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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.
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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.
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India’s AZB & Partners has welcomed infrastructure lawyer Anuja Tiwari as a partner in Delhi from DSK Legal.
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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s largest firm, has boosted its funds practice with the hire of Vivaik Sharma as a partner in Mumbai from AZB & Partners, where he was a counsel.
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AZB & Partners has advised Bangalore-based RMZ Corp on the $2 billion sale of a portion of its real estate assets to Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management.
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India’s IndusLaw has advised food delivery app Zomato on its $660 million fundraising from companies including Fidelity Management & Research Company and Tiger Global Management, which were counselled by AZB & Partners.
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Disputes specialist Anoj Menon has left Indian law firm AZB & Partners to rejoin Desai & Dewanji as a partner in Mumbai.
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Partner Anu Tiwari has left AZB & Partners to rejoin Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in Mumbai.
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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.
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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 Corporation (BCI), Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC.