Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised F5, Inc. on the Indian leg of acquisition of Lilac Cloud, Inc., a computer networking entity by F5, Inc.
The General Corporate, Taxation and TMT Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas advised F5 Inc. and assisted with reviewing the transaction documents from an Indian legal perspective, advised on certain employment and tax related aspects of the deal and drafted related employment documentation. The transaction team was led by Suvojit Halder, Partner; Bishen Jeswant, Partner; Bharath Reddy, Partner; with support from Akshat Sahajpal, Senior Associate; Dipti Khatri, Senior Associate; and Sudipta Lenka, Associate.
SR Patnaik, Partner & Head Taxation; with support from Thangadurai V.P, Principal Associate; and Mohak Thukral, Associate provided inputs on tax related aspects of the transaction.
Anirban Mohapatra, Partner; with support from Anoushka Soni, Associate; provided strategic inputs related to technology.
Other Parties and Advisors to the transaction included Skadden (acted as International Law firm for F5, Inc.) and PwC (acted as tax advisor for F5, Inc.)
The transaction was signed on 22nd January 2023; and closed on 01st February 2023.
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.