Firm Name: Little & Co.
Expertise: Property Acquisitions
Ajay Khatlawala is our exclusively recommended Property Acquisitions expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ajay directly using the contact details listed above.
Ajay Khatlawala BSc, LLB & Solicitor (Mumbai) – Practising as an Advocate since 1977.
Areas Of Expertise:
- Litigation and Arbitration
- Real Estate / Property Law
- Project Finance and Transactions
- Banking and Commercial Laws
- Electricity Law, Constitutional Law
- Corporate Law
- Aviation Law including Aircraft Leasing.
Mr. Khatlawala has been awarded with 2014 Corporate Intl. Global Awards- Property Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in India – 2014.
The 167 years old firm, Little and Co., is one of the oldest firms of Advocates and Solicitors in India. Though based in mumbai, the Firm is well known across India and worldwide for its legal expertise and services.
Little & Co. was established in 1856, under the able guidance of Mr. John Pares Bickersteth and was the first to be registered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932. The Law Firm has had the honour of representing the East India Company, the Secretary of State for India, the Government of Bombay Presidency and its successors and finally, the State of Maharashtra till 1974. The Law Firm has acted as Solicitors to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway and continued to act for it till its merger with the Central Railway. The incorporation of the Tata Iron and Steel Company was done with the assistance of the Firm and its then partner Mr. T.C.B. Acworth signed the company’s original Memorandum of Association.
Mr. Charles Grundy, the last British Senior Partner, was the only expatriate British lawyer practicing law in India, after independence. The Law Firm combines the heritage of the best practices along with the present day legal expectations, to bring clientele the most efficient and practical advice in the most competent and organized manner. The Firm is known for its integrity, efficiency and a high intensity of partner involvement. The Law Firm aims to ensure high degree of personal involvement, quick service delivery and quality advice that is based on practical understanding of business perspective of the client and is also relevant from the legal perspective.