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Wadia Ghandy launches offices in Singapore, Delhi, doubles Mumbai floor space

Singapore: Land of solicitors
Singapore: Land of solicitors
Mint exclusive: Mumbai solicitors’ firm Wadia Ghandy has opened up in Singapore, with three of its partners having secured licences to practise Indian law in the island nation.

Wadia Ghandy has re-hired the firm’s former principal associate Nicole Shroff, who had moved to Singapore, and elevated her to partner from June 2011 to head up the new Singapore office in One Raffles Quay full-time. She had first joined the firm in 2005, having graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1996.

Wadia Ghandy Bangalore partner Ankit Majmudar and Mumbai partner Shabnum Kajiji have also been granted a licence by Singapore’s attorney general to practice Indian law in Singapore, and will regularly travel to the new office.

In October 2011 Wadia Ghandy had also completed its office opening in Delhi, relocating Mumbai partner Amit Sethi and senior associate Dipti Swain and associate Prateek Rustogi to the new Defence Colony offices of around 1,600 square feet.

Sethi said: “The core areas will be litigation, real estate, corporate work and banking and finance and to begin with, and regulatory as well.”

In Mumbai the firm had also taken on an addition al 11,500 square feet of office space in an adjacent building, almost doubling its floor space to 25,000 square feet, said Mumbai partner Ashish Ahuja

Wadia Ghandy now consisted 150 to 155 lawyers, of whom 24 were partners, according to Ahuja, with additional offices in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune.

The firm’s senior partner, Hamid Moochhala, commented that although Wadia Ghandy was now 128 years old, it had adapted itself “very very well” from the traditional to the new environment and new challenges. “But we have tried to retain traditional values which makes the profession a profession.”

“That is how we like to be. We always played it very low key we just go about doing our work, giving services to our clients and clients appreciate that and bring more clients,” he added.

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