The Firm was founded in 2008 by the coming together of the Partners to create a viable alternative to large law firms. Our ethos is based on the principal of a real partnership which ensures clients always have a direct interface with at least one partner having specialized knowledge and practical experience in the branch of law under consideration. We consider our services not only to be advice on a single case or legal representation of a client, but as a foundation towards a long-term and comprehensive professional relationship.
The firm services a healthy client base, both Indian & Foreign, & includes Fortune 500 Companies. Our key practice areas are corporate, joint ventures & foreign collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment, hospitality, banking, media & entertainment, real estate, dispute resolution, trust & personal laws, infrastructure and intellectual property laws. The firm has a niche presence in the hospitality sector.
In 2013 the firm has acted and continues to act as the sole Indian legal advisor for the India entry of the world's leading low-cost air carrier five years running. Recently, the firm acted as legal advisor to the promoters in acquisition transactions by large Japanese conglomerates in the electrical engineering sector. The firm continues to be the sole India jurisdiction advisor for a Fortune 500 global steel manufacturer and the sole legal advisor to the primary concessionaire for food and beverage and related retail at the Delhi and Mumbai International airports.
All partners have been speakers at various legal and paralegal symposiums. Both, Falguni Desai and Kedar Desai are erstwhile partners of Messrs. Kanga & Co. whilst Rustam Mulla is erstwhile partner of Messrs. Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe. Naheed Carrimjee was with Messrs. Crawford Bayley & Co. She is also a notary appointed by the Union of India. The Partners also sit on the Boards of a number of companies.
Law Firm Affiliations: Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF); Bar Association of Maharashtra & Goa; Bombay Incorporated law Society (BILS);
Languages: All Partners of the Firm are proficient in English, Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati. Falguni Desai is also proficient in French.