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Nishith Desai Associates

15 May 2014

Nishith Desai Associates acted as Indian legal and tax counsel for Cognizant, which bought Atlanta-based digital video solutions company itaas, which was represented by P&A Associates.

Nishith Desai's Munich-based European operations head Ruchi Biyani, with partner Nishchal Joshipura and Singapore-based international tax head Mahesh Kumar, acted for the Indian IT giant, alongside US law firm Venable.

P&A, which used to have a best friend relationship with Jones Day several years ago, acted for itaas led by managing partner Anand Pathak, together with US law firm Morris Manning & Martin.

The deal value was not disclosed but itaas is estimated to have revenues of around $30-50m annually, wrote Mint in a detailed report, and is hoped to help Cognizant increase its US work from US telecoms and media companies.

13 March 2014

The rest of the week's deals in one packageLitigation, corporate, M&A, capital markets and private equity deals in brief from a cross-section of India’s top law firms.

19 February 2014

J Sagar Asssociates (JSA), Nishith Desai Associates and Trilegal acted on Goldman Sachs’ and Mitsui Global Investment’s Rs 315 crore ($50m) investment in Global Beverages & Foods.

17 February 2014

Stars14 Indian law firm partners and senior associates will be named as “up and comers” and “associates to watch” in legal directory Chambers and Partners’ yet-to-be released Asia Pacific 2014 guide.

19 August 2013

Munich Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is set to open an office in Munich, moving one lawyer there full-time this month.

05 July 2013

DSK Legal advised Fortune 500 companies’ analytics provider Fractal Analytics in the Rs 150 crore ($25m) cash injection by private equity (PE) firm TA Associates, which was advised by Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) and Goodwin Procter.

DSK Legal Mumbai partner Tushar Ajinkya acted for Fractal.

NDA Bangalore partner Vaibhav Parikh and Goodwin Hong Kong partner Yash Rana acted for TA Associates.

PE firms invested about $2.3bn across 82 deals in this year’s second quarter, increasing by around 17.7% from last year in the same quarter when $1.98bn were invested across 114 transactions, according to the Business Standard.

15 February 2013

NimetzExclusive: Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) has appointed Matthew Nimetz – US diplomat and former chair of US law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison – to its internal board of trusted advisors (BOTA) that meets up to three times yearly to decide on firm strategy.

11 February 2013

AjinkyaExclusive: Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) senior practice co-heads Siddharth Shah and Bijal Ajinkya will join Khaitan & Co in Mumbai as funds and tax partners respectively in around two weeks.

15 October 2012

Top deals, all in oneTrilegal, Amarchand Mangaldas, Singh & Singh, Link Legal, AZB & Partners, Vichar Partners, Universal Legal, Dua Associates, DSK Legal, White & Case, Nishith Desai & Associates, Desai & Diwanji, and more in the latest top instructions for law firms and lawyers…

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.

23 August 2012

Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai and Delhi advised Bain Capital with US firm Ropes & Gray in the $1bn purchase of 30 per cent of shares in global outsourcer Genpact, which was advised by Cravath Swaine & Moore. Two selling private equity funds were assisted by Nishith Desai Associates and Paul Weiss.

16 July 2012

credit-cards Exclusive: PXV Law Partners advised its long standing client, prepaid payments program manager TranServ, in its sale of equity to venture capital (VC) fund Nirvana Venture Advisors, which was advised by Nishith Desai Associates.

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.

22 May 2012

The rest of the week's deals in one packageMergers and joint ventures lead last month’s largest deals, while private equity, capital markets, litigation and competition policy also nestle in.

11 April 2012

imageFourteen law firms kept busy in a sideways economy with 14 deals in corporate, private equity and banking and finance. Find out what the industry has been up to.

24 January 2012

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) and Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) analysed the legal implications of the Vodafone judgment yesterday – a decision law firms across the board commended for boosting India’s image as an investment destination, upholding the rule of law and settling many questions.

12 January 2012

imageThe latest and greatest deals and cases not yet covered, rounded up for you in one convenient bite-size package.

09 September 2011

imageBest of deals, including three exclusive venture capital/private equity deals featuring DSK, Sand Hill, Induslaw, Khaitan and Nishith Desai, as well as a banking, M&A and projects wrap.

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