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AZB & Partners

AZB HOUSE, PENINSULA CORPORATE PARK, GANPATRAO KADAM MARG, LOWER PAREL, MUMBAI 400 013, INDIA
Tel:
Work +91 22 6639 6880
Fax:
Fax +91 22 5639 6888
Email:
Web:
https://www.azbpartners.com/
Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune

The firm: AZB & Partners is one of the most prominent law firms in India. Its aim is to provide clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment within which its clients operate. The firm's services are tailored to the needs of individual clients, drawing on the collective knowledge of the firm and its members. It aims to add value at all stages of a project, from its initiation, through its planning right up to its execution. The firm was named 'Best Indian Law Firm 2017' at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards, 'Client Service Law Firm of the Year, 2017' by Chambers Asia-Pacifc, and 'Law Firm of the Year, 2017' by VC Circle. It was also ranked No.1 in M&A league tables compiled by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket.

Its clients are central to everything it does. Their needs determine how the firm organises itself and the range of specialised services it provides. The firm aims to work in partnership with clients to anticipate and deal successfully with the legal and regulatory aspects of their business aims and objectives.

Areas of practice: The principal areas in which legal services are provided by the firm are: corporate and M&A, private equity, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and litigation, capital markets, banking and finance, funds, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency, TMT, energy (transaction and regulatory), employment, tax, IT and business process outsourcing, transport (aviation), alternative investment funds, ethics and compliance and white-collar crime

Contacts: Zia Mody, Ajay Bahl, Bahram N. Vakil, Ashwath Rau, Darshika Kothari, Sai Krishna Bharathan, Nohid Nooreyezdan, Gautam Saha, Anil Kasturi, Srinath Dasari, Vinati Kastia, Samir Gandhi, Rajendra Barot, Vijayendra Pratap Singh

  • Number of lawyers: 400 (approx)
  • Number of partners: 80 (approx)
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

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