AZB leads on $430 mln India telecom deal

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel on the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in its direct-to-home (DTH) television arm for $430 million from Lion Meadow Investment, an affiliate of U.S. private equity company Warburg Pincus.

ALB Conversations: Manjaree Chowdhary, executive director and general counsel, Maruti Suzuki India

BY Aparna Sai |

Chowdhary talks to ALB about why increased focus on corporate culture is critical in delivering long- term business success, how the ‘tone at the top’ embeds and operationalises the company’s culture, and the key initiatives that she has endeavoured to drive in her role.

India’s Link Legal adds partners in Bengaluru, Delhi

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm Link Legal has hired three new partners: Aditya K Singh and Gaurav Sahay join from HSA Advocates, and Ketan Mukhija joins from P&A Law Offices.

Renewable Energy Shining

BY Elizabeth Beattie |

India’s historic rise in renewable energy M&A deals in 2020 has emerged as a bright spot during the coronavirus pandemic. But lawyers are not surprised by the growth, which they say is supported by a range of factors. 

CAM latest Indian firm to open SG representative office: reports

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), will be opening a representative office in Singapore on Feb. 12, according to media reports.

Delhi: HSA adds third partner this year

BY Aparna Sai |

Indian law firm HSA Advocates has hired Madhumita Kothari, formerly the managing partner of disputes boutique Juris International, as a partner in Delhi.

ALB Conversations: Bahram N. Vakil, co-founder and senior partner, AZB & Partners

BY Aparna Sai |

Bahram N. Vakil, co-founder and senior partner at AZB & Partners, talks about why the firm is more focused on quality than size, how AZB’s lawyers dealt with challenges posed by the pandemic, and why he prefers not to have solo superstars but rather team players.

Khaitan recruits former IndusLaw TMT partner in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s Khaitan & Co. has strengthened its technology, media and telecoms practice with the hire of Tanu Banerjee as a partner in Mumbai from IndusLaw.

ALB Conversations: Puneet Bansal, managing partner, Nitya Tax Associates

BY Aparna Sai |

Puneet Bansal, managing partner of Nitya Tax Associates talks about the firm’s strategy which revolves around knowledge, the need for a firm’s culture to be based on integrity and his motto of integrity and ethics being paramount for success.

HK: Sidley cap markets partner returns to Kirkland

BY Aparna Sai |

Capital markets specialist Mengyu Lu has left Sidley Austin to rejoin Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.

SAM snaps up two partners in Mumbai

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s third-largest law firm, has expanded in Mumbai with the hire of partners Lalan Gupta from Dhruve Lildhar & Co. and Amruta Kelkar from Economic Laws Practice.

Bengaluru: CAM real estate partner joins Trilegal

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas real estate partner Mridul Kumbalath has left the firm to join rival Trilegal as a partner in Bengaluru.