AI Magazine Issue 9 2018

Acquisition International - Issue 9 2018 47 Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla (DDCM) is a multidisciplinary law firm based out of Mumbai, India. In March, they were awarded the title of ‘Best Full-Service Independent Law Firm’ in Mumbai, in Acquisition International Magazine’s 2018 Global Excellence Awards. The award programme hopes to shine a light on law firms around the world who are achieving remarkable results, regardless of the size of the practice. We profiled the firm to find out how Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla have forged their fantastic reputation in India’s largest city. esai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla were founded in 2008 with the goal to provide a personalised, and attentive approach to client advocacy that cannot be matched by larger, more established law firms. Ultimately, DDCM want their clients to have a direct line to an expert attorney, someone who could immediately guide them in the right direction and imbue them with confidence that their case is not only viable but, could be won. Further, DDCM believes that the key to enduring success for small firms operating in sectors defined by corporate giants is to capitalise on what makes them different. Where large firms often lack that individualised, tailored attention, DDCM aims to build long-term cooperative partnerships with their clients. Their services simply do not end the moment a case does, but extends beyond, to form a “comprehensive professional relationship”. The firm’s fifteen lawyers have experience that branches out into numerous areas of practice, including private equity investments, petroleum laws, media and entertainment laws, dispute resolution and real estate. The firm’s partners, Falguni Desai, Kedar Desai, Naheed Carrimjee and Rustam Mulla, have all helped – in recent years – to redefine Indian law, and have represented the firm as speakers at legal and para-legal symposiums. Company: Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla Address: 81, Free Press House, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, 400021, India Website: Telephone: +91 22 2281 9710 – 15 Creating Long-Term Partnerships with their Clients D 1804AI33 In the area of commercial or corporate litigation, DDCM aim to help drive a business’s success, and ensure a seamless, and rewarding process that fulfils all of their objectives. As a result, the firm now celebrates a substantial client base, comprised of both domestic and foreign companies and a number of Fortune 500 businesses. In several instances, they act independently on behalf of global conglomerates, serving to represent their interests in Indian-based assets. In just over a decade, Desai Desai Carrimjee & Mulla have fulfilled their original goal and so much more. Their unique and practical solutions, partnered with their defining personalised services, have created a firm that stands shoulder to shoulder with those many times its size. In Mumbai, which has a plethora of large, multinational firms, this is an exceptionally impressive feat, yet, DDCM look set to forge a formidable presence on the legal landscape in the years to come. Their story is far from over. “In several instances, they act independently on behalf of global conglomerates, serving to represent their interests in Indian-based assets.”