Pacific Rim Advisory Council - Member Law Firm Bio

Mumbai Office
Mulla House
51, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Fort Mumbai 400 001
Phone: +91 22 2204 4960
or +91 22 2287 5121
Fax: +91 22 2204 0246
or +91 22 2204 4717

Bangalore Office
209, Regency Enclave
4, Magrath Road
Bangalore 560-025
Phone: +91 80 555 0370
Fax: +91 80 559 8549

Delhi Office
207, Nilgiri Apartments
2nd floor
9 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110 001
Phone: +91 11 2332 1501
Fax: +91 11 2332 1520

THE FIRM: Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe is one of India's largest full service law firms. It was founded by Sir Dinshaw Mulla and Rustomji Mulla in 1895. Sir Dinshaw Mulla became a Privy Counsellor. He was author of several works including commentaries on the Indian Contract Act, Transfer of Property Act, Law of Partnership, Sale of Goods Act, Insolvency Laws in India, Civil Procedure Code, etc., which are authoritative legal treatise even today.

The firm is ranked among the leading law firms in India by a number of publications. It has been awarded ‘IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in India (2010)’ by Corporate INTL as well as the Clients Choice 2005 and 2008 Awards by ILO. The firm has been awarded the Leading Lawyers Award from Asialaw from 1997 till 2010 for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation as also Dispute Resolution. India Business Law Journal has awarded the Indian Law Firm Award from 2007 - 2010 in Aviation & Shipping law.

The firm is the annual reviser for 40 years of the India Law Digest for Martindale Hubbell International Yearly Law Directory and India correspondent for Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Quarterly.

With a long established relationship with the leading law firms around the world including various international law firms the firm interacts on referral work to and from these firms which enables it to address client requirements in a cost effective and timely manner. Over a dozen lawyers are qualified solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and Hong Kong. Partners and lawyers of the firm are members of the IBA, ABA, IPBA, INTA, AMLC. Partners travel widely in their work in India and overseas and are speakers at several law conferences.

The firm maintains excellent relationships with regulatory bodies and is able to arrange dialogues with them and clients.


  • Admiralty & Marine Insurance: The firm has a large Admiralty practice in India with a worldwide reputation as specialists in providing legal services in all aspects of the shipping laws. The firm acts for ship owners, charterers, hull & cargo insurers, P & I & Defence Clubs, salvage & tug companies, container handlers, shipbuilders, bunker suppliers, etc.

  • Arbitration & Litigation: The firm’s dispute resolution practice encompasses international arbitration, dispute resolution, antitrust, securities and other general commercial matters for domestic and international corporate/clients. It has a robust dispute resolution practice with extensive experience in litigation and international arbitration (ICC, LCIA, SIAC).

  • Banking & Finance: The firm advises international banks and overseas lenders for major bilateral and syndicated facilities of all types including acquisition, asset and structured finance in major infrastructure projects LNG, port, aircraft, ships, etc.

  • Corporate & Commercial: The firm has a strong practice in areas of corporate and M&A. It renders specialized advice in corporate and commercial transactions and has advised several multinational corporates in their India investments and joint ventures.

  • Employment: The firm has experience and expertise in rendering legal advise, opinions, drafting Employment Contracts, Agreements, Bonds and handling litigation involving issues of service, employment, labour laws, in diverse areas such as Industrial Disputes, Contract Labour, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Employees Insurance etc.

  • Insurance & Reinsurance: The firm acts for Indian & foreign Insurance and Reinsurance companies as also various syndicates at Lloyds. The firm exclusively acts for insurance companies. The firm has extensive experience in respect of diverse insurance policies - marine, loss of profit, material damage, erection policies, personal accident policies etc. It also acts in arbitration disputes between insurers and reinsurers.

  • IP Practice: The firm has a specialized and strong IP practice particularly in trademark, copyright and design law. With a robust litigation team backing, the firm has over the years successfully represented clients in enforcement actions in various passing off and infringement cases. The firm regularly advises on media and entertainment laws and regulations as well as clients in other intellectual property dominant sectors.

  • Real Estate & Property Law: The firm has vast experience in transactions relating to real estate, conveyancing, lease, etc. The firm specializes in conducting title searches in relation to land transactions as also drafting numerous real estate deeds and documents. It has a strong real estate litigation department and handles matters on behalf of financial institutions as also for land disputes between developers and other interests, etc.

  • Trade & Transport including logistics: The firm advises on all laws relating to trade of commodities, oils, metals in the international market, transport by land, sea and air including combined transport. The firm also advises on customs law, import and tariff regulations with regard to cargo trade.

    CLIENTS: The firm has a broad-based practice and a diversified client base. It acts as Indian legal Counsel to numerous MNCs, Fortune500 companies and several of the large 50 Indian corporate houses and has acted for enumerable overseas clients as well as leading business and corporate houses, international and Indian banks as also insurance companies.

    For further information about Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe please contact Shardul Thacker, Yazdi Dandiwala or Hormazdiyaar Vakil in Mumbai.

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