P&C Legal rebrands to Jerome Merchant + Partners

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Vishnu Jerome and Kalpana Merchant have rebranded their Mumbai-based firm P&C Legal to Jerome Merchant + Partners. The firm maintains its associate relationship with Poovayya & Co, which has been in place since 2013, and will continue to provide clients with access to complimentary services in Delhi and Bengaluru.

From left to right: Murtaza Somjee, Kalpana Merchant, Vishnu Jerome, Sameer Sibal, Shameek Ray
From left to right: Murtaza Somjee, Kalpana Merchant, Vishnu Jerome, Sameer Sibal, Shameek Ray

Jerome told India Business Law Journal that as managing partner he wanted to emphasize the corporate focus of the firm, while the Bengaluru office of Poovayya & Co focused on litigation. The practices offered by the firm are financial services, M&A, private equity, real estate, technology, funds and aviation.

Sajan Poovayya, senior counsel and former managing partner of Poovayya & Co, said the two firms “will seamlessly continue our collaborative relationship and associate offices, where we assist each other’s clients’ in our respective areas of strength and geographies, thereby continuing to contribute to the growth of both firms”.

Jerome Merchant + Partners has five partners and 10 other lawyers.