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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.

03 July 2012

Dutch-cheese-maidens Exclusive: J Sagar Associates (JSA), Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), Fox Mandal, international law firms Linklaters and two European firms, advised a consortium of investors led by Dutch pension services provider APG, in their Rs 770 crore ($141m) co-investment in Godrej’s Indian residential projects.

18 May 2012

Former Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi Associate and NLSIU Bangalore 2001 graduate Pranav Sharma will return to head the Delhi finance and insolvency practice of the firm this August, after six years at Linklaters London.

13 March 2012

K Law and Linklaters have advised Reliance Industries on its Rs 22bn ($450m) joint venture with Russian petro company Sibur, which was advised by Khaitan & Co and Herbert Smith, as Legally India had earlier reported.

10 October 2011

MnA-pie_lrg Desai & Diwanji has again reclaimed its throne as the busiest M&A firm in India having acted on 33 deals in the first three quarters of the year with Khaitan & Co also laying down improved M&A figures, while AZB & Partners, Talwar Thakore Associates and S&R Associates harvested the biggest value deals, also benefitting Linklaters and Allen & Overy.

11 August 2011

image Exclusive: S&R Associates is advising Vodafone Group on its disposal of 5.5 per cent of the shares in Vodafone Essar for $640m to Piramal Healthcare, which is relying on Amarchand Mangaldas as lead adviser with Linklaters and Slaughter and May, as well as Crawford Bayley and Stephenson Harwood.

08 July 2011

MnA-pie_lrg Desai & Diwanji has advised on the most M&A mandates in the first half of the 2011 calendar year, with AZB & Partners having advised on far fewer deals than last year but still topping the mergermarket league table by value of transactions closely followed by Talwar Thakore Associates.

03 June 2011

Talwar Thakore and Associates (TTA), Linklaters, Wadia Ghandy & Co, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Simmons & Simmons have advised on British company Serco’s acquisition of Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) Intelenet for $634m marking private equity (PE) firm Blackstone’s exit from the BPO.

10 March 2011

hot_steel Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Salans, Linklaters and Clifford Chance have advised on Tata Steel’s sale of Teesside Cast Products’s (TCP’s) assets to Thailand’s largest steel producer Sahaviriya Steel for $469m.

22 February 2011

Oil Industry. AZB & Partners, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Vinson & Elkins have advised on oil major British Petroleum’s (BP) record acquisition of 30 per cent of 23 oil and gas production sharing contracts (including the KG D6 block) operated by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for a consideration of $7.2bn (Rs 32,500 crore).

28 July 2010

internet-IT-globeKhaitan & Co's recent White & Case lateral hire has advised Reliance Industries and Infotel Broadband Services on a $500m loan to finance its broadband wireless access (BWA) auction win. Linklaters and Juris Corp advised the lead lender RBS.

23 July 2010

Legally India newsletterIt appears there is just no winning in India for foreign law firms.

As though the opposition to them practising law here is not enough, the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) too are making their life hard.

20 July 2010

four-lions-indiaFriday's Mumbai Income Appellate Tax Tribunal (ITAT) ruling against Linklaters makes potentially all overseas professional services and law firms subject to income tax in India for the last six years or more if their staff visit India for 90 days in aggregate per year. The repercussions could be serious, according to Indian tax lawyers.