In May 2006, the merger of India’s two leading law firms, Fox Mandal and Little & Co. led to the inception of FoxMandal Little (“FML”) making it India’s largest law firm.
Fox Mandal was established in 1896 with Mr. J.K Fox and Mr. G.C Mandal joining together to establish one of the first Indo-British partnerships. Little & Co., on the other hand was established in the 1856, and is India’s oldest law firm, boasting of an unparalleled legal tradition of being the legal advisor for the East India Company, and the successive Governments of the Presidency of Bombay.
The firm has offices in India, UK and Bangladesh including Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dhaka, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, New Delhi, London and Pune with representative offices at Coimbatore, Mangalore, Trivandrum, and other important cities in India. FML is a well-reputed full service law firm presenting an appropriate mix of the necessary legal expertise, industry specialization and commercial acumen. This firm of advocates, solicitors and notaries, comprises of 400 lawyers with 50 partners and 250 para-legal staff. Our offices situated in all the important regions in India ensure that our clients receive cost-effective, value added and fully integrated services.
Over the years, both Fox Mandal and Little & Co. have been ranked as the top firm in India by various international journals. Recently, FML won “The Best National Law Firm, 2008“ award by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards, 2008 at Paris and distinguished during the International Legal Awards Ceremony amongst the leading law firms from 22 countries. We have been awarded the “Employer of Choice, 2008, a response among over 15,000 lawyers region-wide by ALB (Asian Legal Business). FoxMandal Little has been recognized with “Client Choice Award, 2007” in India from more than 1,300 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide by ILO (International Law Office), the Official Partner to the International Bar Association, for FML stands apart for the excellent client care and the quality of service. It has been awarded for the law firms' ability to add real value to their clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Amongst others, we have been adjudged as “The Best Law Firm of the Year” for India in 2006 by IFLR (International Financial Law Review), a Euromoney publication.
We are a full service firm with the sole aim of providing the best legal service to our clients. Our strength is our team of experienced and trained lawyers who treasure the value of diligence and knowledge as well as creativity and innovation in addressing our client’s needs.
This firm’s strength is its team of experienced and trained lawyers who treasure the value of diligence and knowledge as well as creativity and innovation in addressing their client’s needs. FML aims to offer to its clients, legal advice that meets the clients’ needs and expectations, and in this it has been hugely successful as is evidenced by the firm’s ratings by various international journals.