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India’s Veritas Legal has hired Manav Raheja as corporate partner in Mumbai from J Sagar Associates.
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Dentons plans to expand its network further in the ASEAN region this year by combining with a firm each in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, according to recent comments made by Gerald Singham, the firm’s global vice-chair and ASEAN CEO.
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Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group has tapped PM Devaiah to be its new general counsel. Devaiah joins from Everstone Group, which has hired Pratibha Jain, a former partner at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), to replace him.
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AZB & Partners has counselled Indian software giant Wipro on its $1.45 billion acquisition of UK consultancy Capco.
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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Godrej Properties on its 37.5-billion-rupee ($518 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with Sidley Austin and Trilegal representing the bookrunning lead managers.
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Lalit Maheshwari, formerly a deputy inspector of the anti-corruption bureau of the Indian state of Rajasthan, has joined law firm Capstone Legal as the head of its white-collar crime practice. He is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital.

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Khaitan & Co has advised India’s Bank of Baroda on its 45-billion-rupee ($622 million) qualified institutional placement (QIP), with Trilegal and Squire Patton Boggs representing the bookrunning lead managers.
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Latham & Watkins, Nishith Desai Associates and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas have advised India’s ReNew Power on its planned $8 billion listing on the NASDAQ via merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) RMG Acquisition, which was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Khaitan & Co.
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The ALB Awards made its foray into the Middle East region with the inaugural event celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals, law firms, in-house legal teams and dealmakers.
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All six lawyers that comprised Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice) have left to set up a new practice, following the Chinese government’s sanctions on the UK’s Essex Court Chambers.