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Khaitan & Co

28 August 2015

Gammon India has sold nine Indian project companies of Gammon Infrastructure Projects to a subsidiary of US asset management giant Brookfield Asset Management for around Rs 563 crore.

05 August 2015

Bertelsmann India Investments did a follow-on investment with Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Norwest Venture Partners in the operator of Indian furniture online shop Pepperfry.com, which saw a $100m financing round, reported Mint and others.

Pepperfry was advised by BMR Legal Bangalore partner Siddharth Nair.

S&R partners Rajat Sethi and Rachael Israel and associate Raya Hazarika acted for Bertelsmann.

Nishith Desai Associates Mumbai M&A practice co-head Simone Reis acted for Goldmans.

Khaitan & Co partner Siddharth Shah, associate partner Surbhi Kejriwal, senior associate Abhiraj Krishna and associate Aayush Tainwala acted for Zodius. They were assisted by partner Bijal Ajinkya and senior associate Aditi Mukundan on tax issues.

27 July 2015

Slovakian railway wagon manufacturer Tatravagoka AS, advised by Khaitan & Co, has acquired 50 per cent stakes in Jupiter Wagons and Jupiter Alloys and Steel, advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, in a deal reportedly worth Rs 100 crore ($15.6m).

Jupiter, which is one of India’s biggest railway freight car manufacturers, was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas partner Abhishek Guha, senior associate Aditya Mehra, and associate Roma A Das.

Tatravagonka drafted in Khaitan & Co Mumbai Mumbai associate partner Kartick Maheshwari on the transactional side, and associate partner Yigal Gabriel on the real estate side.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited acted as Jupiter's financial adviser, while Alpen Capital acted for Slovakian company as its financial adviser.

Jupiter Wagons and Jupiter Alloys and Steel are set to be merged after this transaction completed on 14 July.

21 July 2015

Khaitan & Co overtook Amarchand Mangaldas in data provider mergermarket’s half-yearly (H1) M&A charts by value, with the first quarter of Amarchand functioning as the split firms of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM). AZB & Partners maintained its deal volume lead which it has claimed for two consecutive years.

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.

15 July 2015

Justice Aniruddha Bose created history today when Calcutta high court room 24, outfitted with a permanent video camera and microphone for the occasion, recorded the proceedings of advocate Deepak Khosla, which Khosla claims is the first time this has happened in a high court.

08 July 2015

Ud: Focussing on Chennai from BangaloreLitigator Udayarkar Rangarajan has joined Khaitan & Co as an associate partner based in Bangalore, from where he will focus on building the practice in Chennai.

26 June 2015

AbrahamKhaitan & Co associate partner in the Delhi litigation team, Mohit Abraham, will join taxi aggregator Uber to head up its Indian legal function as its legal director India.

26 June 2015

Luthra & Luthra is acting for fast-growing RBL Bank of 183 branches, formerly called Ratnakar Bank, which aims to raise Rs 1,100 crore ($173m) via initial public offering (IPO), with AZB & Partners and Dorsey & Whitney acting for the bankers, led by Kotak Mahindra Capital Company.

AZB Mumbai partner Varoon Chandra with senior associate Lionel D’Almeida acted for the lead managers. Dorsey Hong Kong partners John Chrisman and Kenneth Kwok advised on international laws.

Luthra & Luthra Mumbai partner Manan Lahoty acted for the issuers.

Khaitan & Co Mumbai associate partner Madhur Kohli was domestic counsel for two selling shareholders, Beacon and Gpe, that together sold 13 million shares according to the Business Standard.

24 June 2015

Khaitan & Co has confirmed the joining of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas principal associate Manisha Shroff in its Mumbai banking and finance practice as an associate partner.

17 June 2015

The hearing between advocate Deepak Khosla and Khaitan & Co in Kolkata on Thursday (18 June) will be video recorded, in what may be a first in any of the country’s high courts.

16 June 2015

Vedanta Resources subsidiaries Vedanta India and Cairn merged, assisted by Khaitan & Co as sole domestic legal adviser, according to its press release, and Ashurst's India practice.

The following Khaitan team advised:

Haigreve Khaitan, Partner; Sharad Abhyankar, Partner; Mehul Shah, Associate Partner; Tarunya Krishnan, Principal Associate and Harsh Kabra, Associate.

The following members assisted the core transaction team:

Corporate Due-Diligence - Soumyadri Chattopadhyaya, Associate; Aayush Mohata, Associate; Parvati Parkkot, Associate and Umang Singh, Associate

Capital Markets – Sudhir Bassi, Executive Director

ESOPs – Daksha Baxi, Executive Director

Energy, Infrastructure and Resources – Dibyanshu, Associate Partner

Ashurst London partners Tom Mercer and Richard Gubbins led the transaction on non-Indian laws, while US securities law partner Stuart Rubin advised from Hong Kong.

01 June 2015

AZB & Partners advised global Argentina-founded IT and software development company Globant on buying, for up to around $25m, Pune-based product engineering firm Clarice Technologies which was advised by Khaitan & Co.

AZB Bangalore partner Anind Thomas and senior associate Percis Anklesaria acted for Globant.

Khaitan Bangalore partner Rajiv Khaitan, associate partner Vinay Joy and associates Karandeep Makkar and Kirti Krishna acted for Clarice.

The deal is worth Rs 125 to Rs 160 crore, reported the Economic Times.

01 June 2015

Nalsar Hyderabad’s class of 74 LLB students graduating this year have secured 52 jobs with domestic and foreign law firms, in house, Big Four consulting and other organizations. Khaitan & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas were the largest recruiters from the batch.

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