A worldclass firm with a broad-based practice and diversified client base across all industries. Founded by Sir Dinshaw Mulla in 1895, the firm has emerged as a top tier law firm known for its unparalled legacy in litigation and trend-setting solution-providing capabilities.
As one of India’s leading law firms, it proudly acts as legal Counsel to numerous MNCs and large Indian corporates. Individual partners concentrate on different practice areas providing specialist legal, commercial & technical services to clients.
• Admiralty & Shipping
The firm has a strong Admiralty Law Practice with a worldwide reputation as specialist in all aspects of shipping law, in trasnactional and litigation areas. The firm acts for ship owners, charterers, hull & cargo insurers, P&I and Defense Clubs. The firm regularly advises on ship building contracts, charter parties, COA and assists in negotiations of these and similar documents.
The firm is legal counsel to both national and international airlines in relation to cargo and passenger claims. It has a vast experience in aircraft purchases, acquisitions, investment, transfers of aircrafts, lease of aircrafts, advising on licenses and registration with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
• Banking & Finance
Acts for Indian and international banks for major bilateral and syndicated facilities including project and asset finance.
• Commercial Corporate Practice
The firm has an extensive Commercial Corporate Practice, advising on day-to-day legal issues concerning commercial and business affairs, including formation of legal entities, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, including supply chain contracts and take or pay contracts.
• Healthcare and Biotechnology:
The firm’s expertise also extends to laws pertaining to food sector; drugs and pharmaceutical sector.
• Insurance and Reinsurance
It also has a well-organised Insurance and Reinsurance practice group acting for Indian as also overseas underwriters.
• Intellectual Property
The firm acts on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Advises in relation to licensing, franchising, protection and registration of IPRs, particularly regarding brands and copyright.
• Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice
With one of the strongest Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, the firm advises on managing litigation risk and facilitates negotiations to resolve disputes.
• Media & Entertainment:
The firm’s practice includes advising in relation to royalty collection, negotiating and preparing documentation for firms, publishing, advising in rleation to advertising laws, etc.
• Oil & Gas
The firm represents well known Indian and foreign Oil & Gas companies including rig owners and service providers, setting up of FSRU/ FSU based LNG projects and regulary advises on contracts and sub-contracts in relation to legal and regulatory permissions required for onshore, offshore, intertidal area drilling & oil exploration in the upstream as well as downstream projects.
• Project, Infrastructure and Construction
The firm has expertise in relation to Project, Infrastructure and Construction contracts, including expansion of ports, investments in Indian private ports and public private partnerships in ports. It has a vast experience in drafting EPC contracts compliant with FIDIC.
• Real Estate Practice
The firm is traditionally known for its Pan-India Real Estate Practice.
• Regulatory & Compliances
Legal, procedural, governances and compliance issues across key industrial sectors including energy, infrastructure, mining, chemicals, commodities, life sciences & health, transport, etc. Advising on pollution, health & safety, employment & labour, anti-bribery, white-colar crimes, etc.
The firm regularly features in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw, Who’s Who Legal and many of the Partners ranked in these publications.
We also have offices in New Delhi and Bangalore.