India’s PSL announces Bengaluru office plan

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian boutique firm PSL Advocates & Solicitors is all set to open a new office in Bengaluru, the firm’s fourth branch after Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh.

Former Khaitan lawyers open boutique firm in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.

Latham, Khaitan, CAM advise on $453 mln Thailand-India power deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Latham & Watkins and Khaitan & Co have advised Thailand’s Global Renewable Synergy Company (GRSC) on its $453 million acquisition of a stake in Indian solar power company Avaada Energy, which was counselled by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Delhi: Another L&L lawyer rejoins firm

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s L&L Partners has welcomed back intellectual property expert Subhash Bhutoria as a partner in Delhi. Bhutoria, who was at L&L between 2015 and 2017, was most recently running his own practice.

India: Saraf exits L&L following spat, announces 21-partner firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Mohit Saraf, an erstwhile equity partner of India’s L&L Partners, has left the firm and launched his own outfit. With offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, Saraf & Partners will have more than 85 lawyers, including 21 partners.

VIDEO: Are SPAC structures suitable for Indian companies?

BY Aparna Sai |

In recent times, the concept of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) has become popular in the Indian business environment. We talk to Akila Agrawal, partner & head, M&A at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas about whether SPAC listings are suitable for Indian companies, and the risks they need to be aware of.

CC, SAM, AZB, IndusLaw advise on $321 mln India-Oman oil deal

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) has advised India’s Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) on its $321 million buyout of the stake held by its partner, Oman’s OQ, in their joint venture Bharat Oman Refineries (BORL). 

SAM, Hogan Lovells advise Walmart’s Flipkart on $3.6 bln funding round

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Hogan Lovells have advised Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart on its $3.6 billion funding round led by investors such as SoftBank, which was counselled by Cooley.

Singapore’s PDLegal launches India desk with ex-Dua partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Singapore boutique PDLegal has established an India desk with the hire of Lakshman Shankar as a partner. Shankar was earlier a partner at Indian law firm Dua Associates.

India’s JSA nabs banking duo from Juris Corp

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s J Sagar Associates (JSA) has strengthened its banking and finance practice with the additions of Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar from Juris Corp.

India’s HSA adds another projects partner

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has hired projects and energy specialist Ravi Jain as a partner in Mumbai from Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

JSA snaps up M&A specialist in Gurugram from Trilegal

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s J Sagar Associates (JSA) has added M&A lawyer Ipsita Chowdhury as a partner in its Gurugram office from Trilegal.