What clients say about us?
Universal Legal is a full service law firm with an office in Mumbai and associates across India and in all major international cities.
Founded in 2004 by Mohit Kapoor and Apurva Agarwal, we are a first-generation, full-service law firm. As commercial lawyers, having serviced a cross-section of clients both Indian and global, we sensed that companies of this age required their legal service providers to have a more business-driven approach. With ever-rising stress on innovation, companies have been looking to establish efficient and lean business processes that foster agility, commitment, quality, creativity, and efficiency. Universal Legal came into existence on this premise.
Our approach in practice is to provide practical advice and support to clients intending to do business in the Indian market. Our endeavour is to simplify the challenging process of understanding the complex legal and regulatory environment in India. Our associates keep pace with the latest developments in law by participating in our continuing legal education program, seminars and conferences.
Young and Committed
We are a team of lawyers who understand that our role is to remove obstacles that impact growth and survival of our client’s businesses. Therefore, as facilitators, we have a modern, tech savvy, versatile, forward thinking approach. Our firm relies on the latest technologies to enable fast and cost-effective services to its global and Indian clients.
A lean team ensures direct, partner involvement in ever matter irrespective of the deal size or stature of client. This allows every client to benefit from the depth of expertise that each of our partners brings to the firm.
Transparent and Entrepreneurial Approach
The foundation of our organisation is laid on practices that are business friendly. We are sure that an outfit with motivated professionals is more effective than a hierarchical outfit that fosters titles and internal competition. We believe that by encouraging teamwork we increase the quality and efficiency of our services.
The lawyers are equipped with relevant knowledge and executed the assigned works in a timely manner, proactive, practical and in an efficient manner. In addition, the firm's personnel possess deep commercial understanding of its clients. Finally, the lawyers are very responsive to our needs and requirement. All-in-all, the services rendered suit the company's requirement and expectation and as a result we believed that Universal Legal has delivered good quality services to the company.
Mohamad Izaham Bin Abdul Rani
CEO - QSR Brands
At Bharat Serums, we were looking for a law firm, which, in addition to legal expertise, also understands the pharmaceutical space and the nature of transactions in this sector. In Universal Legal, we found the right blend of legal and domain knowledge, coupled with their professionalism. For all engagements at BSV, the team at Universal legal was led by Ms. Rashi Kapoor Mehta for cross border transactions, partnering/licensing and intellectual property related agreements. The attorneys understand our business requirements and culture to help us close transaction deals while balancing the legal requirements. We appreciate that they are accessible, responsive to our pace and can deliver within set budgets and timelines. They are well-networked within the industry and the key markets we work in, to provide us a holistic, sound view of the legal landscape. They have served as advisors in critical matters related to business structure. We value our partnership with Universal Legal.
Group Vice President - Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited
Universal Legal have been our retained counsels for the past 10 years and our association has been very constructive. They have handled a wide array of matters for us - from general corporate law to information technology issues. Working with Universal Legal guarantees dedicated time from the senior partners like Mohit Kapoor, Rashi Kapoor Mehta and Neha Sehgal - who ensure that they are personally involved in solving legal tangles that crop up from time to time. Throughout our engagement, Universal Legal helped our team navigate through the myriad of laws in India, advising us practically to ensure smooth functioning of our business. Additionally, Universal Legal have consciously maintained a lean team that focuses on quality over quantity - and that has been their strength throughout our 10-year association. It's been a pleasure working with them, and I would definitely recommend them to any company looking for solution driven advice.
Managing Director - Indus Biotech Private Limited
The key Partners each have good expertise in multiple areas, which means you don’t have to waste time instructing different people. They are very responsive. You really get a high degree of personal attention, and you never feel they are “too busy” with other matters (even though they sometimes must be). Mohit Kapoor has a broad knowledge and a detailed understanding of trends and developments in law, business and politics, which enables him to give genuine commercial advice which goes far beyond that of many larger firms.
CEO - Junobo Hotels Private Limited (Soho House Mumbai)
I have had the good fortune of working with Universal Legal over the last decade on various, diverse engagements ranging from investment transactions, real estate deals, cross border collaborations and commercial agreements. I have always been professionally enriched and personally satisfied with the advice, guidance and friendly, solution oriented attitude of the team. In a complex legal world, I find Universal Legal to be an oasis of simple, result oriented solutions and I am really glad to be associated with them.
CEO & Founder - of Innergize Solutions Private Limited
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