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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, 2016 & 2017 Asia-Pacific guide.

This is what the 2017 Editorial says about us:

What the team is known for: Eminent white-collar crime boutique, offering nationwide coverage and comprehensive knowledge of fraud, anti-corruption and money laundering issues. Offers extensive courtroom experience, and expertise in compliance issues.

Strengths: Clients roundly praise the firm's technical ability and good level of service, one stating: "I am a big fan of this firm. They are reliable, quick to respond, they know what they're doing and they know how to treat sensitive material."

Another client adds: "It is a small, niche practice, but that's where their strength lies. They're very focused and attentive to our needs."

Work highlights: Continues to act for Drive India Enterprises Solutions in proceedings against Arun Khanna and Haier Telecom India regarding their alleged fraudulent encashment of SBLCs.

Represented the Royal Family of Kuwait in civil and criminal proceedings against Sanjay Punamia, alleging trespass, breach of trust and theft. The proceedings relate to Punamia's alleged attempt to establish tenancy rights in a property owned by the family.

MZM Legal's managing partner - Mr. Zulfiquar Memon and Partner- Mr. Sherbir Panag, were also listed as "notable practitioners in the field of white collar crime".

Zulfiquar Memon is a revered figure in this market, lauded for his "impressive business acumen, professionalism and legal including high-profile disputes and compliance advisory work.

Sherbir Panag continues to advise international entities on compliance with India's anti-corruption laws, including the US FCPA and the UK Bribery Act. Clients consider him "an upcoming star in this space," highlighting his "deep knowledge of corporate crime issues."

This is what the 2016 Editorial says about us:

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

"I think very highly of the firm. They understand our expectations in terms of responsiveness and clarity of advice and they just excel beyond all of them."

MZM Legal's managing partner - Mr. Zulfiquar Memon and Partner: Chair, Compliance & Investigation Practice - Mr. Sherbir Panag, were also listed as "notable practitioners in the field of white collar crime".

Zulfiquar Memon has extensive expertise in a broad range of criminal matters, including fraud, compliance and extradition issues. Sources describe him as a "valued strategic counsel" and highlight the "impressive level of confidence that clients have in his judgement."

Sherbir Panag is identified by commentators as "a fine legal mind" who "understands the Indian Court System and regulatory environment extraordinarily well." He frequently advises on both domestic and international legislation, including the UK Bribery Act and the US FCPA. Sources also praise his "pragmatism and exceptional commercial judgement."

This is what the 2015 Editorial says about us:

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 specializes 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.

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."