial Services on the Rs 1,350 crore initial public offer (IPO) of Indian pharma global giant Alkem Laboratories. Alkem was advised by Khaitan & Co.

CAM Mumbai capital markets partner Gaurav Gupte and Clifford Chance Singapore partner Rahul Guptan acted for the four global coordinators and lead managers.

Khaitan Mumbai partner Abhimany Bhattacharya, executive director Sudhir Bassi, principal associate Soumya Mohapatra and associates Aanchal Arora, Aayush Mohata, Abir Sarkar and Srikant Mantravedi acted for Alkem.

The IPO of 12,853,442 Rs 2 equity shares for cash at a price of INR 1,050 per Equity Share, through an offer for sale by the selling shareholders, aggregating to Rs 13,46.62 crore, according to CAM’s press release.

The generic drugs maker had filed its prospectus for the IPO with SEBI in August, reported Business Standard.

The original version of this story overstated the size of the IPO. We regret the error.

06 January 2016

AZB & Partners and Clifford Chance Hong Kong advised global investment banking major Goldman Sachs on its $66m (Rs 441 Crore) acquisition of minority stake in Indian hotel investor Samhi Hotels which was advised by Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and Jones Day. Khaitan & Co and Trilegal advised existing investors GTI Capital and IFC

AZB Mumbai partner Nilanjana Singh and senior associate Rinki Ganguly and associate Vijay Manjrekar, and Clifford Chance Hong Kong partner Neeraj Budhwani, senior associates John Koshy and Cheris Wong advised Goldman Sachs.

ELP Mumbai partners Sujjain Talwar and Darshan Upadhyay, associate partner Aakanksha Joshi and associate managers Amruta Kelkar and Kanisha Vora, and Jones Day Singapore partners Dennis Barskyand Karthik Kumar and associate Caitlyn McCarthy advised Samhi.

Khaitan Delhi partners Bharat Anand and Joyjyoti Mishra, principal associate Arjun Rajagopal and associate Nidhi Kilawala advised GTI Capital.

Trilegal Delhi partner Ravindra Bandhakavi, counsel Vaibhav Kothari and senior associate Parnika Malhotra acted for IFC

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