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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is an Indian law firm.
16 December 2015

Gulati: Going in-houseShardul Amarchand Mangaldas partner Vidyut Gulati will join Cairn India on 22 December 2015 as its general counsel (GC).

16 December 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas acted for Blackstone on its sale of shares in the Rs 500 crore ($75 m) initial public offer (IPO) of fragrance maker SH Kelkar & Co which was advised by DSK Legal. Khaitan & Co and Jones Day advised the IPO’s book running lead managers JM Financial Institutional Securities and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company.

30 November 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised Singapore based hyperlocal delivery startup Grofers Group in the $120m (Rs 800 crore) investment in it by SoftBank Group, Tiger Global, Apoletto Asia and Sequoia Capital in a series D round of investment. The investors were advised by Morrison & Foerster, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian and Themis Associates.

SAM Delhi partner Puja Sondhi, senior associate Sumeet Singh and senior associate designate Vasundhara Garg acted for Grofers.

CAM Mumbai partners Ashwath Rau and Shishir Vayttaden and consultant Nirmal Vathani, and Morrison & Foerster of counsel Amit Kataria acted for Softbank.

Themis senior associate Dheeraj Khanna acted as the legal advisor to Sequoia Capital.

Gunderson Dettmer senior partner Steven L Baglio and New York lawyers Salil Gandhi and Suneela Jain acted for Tiger Global.

DST Global’s in house legal team advised Apoletto Asia.

Grofers is now valued at about $400 m (Rs 2,664 crore) reported Economic Times. It was valued to be $33m in February this year. The money will be used to expand the company’s business and to build its supply chain, its CEO Albinder Dhindsa was quoted as saying.

27 November 2015

Bharucha & Partners advised Idea Cellular on its Rs 3310 crore ($500m) buy of Videocon’s Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat circle telecom spectrums, reported the Economic Times. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised Videocon.

Bharucha partner Alka Bharucha, senior associate Siddharth Manchanda, and associate Ayesha Bharucha acted for Idea.

SAM executive chairman Shardul Shroff, partners Vidyut Gulati and Asim Abbas and senior associate Kushal Sinha acted for Videocon.

This is India’s first telecom spectrum trading transaction since the notification of Guidelines for Trading of Access Spectrum by Access Service Providers by the Department of Telecommunications on 12 October 2015, according to the press release.

11 November 2015

CamSamEvery year, law firms send out creative electronic (and paper) cards celebrating the festival of lights. This year, we’ve collected a few of the larger firms’ greetings that have found their way into our inbox.

30 October 2015

In a setback to the Arvind Kejriwal government, the Delhi high court on Friday quashed the executive decision to get the books of accounts of the three private power distribution companies (discoms) in the city-capital scrutinised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).

29 October 2015

Cam CompatCyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) couldn’t save apparel exporter, the Tavoy Group, from the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) imposing Rs 5 lakh in costs against it.

07 October 2015

q5jzahsmCyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) can now file for clients in the Supreme Court, having registered its own Advocate-on-Record (AOR) firm after the shared AOR firm of the erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas was reconstituted.

05 October 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi corporate principal associate Soumya Kanti De Mallik has joined HSA Advocates as an associate partner on 1 October.

05 October 2015

Sinha: Returns homeShardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai-based lateral hire Abhishek Sinha, who was reportedly poached in April from Khaitan & Co where he was an associate partner, will return to Khaitan & Co as an associate partner, according to several authoritative sources.

02 October 2015

Sapan GuptaBajaj Finance general counsel (GC) Sapan Gupta will join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in December to spearhead a national banking practice from Mumbai.

30 September 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has acted for the owners and existing investors of Paytm, including One97 Communications, which saw a $575m investment from Chinese e-commerce and internet behemoth Alibaba and its affiliate Ant Financial, which drafted in Trilegal in Mumbai.

22 September 2015

cml0cbynShardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) Delhi partner Nikhil Narayanan has left the firm.

21 September 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) advised the Dodsal group on the sale of its Pizza Hut franchise rights to another Pizza Hut franchise owner in India Sapphire Foods India which was advised by Luthra & Luthra.

SAM managing partner Pallavi Shroff assisted by senior counsel Soli Cooper, partner Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, principal associate Divi Dutta and associate Sumi Saikia acted for the Dodsal group which owned the rights to operate South West India’s 81 Pizza Hut outlets in eight states.

Luthra Mumbai partner Bikash Jhawar and associates Nipun Vaid and Rohan Shah acted for Sapphire which, after this deal, became one of the largest owners of the Pizza Hut franchise in India.

Sapphire acquired Dodsal Hospitality from Dodsal Lifestyle Mauritius and its other affiliates, according to SAM’s press release.

16 September 2015

Khaitan & Co Mumbai associate partner Abhay Sharma will join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai.

09 September 2015

AZB & Partners Mumbai partner Kalpana Merchant is leaving to pursue opportunities on her own, confirmed AZB senior partner Bahram Vakil today.

09 September 2015

Shardul Amarchand scoops MandalAZB & Partners Mumbai partner Shuva Mandal has resigned from the firm and will join Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai.

02 September 2015

AdWords advertising Google AdWords: How metaOn Monday the Economic Times reported that the director general (DG) of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has submitted a damning report of Google, finding a prima facie case that Google has abused its dominant position.

31 August 2015

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has won a favourable landmark report from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) director general for its client Bharat Matrinmony and an NGO against internet giant Google, which was represented by AZB & Partners and Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

28 August 2015

Gammon India has sold nine Indian project companies of Gammon Infrastructure Projects to a subsidiary of US asset management giant Brookfield Asset Management for around Rs 563 crore.

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