Kanga & Co

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1890
    • Partners: 14
    • Lawyers: 33
    • Recommended for: Franchise, Real Estate
    • Offices: Mumbai
    • Practice Areas: Arbitration; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Foreign Collaborations and Joint Ventures; IP; Information Technology; Litigation; M&A; Real Estate

    After well over a century of trading, Kanga & Co is still praised as a “fresh and forward-looking” firm by respondents to our survey, who point to its recent engagements for high-profile, innovative corporates and banks.


    Preeti Mehta is an internationally recognised franchise lawyer whose expertise extends to corporate transactions, foreign investments, private equity, capital markets and banking. Managing partner ML Bhakta also boasts considerable foreign investment and corporate expertise, and is recognised by peers around the world for his work in the real estate sector.


    International corporates that have retained the firm in the past include General Mills, Morgan Stanley, Next and Mothercare, alongside big domestic hitters Sesa Goa, Kingfisher Airlines and Jindal Steel. Deutsche Bank, Citibank and National Bank of Dubai, as well as Yes Bank and HDFC Bank have instructed the firm on financial services matters. The real estate practice is a particular draw for domestic companies, with Lodha Builders, Orbit and V Raheja Group seeking its advice in recent years.