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Ericsson investigation brings CCI into IP arena

The Competition Commission of India has opened an investigation of mobile technology company Ericsson over alleged abuse of dominance regarding licensing wireless patents to a competitor.

Freshfields survey finds majority of large Indian M&A deals facing “major setbacks”

Analysis published by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer this week finds India to be the toughest of the world’s high-growth markets for large M&A deals.

Khaitan advises Hitachi in Prizm acquisition

Khaitan & Co has acted for Japanese technology giant Hitachi in its acquisition of Chennai’s Prizm Payment Services, a leading provider of ATMs and point of sale systems to banks and financial institutions in India.

Kochhar acts for EIL in Dangote refinery deal

Kochhar & Co has acted as project counsel to Engineers India Limited (EIL) in its deal with Nigeria’s Dangote Group to provide project management consultancy and engineering, procurement and construction management services for a petrochemical refinery project.

Majmudar and Trilegal act in Boku/Qubecell deal

Majmudar & Partners is advising US mobile payments Boku in its proposed 100 per cent acquisition of Mumbai’s Spunk Media, which owns and operates India’s leading direct carrier billing business Qubecell.

Amarchand and Duane Morris advise Alstom in share issue

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has acted as legal adviser to Alstom T&D India in its offer to issue up to 16.9 million equity shares to qualified institutional buyers.

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