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Latham & Watkins

24 May 2019

In a major move by consultancies in the global legal markets, Big 4 consultant EY has gobbled up legal process outsourcer (LPO) Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, which had bought the then-India-headquartered LPO in 2010 for up to $40m from its founders.

08 March 2019

NLSIU Bangalore’s global legal diaspora has scored another partnership at an elite international law firm, with 2002 graduate Manas Chandrashekar getting the nod in Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office.

27 July 2017

"Global private equity (PE) firm Carlyle Group has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital Corp’s stake in SBI Card, the credit card joint venture between the US-based company and India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI). Carlyle has emerged as the front runner for GE Capital’s stake in SBI Cards for somewhere around $325 million. The board of SBI settled upon the final bidder in a meeting. Carlyle has pipped Warburg Pincus and Credit Saison and emerged as the final bidder though the deal is not closed yet,” reported Mint.

24 July 2017

Singapore has proved to be the destination of choice for many Indian corporates doing business overseas, though historically other markets such as London and New York have also had close ties with India. With its highly developed and successful free market economy, low taxation, proximity to the Indian subcontinent, numerous direct flights and sizable Indian population, Singapore’s trade ties with India have flourished.

17 February 2017

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has topped the mergermarket value league table of international law firms that advised on M&A deals in the record 2016 calendar year.

20 October 2016

"Online travel firm MakeMyTrip Ltd has agreed to buy Ibibo Group’s travel business in India in an all-stock deal, creating the country’s largest online travel firm which, according to a note by Morgan Stanley, is worth $1.8 billion. The deal value wasn’t announced, but the $1.8 billion valuation and the fact that Ibibo’s owners, Naspers and Tencent, end up with a 40% stake in the merged entity, translate into a transaction worth $720 million. Naspers owns a third of Tencent, its most valuable investment.” reported Mint.

18 August 2016

"India has a new tech unicorn. Hike, a four-year-old messaging app, today announced that it has closed $175 million in funding led by new investors Chinese internet giant Tencent and manufacturing firm Foxconn. The Series D round values the company at $1.4 billion, founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal confirmed to TechCrunch,” reported Techcrunch.

12 July 2016

Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, White & Case and Allen & Overy had the largest number of recorded Indian M&A deals in the first six months of 2016, according to data intelligence provider mergermarket, each with five or four transactions.

26 September 2014

ICICI Bank issued $500m of 3.50% 2020-due notes under 144A/Reg-S in its $7.5bn Global Medium Term Note (MTN) programme, through its Dubai branch, as reported by PTI.

ICICI instructed Amarchand Mangaldas partner Niloufer Lam with senior associate Madhav Kanoria and associate Aayushi Anand on Indian laws, with Davis Polk & Wardwell as international legal adviser, and UAE firm Al Tamimi via partner Mamoon Khan with Cherry Turcal advising on Dubai and UAE laws.

Latham & Watkins Singapore partner Min Yee Ng, supported by associates Dhiraj Joseph and Zhu An Lu, acted for lead managers Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

04 June 2013

bi3ghbgdAmarchand Mangaldas and Latham & Watkins advised London-listed mining giant Vedanta on largest ever bond offering by an Indian corporate.

13 December 2012

Amarchand Mangaldas, with Jones Day, advised healthcare BPO Apollo Health Street (AHSL) and its promoters in selling out for Rs 1000 crore ($184m) to US-headquartered BPO Sutherland Global Services (SGS). SGS was advised by S&R Associates and Latham & Watkins.

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff with Bangalore corporate partner Reeba Chacko, and Jones Day Ohio counsel Deepak Reddy acted for AHSL and its shareholders Apollo Hospitals, Maxwell, Eliza Holdings and Healthcare Investments.

Apollo Hospitals holds 40 per cent in AHSL and the rest of the shareholders are private equity investors. AHSL has 150 clients in India, according to Reuters.

S&R Associates Delhi partners Rajat Sethi and Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, with associates Radhika Iyer, Dhruv Nath, Radhika Agrawal and Lakshmi Pradeep, and Latham & Watkins Silicon Valley partner Tony Richmond acted for SGS, which belongs to multinational conglomerate Sutherland group.

SGS is one of the largest independent BPOs in the world with over 30,000 employees globally, according to the DNA.

Sutherland outbid BPO Genpact to buy AHSL, reported The Hindu.

08 August 2011

mining Exclusive: Desai & Diwanji and Latham & Watkins have advised Vedanta group-owned iron ore producer and exporter Sesa Goa on its $90m (Rs 400 crore) buyout of Liberian company Western Cluster’s of majority stakes from mining major Elenilto Minerals & Mining.

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