Aliff, who was one of the founding partners of another Mumbai law firm, merged his practice with ALMT Legal in 2003 to improve the firm`s tax and M&A practice. Today, Aliff is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in its selected areas of business and was named one of the top 100 private practice lawyers in India by the India Business Law Journal in 2018. Aliff has also been consistently recognized as one of India`s leading lawyers by other global legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and IFLR 1000. I am pleased to announce that I was recently featured in enterprise world magazine as one of the “20 Prominent Women Lawyers to Watch in 2020”. I have also been regularly recognized by global legal publications such as Asia Law Profiles, Chambers and Partners. Recognized by Asia Law Profiles as a “Remarkable Practitioner” for Work and Employment and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) in the 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 editions. Recommended by Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific) 2019 as a “Recognized Practitioner” for employment and by Legal 500 Edition 2021 as “Other Key Lawyer” for work and employment. ALMT Legal`s long-time senior partner, Hitesh Jain, will leave the firm after March 31 of this year, taking with him his team of 28 paid people, including two employed partners. 14 partners from Indian law firms and senior partners are referred to as “Up and Comers” and “Associates to watch” in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Guide of the Legal Directory Chambers and Partners, which has not yet been published. Asia Pacific Legal 500 2021 Edition has recommended several of our partners and identified some of them as leading lawyers in various practice areas such as banking and finance, financial markets, corporate and mergers and acquisitions, data protection, dispute resolution, private equity and mutual funds, labour and employment, real estate and construction, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) and taxes. Harsh Pratap, a partner at Clasis Law Mumbai and head of shipping and international trade, left the firm shortly after four other partners left the firm in Mumbai and London, including three co-founding partners.
Aliff has always been recognized and recommended by leading legal publications. AsiaLaw Profiles 2019 has recognized Aliff as a “Market Leader Lawyer” for corporate/M&A and tax. Aliff has been recommended annually by Chambers & Partners for its corporate/M&A, employment, private equity and tax practices. Asia Pacific Legal 500 also regularly cites Aliff as a leading/recommended lawyer in the areas of banking and finance, financial markets, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment and tax. IFLR1000 recommends Mr. Aliff Fazelbhoy for private equity funds and mergers and acquisitions. The 2015 and 2016 Tax Directors` Handbook recommends Aliff for its tax practice. We have always believed in Brand Recall, where it is said that once a customer enters the company, he becomes a customer for life.
We let them come back to us for all their legal work and participate in and for their personal work, as a private client job and practice, as we call it. The legal sector has diversified in terms of gender, knowledge and emerging practice areas such as data protection, labour law, intellectual property rights, etc. The law is no longer just about filing cases in court and arguing, as it was many years ago. We have also set up a dedicated team that will focus exclusively on new laws such as privacy, competition, consolidated labor laws, etc. We look forward to continuing our firm as a leading practitioner in rapidly growing labour law in light of the enormous amount of legal developments and updates in labour law. We also intend to be the number one for insolvency matters, in which a large number of cases have been filed since the IBC came into force. In addition, we intend to further expand our knowledge and areas of activity in international arbitration. We believe that an agreement should be reached in the interests of both parties, rather than getting involved in trifles. We are a dynamic company that believes in adapting to the needs of the day.
We also have dedicated knowledge management teams and we proactively keep our clients informed and inform our clients in the event of a relevant legal update that could affect them especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a mid-sized law firm, we offer a good mix of a team of qualified specialist lawyers and flexible rates. We ensure that a partner/senior lawyer with expertise in the required field of activity is involved in the case at all times and does not believe in 100% work delegation to juniors without experience. We are a one-stop shop for all legal solutions.