The merged DPSA + TMT headquarters, new Arthe Law sign to be attachedThe merged DPSA + TMT headquarters, new Arthe Law sign to be attached

Boutique IP, tech, media and telecommunications firm, TMT Law Practice, and DPSA Legal, a Delhi-based dispute resolution and corporate advisory firm founded by former additional advocate general DP Singh have merged to become Arthe Law.

Arthe will continue to be headquartered in New Delhi in DPSA’s 25,000 sq ft office in Nehru Enclave, and will be 40 lawyers strong, including 6 partners.

DPSA Legal founding and managing partner DP Singh will be senior partner and lead the firm alongside TMT managing partner Abhishek Malhotra, who will continue in the same role at Arthe Law.

TMT’s Malhotra, DPSA founder DP Singh join hands and brands into ArtheTMT’s Malhotra, DPSA founder DP Singh join hands and brands into Arthe

Erstwhile DPSA

DPSA was set up in 2012 by DP Singh as DPS Associates, before which he had founded Legal Audit Inc in 2007. From 2001 to 2007 he was with the government of Punjab & Haryana, most recently as additional advcoate general for the states. Singh is a 1990 Campus LawCentre Delhi University graduate.

Alongside Singh, DPSA’s partnership also includes Sonam Gupta.

Erstwhile TMT

TMT had been founded in 2008 by Abhishek Malhotra, who had begun his career in 2002 at Anand & Anand, and had moved to DSK Legal in 2004. He is a 1999 NLSIU Bangalore graduate, with a 2001 LLM from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Including Malhotra, it has four partners, and in the last few years had embarked on a string of aggressive national expansions, setting up a Mumbai office and affiliations with local lawyers in five other cities.

Arthe

The merged firm, which was created on 1 April, will specialise in criminal and white-collar crime litigation, general corporate advisory, media & entertainment, IP, telecoms, IT/ITES, competition, real estate, sports law, energy and legal audit work.

Malhotra commented in a press release: “Mr Singh is a seasoned lawyer with a very successful practice, and I am very pleased for this merger to have come through.

“We went through a rigorous stress test prior to this merger, which included both financial and conceptual aspects. We are confident that the hard work we have already put into this merger will hold us in good stead for the future.

“At Arthe, as we did before individually, we will continuously strive to deliver quality advice to our clients, and with this merger we are fortunate to have the added dimensions that Mr Singh brings to the firm with his years of experience, which will be a definite boon for the clients of Arthe Law.”

Singh added: “In a very short time, TMT Law Practice established itself as one of the foremost firms in its practice areas, admirably forged ahead in unexplored arenas, and delivered when it came to client satisfaction, which is something that I value the most as well.

“Now that the merger has been announced, I am foreseeing a very demanding year ahead for us, as we try and ensure that the benefit of this merger reaches everyone that we are associated with, including our lawyers, staff, existing clients as well as future clients.”j