Little & Co
Total number of professionals: 50 (10 partners)
Principal office: Mumbai
Other office: New Delhi
Key practice areas: Litigation, corporate law, general corporation law (including advising on insurance, shipping, power projects and intellectual property), commercial law, arbitration & dispute resolution, indirect taxation, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property law, real estate, banking & finance transactions, foreign investment, joint ventures, energy & telecommunications, testamentary law, maritime, admiralty, takeovers and joint ventures.
Our services: Little & Co is a 162-year-old Mumbai-based law firm that has had the privilege of representing the East India Company way back during its inception. The firm also has had the rare privilege of having the last English partner up to 1994. The firm’s robust presence for more than a century speaks for its unequivocal renowned ability to serve a wide spectrum of clientele of both national and international standing.
Our service-scape caters to a varied clientele, including many leading Indian and international business houses, multinational companies and public sector undertakings, including: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), LIC Housing Finance, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, World Trade Centre – Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, The City and Industrial Development Corporation, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co (erstwhile Maharashtra State Electricity Board), Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, Mahaguj Collieries, Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, to name a few. The firm also serves public sector and private sector banks, power and infrastructure companies, pharmaceutical companies and mining and shipping companies.
The firm acts as counsel to lenders and borrowers for a diverse set of clients in banking and finance. The firm’s knowledge and skill in structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions is supported by proficient experience in tailoring such transactions to all relevant legal, regulatory and taxation requirements, which includes conducting due diligence and the drafting of all related documents from inception to the conclusion of the transaction.
The firm has a dedicated team that specializes in infrastructure projects and advises clients on various infrastructure projects relating to roads, bridges, airports, rail, power, telecom, ports, oil and gas, water and mining. The firm has represented the central and state governments, international and domestic sponsors, lenders, investors and contractors in related infrastructure projects. Litigation and arbitration forms an integral practice area of the firm. The firm represents clients in tribunals at domestic and international levels, at the high courts of different states and the Supreme Court of India, as well as in international and domestic arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies. The firm’s practice is broad and diverse and covers all areas of commercial litigation, including drafting of pleadings and appearance as counsel in courts and tribunals. The firm also practises at the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
The firm has an extensive all-India civil practice. It is a well-reputed full-service law firm possessing an appropriate mix of the necessary legal expertise, industry specialization and commercial acumen.