Hammurabi & Solomon

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 2001
    • Partners: 7
    • Lawyers: 57
    • Split of work: Domestic 57% International 43%
    • Offices: Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Dispute Resolution; Guarantees; Hospitality and Leisure; IP; Litigation; M&A; Real Estate

    A leading mid-sized firm with a broad range of expertise, Hammurabi & Solomon has been involved in numerous high-profile transactions, real estate deals and IP matters in the past year. The firm counts leading Indian companies among its clients, as well as foreign embassies and multinational companies from North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Founding and managing partner and head of the firm’s corporate department Manoj Kumar is known for his experience in complex regulatory matters and has particular expertise in the legal issues surrounding outdoor advertising in India, having worked closely with the Indian Outdoor Advertising Association. Senior partner Shweta Bharti leads the dispute resolution team as well as advising clients on transactional matters, offering assistance with India’s foreign exchange rules, tax laws and other commercial regulations.

    CLIENTS

    In the past year, Hammurabi & Solomon has acted for DuPont South Asia in the $4.9 billion sale of its performance chemicals business to the Carlyle Croup, and DuPont India in a patent and trademark infringement suit. The firm also represented Pitney Bowes Software, PHI Seeds and Draeger Safety AG & Co in trademark infringement proceedings.

    The firm’s real estate team has had a particularly strong year, having assisted Dubai’s Flag Holdings in due diligence on the commercial use land banks of Apollo Logisolution in India; advised ICICI Ventures in its proposed acquisition of land from Land Craft; acted for Manasvi Gurukul Academy in the purchase of commercial space in Kolkata; and represented Kapani Constructions in a construction agreements and ownership dispute.