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S&R Associates

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.

23 May 2016

S&R Associates partner Bhakta Patnaik has resigned from the firm on Friday, and is in advanced discussions to join Trilegal, as well as in talks with other firms

07 April 2016

NLSIU Bangalore’s 2017-graduating batch placed 33 out of 53 participating recruitment coordination committee (RCC) members, out of a total batch of 81, on 2 April.

17 December 2015

AZB & Partners overtook Khaitan & Co, and the split firms of Amarchand Mangaldas, on data provider Mergermarket’s M&A leader board this year, where the combined deal value of the Amarchand Mangaldas firms would have led the value rankings by a margin of $4bn.

05 August 2015

Bertelsmann India Investments did a follow-on investment with Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Norwest Venture Partners in the operator of Indian furniture online shop Pepperfry.com, which saw a $100m financing round, reported Mint and others.

Pepperfry was advised by BMR Legal Bangalore partner Siddharth Nair.

S&R partners Rajat Sethi and Rachael Israel and associate Raya Hazarika acted for Bertelsmann.

Nishith Desai Associates Mumbai M&A practice co-head Simone Reis acted for Goldmans.

Khaitan & Co partner Siddharth Shah, associate partner Surbhi Kejriwal, senior associate Abhiraj Krishna and associate Aayush Tainwala acted for Zodius. They were assisted by partner Bijal Ajinkya and senior associate Aditi Mukundan on tax issues.

15 June 2015

S&R Associates has elected two corporate associates, Jabarati Chandra and Rachael Israel, to its partnership.

05 June 2015

S&R Associates acted the Vodafone Group in its sale of $200m Bharti Infotel, representing around 4.2% interest in Bharti Airtel, to Bharti Enterprises, which was represented by AZB & Partners.

S&R partner Rajat Sethi and associates Tanya Aggarwal and Lakshmi Pradeep acted for Vodafone.

AZB Delhi partner Gautam Saha acted for long-standing client Bharti.

The sale was made due to a telecoms department directive restricting any group from holding stakes in more than one telecom licensee in one area, reported Reuters

14 April 2015

GearingGetting the ratio of partners to non-partner fee-earners right has its rewards, but it is, at best, an inexact science.

07 November 2014

S&R Associates Delhi partner Rajat Sethi has moved to the Mumbai office of the firm as a “strategic decision” to bolster the corporate and private equity practice of the firm, reported Bar & Bench.

His move, increasing the partner headcount in Mumbai to three and reducing Delhi to five partners based there, follows Legally India reporting in 2010 that the firm’s founding partner Sandip Bhagat had moved from Delhi to Mumbai to set up in the city.

09 October 2014

Amarchand Mangaldas maintained its top spot in intelligence provider mergermarket’s M&A league rankings this quarter.

20 August 2014

Deals in BriefSome of the deals lawyers have been working on this month that we didn’t manage to cover separately.

04 July 2014

Q1 M&A: In terrible shapeMergermarket Q1 M&A value leader AZB & Partners slipped to seventh spot in 2014’s half-yearly rankings, while Q1 ninth-ranked Amarchand made up the lag to top spot.

02 June 2014

Mohit Gogia-1S&R Associates has promoted its Delhi corporate lawyer Mohit Gogia to partnership effective yesterday.

11 April 2014

Vodafone: top up minutesAt least three domestic law firms acted on Vodafone UK’s buyout of Vodafone India shareholders to take full control over its Indian subsidiary for more than $1.6bn.

07 January 2014

Economic Laws Practice (ELP) advised Canaan Partners and Mayfield Fund and S&R Associates advised Bertelsmann India in investing $12m (Rs 75 crore) in residential listings website India Property Online (IPO) which was advised by Fox Mandal.

ELP Mumbai associate partner Vinayak Burman with associate manager Archana Khosla and associate Trishna Sharma acted for existing IPO investors Canaan and Mayfield in the $12m series B Funding as reported by the Business Standard.

S&R partner Rajat Sethi and associates Rachael Israel, Lakshmi Pradeep and Sowjhanya Shankaran acted for Bertelmann which is the strategic investment arm of the German media company Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA in India, as reported by Mint.

Fox partner Jeevandham Rajagopalan and associate Anju Menon acted for IPO which is a Consim Info spun-off founded by the maker or Matrimony.com, according to the Hindu.

26 December 2013

Christmas deals As year-end approaches and law firms send out a flood of press releases for the annual deals league tables, Legally India has wrapped up the most interesting ones in one tidy package.