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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.

15 April 2013

PDS & Associates and DLA Piper advised Indian conglomerate PCM Group in its €36m (Rs 255 crore) acquisition of German international railway equipment conglomerate Rail One whose shareholders were advised by Hogan Lovells.

PDS & Associates Mumbai partner Sajid Mohamed, with DLA Piper Germany partner Benjamin Parameswaran and counsel Isaschar Nicolaysen and a raft of other DLA partners acted for the Siliguri-based Indian private company in acquiring the 118-year old German giant.

Hogan Lovells Berlin-based partner Jörg Meissner acted for Rail One shareholders. The €150m company with plants in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain and South Korea was acquired for €36m reported the Economic Times.

Linklaters partner Dr Eva Reudelhuber acted for the banks for the sellers.

19 February 2013

Ten foreign law firms will now be allowed to practice local law in Singapore, after the country’s law ministry approved four new Qualified Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences out of 23 total applicants.

04 December 2012

The rest of the week's deals in one packageThis week’s instructions starring: Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co, Vaish Associates, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Desai & Diwanji and Khaitan Sud & partners, with Linklaters, Cleary Gotlieb and WongPartnership

11 October 2012

Vaish Associates advised auto-parts maker Amtek India in raising Rs 375 crore ($70mn) through issue of 2.5 per cent foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCB). Linklaters and Trilegal advised the Singapore-incorporated DBS bank which was the guarantor, and the bank’s Indian branch which was the lead manager in the issue.

Vaish Associates Delhi partner Satwinder Singh with principal associates Manish Tully and Sushma Mathur and associate Sougata Kundu acted for Amtek India, which issued FCCB convertible at Rs 103.005 per equity share of the company according to Post Jagran.

Trilegal Mumbai partner Srinivas Parthasarthy with senior associate Anil Choudhary and associates Priyanka Kumar and Smriti Bahety, and Linklaters Singapore counsel Aditya Shroff acted for DBS Bank India and Singapore.

The issue, raised on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), is Amtek’s second round of FCCB-fund raising in less than six months. Vaish Associates also advised the company in the first round in April 2012, when funds worth Rs 650 crore ($130m) were raised on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

26 September 2012

Top deals, all in oneThe latest deals in one place: Khaitan for Kingfisher, Heidelberg, Hutchison Whampoa | AMSS for Mitsui, Schneider, Alstom, Siemens, RTL, IDFC | Siemens: AMSS-Jones Day & more.

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