Intellectual property (IP) rights law firm Anand and Anand and Mumbai-based full-service law firm Naik Naik & Co announced on 11 November the creation of Anand and Naik.
Set up as a collaboration between the Mumbai office of Anand and Anand with Naik Naik & Co, the firm is to be “a powerhouse of cross-border, integrated and multi-disciplinary practice”.
The announcement came three days after the Mumbai office of Anand and Anand and IP lawyer Priyanka Khimani announced the dissolution of their four-year-old partnership, Anand and Anand & Khimani, effective from 1 September – a move that was described as “mutually agreed upon and swiftly concluded”.
Anand and Anand’s managing partner, Pravin Anand, told India Business Law Journal that Anand and Naik would have about 160 lawyers, and its partnership would comprise a “50/50 ratio” from the collaborating firms.
The firm is to be led by the three founders: Pravin Anand, Anand and Anand partner Safir Anand, and founder and managing partner of Naik Naik & Co, Ameet B Naik. “My focus from now on is going to be Anand and Naik,” said Naik.
Bithika Anand and Nipun K Bhatiaa of Legal League Consulting facilitated the collaboration.