ALMT Legal was the first Indian law firm to be founded in the UK, going on to open offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Today the firm is hailed as a full-service “powerhouse”, whose international presence gives it expertise and visibility that few Indian firms can match. Despite notable exits by some of its bench in recent years, and the dissolution of its cooperation agreement with Clyde & Co, the firm remains a trusted institution both in England and India.
Founder and senior partner Sameer Tapia is, despite his title, a “first-rate young lawyer” according to respondents to our survey, a statement that is borne out by his listing in our “40 under 45” report last year. Having cut his teeth at Amarchand, Tapia boasts “world class” dispute resolution, real estate and aviation expertise, and regularly acts for clients in England and in the Indian courts. Fellow senior partner Aliff Fazelbhoy is responsible for the firm’s work in tax and M&A matters and “does a wonderful job” for clients.