East India Company law firm publishes investment guide...
posted on Monday, June 30, 2008 02:27 AM
Author: Sanjay Kumar, Brighton
May 2006 - India’s two leading law firms, Fox Mandal and Little & Co. merged to become FoxMandal Little (FML), making it India’s largest law firm.
Fox Mandal Little is one of the most vocal supporters for liberalisation of the Indian legal market. FML plans to hold awareness seminars about investments in India. The firm also publishes 'Investing in India' every year after the Budget is presented in India.
'Investing in India' is the definitive illustrated guide in doing business in India. Published in Korean, Chinese and Japanese, and is now available in English.
The firm was established in 1896 by Mr. J.K Fox and Mr. G.C Mandal forming one of the first Indo-British legal partnerships. Fox Mandal merged with Little & Co., which was established in 1856, thus making FoxManadal Little the oldest law firm.
FML is steeped in legal history. The firm was legal counsel for the East India Company; represented the interests of the Royal Houses of India, Nepal and Thailand; the Government of India and the successive Governments of the Presidency of Bombay.
The firm has 365 lawyers, 50 partners, and 175 paralegals representing clients in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, New Delhi, and Pune with associate offices at Cochin and Trivandrum.
FoxMandal Little recently opened an office in London, the first outside of the Indian subcontinent. Sir Gavin Lightman, the former High Court Judge, has been retained as consultant for the firm.
The next edition of 'Investing in India' will be available in April 2009. For details on how to order a copy or to book an investment seminar please contact Sanjay Kumar.