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S&R Associates

03 August 2018

S&R Associates has appointed two lawyers as counsel and Simran Dhir as the head of its competition practice, according to a press release by the firm.

13 July 2018

Fortis Healthcare Limited was aquired by Malaysian-Singaporean healthcare group IHH Healthcare Berhad (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northern TK Venture Pte Ltd), through a preferential issue of equity shares of Fortis for a consideration of Rs 4,000 crores at a price of Rs 170 per Equity Share amounting to 31.1% of Fortis’ share capital, as reported by Mint and others.

27 April 2018

Sunil Mittal-led mobile infrastructure major Bharti Infratel has announced the merger with Indus Towers to create a combined entity with an equity value of Rs 96,500 crores ($14.6bn), making it the world’s second largest telecom tower company after Beijing-owned China Tower, with more than 163,000 towers and having presence in all the 22 circles in India, reported Business Standard and Mint.

04 April 2018

NLU Delhi has already placed 23 out of 78 students who will graduate LLB next year, including four foreign firm vacation schemes, with 10 of those jobs gained during the 24 March ‘Day Zero’ of recruitment at the law school.

09 February 2018

Khaitan & Co has filed more IPO drafts than any other firm in 2017 just ahead of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, in a market where downward pricing pressures have made it tough across the board.

04 January 2018

AZB & Partners was the busiest and fastest growing law firm in India this year according to year-end rankings released separately by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

27 November 2017

In the latest bi-annual rankings compiled by consultancy RSG India, AZB & Partners has topped the table ahead of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), which had topped the table in 2015 when still united in one firm as Amarchand Mangaldas before their break-up (see full table below).

23 November 2017

Vodafone India, Vodafone Mobile Services and Idea Cellular have announced their proposal separately to sell their standalone telecom tower businesses to ATC Telecom Infrastructure, a majority-owned subsidiary of American Tower Corporation for about INR 7,850 crores ($1.2 billion), as reported by Mint. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

26 September 2017

McDonald’s India has approached the Delhi high court seeking to enforce a 13 September London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) partial award to appoint experts to value and sell estranged former managing director Vikram Bakshi's stake in the North and Eastern India local franchise of the fast food giant, reported Mint, the Economic Times and others.

29 August 2017

DMD Advocates added S&R Associates counsel Jeremy Lynn Chagas Pereira as a partner in its litigation practice, and promoted Amity Delhi 2007 alumnus Sachit Jolly to partner in its direct tax practice.

16 May 2017

“In the largest private equity deal in the logistics space, the Canadian pension fund manager Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and IndoSpace, promoted by PE firm Everstone and US-based Realterm, have entered into a three-step deal which would entail an investment of $1.3 billion (Rs 8,320 crore), most of which will come from the CPPIB,” reported Business Standard

20 March 2017

According to several sources, S&R Associates partner Rajat Sethi and UK firm Slaughter and May partner Susannah Macknay have been advising Vodafone on its long-awaited Rs 80,000 crore ($12.2bn) merger with Idea, which was formally announced today.

08 March 2017

S&R Associates has grown its partnership ranks for the first time by lateral hire, with A&M Law Offices co-founding partners Sanjeev Adlakha and Viral Mehta joining the firm as consultant and partner respectively.

20 October 2016

"Online travel firm MakeMyTrip Ltd has agreed to buy Ibibo Group’s travel business in India in an all-stock deal, creating the country’s largest online travel firm which, according to a note by Morgan Stanley, is worth $1.8 billion. The deal value wasn’t announced, but the $1.8 billion valuation and the fact that Ibibo’s owners, Naspers and Tencent, end up with a 40% stake in the merged entity, translate into a transaction worth $720 million. Naspers owns a third of Tencent, its most valuable investment.” reported Mint.

03 October 2016

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) advised ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and ICICI Bank on Rs 60,568 million initial public offer. S&R Associates and Davis Polk & Wardwell advised the lead managers to the issue: DSP Merrill Lynch, ICICI Securities, CLSA India, Deutsche Equities India, Edelweiss Financial Services, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India), IIFL, JM Financial Institutional Securities, SBI Capital Markets and UBS Securities India.

17 June 2016

HDFC Standard Life Insurance, a joint venture between HDFC and Standard Life, will be absorbing Max Life Insurance and Max Financial Services, according to reports, in what is billed as the biggest ever consolidation in the private insurance space in India.