Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised Deakin University, Australia (Deakin University), in setting up of its International Branch Campus. This would be the first international campus of Deakin University. It is also a major landmark for the GIFT City, as it marks the entry of the first International University to enter India.
The GIFT City Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is advising and providing end-to-end legal assistance to Deakin University for securing approvals and setting up its International Branch Campus under International Branch Campuses and Offshore Education Centres Regulations, 2022 (“IFSCA IBC and OEC Regulations”).
The advisory team was led by Ketaki Mehta, Partner, GIFT City; with support from Jinisha Motwani, Associate, and Ishika Jain, Associate.
Kunal Savani, Partner, with Bipluv Jhingan, Principal Associate and Lakshya Gupta, Associate advised on the taxation aspects of the matter.
Abe Abraham, Partner, with Kriti Singh, Associate advised on employment related aspects of the matter.
Deakin University received an in-principle approval to set-up International Branch Campus at the GIFT City, Gujarat, India, by securing approval under the regulatory framework notified on October 11, 2022 by the IFSC Authority, under the IFSCA IBC and OEC Regulations.
The first program for the Deakin International Branch Campus will tentatively commence by 3rd quarter of 2024.
About Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (cam) is India’s leading law firm with a global reputation of being trusted advisers to its clients. The Firm advises a large and diverse set of clients, including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, start-ups, government and regulatory bodies. The Firm generalists, specialists and senior ex-regulators expertly guide clients across a spectrum of transactions, sectors and regulations. With 1000 lawyers and 160 Partners, the Firm is the largest full-service law firm in India and offices in key business centres at Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, GIFT City and also in Singapore.
The Firm recently received “Innovation in Advancing Markets” award at the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2022 Awards and the “National Law Firm of the Year: India” award at the IFLR Asia Pacific 2022 awards ceremony. The Firm had won “India Deal Firm of the Year” at the ALB India Awards and “Firm of the Year” at the IFLR1000 India Awards in 2021