In May 2006, the merger of India's two leading law firms, Fox Mandal and Little & Co. led to the inception of the firm, FoxMandal Little ("FML"). Fox Mandal, established in 1896 and Little & Co., established in the 1856, make FML India's oldest and largest law firm, boasting of an unparalleled legal tradition of being the legal advisor for the East India Company, the Government of India and the successive Governments of the Presidency of Bombay.
The firm has offices in India, UK and Bangladesh including Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, London, Mumbai, Noida, New Delhi and Pune with associate 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 close to 50 partners and over 250 para-legal staff and a sophisticated automation and communication technology, making it the 4th largest Asian law firm in Asia. It has won a well-deserved reputation for high professional and ethical standards and also has one of the best law libraries in the country.
Over the years, both FoxMandal Little have been ranked as the top firm in India by various international journals. Recently, we have been awarded the "Best National Law Firm 2008" Prestigious International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) 2008 held on June 12, 2008 in Paris. "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.
The New Delhi office is an Advocate on Record of Supreme Court of India. List of clientele includes major private and public sector companies in India and a large number of major as well as medium-sized U.S. and International companies. This firm's strength is its team of experienced and trained lawyers who treasure the value of diligence and knowledge as well as creativity, dedication to quality and innovation in addressing their clients' needs.