IFLR1000 is delighted to announce the shortlist for the second annual IFLR1000 India Awards.

The IFLR1000 India Awards reflects months of research into the Indian legal market and showcases the best performers and the most impactful transactions of 2020, along with the teams behind them.

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate exceptional performance by law firms, teams and individual lawyers, across the spectrum of corporate finance disciplines.

Deals are shortlisted for their market impact, legal innovation, size and complexity. The awards strive to reveal those deals that set new market precedents, defined new legal frameworks or introduced new tools and instruments. All shortlisted transactions fully closed during 2020.

The criteria and methodology for IFLR1000 awards can be viewed here.

Winners will be announced on September 2, 2021.

There will be no physical event for this year’s awards but winners will be announced online. Please register for the awards winners’ announcement here.

For more details about the ceremony and coverage of the shortlist and winners, please contact: Anicette Indiana: anicette.indiana@euromoneyasia.com

If your team advise on one of the shortlisted transactions but does not appear, please contact Shameer Ahmed: shameer.ahmed@iflr1000.com

Congratulations to all those shortlisted. 

 

Deals of the Year

 

Banking and finance

 

Hexaware take-private financing

  • Allen & Overy
  • Appleby Mauritius
  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Loyen & Loeff
  • Venture Law


Jio Digital

  • Juris Corp
  • Trilegal
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co


Nephronia Ecospaces construction finance facility

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Hogan Lovells
  • J Sagar & Associates


Reliance ECB refinancings

  • Clifford Chance
  • JurisCorp

State Bank of India Japanese auto-manufacturers financing

  • DLA Piper
  • Juris Corp
  • ZBA


State of Andhra Pradesh financing

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas


Northern Arc – DFC financing

  • AZB & Partners
  • Verist Law

 

Capital markets: debt

 

Adani Electricity Mumbai note issuance

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • L&L Partners
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters


Bharat Petroleum NCDs

  • ZBA


Future Retail

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters
  • Mayer Brown
  • Trilegal


India Railway Finance Corporation bond issuance

  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Linklaters
  • ZBA


Housing Development Finance Corporation NCDs

  • AZB Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Dentons


Shriram Transport Finance

  • AZB & Partners
  • Clifford Chance
  • Linklaters
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co


Vedanta Resources high yield

  • BLC Roberts & Associates
  • Carey Olsen
  • Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linklaters

 

Capital markets: equity

 

Angel Broking IPO

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Trilegal


Burger King India IPO

  • Ashurst
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Indus Law
  • L&L Partners


Gland Pharma IPO

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Khaitan & Co
  • S&R Associates


Happiest Minds IPO

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Khaitan & Co


Reliance Industries rights issue

  • AZB & Partners
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Sidley Austin


Rossari Biotech IPO

  • J Sagar & Associates
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Squire Patton Boggs


Tower Infrastructure Trust

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Latham & Watkins


Yes Bank QIP

  • AZB & Partners
  • Indus Law
  • Linklaters

 

M&A

 

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone / Krishnapatnam Ports

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co


Dalmia Cement / Murli Industries

  • Dhir & Dhir
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Phoenix Legal


Embassy Office Parks REIT/ Embassy TechVillage

  • Bombay Law Chambers
  • Clifford Chance
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • S&R Advocates


Hindustan Unilever / GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

  • AZB & Partners
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Slaughter and May


ICICI Lombard General Insurance / Bharti AXA

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Thalwar Thakore & Associates


Indus Towers - Bharti Infratel merger

  • AZB & Partners
  • Bharucha & Partners
  • Nishith Desai & Associates
  • S&R Associates
  • Slaughter & May


Lakshmi Vilas Bank – DBS Bank India merger

  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co


NTPC / THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Trilegal

 

Private equity

 

Baring Private Equity Asia / Hexaware Technologies

  • AZB & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Kirkland & Ellis


Brookfield / Jet Airways BKC assets

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co


Brookfield, BCI and GIC / Reliance Jio

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Nishith Desai & Associates


Brookfield / RMZ Corp commercial assets

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co


CarVal and Nithia Capital / Uttam Galva and Uttam Value

  • BlackOak
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Juris Corp
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Rosenblatt & Company
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co


KKR / JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

  • Allen & Overy
  • Platinum Partners
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates
  • WongPartnership

 

Project finance

 

Engie Solar and Electro Solaire – Raghanesda Solar Park

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • IndusLaw


ReNew – Rajasthan solar project

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Norton Rose Fulbright


SB Energy Six solar farm

  • Allen & Overy
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • L&L Partners


SBESS Wind – Madhya Pradesh

  • Bhattal Law Attorneys
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Stephenson Harwood Middle East


Vapi II-North Lakhimpur Transmission Project

  • Khaitan & Co
  • Kochhar & Co


Vena Energy Shivalik Wind Power – Amreli

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar & Associates

 

Restructuring and insolvency

 

GB Global

  • Equilex
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Chandhiok & Mahajan


Jaypee Infratech CIRP

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Kesar Dass B and Associates


Jet Airways CIRP

  • Aashish Vats
  • AZB & Partners
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Farooq and Associates


Murli Industries (Dalmia Cement)

  • Dhir & Dhir
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Phoenix Legal


Suzlon Energy

  • Allen & Overy
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • L&L Partners


United Seamless Tubulaar (Maharashtra Seamless)

  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co


Uttam Galva and Uttam Value

  • AZB & Partners
  • BlackOak
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Juris Corp
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Rashmikant & Partners
  • Rosenblatt & Company
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates
  • Trilegal


Yes Bank

  • Argus Partners
  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

 

Firms of the Year 

 

Firm of the Year

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • S&R Associates
  • Trilegal

 

Rising Star Firm of the Year 

  • Bombay Law Chambers
  • Equilex
  • Sagus Legal
  • Spice Route
  • Vertices Partners

 

Challenger Firm of the Year

  • DSK Legal
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • HSA Advocates
  • IndusLaw
  • Link Legal

 

Lawyers of the Year

 

Banking and finance

  • Aashit Shah – J Sagar Associates
  • Gautam Saha – AZB & Partners
  • Kannan Rahul – Trilegal
  • L Visawanathan – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Leena Chacko – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Soummo Biswas – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Sonali Mahapatra – TT&A

 

Capital markets: debt

  • Bhakta Patnaik – Trilegal 
  • Niloufer Lam – ZBA 
  • Uttara Kolhatkar – J Sagar Associates
  • Varoon Chandra – AZB & Partners
  • Yash Ashar – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Manisha Shroff – Khaitan & Co

 

Capital markets: equity

  • Aditya Cheriyan – Khaitan & Co
  • Manan Lahoty – Indus Law
  • Yash Ashar – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Sandip Bhagat – S&R Partners
  • Varoon Chandra – AZB & Partners
  • Arka Mookerjee - J Sagar Associates
  • Sudhir Bassi - Khaitan & Co 

 

M&A

  • Ajay Bahl – AZB & Partners
  • Ashwath Rau – AZB & Partners
  • Gautam Saha – AZB & Partners
  • Nivedita Rao – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Radhika Iyer - S&R Advocates
  • Rajat Sethi – S&R Associates
  • Sandip Bhagat – S&R Advocates
  • Shishir Vayttaden – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

 

Private equity

  • Ashwath Rau – AZB & Partners
  • Kartick Maheswari – Khaitan & Co
  • Reeba Chacko – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Roxanne Anderson – AZB & Partners
  • Siddharth Shah – Khaitan & Co
  • Siddharth Srivastava – Khaitan & Co
  • Vaidhyanadhan Iyer – AZB & Partners
  • Vikram Raghani – J Sagar Associates

 

Project finance

  • Anurag Dwivedi – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Ajay Sawhney - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Kannan Rahul – Trilegal
  • Nishant Singh – IndusLaw
  • Santosh Janakiram - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Siddharth Srivastava – Khaitan & Co
  • Subhojit Sadhu - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

 

Restructuring and insolvency

  • Ashwin Bishnoi – Khaitan & Co
  • Deep Roy – Equilex
  • Dina Wadia – J Sagar Associates
  • L Viswanathan – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Nilang Desai – AZB & Partners
  • Soumitra Majumdar – J Sagar Associates
  • Varghese Thomas – J Sagar Associates
  • Adity Chaudhury – Argus Partners

 

Women Dealmaker Hall of Fame

  • Dina Wadia – J Sagar Associates
  • Reeba Chacko – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Niloufer Lam – ZBA
  • Alka Bharucha – Barucha & Partners
  • Radhika Iyer - S&R Advocates

 

Teams of the Year

 

Banking and finance

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Juris Corp
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates
  • Trilegal
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co

 

Capital markets: debt

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • L&L Partners
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Trilegal
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • ZBA

 

Capital markets: equity

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Indus Law
  • J Sagar & Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • L&L Partners
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • S&R Associates

 

Fintech

  • Algo Legal
  • IndusLaw
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • Spice Route Legal
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Trilegal

 

M&A

  • AZB & Partners
  • Bharucha & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • IndusLaw
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • S&R Associates
  • Trilegal

Private equity

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • J Sagar Associates
  • IndusLaw
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

 

Project development

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • DSK Legal
  • HSA Advocates
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • Link Legal
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Trilegal

 

Project finance

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • JurisCorp
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Kochhar & Co
  • L&L Partners
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Trilegal

 

Restructuring and insolvency

  • AZB & Partners
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Dhir & Dhir
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • L&L Partners
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • Trilegal