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Awards & Accolades

Ranked by Chambers & Partners for White Collar Crime

Chambers & Partners, the UK based legal directory which ranks lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions worldwide, has highly recommended MZM Legal as a top ranked law firm for white collar crime as part of the 2015 Asia-Pacific guide.

Client quotes that Chambers & Partners received during their editorial research on MZM Legal, included:

"They provide a quality service, with a good turnaround time. You need a lot of out-of-the-box thinking to succeed, which they have."

"They are creative, they understand how best to pursue my interests in a professional manner, and the bills are very reasonable."

MZM Legal's managing partner - Mr. Zulfiquar Memon and principal associate - Mr. Sherbir Panag, were also listed as "leading lawyers for white collar crime".

Zulfiquar Memon is described as possessing "a solution-driven mindset." Sources report that he takes a "very balanced approach and is able to advise clients at the right stage to consider financial settlements." He has experience in a broad range of criminal issues, from extradition to commercial fraud.

Sherbir Panag specialises in providing compliance advice. He has impressive knowledge of foreign legislation, including the UK Bribery Act and Proceeds of Crime Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Dodd-Frank Act.

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Ranked by Chambers & Partners for Dispute Resolution

Chambers & Partners, the UK based legal directory which ranks lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions worldwide, has highly recommended MZM Legal's managing partner - Mr. Zulfiquar Memon as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution as part of the Asia-Pacific guide (2013, 2014 and Global editions).

What the 2014 edition says about Mr. Zulfiquar Memon:

Zulfiquar Memon of Mumbai-based white-collar specialist firm MZM Legal continues to maintain a busy practice. According to one source, "he keeps calm and composed, has a very good holistic understanding of the dispute and is able to win the confidence of all parties in order to help reach an amicable settlement."

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What the 2016 editorial says about us:

"MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants is widely regarded for its white-collar crime specialism. The team is led by the 'respected and professional' Zulfiquar Memon, who recently acted alongside Sherbir Panag in a shipping-related case"

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MZM Legal has been recommended and listed by the Legal 500 as a leading law firm for dispute resolution in Mumbai in the directory's 2014 and 2015 Asia Pacific edition.

The Legal 500 series of guides reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean.

What the 2015 editorial says about us:

"Zulfiquar Memon leads the 'professional and results-driven' team at MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants, which has a highly regarded white-collar crime and compliance focus. It represents corporations and high-profile individuals in high-stakes litigation matters."

What the 2014 editorial says about us:

"Formed in 2005, MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants has established a reputation as a 'professional and results-driven' white-collar crime litigation firm. It represents companies and individuals across a broad range of matters from contractual disputes with a criminal element, to bribery and money laundering matters. 'Street-smart' managing partner Zulfiquar Memon adopts a 'no-nonsense attitude to win in any situation'."

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Indian Lawyer 250

MZM Legal has the honour of being listed by the Indian Lawyer 250 as part of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions.

The Indian Lawyer 250 is a guide to the leading business law firms in India and lists firms through a thorough identification process conducted by their independent research worldwide. The Indian Lawyer 250 is the official research partner of the International Bar Association and the strategic research partner of the American Bar Association.

What they said in the 2014 edition:
In the 2014 edition of the Indian Lawyer 2014, MZM Legal continued to be listed for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business Crime Defence; Criminal Litigation; Cyber Law and IT Crime; Debt Recovery; Due Diligence and Private Investigations; Economic Offences; Family Law; International Extradition and Transnational Crime; Project Advisory; Property and Real Estate; Tax; Transactional Support. Indian Lawyer 250's editorial goes onto state that:

"While MZM Legal remains highly regarded in its initial core specialisms of white-collar criminal defence and compliance work, it has diversified its offering in recent years and today ranks among the leading postmillennial full-service law firms in India. The firm is a member of the Roxin Alliance - the international association of white-collar crime law firms - and maintains strong working relationships with a number of national and international law firms. The firm worked to grow this network over the past year and can now offer clients the benefit of its insights in the local markets of Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa and Kolkata, as well as Dubai, Durban, London and Munich, on top of its "impressive" presence in Mumbai and Delhi.

The firm has been retained by civil and corporate law firm SM & Associates for business crime defence and dispute resolution advisory assistance, and has also assisted noted foreign law firms - including Foley & Lardner, Schonherr Rechtsanwalte and Roxin Rechtsanwalte - representing overseas parent companies of Indian subsidiaries."

MZM Legal's managing partner Mr. Zulfiquar Memon finds a mention in the editorial again for his business crime defence and dispute resolution practice. Indian Lawyer 250 says that:

"Zulfiquar Memon is the firm's managing partner and comes highly recommended for business crime work. His expertise extends to ADR, fraud, transactional support and criminal compliance."

What they said in the 2013 edition:

In the 2013 edition of the Indian Lawyer 250, MZM Legal was listed for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business Crime Defense Criminal Litigation; Cyber Law and IT Crime; Debt Recovery; Due Diligence and Private Investigations; Economic Offences; Family Law; International Extradition and Transnational Crime; Project Advisory; Property and Real Estate; Tax; Transactional Support. The editorial goes on to articulate MZM Legal's core values and states:

"Established as a specialist white-collar crime and defence firm, MZM Legal's offering has expanded to encompass fraud and criminal matters in practice areas as diverse as taxation, real estate, IT and family law, both on behalf of major industry players and high net-worth individuals. An active member of the Roxin Alliance of international white-collar lawyers and firms, MZM has shown itself to be extremely proactive in expanding its global network and forging associations with other firms and offices."

The editorial also lauds Mr. Zulfiquar Memon's expertise and states:

"Managing partner Zulfiquar Memon is internationally recognized for his business crime defense work, and was recently appointed as a director of the Roxin Alliance. His practice extends to ADR, fraud and transactional support, as well as criminal compliance: an area in which the firm established a new practice in 2012, to assist foreign companies doing business, or seeking to do business, in India by establishing bespoke anti-corruption compliance programmes."

What they said in the 2012 edition:

"Business crime defense is very much at the heart of what this firm [MZM Legal] does and more importantly it does it well."

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Who's Who Legal

MZM Legal's managing partner - Mr. Zulfiquar Memon has been listed by Who's Who Legal in the "Who's Who of International Business Crime Defence" as part of the 2011, 2014 and 2015 editions.

Established in 1996, Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive and independent research.