Spheres of Specialization


The Firm has represented the Central and State Government, International and Domestic sponsors, lenders, investors and contractors in related infrastructure projects.

Banking & Finance

The Firm acts as 'Lenders as well as Borrowers' Counsel' for a diverse set of clients in banking and finance.

Real Estate

Real Estate holds an integral place for individuals as well as organizations and the Firm provides the necessary and required service and advice for the same.

Capital Markets and Financial Securities

The Firm advises issuer companies that choose to raise finance either in the form of debt or equity in the international and domestic capital markets.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Firm acts for both Indian and Multinational companies in structuring joint ventures for carrying on business in India and overseas.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The Firm’s experience in Intellectual Property Rights comprises of both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the law of trademarks.


The Firm represents clients on issues of indirect taxation such as Excise, Customs, Sales Tax, Service Tax and Octroi matters.

Litigation and Arbitration

The Firm represents clients in tribunals at Domestic and International level, the High Courts of different States and Union Territory.

Employment / Human Resource and Industrial Relations

Firm provides legal support in areas, Drafting of Appointment/Offer Letters, Drafting of Employee Stock Option Plan, Advising on Labour Compliance.

The Firm

The 160 year 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 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 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 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 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.

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