The firm is one of the largest full service law firms specializing in corporate and commercial law. The firm has a sound understanding of commercial and market realities, providing legal solutions of real commercial value. It was founded by Sir Dinshaw Mulla who became a Privy Counsellor. He was author of several works including commentaries on the Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Law of Partnership, Sales of Good Act, Insolvency Laws in India, Civil Procedure Code, etc., which are authoritative legal treatise even today. The firm merged in 1952 with Messrs. Craigie Blunt & Caroe, that firm being solicitors in the East India Company. Since then the firm has grown to its current strength of over 150 inclusive of lawyers, fee earners and administrative staff. Individual partners concentrated on different areas of the firm's practice enabling the providing of specialist legal, commercial and technical services to clients.
The firm has a broad-based practice and a diversified clientele base. It offers a full range of legal services to clients and acts as Indian Legal Counsel to numerous MNCs, Fortune 500 Companies and several of the large 50 Indian Corporate Houses. The firm is ranked among the leading law firms in India by a number of publications. It has been awarded "IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Indian (2010)" by Corporate INTL as well as the 'CLIENTS CHOICE 2005 & 2008' Awards by ILO. It maintains excellent relationships with regulatory bodies and is able to arrange dialogues between them and clients. Several partners and lawyers are qualified Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and Hong Kong.
Many of our partners have presented papers at International and Domestic Law Conference. One of the firm's Senior Partner was the past President of the Solicitors Law Society and past President in the Indian Merchants Chamber (being the first and the only Solicitors to occupy the position in the Chamber). Another Senior Partner of the firm is the Chairman, Indian Council of Arbitration (Western Region) as also Chairman Law Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber and was also on the Government of India's NRI (Non-resident Indians), Consultative Committee, a Senator of the University of Bombay and on its Board of students for Law. One of the partners is India correspondent for Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.
The firm has a very strong practice in areas of corporate & commercial law, and banking & finance laws. It has enormous experience in corporate M&As and joint venture related works and acts for various MNCs for structuring their presence in India. The firm also has a very strong trademark practice and IP litigation department and has acted in various passing off/infringement actions, High court reported decisions since over last 30 years. It also has an extensive litigation and arbitration practice. The firm's partners have extensive experience in handling complex legal issues in relation to all aspects of Indian law.
The firm has its own office at Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi and has associations with local counsel at more than 75 locations throughout India. The firm comprises of a team of over 100 in-house professionals and over 100 supporting staffs.
The firm has a wide referral network and has built close relations with law firms globally.