Paris, June 26 : FoxMandal Little (FML), India's oldest and largest full service law firm has won the "Best National Law Firm" of the year 2008 for India at the prestigious International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards(ILASA) 2008 held on June 12 here.
This is one of the most prestigious awards for business performance. The International Legal Awards recognizes the best performers in the legal profession.
Renowned jurors from leading European companies consisted of General Counsels and Financial Executives of Fortune 500 Companies, including Visa, Telecom Italia, Total, Disney, Skype, Marsh, Lazard, Dell, SAP, Societe Generale, Oracle, Lexmark, Dassault Aviation, LVMH, and AOL. FML won the Annual Golden Award on the basis of its expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, the firm's growth and strategy.
FML took first place over other leading Indian law firms like Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB and Partners, Khaitan and Co., Trilegal, J Sagar Associates, Luthra and Luthra, and others.
"It is a tremendous honour. The award is a great recognition of our success. While our work is rewarding, we're always pleased and honored when esteemed organizations recognize our achievements." said Som Mandal, Managing Partner, FML.
"It reflects not just FoxMandal Little's pre-eminence in key practice areas; it also reflects notable achievements over the years, whether this is outstanding work, impressive strategic growth or excellence in client service." Dedicated to the law firms striving for excellence and ground breaking practice, ILASA is destined to be presented to the Best Independent Law Firms of the Year. Today's Fortune 500 Companies need advice from business lawyers who have global understanding and networks to intervene in every country, and FML's presence overseas clearly confirms that," he added.
ILASA accredited distinguished law firms in the domestic markets for their excellent results of the year and lasting performance in management and leadership. After an accurate selection based on quantitative and qualitative criteria, more than 200 international independent law firms were ominated to compete for the grand prize - A Golden Law Award.
Countries represented at the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards included the USA, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Russia, Poland, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, the UAE.