India’s Trilegal hires disputes specialist from SAM

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Trilegal has added Nitesh Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

SAM adds six-member real estate team in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has bolstered its real estate practice in Mumbai with the hire of partner Bhoumick Vaidya and his five-member team from Kanga & Co.

India’s Algo Legal snaps up funds partners from SAM, NDA

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian boutique law firm Algo Legal has hired investment funds specialists Abhinav Bhalaik and Richie Sancheti as partners in Mumbai from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Nishith Desai Associates, respectively.

ALB Conversations: Jasmeet Wadehra, head legal, India and South Asia, Visa

BY Aparna Sai |

Jasmeet Wadehra, head of legal for India and South Asia at Visa, talks about why it is important for leaders to de-clutter employees’ lives, how law firms are being flexible in their engagement to support client needs, and why change management and technology adoption should go hand in hand.

Skadden, DMD guide Vodafone to victory in $2 bln India tax dispute

BY Aparna Sai |

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and DMD Advocates have successfully advised telecommunications company Vodafone Group in an international arbitration case against the Indian government over a $2 billion tax claim.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020

BY Asian Legal Business |

We are now accepting submissions for the ALB India Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020.

ALB Conversations: Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal, Decathlon Sports India

BY Aparna Sai |

Pavithra Anand, head of corporate legal at Decathlon Sports India, talks about why managing people is always a learning curve, how comfort leads to confidence, and the need for legal professionals to keep it simple.

AZB, Links, CAM, K&S, Trilegal involved in $980 mln India-Japan energy deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners and Linklaters have advised Japanese financial services group Orix on its $980 million investment in India’s Greenko Energy Holdings (GEH), which was represented by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and King & Spalding.

CAM, Khaitan, NDA, AZB act on $3.4 bln India telecom tower sale

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has represented India’s Reliance Group on the $3.4 billion sale of its Tower Infrastructure Trust to British Columbia Investment Management Corp

CAM, TTA, AZB act on India insurance demerger

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Talwar Thakore & Associates have represented Bharti AXA General Insurance and Bharti General Ventures on the demerger of Bharti AXA’s general insurance business with ICICI Lombard General Insurance, which was counselled by AZB & Partners.

SAM, Khaitan, Trilegal, Wadia act on $3.38 bln India logistics deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Khaitan & Co. have advised India’s Reliance Retail Ventures on its purchase of retail businesses of conglomerate Future Group for 247.13 billion rupees ($3.38 billion). The seller was represented by Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy & Co.

SAM hires environment lawyer from Khaitan in Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest firm by headcount, has appointed Nawneet Vibhaw as a partner in Delhi from Khaitan & Co.