Top 10 law firms in India
The corporate sector provides ample opportunities for aspiring lawyers to build a career that promises financial stability coupled with professional dignity. To get into a leading corporate firm, a high CGPA from a reputed law college backed by an attractive academic portfolio is necessary. Enlisted below are India’s top 10 law firms.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas: This leading Indian law firm has its head quarters in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The firm was constituted on May 11, 2015 from its predecessor Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. A national leader in the area of corporate and finance, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ranks as one of the most prestigious law firms in India. As of latest statistics the firm has 700 lawyers and 120 partners.
Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co or AMSS in short, was once the largest law firm in the country with headquarters in Delhi and Mumbai. It had offices in major Indian cities. The firm ramified into two different law firms in May 2015 – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Khaitan & Co is a leading Indian law firm comprising over 530 fee earners and consultants including 115 partners and directors. Debi Prasad Khaitan, a member of the Constituent Assembly of India founded the firm as early as in 1911. Khaitan & Co functions in 4 cities: Kolkata (founded in 1911), New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.
Luthra & Luthra is yet another enterprising Indian law firm with branches in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The founder and managing partner Rajiv Luthra, runs the firm in partnership with senior partner Mohit Saraf. General Motors, Sony, DLF Group, Kingfisher Airlines and Swarovski are among the list of the company’s some of the biggest clients.
Trilegal: Founded in 2000, it currently employs over 300 lawyers across four offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Gurgaon. It has played a crucial role in advocating many international deals that determined the economy of the nation.
J Sagar Associates: This Indian law firm that is often known as JSA, is the brain child of Jyoti Sagar. Leading advocate Berjis Desai joined the firm on April 1, 2003 starting the Mumbai office. The firm currently functions in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. Some of their important clients include Pepsi, Saint-Gobain, McCormick Inc and Aircel.
AZB & Partners is a corporate law firm in India, with offices spread across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore and Pune. The Firm works under a vast partnership system comprising of over 90 partners. AZB & Partners’ clients range from privately owned to publicly listed companies, including Fortune 500 entities, Multinationals, Investment Banks and Private Equity firms.
Desai & Diwanji is a leading national law firm with offices in Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai. The firm is known for its specialisation in Mergers & Acquisitions.
DSK Legal: is an Indian corporate law firm with headquarters in Mumbai. It started off in 2001 with 7 lawyers and has now multiple offices. DSK Legal had merged with 15-lawyer Bangalore litigation and real estate firm AKS Law Associates in 201l, but AKS de-merged and started functioning independently since 2014. Thus DSK no longer has its office in Bangalore. The firm also scooped a chunk of Paras Kuhad & Associates Delhi team with 14 lawyers, almost doubling the size of DSK’s Delhi outpost. Currently, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, the team at DSK comprises over 100 lawyers.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) is a law firm that deals within Taxation Laws, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Laws and Corporate Laws. The L&S team comprises of experienced attorneys, post-graduates and professionals in fields of science, technology, business, law and commerce are widely placed in this firm Founded in 1985, the firm today has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune. L&S was founded by brothers Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran and Mr.V.Sridharan.