Indian Firm Fox Mandal On European Growth Drive

The UK Lawyer website/magazine has published an interesting piece about..

The growth drive of recently launched in London, Indian firm FoxMandal Little  who have hired four new associates as part of a major recruitment spree that has boosted the firm’s lawyer count by 63 in the past year.


They write:

In the past few weeks, FoxMandal has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London corporate assistant Vidur Bhatia and former UK Ofcom legal adviser Harman Singh Sandhu as an associate in the competition department.

Litigation associates Sandeep Mahapatra from Indian rival Dhir & Dhir Associates and Akshat Hansaria have also come on board. Hansaria previously worked with Rajiv Mehra, standing counsel to the Indian government.

The hires follow the opening of a new office in Kerala, South India, in August.
FoxMandal managing partner Som Mandal told The Lawyer: “Our plan is to grow because Indian firms are still smaller compared with many major international firms. We also need to grow because the client expects work in a timely manner – many of the firms that are smaller in India still have issues in satisfying clients in respect of timelines. It’s important for a firm such as ours to have enough people on the scale required.”

FoxMandal also operates a foreign lawyers programme that has recently seen it take on a Swedish assistant judge and a UK law student on three to six-month secondments

FoxMandal’s latest hires follow considerable recruitment activity in the Indian market, with Indian firm Luthra & Luthra last week scooping a four-lawyer team from IP specialist Anand and Anand.