Majmudar & Partners has been ranked among the top-tier Indian law firms by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia in corporate/M&A; banking and finance; tax; projects, infrastructure and energy; technology, media and telecommunications; and real estate law. Mr. Akil Hirani, managing partner, has been cited in Chambers Asia as one of the “most in demand legal practitioners” in India, and has been praised in Chambers Asia, 2011, for his “efficiency and deep knowledge of the Indian regulatory landscape.”
Chambers Asia describes Majmudar & Partners as a full-service outfit and lauds the firm for its responsiveness. In the 2011 edition of Chambers Asia, the firm’s clients have lauded the firm for its “knowledgeable and experienced team with strong and effective professional networks throughout India.” The firm’s clients have described Majmudar & Partners turnaround time as “phenomenal” and have praised the lawyers as being “practical and creative.” Additionally, the firm’s clients have conveyed to Chambers Asia that Majmudar & Partners offers “expertise on big-ticket matters”, and ensures that its advice is simple such that the clients “follow the lawyer’s thinking.”
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 has ranked Majmudar & Partners as a top-notch Indian law firm, and the 2010/2011 edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500 has described Majmudar & Partners partners as “top class.” It has placed Majmudar & Partners among the top firms in the areas of banking and finance; corporate/M&A; tax; project finance; investment funds; intellectual property; technology, media and telecommunications; and real estate law. It has also recommended the firm for its expertise in capital markets and dispute resolution matters.
Clients interviewed by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 have acclaimed the firm for its “exceptional team”; “high level of service”; “top-quality advice”; “responsiveness, and timely and clearly stated legal advice demonstrating high level of technical ability.” In addition, the firm’s clients have stated that “the firm’s lawyers are clear in their communications, practical, and work hard to meet tight deadlines”; “understand both, the US and Indian side of transactions”; and “present matters in a clear and accessible way.”
Mr. Akil Hirani and Mr. N. Raja Sujith have been recognized as leading corporate/M&A practitioners in India, and other partners, i.e., Mr. A. K. Hirani and Mr. Neerav Merchant, have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas.
Practical Law Company, in its 2011 yearbook, has highly recommended Majmudar & Partners for its corporate real estate, outsourcing and information technology practice. Further, the firm has been recommended in diverse practice areas, such as tax; intellectual property; life sciences - corporate and commercial; labour and employment; and telecommunications and media. Additionally, Mr. Akil Hirani has been mentioned as a leading legal practitioner for corporate real estate, tax and telecommunications/IT matters.
IFLR1000, in its 2012 issue, has ranked Majmudar & Partners as a leading Indian law firm for banking and finance, and M&A work, and has given glowing accolades to partners, Mr. Akil Hirani, Mr. N. Raja Sujith and Mr. Rukshad Davar. Additionally, the firm has been described as being in its own class among other competitors by a client interviewed by IFLR1000.
Majmudar & Partners has also been ranked as a market leader in employment law in India by the India Business Law Journal, and has won the 2011 IFLR award for the Best Employment Law Firm in India.
The Tax Directors Handbook, 2011, has ranked Majmudar & Partners among the leading tax law firms in India, and has described its tax practice as “strong” and “sophisticated.”
The jury for the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, 2009, that take place in Paris every year, rated Majmudar & Partners as a leading Indian law firm for corporate/commercial work. Further, Lawyer Monthly, a prominent London-based legal periodical, has ranked Majmudar & Partners as the leading Indian firm for Litigation and Arbitration work and for Energy work in its 2011 Legal Awards.
Mr. Akil Hirani has been nominated by his peers and recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the areas of banking, M&A, corporate tax, private funds and IT/e-commerce work in India. In addition, Who’s Who Legal has listed Mr. Neerav Merchant as a leading real estate practitioner, and Mr. N. Raja Sujith as a leading product liability, regulatory, transactional and intellectual property lawyer for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Mr. Akil Hirani has also been recognized by Leading Lawyer 100 Asia Pacific 2011 as a leading banking lawyer.
Majmudar & Partners representation of Wockhardt Limited, a leading Indian pharmaceuticals company, in litigation propounded against it by DBS Bank, was ranked as one of the most significant disputes of 2010 in India Business Law Journal’s issue on deals of the year (2010).
Lastly, Majmudar & Partners representation of SKS Microfinance Limited, one of the largest microfinance companies in the world, in its fourth round of financing of US$75,000,000 by, among others, Sandstone Partners, got an honorable mention in Asian Counsel’s magazine on deals of the year in 2009.