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Linklaters

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.

04 July 2014

Ankur SinglaOne of the most important things when creating a technology company is “to think about what could go right”, says Ankur Singla, in stark contrast to the typical lawyers’ mindset.

25 April 2014

Magic circle firm Clifford Chance has promoted four women and three men to its partnership in London after Linklaters did the same earlier this month for the first time.

Women still make up a minority of partners in UK firms but some firms, such as Herbert Smith Freehills, have recently introduced a 30 per cent female partner target by 2019 in a bid to address the imbalance (63 per cent of fresh recruits to UK law firms are women). [RollOnFriday] [HSF quota story: The Lawyer]

05 December 2013

SC wants life sentence for milk-tampering
The SC has asked state governments to make laws that punish with life in prison the selling and production of adulterated milk injurious to humans [TOI]

Kalam faces faulty voting machine
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was yesterday temporarily among the large number of Delhi voters who could not exercise their right to vote locally due to malfunctioning electronic voting machines (EVM). Kalam waited, went back home without voting, then came back to vote once the fault was corrected [Outlook]

Linklaters breaks strict associate lockstep
UK magic circle law firm Linklaters has introduced a merit-based discretionary pay element to its associate lockstep for the first time, to reward associates above two years of PQE, departing from the previous system of “strict ladder according to PQE” plus year-end bonus [The Lawyer]

Tejpal should pay Rs 25 lakh for wasteful Delhi bail application
Tehelka founding editor and rape accused Tarun Tejpal should be awarded exemplary costs of Rs 25 lakh – which should then be donated to the legal aid cell – for wasting the Delhi HC’s time with his anticipatory bail application, argues senior advocate and former additional solicitor general of India KN Bhat. Bhat says that Rs 25 lakh is equivalent to the amount of funds the court ended up wasting on the two days it entertained the application [Asian Age]

Sexual violence in India higher than US or under-reported?
Global statistics state that a woman is sexually abused in India every twenty minutes and that one in every six women experiences sexual violence in the US is an example of under-reporting, say experts [TOI]

12 August 2013

RBSAZB, Luthra, Links & Slaughters sell off Indian RBS assets to Ratnakar bank.

09 July 2013

BalasubramanianLinklaters India partner set to join Magic Circle rival.

08 July 2013

IyerTalwar Thakore & Associates partner will re-join Links.

05 June 2013

Desai Diwanji, Freshfields, Linklaters, TTA sold German machining company to India auto maker

23 May 2013

IPPThree firms offload 81 million shares of real estate giant through the still novel institutional placement programme (IPP).

16 May 2013

Amarchand Mangaldas, Desai & Diwanji, Luthra & Luthra and Linklaters are advising Fortis Healthcare on its institutional placement programme (IPP) that could raise up to $58m (Rs 320 crore).

Amarchand capital markets partner Yash Ashar in Mumbai acted for Fortis, while Luthra & Luthra Delhi-based capital markets partner Madhurima Mukherjee advised the lead managers Standard Chartered, JP Morgan and Religare.

Linklaters Singapore also advised the lead managers.

Desai & Diwanji partners Vishwang Desai and Srishti Ojha and associate Ishita Kashyap advised GIC Special Investments, in relation to the foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs).

The price under Chapter  VIII-A of SEBI’s ICDR regulations, will be no more than Rs 92 per share for up to around 35 million shares.

30 April 2013

India group managing associate promo’d.

23 April 2013

s4ewezy3London international firms beat US firms in recognition and volume stakes.