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Samvad Partners

Samvād Partners was created when V Chambers of Law led by Vineetha MG, joined Narasappa Doraswamy & Raja in 2013.
27 July 2017

Samvad Partners added advocate-on-record (AOR) and NLSIU Bangalore 2005 alumnus Arjun Krishnan as a partner in Delhi, effectively from August 2017.

20 July 2017

"Trade financing company Vayana Network, which recently split from parent company Vayana (VPL), has raised $4 Million (about Rs 26 crore) from venture capital firms IDG Ventures India and Jungle Ventures," reported Indian CEO.

22 May 2017

“E-commerce logistics services provider Delhivery has raised $30 million from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. This additional investment is a part of the $100 Mn funding the company raised in March from The Carlyle Group, as indicated by ETTech. The company currently services 800 cities, 9000 pin codes with a network of 12 fulfilment centres. Delhivery claims it fulfils 10 million shipments a month,” reported Medianama.

07 April 2017

“BlackBuck, the B2B intercity logistics startup, has raised Series C funding of $70 million in a round led by Sands Capital. Among existing investors, Accel and Flipkart participated in this round, while Tiger Global and Apoletto did not.

27 March 2017

Samvad Partners acted for Delhivery Private Limited on its Rs 650 crore ($100m) investment by private equity giant Carlyle Group along with Tiger Global.

12 January 2017

Former Milbank Tweet Hadley & McCloy counsel Sanjeet Malik has joined Samvad Partners in Delhi, reported Bar & Bench.

07 November 2016

Siddharth Raja, who was a co-founder of Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja that later became Samvad Partners, will join Argus Partners in Bangalore as a senior partner and national executive director, with a remit to also oversee the firm’s Chennai practice.

04 October 2016

PDS Legal advised Tata Capital Healthcare Fund on selling its shares in Sandor Nephro Services, which was advised by Fox Mandal, to Fresenius Medical Care which was advised by Samvad Partners.

20 September 2016

"PayU Global, the digital payments provider owned by South Africa’s Naspers Group, will buy rival Citrus Pay for $130 million in an all-cash deal. PayU India will have more than 30 million customers post the acquisition of Citrus Pay. The company forecast it will process an estimated 150 million transactions, worth $4.2 billion, in 2016. The deal, once concluded, is expected to provide an attractive exit to Citrus Pay’s investors—Ascent Capital, Beenos and Sequoia Capital. PayU confirmed that the early investors will exit but declined to disclose details,” reported Mint.

09 September 2016

India-based language service provider Mayflower Language Services has entered into a joint venture with Polish language services provider Summa Linguae, which will see both companies take 25% minority stakes in each other. to “generate cost and revenue synergies” and “expand their existing range of services in new language pairs” to “cater to clients with more complex needs and higher expectations”, according to a company press release.

18 July 2016

Luthra & Luthra has hired Samvad Partners corporate partner Apurva Jayant in Mumbai, Bar & Bench has reported.

11 July 2016

RouthFormer Agram Legal Consultants partner Sudipta Routh, who’d joined the firm in May 2015 from Luthra & Luthra, will join Samvad Partners in Mumbai as its third partner.

15 June 2016

Clove Legal advised queue management app Sminq on raising $1m from various venture funds led by Saama Capital and Blume Ventures. Saama was advised by Samvad.

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.

22 March 2016

Samvad Partners promoted senior associate Natasha Mahajan to partner in Bangalore.

14 March 2016

Tatva Legal partner Ekta Bahl has resigned the firm to join Samvad Partners to set up its Hyderabad office to extend “the reach of the firm to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”.

26 November 2015

Samvad and Head Partnership advised IDG Ventures India Fund, Pandara Trust Scheme and Kalaari Capital Partners on their $2m investment, alongside investor 500 Startups, in digital media platform POPxo which was advised by PDS Legal and Gordon Dadds. 500 was advised by Penningtons Manches.

Samvad partner Neela Badami, senior associate Varsha Aithala and associate Anisha Shroff, and Head partner Stuart Mullins acted for IDGVI, Pandara and Kalaari.

PDS principal associate Anirudh Mukherjee, senior associates Deepti Thakkar and Karuna Thapa and associates Samyuktha Damojipurapu and Ankita Jain, and Gordon partner Deborah Evans acted for POPxo.

Penningtons partner James Klein acted for 500 Startups.

POPxo, which was launched in 2014 to blog about fashion, beauty, work, relationships and other personal issues of interest to women readership in the age group of 18-34, currently claims to be attracting nine million monthly pageviews and three million unique visitors, reported Your Story.

Having launched in March 2014 and relying on native advertising and sponsored content for its revenues, it raised Rs 3 crore from Chennai Angels in November that year, added Your Story.