SAM, AZB act on Swiggy’s $800 mln fundraising

BY Aparna Sai |

Shardul Amarchand Manaldas has advised Indian food-delivery app Swiggy on its $800 million fundraising round, which now values the company at $5 billion, with AZB & Partners representing Qatar Holding, one of the investors.

SURVEY OPEN: ALB India Super 50

BY Asian Legal Business |

In this listing, ALB will pick the most highly recommended private-practice lawyers based permanently in India

CAM opens new office in India’s GIFT City

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is set to open an office in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

IndusLaw hires fourth partner in Delhi this year

BY Aparna Sai |

India’s IndusLaw has added yet another partner in Delhi, with the hire of employment law specialist Vaibhav Bhardwaj, who joins from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

India: AZB acts on Byju’s $1 bln fundraising round

BY Aparna Sai |

AZB & Partners has advised SLP Beta Cayman (Silver Lake) as one of the investors in Indian online learning platform Byju’s $1 billion fundraising round, which values the company at $15 billion.

ALB India Firms to Watch 2021

BY Aparna Sai |

Despite the challenging times witnessed by the legal industry since the outbreak of the pandemic, smaller law firms have punched above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.  In its annual list, ALB is spotlighting 25 such firms which have overcome obstacles and continue to make an impact on the market.  The list is in alphabetical order and some firms have been profiled

Taking the Leap

BY Aparna Sai |

Even as the industry has been reeling from the pandemic, a number of lawyers have left the comfort of established firms in order to set up their own businesses. The founders talk about what led them to make the move, and what the experience has been thus far. 

One Code to Rule Them All

BY Aparna Sai |

In India’s 2021 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed merging the four acts that presently govern capital markets and securities, namely the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (SEBI Act), the Depositories Act, 1996 (Depositories Act), Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (SCRA) and Government Securities Act, 2007 (Government Securities Act), to form a single securities markets code. 

Q&A: The Alternative Way

BY Aparna Sai |

Law firm The Law Point recently launched a consulting arm called the Consulting Point, intending to create a space in the alternate legal services provider (ALSP) market in India. Poornima Advani, managing partner, The Law Point, talks to ALB about the ALSP market right now, and her plans to grow the Consulting Point. 

CAM, Latham, Indus, JSA act on Zomato’s planned $1.11 bln IPO

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has advised Indian food delivery app Zomato on its proposed 82.5-billion-rupee ($1.11 billion) IPO on the NSE and BSE, with the lead managers being counselled by Latham & Watkins and IndusLaw.

Litigation finance organization launched in India

BY Aparna Sai |

The Indian Association for Litigation Finance (IALF) was launched recently to enable self-regulation and promote knowledge development of litigation finance in India.

CAM adds corp partner in Bengaluru from VC firm

BY Aparna Sai |

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), India’s largest firm, has hired Karan Pahwa as a corporate partner in Bengaluru.