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Leadership Development In Aviation
Our Senior Partner, Siddharth Raja delivering a lecture on "Effective Customer Contracts & Agreements" at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
- November 01, 2018

The India Economic & Law Summit, 2018
Our Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, receiving Leadership Excellence Award for contributions in Restructuring and Distressed Assets Practice. The award was presented by former Chief Justice of India, Deepak Misra.
- October 26, 2018

The Roles and Responsibilities of Journalists and the Law
Our Senior Partner, Siddharth Raja addressing journalism students at the National School of Journalism, Bangalore on 'The Roles and Responsibilities of Journalists and the Law'.
- October 26, 2018

5th National Summit Non - Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) 2018
Our Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, speaking at the panel discussion on Creating a Scalable and Profitable NBFC, at ASSOCHAM's 5th National Summit – Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) 2018.
- October 11, 2018

M.K. Shah exports seen buying McLeod Russel tea estates
We advised M K Shah Exports Limited for acquisition of certain specified assets of McLeod Russel India Limited, being the estates and bearer plants and other assets comprised in eight tea estates located in the State of Assam.
Hindu Business Line - September 28, 2018

M&A - Key Legal Dimensions & Aspects
Our Senior Partner, Siddharth Raja delivering a lecture on ‘The Key Legal Dimensions and Aspects of M&A’ at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
- September 27, 2018

Tata Steel acquisition of Usha Martin
Argus Partners advised Tata Steel in the proposed acquisition of the steel business of Usha Martin.
Bar & Bench - September 23, 2018

Iba - Ecotrail Personal Care Private Limited raises INR 150 million in Series A1 funding from Addvantis Enterprises, LLP
We acted as transaction counsel for Series A1 fund raise for Iba - Ecotrail Personal Care Private Limited from Addvantis Enterprises, LLP. The team comprised Siddharth Raja, Senior Partner along with Associates, Monica Umesh and Snigdha Ravi. Pranavi Pera, Associate, also assisted on certain, in particular, deal-closure aspects.
Economic Times - September 20, 2018

Key Takeaways from SC verdict on Power NPAs | Amicus Curiae
Our Managing Partner, Krishnava Dutt on Amicus Curiae on ET Now on the power sector NPAs and the NCLAT Essar Steel order in section 29A.
ETNow - September 17, 2018

Cross Border M&A in India: Key Developments & Implications
Our Senior Partner, Siddharth Raja delivering an address on "Cross Border M&A in India: Key Developments & Implications" at the national workshop organised by Christ University's School of Law, Bengaluru.
- September 14, 2018

NCLAT Essar Steel order on Numetal and Arcelor
Our Managing Partner, Krishnava Dutt on ETNow on a live panel discussion on NCLAT Essar Steel order.
ETNow - September 07, 2018

CII Mergers and Restructuring Summit 2018
Our Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, speaking at the CII Mergers and Restructuring Summit 2018 on the future of distressed M&A in India.
- August 31, 2018

News Corp VCCircle FinServ 2018
Our Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, speaking at the NewsCorp VCCircle, FinServ 2018 at the panel discussion on ‘Bank's adversity, NBFC's advantage’
- August 28, 2018

HDFC acquisition of stake in Good Host
Argus Partners advised Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited in its acquisition of 25.01% (twenty five point xero one percent) stake in Goldman Sachs-backed student housing company, Good Host Spaces Private Limited.
Bar & Bench - August 27, 2018

4th National Summit Bankers Borrowers Business Meet 2018
Our Partner, Aastha speaking at the panel discussion on the impact of recent policy reforms, including the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, at ASSOCHAM's 4th National Summit - Bankers Borrowers Business Meet 2018.
- August 09, 2018

Mauritius based PE firm FidelisWorld invests in Wildcraft
Argus Partners advised Wildcraft in the recent investment in it by FidelisWorld, a Mauritius based fund. The team from Argus Partners was led by Siddharth Raja, Senior Partner along with associates Monica Umesh, Pranavi Pera and Divya Mirlay.
Bar & Bench - August 09, 2018

Corporate Governance in Service Industry
Our Partner, Arka Majumdar, speaking at a seminar on Corporate Governance in the Service Industry organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, held at the ICC Auditorium in Kolkata
- July 21, 2018

NCLT approves Monnet Ispat Resolution Plan
Argus Partners advised the Resolution Professional of Monnet Ispat, Mr. Sumit Binani (supported by Grant Thornton). The team from Argus Partners comprised Managing Partner, Krishnava Dutt, Partners - Ranjit Shetty and Adity Chaudhury, Senior Associates - Swapnil Gupte and Ishita Shome and Associate Riya Dutta.
Bar & Bench - July 18, 2018

Indo-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Our Managing Partner Krishnava Dutt, discusses the impact of GDPR to Indian business houses at the panel discussion of Indo-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
- July 13, 2018

Lex Witness - India's 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs
Our Partner Adity Chaudhury was part of a panel discussion on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code at The 5th Annual Banking & Finance Legal Summit 2018 by Lex Witness.
- July 06, 2018

Annual Horasis India Meeting in Spain
Our Managing Partner, Krishnava Dutt spoke at the Annual Horasis India Meeting in Spain co-hosted by CII, on foreign investments into India and the impact of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The 2018 Horasis India Meeting explored Indian firms' rise to global eminence while debating how to grow India's economy rapidly and sustainably.
- June 24, 2018

Krishnava Dutt: A lawyer who understand the clients’ business
Insight Success, in their recent publication featured our Managing Partner, Krishnava Dutt amongst the ‘10 most admired lawyers in India’.
Insight Success - May 29, 2018

SC asks CEC to respond to FIMI’s plea for exporting iron ore pellets
Our Disputes Partner Aditya Narayan appeared for the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. The Supreme Court has asked the Central Empowered Committee to respond to a plea made by the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (Southern chapter) for permission to export pellets produced in Karnataka's Ballari, Chitradurga and Tumakuru districts.
Deccan Herald - May 14, 2018

Argus Partners advises TR Capital in Flipkart exit
Argus Partners assisted TR Capital in the successful exit of its investment in Flipkart Limited via a share buyback conducted by the company that valued the company overall at US$ 20 BN, in the context of the Walmart deal. The Argus team was lead by Siddharth Raja, Senior Partner and comprised Associate, Ankita Gupta.
Legally India - May 11, 2018

TR Capital invests further in Lenskart
Argus Partners has advised TR Capital III, a Mauritian private equity player, in connection with the purchase of shares of Lenskart Solutions Private Limited from existing shareholders of the company. The team was led by Siddharth Raja, Senior Partner, who was assisted by Ankita Gupta, Associate.
Barandbench - April 22, 2018

Krishnava Dutt, Managing Partner on ET Now
Krishnava Dutt, Managing Partner, discussing the key takeaways from the order of the NCLT in the Essar Steel matter for IBC Stakeholders on ET Now (Amicus Curie) #IBC #InsolvencyandBankruptcyCode
ET Now | YouTube - April 20, 2018

Indian Law Firm Awards
Argus Partners identified amongst the Top Law Firms of the year 2017-18 in the ‘Corporate Commercial’ category by the India Business Law Journal.
Vantageasia - March 16, 2018

What is keeping investors away from buying into stressed assets?
Panel discussion on ‘The Stress in Stressed Assets’ at the recently held VCCircle India LP Summit 2018 powered by Argus Partners & moderated by Krishnava Dutt. The panel consisted of Mr. Koushik Chatterjee (Executive Director and CFO, Tata Steel), Mr. Harish Chander (Executive VP, Edelweiss Financial Services), Mr. Parth Gandhi (Managing Director, AION India Investment Advisors) and Mr. Sharad Bhatia (Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management).
VCCircle - March 14, 2018

Argus, Themis act on MedGenome Labs $10 million fund raise from HDFC
Argus Partners advises HDFC Limited, HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited and HDFC Asset Management Company Limited on an investment by them in MedGenome Labs Limited, a genetics diagnostics firm. The team working on the transaction comprised of Adity Chaudhury, Deeya Ray, Ashish Patel, Riya Dutta and Abhisek Mohanty.
Barandbench - March 09, 2018

Most significant deals of 2017 and the law firms behind them
India Business Law Journal recognises Argus Partners with Deal of the Year Award in 2017 for the Firm’s work in advising Edelweiss in connection with the strategic debt restructuring of Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited.
Vantageasia - February 02, 2018

The A-List 2017: India’s top 100 lawyers
India Business Law Journal identifies Krishnava Dutt as one of India’s top 100 lawyers in the A-List 2017.
Vantageasia - December 08, 2017

Argus, Dhaval Vussonji assist KKR India Asset Finance on $19m loan to Omkar
Argus Partners advises KKR India Asset Finance Private Limited in connection with a credit facility of Rs. 125 crore provided by it to Accord Builders, a part of the Omkar Realtors group. The funds are to be utilised for construction and development of two residential projects in Mumbai. The team working on the transaction comprised Krishnava Dutt, Aastha, Debopam Dutta, Abhay Jain and Priyadarshini Mishra.
Legally India - November 20, 2017

Argus, Lexygen act on Datasigns Technologies $1.5 million fund raise
Argus Partners advises Datasigns Technologies Pvt. Ltd., in connection with a pre-series A funding of USD 1.5 mn from SRI Capital, BeeNext and Pravega Ventures India. The team working on the transaction was led by Siddharth Raja, assisted by Monica Umesh.
Barandbench - September 14, 2017

Argus, JSA on Rs 400 crore Multiples investment in PeopleStrong
Argus Partners advises Peoplestrong HR Services Private Limited (“PeopleStrong”) and its promoters on an investment in it by Multiples Private Equity Fund II LLP and Plenty Private Equity Fund I Limited (“Multiples PE Fund”). Argus has also advised some of the selling shareholders including HDFC Holdings Limited on the sale of their stake in the company to Multiples PE Fund. PeopleStrong is a HR outsourcing and technology firm. Multiples PE Fund has invested through a combination of primary and secondary investments. This is one of the largest deals in the HR technology industry, both in size and scope. The transaction was led by Krishnava Dutt and Adity Chaudhury.
Legally India - April 06, 2017

Milk Mantra raises USD 10mn to expand operation in east India
Argus advised Odisha-based dairy firm Milk Mantra in connection with the raising of Rs. 66.5 crore in the latest round of funding led by Neev Fund, along with existing investors Eight Roads Ventures and Aavishkaar. The team working on the transaction comprised Krishnava Dutt, Arka Majumdar and Shradha Rakhecha.
Barandbench - February 07, 2017

Most significant deals of 2016 and the law firms behind them
India Business Law Journal recognises Argus Partners with Deal of the Year Award 2016 in the category ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’, for the Firm’s work in advising HDFC Limited on the acquisition of L&T General Insurance by HDFC ERGO General Insurance.
Vantageasia - January 28, 2017

Utkarsh Micro Finance raises $60 mn from RBL Bank, Faering Capital and others
Argus Partners advises Arpwood Capital on its investment into Utkarsh Micro Finance Private Limited. Utkarsh is one of the 10 non-banking financial companies that received a licence for a small finance bank. Utkarsh has raised Rs. 395 crore from several domestic institutional investors including Arpwood Capital.
VCCircle - September 30, 2016


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