ALMT Legal

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 2000
    • Partners: 20
    • Lawyers: 130
    • Recommended for: Aviation, Corporate Tax
    • Offices: Bangalore, London, Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Admiralty and Aviation; Banking and Finance; Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals; Capital Markets; Commercial Contracts and International Contracts; Competition; Construction; Consumer and Retail; Corporate and Secretarial Practice; Dispute Resolution; Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Entertainment and Sports; Exchange Control; Foreign Investment (Inbound and Outbound); Health Care; Immigation; Information Technology; Media and Telecommunications; Insurance and Reinsurance; Intellectual Property Rights; International Ventures; Investment Structuring; Labour and Employment; M&A/Joint Ventures; Manufacturing; Maritime and Shipping; Outsourcing; Private Client Trust and Estates; Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions; Project Finance; Property; Real Estate; Tax

    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.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    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.