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Indian law firm S&R Associates has hired a team of five banking and finance specialists in Delhi from J Sagar Associates, including partners Divyanshu Pandey and Arpita Garg.
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Khaitan & Co  and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas are advising Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma on its planned $780 million IPO, with Herbert Smith Freehills and S&R Associates acting for the bookrunners and lead managers.
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Nishith Desai Associates has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its 44-billion-rupee ($622 million) investment in the road and highway assets of IRB Infrastructure Developers, which was counselled by S&R Associates.
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Clifford Chance and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Embassy Office Parks REIT on its 47.5 billion rupee ($690 million) initial public offering, the first by a real estate investment trust in India, with S&R Associates and Latham & Watkins acting as legal counsel to the lead managers.
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AZB & Partners and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas have advised Mumbai-headquartered life insurance provider HDFC Standard Life Insurance on its $1.33 billion IPO debut on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
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Morrison & Foerster has advised IndoSpace, the biggest developer of industrial and logistics real estate in India, on the formation of a $1.3 billion joint venture with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which turned to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for advice.
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Slaughter and May and S&R Associates have advised UK telecom giant Vodafone on a $23 billion deal to merge its India unit with Mumbai-headquartered Idea Cellular, which was represented by AZB & Partners, Vaish Associates Advocates and Bharucha & Partners.
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Latham & Watkins and S&R Associates have advised Indian travel website MakeMyTrip on its 48.15-billion-rupee ($720 million) acquisition of rival ibibo Group, which was represented by Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Trilegal.