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Weighing the future

India's future legal leaders show what it takes to stand out to clients and industry peers

Khaitan acts on Siemens AG’s acquisition of 18% stake in JV

Khaitan & Co has assisted Siemens AG in its purchase from Siemens Energy an 18% stake in Indian joint venture Siemens Limited for USD2.28 billion

Khaitan & Co extends footprint into Pune and Ahmedabad

India’s largest firm Khaitan & Co has expanded its footprint in the western region with the opening of two offices in Pune and Ahmedabad

Khaitan assists on twin deals with Neo, True North funds

Khaitan & Co advises funds managed by Neo Asset Management and True North Managers on two significant transactions involving Steel Exchange India

Loading legaltech

How should law firms effectively harness legal technology? Is anything off the table?

Aditya Ganju leaves Khaitan to set up independent practice

Aditya Ganju, formerly a disputes partner at Khaitan & Co, has concluded his tenure with the firm to establish his independent counsel practice

IBLJ launches AI legal directory

By AI Bot

India Business Law Journal is thrilled to introduce a revolutionary tool ‒ the world’s first AI-powered legal directory

Delisting Roadblock?

SEBI’s fixed-price mechanism to face challenges as the 90% delisting threshold remains for companies

IndusLaw advises Sheela Foam on raising USD167m via QIP

IndusLaw has advised Sheela Foam on the company’s qualified institutional placement (QIP) of equity shares, raising USD167 million

Arindam Sarkar boosts Fox & Mandal’s corporate practice

Sarkar brings to the firm nearly two decades of expertise in general corporate and commercial law, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, and private equity

CAM, Khaitan, Foley guide parties in USD75m True North deal

True North sought transaction advice from Khaitan & Co, while Foley & Lardner acted as international legal counsel

Khaitan acts for Svatantra Microfin in NBFC-MFI acquisition

Khaitan & Co has advised Svatantra Microfin on its proposed acquisition of Navi Finserv and Navi Technologies’ shareholding in Chaitanya India Fin Credit

Former DSK CEO Padmini Rathore joins Khaitan

Padmini Rathore, formerly the chief executive of DSK Legal since 2018, has joined Khaitan & Co as chief practice officer

CAM, Khaitan and Sidley advise on Aditya Birla’s first QIP

Sidley Austin, Khaitan & Co, and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) advised on financial services company Aditya Birla Capital’s first qualified institutional placement (QIP)

Akshay Malhotra bolsters TT&A energy team and partnership

Akshay Malhotra has joined TT&A as partner in the firm’s projects, infrastructure and energy team, increasing the partnership to 26

Khaitan, SAM and Trilegal assist in USD1.4bn Brookfield deal

Three law firms assisted parties involved in Brookfield Asset Management’s sale of two large commercial assets in Mumbai and Gurugram valued at USD1.4 billion

Mixed signals

Domestic opposition to opening of legal market gives foreign law firms pause for thought

Indian Law Firm Awards 2023

We recognise the ingenuity and achievements of the country’s top law firms

30-strong Khaitan team assists on Sintex Industries insolvency

Khaitan & Co acted as legal counsel for Reliance Industries and Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise in their resolution plan to acquire textiles maker Sintex Industries under corporate insolvency

Legal firms step up the game with scores of promotions

Multiple firms have announced the advancement of talent among their various practice groups during April when annual promotions are made for the new fiscal year

Khaitan assists Rockwell’s acquisition of Knowledge Lens

Khaitan & Co advised Rockwell Automation International Holdings, along with its nominee Rockwell Automation

In-house Counsel Awards 2022

India Business Law Journal reveals the achievements of the country’s leading in-house counsel and corporate legal teams who have been selected as this year’s winners

Future Legal Leaders 2023

What are the winning traits of lawyers that make them stand out to their clients and peers?

Khaitan, L&S advise on Warner Music’s acquisition of Divo TV

Khaitan & Co advised Warner Music India in buying a majority stake in digital giant Divo TV, which tapped Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan (L&S) as counsel, in a deal touted as one of the largest media acquisitions to date

Khaitan advises Eris on USD42m buy of Glenmark trademarks

Khaitan & Co assisted Eris Oaknet Healthcare in a USD42 million deal to acquire nine dermatology trademarks from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Khaitan advises on upGrad’s USD16m Global Study purchase

Khaitan & Co advised upGrad Education on the acquisition of Global Study Partners Holdings (GSP) for USD16 million and promised a further USD10 million for future growth

Taking the plunge

As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

The A-List 2022-23

Leaders from across various sectors, have provided us with personal accounts of why they prefer to work with certain lawyers and why they consider them outstanding

Khaitan, Dua assist with dairy JV

Khaitan & Co advised Britannia Industries on its joint venture agreement with French cheese maker Bel. Bel was advised by Dua Associates and will acquire a 49% stake in Britannia Dairy Private Limited (BDPL).

Jumping ship

Disruption fuelled by global uncertainty has pervaded the dynamics of the legal workforce, with lawyers across Asia not hesitating to seek out new positions

Time for a rethink?

Disruption brought by global uncertainty has pervaded the dynamics of the legal workforce, with lawyers across Asia rethinking a career outside the same old fish bowl

Former Uber legal head Mohit Abraham joins Sequoia India

Mohit Abraham, the former director of regulatory affairs for North America, joined Sequoia India as chief legal officer in early November, succeeding Siddharth V Rao

Khaitan & Co gains corporate commercial partner in Mumbai

Anshuman Mozumdar has joined Khaitan & Co as a partner in its corporate commercial practice group in Mumbai

Cyril Amarchand’s Gauri Rasgotra to open boutique Delhi law firm

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) partner and Delhi deputy head Gauri Rasgotra will launch her independent boutique law firm early next year and is currently serving her notice period till January

Khaitan advises GDL in Kashipur terminal buy

Khaitan & Co advised Gateway Distriparks (GDL) on the 100% acquisition of Kashipur Infrastructure and Freight Terminal from its existing shareholders Apollo Logisolutions, India Glycols and Kashipur Holdings for a total of INR1.56 billion

Here comes the sun

Managing partners at law firms are more optimistic about the future than they have been in years as the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy decline

Black & white

At first glance, the Competition Amendment Bill, 2022, seems to be revolutionary and innovative. However, its success will depend on the implementation of the regulations issued by the antitrust watchdog

Electric dreams

There are obvious advantages to the adoption of electric vehicles, but a closer look reveals some key challenges holding the country back from making the switch

Khaitan & Co ropes in Trilegal’s Prateek Desai as partner in Noida

Former Trilegal counsel Prateek Desai joins Khaitan & Co as a partner in the corporate and commercial (debt) practice group at the firm’s Noida office

Fox Mandal hires Trilegal’s Rohan Singh for Mumbai office

Rohan Singh has joined Fox Mandal & Associates as a partner under the firm’s corporate and M&A practice in Mumbai

NIIF expands highways portfolio in three acquisitions

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has expanded its highways and ports portfolio with the acquisition of two major projects in Jammu and Kashmir

Khaitan key to CCI approval of USD1.6bn Axis-Citi deal

Khaitan & Co helped Axis Bank in gaining the green light in record time for its INR123 billion (USD1.6 billion) acquisition of Citibank’s Indian consumer business

IndusLaw, JSA, Khaitan, SAM advise in ShareChat’s USD255m fundraise

A quartet of law firms assisted in social media app ShareChat’s multi-tranched series H fund, raising USD255 million, which pushed it beyond the USD5 billion valuation benchmark

Sahil Shah joins Khaitan’s investment funds practice in Mumbai

Khaitan & Co has roped in JSA partner Sahil Shah as counsel in the investment funds practice group and will be based in Mumbai

Dhir & Dhir advises new lenders in Suzlon’s USD513.5m loan

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) became the new lenders in the refinancing of wind turbine

Departing IT staff getting tied up with non-compete clauses

With many IT employees offered huge salary hikes and perks from competing firms amid soaring global demand for IT services

Khaitan pours ‘elegant solution’ as Inbrew buys USL brands

Inbrew Beverages bought 32 liquor brands from United Spirits (USL), the Indian arm of Diageo, for INR8.2 billion (USD108 million) 

Masaba Lifestyle advised by Veritas Legal in USD11m deal

Veritas Legal advised House of Masaba Lifestyle in the INR900 million (USD11.61 million) acquisition by Aditya Birla Fashion House

Khaitan & Co advise in TVS Motor, Rapido deal

TVS Motor Company has entered a partnership with Bengaluru-based Rapido as opportunities in the food deliveries and on-demand courier services market rev up along with the trend towards electric vehicles

Eyes wide shut

Does the de minimis exemption help or hinder the CCI?

Indian Law Firm Awards 2022

In a celebration of hard work, ingenuity and excellence, India Business Law Journal reveals the winners of the 2022 Indian Law Firm Awards

Khaitan, SAM oversee Inox PVR deal

The Indian cinema industry is set for a mega transformation as two big multiplex owners with 1,500 screens decide to merge their businesses

Khaitan appoints Singapore disputes partner

Kartikey Mahajan has been named as a partner at Khaitan & Co’s Singapore office dispute resolution practice

CCI’s hands tied in debt trustee dispute

India’s antitrust probe into the alleged collusion over fees charged by debt trustees of the State Bank of India, Axis Bank and IDBI Bank took a back seat following an intervention by the Bombay High Court after the banks challenged the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in April this year

Firms announce promotions to foster next gen of leaders

With the advent of the new fiscal year, several law firms announced their annual promotions as hard work is rewarded and the next generation of leaders is fostered

Deals of the Year

India Business Law Journal reveals the standout deals and disputes of 2021 and the law firms that worked hard to successfully conclude them

Cheques and balances

The number of criminal cases filed against cheque defaulters has overwhelmed India’s judicial system. One obvious solution is to decriminalise what is often a civil dispute, but lawyers aren’t convinced that’s the answer. George W Russell reports

The A-List 2021

100 lawyers feature in the A-List. A further 71 are recognised as Legal Icons.

Mapping global expertise

As a wave of dealmaking showcases legal prowess around the world, India Business Law Journal reveals the top foreign law firms for India work

The disputes landscape for foreign investors in India

By Atul Pandey and Ravitej Chilumuri, Khaitan & Co

Profit v losses

IP profit v human loss




Literal or liberal interpretation in extending arbitration

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Ayush Chaturvedi, Bharucha and Partners
Direction corrections on Singapore tax

Direction corrections on Singapore tax

By Eugene Lim, Christine Schwarzl and Mei Yeo, WTS Taxise in Singapore

The island nation is ringing in tax changes to keep it competitive, pay for an energy transition, and align with new international standards


RBI may be learning to trust SROs

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal
China’s investment overseas mining

Protecting China’s investment in overseas mining

By Mariana Zhong and Zheng Xinming, Hui Zhong Law Firm



Ensuring liquidation preference to protect investor rights

By Parag Bhide and Mitali Kshatriya, Bharucha & Partners

Literal or liberal interpretation in extending arbitration

By Sudeshna Guha Roy and Ayush Chaturvedi, Bharucha and Partners
China’s export control system

China’s export control system and tips for compliance

By Qiu Mengyun and Han Xiaoxi, AllBright Law Offices

Arbitrator still in place despite unilaterally adjusting fees

By Sneha Jaisingh and Zashank Mehta, Bharucha & Partners

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