EAST INDIA’S LARGEST LAW FIRM, FOX & MANDAL COLLABORATES WITH BLACKROBE CHAMBERS; EXPANDS TO THE NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
Expansion to NCT of Delhi
Fox & Mandal, India’s iconic law firm with a legacy of 125 years, has announced the expansion of its footprint to the NCT of Delhi. The Firm has collaborated with BlackRobe Chambers in New Delhi, an existing full-service lawyers’ chamber headed by Kunal Vajani, as a part of this expansion. BlackRobe Chambers will integrate with F&M to aid its smooth transition and expand its footprint across North India.
The Delhi office is being set up in the Firm’s building at Defence Colony as a ‘full service multi-disciplinary law practice’ that would take pride in onboarding, nurturing and promoting the best legal talent to serve client requirements. The New Delhi office of the Firm will be operationally headed by Kunal Vajani in the capacity of the Firm’s ‘Of Counsel’. Kunal will also continue to head his Counsel practice at BlackRobe Chambers alongside.
“We are extremely excited to start this venture! We hope to blend the ethics and gravitas of a practice that has been formidable for more than a century and a quarter now, with the cutting edge technology and a legal expertise that is evolving with the changing commercial landscape. This unique amalgamation would mark the beginning of more such ventures in the days ahead.”, said Debanjan Mandal, Partner, F&M.
“I am indeed proud and happy to see the team at BRC Delhi integrate with F&M. Together, Debanjan and I are hopeful of establishing a practice that will not only enhance the overall client servicing capabilities for F&M, but also open a new broad spectrum of direct access to the Counsel at BRC Delhi to a variety of legal work across various sectors.” – said Kunal Vajani, Of Counsel – F&M & Head of Chambers – BRC. Kunal further added, “Debanjan has a progressive outlook to grow the Firm and the fact that the Firm has completely transitioned itself from a family owned and operated entity to a fully professional organisation, is a testament to this fact. Today, only 4 out of the 18 Partners belong to the founding family and our collaboration rests on our commitment to attract the best talent to serve the client’s to the best of its ability as a fully professionally managed law Firm.”
Speaking on the uniqueness and distinctiveness, Debanjan further added, “Our Firm stands out with its incorporation in 1896 and its continuity for 125 years now. Last month, the Firm’s equity partners have successfully completed an internal restructuring exercise upon which, the whole of the intellectual property and brand equity of the Firm has come into the hands of the present partners. In the coming few months, the Firm will undertake a brand relaunch exercise to celebrate the 125 years of heritage.”
With an increased strength, F&M now has 18 Partners across 3 offices in 2 cities which includes alumni from the top law colleges of the country.