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Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners and K Law have advised Reliance New Energy Solar (RNESL) and Reliance Industries (RIL) on RNESL’s 36-billion-rupee ($489 million) acquisition of stake in Sterling & Wilson Solar which was represented by Desai & Diwanji.
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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and Latham & Watkins have advised Indian payments firm Paytm on its 183-billion-rupee ($2.4 billion) initial public offering, with Khaitan & Co and Shearman & Sterling advising the underwriters.
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Khaitan & Co has advised India’s Tata Motors on its 75 billion rupees ($1 billion) fundraise from private equity firm TPG’s Rise Climate Fund, which was represented by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
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J Sagar Associates (JSA) has advised Indian used-vehicle platform Cars24 on its $450 million Series F funding round, with Goodwin Procter, Khaitan & Co and Trilegal advising various investors.
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Khaitan & Co. has hired Karun Cariappa, a former partner and head of the India practice at Morgan Lewis Stamford, as a partner in its newly opened Singapore office.
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IndusLaw has advised India’s Sorting Hat Technologies on the 32.7-billion-rupee ($440 million) Series H funding round of its subsidiary, online learning platform Unacademy, with AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co advising two of the investors.
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Priyanka Desai and Jaideep Singh Khattar, formerly principal associates at Khaitan & Co, have established a boutique firm called The Fort Circle in Mumbai.
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Latham & Watkins and Khaitan & Co have advised Thailand’s Global Renewable Synergy Company (GRSC) on its $453 million acquisition of a stake in Indian solar power company Avaada Energy, which was counselled by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.
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Established in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of India’s oldest firms. A domestic giant, it recently decided to expand its presence overseas with an office in Singapore. Haigreve Khaitan, senior partner at Khaitan, tells ALB why this is the right time to open the Singapore office, and how the new outpost will fit into the firm’s strategy going forward.
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Arun Scaria, a Bengaluru-based partner at Khaitan & Co, has joined VC firm Tanglin Venture Partners as general counsel in Singapore.