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Narayan Iyer re-joins Linklaters London from TTA

Narayan Iyer will re-join the India practice of UK magic circle firm Linklaters in August, according to an announcement on the firm’s website on Monday. He joins from the Mumbai office of Talwar Thakore & Associates, where he is currently a partner.

Freshfields appoints new India group co-head

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced the appointment of Arun Balasubramanian as co-head of its India practice in Singapore. He joins from Linklaters, where he served as a partner in the India capital markets practice and the US law practice in South-East Asia.

Eversheds India head criticises visa bond scheme

Parmjit Singh, head of Eversheds’ India business group, has criticised the UK’s recently announced security bond scheme for visas, due to be piloted in November.

Davis Polk in $54 billion Unilever Hindustan offer

Davis Polk & Wardwell is advising Citigroup as the financial adviser to Hindustan Unilever (HU) in connection with the $5.4 billion open offer by Unilever PLC and Unilever NV to acquire up to 75 per cent of HU’s Bombay and National Stock Exchange-traded shares.

Amarchand and Simmons & Simmons in Videocon multi-billion dollar subsidiary sale

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co is advising Videocon Hydrocarbon Holdings in the proposed sale by its subsidiary Videocon Mauritius Energy of Videocon Mozambique Rovuma 1 (VMR1).

Allen & Overy India partner promoted to head of arbitration

Allen & Overy has named Hong Kong-based Matthew Gearing as co-head of the firm’s international arbitration group. A member of A&O’s India group, and a council member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he has headed the Asia arbitration practice since 2011.

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