Solomon & Co. was founded in 1909 and is amongst India’s oldest law firms. The Firm has 3 offices, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Pune. The Firm provides legal services across the Republic of India. Solomon & Co. is a full-service firm and is qualified and competent to provide legal service on all areas of Indian law.
The Firm advises Indian and international companies and high net-worth individuals on all aspects of Indian law. The Firm’s broad range of practice enables them to provide comprehensive solutions for each specific client matter, based upon a thorough understanding of all relevant legal issues.
Ms. Komal Solomon has been in the legal practice for about 25 years and has been with the Firm since 2006. She graduated from Jai Hind College and thereafter read law at the Government Law College in Mumbai. She is a Senior Partner for the Media and Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Practice. Komal has advised leading production houses, television channels, signers/ writers/artists on various media and entertainment law assignments including filing, prosecution, registration of a trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights.
One has to be mindful of choosing the direction where you are headed and once you are headed in that direction, trust yourself. Work towards creating a happier world and things automatically start to fall in place.Ms. Komal Solomon
A Journey to Prominence
One of the key challenges they faced was the transformation of a traditional real estate and litigation law firm into a full-service law firm.
There have been several factors amongst which focused approaches; a dedicated team has been the key element that contributed to the growth of the firm. The growth story has been gradual yet consistent; they started off with one associate, one office, and now have a staff of over 85 people spread across 3 offices in two major cities, Mumbai and Pune.
Solomon & Co. celebrates completion of 111 years. The blend of traditional knowledge and expertise melded with modernized technology and cost-competitive billing structures have been vital factors of the firm long-standing success.
Their quality offerings
Solomon & Co. is a full-service law firm, offering services in a broad range of practice areas including Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business and Trade, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, India entry, Private Equity, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Construction, Insurance and Intellectual Property. Firm’s presence across Mumbai and in Pune at strategic locations as well as their network and partnership with lawyers in over 40 cities within the country and across the globe enables the team to provide solution-oriented advice within a short timeframe thus making them different.
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The firm taking a step further with
The firm aims to grow beyond 100 professionals within the next year. The firm’s focus would be to continue developing the legal practice within the Mumbai and Pune regions while exploring growth to other one or two cities whilst keeping the standards and quality of legal advice always on top priority.
Diversity change over the years in the legal sector
The legal fraternity across India has seen an emergence from a male-centric space to one with rising gender neutrality and increasing inclusiveness in the intake of female employees. The industry is sensitizing towards gender parity and is becoming more inclusive.
People at Solomon & Co. think of themselves as one big family. They treat all staff equally irrespective of their positions within the Firm. Firms’ uniqueness lies in the fact that they have a team of energetic, well qualified, young, and dynamic lawyers open to face challenges and handle complicated matters across a spectrum of practice areas where teams seamlessly coordinate with each other internally and provide comprehensive solutions to clients.
Ms. Komal Solomon – A lawyer with the evolutionary vision
Ms. Komal Solomon is a partner at Solomon & Co. and has been in practice for 25 years’. Komal graduated from Jai Hind College and thereafter read law at the Government Law College in Mumbai. She specializes in matters relating to corporate and regulatory compliance, regulatory communications, immigration laws, entertainment, and media law, India entry strategies, and intellectual property law.
She has assisted several multinationals in establishing their subsidiaries, branch offices, and liaison offices in India.
Ms. Komal says, “Businesses are expanding in multiple directions, clients prefer out of court settlements rather than litigate endlessly in courts. Having a diversified practice helps identify risk and addresses issues holistically by structuring and offering solutions to prevent disputes at the inception of the discussion rather than on the occurrence of a default or delay or dispute.“
According to her, Mr. Bijesh Thakkar and Mr. Navin Parekh have been a true source of motivation for her since long.
Unconventional business stories have intrigued her; Ace Seafood Bazaar Private Limited and Kommune Arts Private Limited are some of the businesses that have struck as profoundly interesting to her. “Staying true to yourself, keeping your values and traditions intact, helps you to stand out from the crowd. My seniors always said, which I strongly believe in – “Ensure you shine in whatever you do. That will only happen when you put in your 100%”. Ms. Komal added.
Honesty and loyalty towards yourself and in the work you do is a key to success.