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Khaitan & Co

05 August 2014

xs0y0rta“It is not about being perfect, but mostly about being the first,” notes former capital markets lawyer Rajat Sharma on his new 9-3:30 job as CEO of Sana Securities – a financial advisory firm he founded in 2011.

05 August 2014

Khaitan & Co and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto advised Tokyo-based SBS Holdings in buying a 66 per cent stake in Transpole Logistics, which was advised by Trilegal.

Khaitan Delhi partner Rajat Mukherjee, associate partner Harsh Kumar, executive director Daksha Baxi and competition partner Manas Kumar Chaudhuri, together with Mori Hamada of counsel Yohei Koyama acted for SBS. The acquisition is costing SBS Rs 446 crore ($73.5m), according to Dealcurry.

Trilegal Mumbai partner Amit Tambe with senior associate Anjali Menon and associate Kevin Peter acted for Transpole and the existing investors – Everstone and Fidelity.

14 July 2014

Khaitan & Co partner Siddharth Shah has been included on the Bombay Stock Exchange’s (BSE) advisory group on real estate investment trusts (REIT) alongside 10 representatives of various banks, real estate and financial services companies, according to the PTI.

REITs are aimed at attracting long-term funds to the cash-strapped realty sector from both foreign as well as domestic investors.

It is hoped that after the newly announced budget’s exemption from capital gains tax to popularise REITs, they will bring in around $10bn of foreign funds into the realty sector by the end of this fiscal.

08 July 2014

PXVThree co-founding equity partners of PXV Law Partners, Deepto Roy, Mohit Abraham and GT Thomas Phillippe, are set to join Khaitan & Co as associate partners by 1 August.

07 July 2014

BhattacharyaAmarchand Mangaldas Mumbai capital markets partner Abhimanyu Bhattacharya has left the firm on Saturday.

27 June 2014

Flame of Truth! After threatening to sue the authors and publishers of the book Gas Wars – Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis in April for Rs 100 crore, Reliance Industries (RIL) yesterday issued a press release to announce the release of a 56-page presentation and promotional video.

04 June 2014

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

09 May 2014

Khaitan & Co and Clifford Chance Hong Kong advised HSBC's Hong Kong branch on its $30m term loan facility to the State Bank of India's Shanghai branch for general corporate purposes.

Khaitan banking partner Devidas Banerji (who joined the firm from CC in 2010) and Clifford Chance partner Matthew Truman acted for HSBC.

09 May 2014

Magic Eight ballAnswer: It depends (but nine is magic number)

07 May 2014

Deals in BriefThe markets are picking up it looks like – here’s the round-up of what firms have been getting up to.

29 April 2014

Gas WarsKhaitan & Co and Mulla & Mulla have served defamation notices on behalf of members of the Reliance family on authors of the book Gas Wars, who are defended by Amicus Juris.

25 April 2014

Gautam ChemburkarFormer KPMG partner Gautam Chemburkar joined Khaitan & Co as its first ever executive director strategy on 3 April.

23 April 2014

Money moneyKhaitan & Co has increased fresher salaries to Rs 15.2 lakh per annum, including bonus, effective from 1 April as part of its annual pay hike.

22 April 2014

Vibhava Sawant Khaitan & Co Mumbai capital markets partner of six years Vibhava Sawant left the firm on 11 April to relocate to Abu Dhabi to be with family.

18 April 2014

NUJS KolkataNUJS Kolkata’s 2015 graduating batch has accepted 27 job offers across seven firms with a mix of 16 so-called Day Zero offers made after interviews on campus on April 16 and 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after internships to students.

17 April 2014

y1oaj2frNLU Delhi’s third batch, that will graduate in 2015 has already placed 10 students with confirmed jobs after its Day Zero of recruitment on 4 April, with four offers subject to internships and three vacation placements with foreign firms.

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