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Linklaters

10 April 2019

Nalsar Hyderabad’s 2020 graduating batch has kicked of its first day of recruitments (also popularly known as Day Zero), on 6 April, with students having already sewn up 23 pre-placement offers (PPOs) and a total of 8 prestigious vacation schemes and/or training contracts with foreign law firms.

10 December 2018

“Greenko Group has agreed to buy Orange Renewable from Singapore’s AT Capital Group at an enterprise value of $1 billion, Greenko Group founder Mahesh Kolli said,” reported Mint in June.

23 October 2018

Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong-based India group lawyer Amit Singh, who had been promoted to A&O’s partnership in 2014, has joined Linklaters in Singapore as a partner, according to a Linklaters press release yesterday.

26 March 2018

In a global partnership promotion round of 27 across 11 offices, India group member Sushil Jacob has been promoted to partner at international giant Linklaters, with effect from 1 May 2018.

22 March 2017

Linklaters has promoted managing associate and NLSIU Bangalore 2005 graduate Kanyaka Ramamurthi to partner, as reported by The Lawyer.

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.

15 October 2016

"The acquisition is the biggest foreign acquisition ever in India and Russia’s largest outbound deal. Billionaire brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia have agreed to sell 98 per cent of Essar Group flagship firm Essar Oil to Russian oil major Rosneft and a consortium of oil trading firm Trafigura with private investment group United Capital Partners for $13 billion, making it the largest foreign direct investment in India.” reported The Hindu and others.

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.

15 January 2016

Linklaters advised Banca Regionale Europea and 14 other Italian banks on Tech Mahindra and Mahindra & Mahindra’s buy of majority stake in Italian automotive brand Pinifarina. Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners advised the Mahindra Group entities and Pavesio and Associates advised Pinifarina’s owner Pincar.

Linklaters Italy partner Francesco Faldi, managing associate Ettore Consalvi and associate Valentina Armaroli acted for the banks: Banca Regionale Europea, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, UniCredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banco Popolare Società Cooperativa, UBI Leasing, Monte dei Paschi di Siena Leasing & Factoring, Banca per i Servizi Finanziari alle Imprese, Selmabipiemme Leasing, UniCredit Leasing, BNP Paribas Leasing Solution, Release, Mediocredito Italiano and Banca IM

Gianni senior partner Francesco Gianni acted for IT, Networks and Engineering solutions and BPO services provider Tech Mahindra and Mahindra & Mahindra.

Pavesio founder Carlo Pavesio acted for Pincar on the sale of its automotive and industrial design brand which will continue to remain an independent company, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, according to Linklaters’ press release.

As part of the agreement, Tech Mahindra and M&M will form a joint venture (JV), with 60 per cent stake held by Tech Mahindra. This JV will purchase 76.06 per cent stake in Pininfarina at a price of Euro 1.1 per share, followed by an open offer for all the remaining ordinary shares of Pininfarina, also at Euro 1.1 per share. A rights issue to infuse funds into Pinifarina will also be executed before the end of 2016, added the release.

The 85-year-old Pinifarina is an iconic design brand and has relationships with the best in the automobile industry including with Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Peugeot. But it has remained unprofitable for 10 of the last 11 years, with a consolidated revenue of 86.6 million Euros in 2014, reported The Hindu.

19 August 2015

Former Linklaters Singapore managing associate Pallavi Gopinath Aney is set to join Baker & McKenzie as a partner, an authoritative source has confirmed to Legally India.

20 May 2015

Global legalLinklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie are the highest profile foreign law firms operating in India, according to the latest analysis of foreign law firms’ India businesses.

18 May 2015

White & Case has hired Linklaters managing associate Pradyumna Mysoor as a local partner in its Hong Kong office.

29 January 2015

Narayan IyerNarayan Iyer, who had left Linklaters Singapore in 2009 to join the magic circle firm’s best friend Talwar Thakore & Associates, has been appointed as head of the India practice.

07 November 2014

Linklaters and Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) advised the lending and underwriting banks on Tata Steel UK Holdings, which took a term loan and revolving credit facilities of $3.05bn to refinance its bank debt.

Linklaters London partner Narayan Iyer, who had rejoined Linklaters a year ago from TTA, and Singapore partner Philip Badge, and capital markets partner Kevin Wong and TTA partner Rahul Gulati acted for the banks.

JSA and Slaughter & May advised Tata.

The new financing structure consists of a five-year loan of a €370 million, a six-year revolving credit facility for working capital of £700 million and a seven-year loan of €1.8 billion, with more favourable terms and pricing relative to the earlier debt, reported Mint.

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