Mumbai is the financial and commercial capital of India and home to the largest entertainment industry activity in the country. Originally a group of seven islands, Mumbai has grown into a dynamic and cosmopolitan city that never sleeps.

Also known as a city of extremes, Mumbai is a city full of contrast.  It offers a diverse, cosmopolitan lifestyle, rich culture, breathtaking historical landmarks, and much more. Here is a quick guide to help lawyers and legal professionals effectively navigate this busy city during their visits.

Getting Around Mumbai

Mumbai has an efficient and inexpensive public transportation system which includes –

  • Trains (also known as the lifeline of the city)
  • Buses
  • Taxis and
  • Autos

However for expats, the most convenient mode of getting around the city is taxis.

Taxis are easily available on the street or you can book a cab through Uber or Ola apps. You may check the current taxi fare on TaxiAutoFare or download the fare table via a mobile app.

You may also hire a taxi through your hotel. It may be a little expensive but the quality of the vehicles maintained by the hotels is worth it.

Airport Transfer – You may arrange for airport transfer with your hotel or take a regular, metered taxi or a prepaid taxi.

Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping and Entertainment

Millions of people migrate to this island city for work every year. It is not just heavily populated but can also be difficult to navigate for visitors. The solution is to stay in South Mumbai, which is the financial district of the city.  In the midst of the modern architecture, you can still find beautiful historic buildings and other monuments in this part of the city.

South Mumbai is not only home to the city’s best of hotels, including the old favorite – Hotel Taj Mahal and Oberoi but also has some of the the city’s finest boutique hotels.

You can never go hungry here with the countless restaurants offering cuisines as diverse as its people.

The city’s downtown is also a shopper’s delight. With its high end luxury shopping malls, quite an assortment of street markets as well as very creative leftfield design stores, South Mumbai has something for every shopper.

The city lights up with fun, food and music as the sun goes down. From an exciting nightlife to midnight cycling tour, moonlight kayaking and sundown parasailing, the city of dreams has something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Here are a  few places that are worth visiting on a short trip in Mumbai.

  • The Gateway of India
  • Elephanta Island
  • Marine Drive – Nariman Point
  • Worli sea link

India Legal Resources

The Bar Council of India: It was established by the Parliament under the Advocates Act, to regulate and represent the Indian bar. India Bar Council performs a regulatory function by prescribing standards of professional conduct and etiquette and by exercising disciplinary jurisdiction over the bar.

The Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa: It was constituted under the Advocates Act for the State of Maharashtra and Goa, Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Union Territories of Daman and Diu. The Bar Council grants licenses to practice law and regulates and maintains. The standards and professional conduct and etiquette for the Advocates in its territory.

The Bombay Bar Association: It is an association of lawyers practicing in the Bombay High Court. It was established in 1862 and is one of the oldest bar associations in the country. The Bombay Bar Association has produced some of India’s greatest judges, lawyers and jurists and has played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the sub-continent.

India also has a wide variety of legal news websites, including:

Top Law Firms in India

Listed below are a few of the top law firms in India.

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
  • AZB & Partners
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • J Sagar Associates

Legal Events in India

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