LG forms best friends relationship with Indian firm

September 30, 2013 Lawrence Graham has entered into a ‘best friend’ relationship with Indian law firm Naik Naik & Co.

The preferred referral relationship means that, barring client preferences or expertise, LG will refer client’s India-related work to Naik in India and Naik will refer work to LG’s international offices.

Naik Mumbai partner Madhu Gadodia said: “The agreement is essentially about the referral arrangement. But while non-exclusive in nature, the endeavour is to implement it as far as possible and make referrals to the best extent to each other, with obviously client preference over everything else.

“The idea is to look for opportunities for work and referrals and to expand [the practice areas of specialisation] across both the firms.”

LG’s India head Sunil Kakkad said “We see it as an exciting opportunity,” adding: “We’ve known Ameet and his partners for a number of years and watched it grow. The biggest benefit of the arrangement would be to assure LG clients that they would be looked after in as “safe way, as [they] would in London”.

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