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Top 10 Best Law Firms in India

Many students are opting for law courses in India. After graduation, some go for higher studies while others take up litigation. However, students can have an opportunity to work in a law firm after graduation. 

This article will tell you about top law firms in India, their establishment, headquarters, number of lawyers, practice areas, etc. 

What is a Law firm? 

A law firm is a business entity of law experts that provides legal services to various clients according to their needs.

Law firms recruit lawyers, attorneys, support staff, and administrative employees to support legal cases for individuals and businesses.

The leading service served by a law firm is to counsel clients regarding their legal rights and responsibilities. It also represents clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions, and other cases where legal advice and other assistance are sought.

1. AZB & Partners

Ajay Bahl & Co. in Delhi and CZB and Partners in Mumbai combined and made AZB & Partners.

It was established in 2004 and took responsibilities for domestic as well as international clients.

AZB& Partners has branches in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, and Gurgaon.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 2004
HeadquarterNew Delhi and Mumbai 
RankingRanked Band 1 Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Ranked 1 among RSG Top 50 Indian Law Firms Ranking 2019 
Number of partners 87
Number of lawyers 400
Practice areasM&A, Banking & Finance, Securities Regulation and Litigation, Media, Tax, Tax Litigation.

Ratings: 10/10

Website: azbpartners.com

2. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.

The firm is popularly known as AMSS. It was established in 1917 by Amarchand Shroff, and after him, the firm was taken over by Shardul S Shroff and Cyril Shroff in 1994.

In May 2015, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. split into two law firms-Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Currently, its offices are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurgaon,and Pune.

The firm has won the prestigious “Innovation in legal expertise” award. 

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 1917
HeadquarterNew Delhi and Mumbai 
RankingRank 1 – India’s Top 40 law firms by RSG India Report 
Ranked Band 1 Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-202o
Number of partners 120
Number of lawyers 700
Practice areas Corporate, Commercial, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Financial Regulatory, Infrastructure

Rating:9.5/10

Website: amsshardul.com  

3. Khaitan & Co

Debi Prasad, with the help of his brother Bhagwati Khaitan and Lakshmi Khaitan, founded Khaitan & Co in 1911.

Pardip Kumar Khaitan established Khitan & Co as a national firm. He was part of the Drafting Committee (which later darfted the Constitution of India). 

Khaitan & Co has branches in 4 cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 1911
HeadquarterMumbai 
RankingRanked Tier 1 Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 165
Number of lawyers 354
Practice areasBanking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate/Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Funds; Intellectual Property; Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources; Labor & Employment laws; Private Equity; Real Estate; Taxation (Direct and Indirect Tax) Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

Rating: 9.5

Website: khaitanco.com

4. Trilegal India

Trilegal had set up practices in Bangalore in 1998, Delhi in 1999, and Mumbai in 2000. 

These three offices were later combined into one, and therefore, the firm decided its name – Trilegal. It was established by the National Law School Of India University ( NLSIU)

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 2000
Headquarter Mumbai 
RankingRanked Band 1 Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 63
Number of lawyers 172
Practice areasCorporate, M&A, Private Equity, Banking and Finance, Projects and Project Finance, IP, IT and Telecoms

Rating: 9/10 

Website:trilegal.com

5. J Sagar Associates

J Sagar Associates is a very successful law firm established in 1991 by Jyoti Sagar.

The organization does 20% domestic work, and the rest, 80% is international. This firm is 50-50 in ratio, i.e., amongst 12 partners, 6 are women, and 6 are men.

It has branches in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 1991
HeadquarterMumbai 
RankingRanked 1 by Bloomberg as the Global Legal Advisers, Capital Markets -Annual 2018
Ranked Tier I Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 110
Number of lawyers 381
Practice areasGeneral Corporate Commercial, Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets & Securities, Regulatory & Policy, Taxation, and Dispute Resolution

Rating: 9/10

Website: jsalaw.com

6 . Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices was established in 1990 by Rajiv K Luthrat. It has branch offices in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore. 

It is counted in top-level Indian firms due to its successful legal exercises.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 1991
HeadquarterNew Delhi
RankingRanked Band 2 Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 70
Number of lawyers 300
Practice areasCorporate, Commercial, Infrastructure, Project Finance, Policy, and Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Trade Laws, Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Structured and Project Finance, IP and TaxSPLIT

Rating: 9/10

Website: www.luthra.com

7. S & R Associates

S&R Associates has provided legal services to Indian and international clients for over a decade. 

It was established in 2005, and offices are located in Mumbai and New Delhi.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 2005
HeadquarterNew Delhi 
RankingRanked Band II Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 18
Number of lawyers 53
Practice areasCorporate, Commercial, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Financial Regulatory, Infrastructure. 80% of their business is outside the country.

Rating: 9/10

Website:snrlaw.in

8. Talwar Thakore & Associates

Talwar Thakore & Associates is commonly known as TT&A.

It was founded in 2007. Presently 40% of its operations are domestic, while 60% are international.

This legal firm collaborated with Linklaters LLP. in 2011 on BP’s $7.2 billion tie-ups with Reliance Industries. 

Afterward, the two have been working together on several international projects. It has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 2007
HeadquarterMumbai 
RankingRanked Band 2 Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020
Number of partners 4
Number of lawyers 26
Practice areasBanking & Finance, Private Equity,Capital Markets, Projects & Infrastructure Competition & Anti-Trust, Corporate, M&A, and Financial Services Regulatory.

Rating: 9.6/10

Website: www.lakshmisri.com

 9. Economic Laws Practice

Mr. Rohan Shah has founded a full-service law firm, Economic Laws Practice. 

It employs lawyers, cost accountants, chartered accountants, company secretaries, and economists. 

Economic Laws Practice offices are located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Chennai.

FeaturesDetails
Year founded 2001
HeadquarterMumbai 
RankingRanked one of the Top 10 Law Firms in India by RSG India
Number of partners 25
Number of lawyers 129
Practice areasPrivate Equity & Venture Capital,Banking & Finance, Arbitration,Corporate & Commercial,  Capital Markets, Litigation & dispute resolution, Competition/Anti-Trust, Infrastructure,, Projects & Infrastructure, Tax, Hospitality,Securities Laws & Capital Markets, International Trade & Customs and TMT.

Rating: 8.5/10

Website: elplaw.in

10. Desai & Diwanji

Mr. Vishwang Desai and Mr. Apurva Diwanji founded Desai & Diwanji in 1930. 

The offices are located in three prime locations, Mumbai, Delhi, and Gurugram. It is known for the salary structure that they offer to employees.

FeaturesDetails
Years founded 1930
HeadquarterMumbai 
RankingRanked Band 3 Indian Law Firm by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019-2020.
Number of partners 22
Number of lawyers 212
Practice areasCorporate, M&A, Projects, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Litigation. 60% of their work is overseas.

Ratings: 9.2/10

Website: Not available.

Conclusion:

The law firm is a business entity of lawyers that provides legal services to clients. Law firms will expose you to many practice areas and different partners and associates. 

Although there are many other law firms, these are some of the best in India. For more information, please visit their website.

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