Murtaza SomjeePartner at Jerome Merchant & Partners (India)
Murtaza Somjee is a Partner at Jerome Merchant & Partners and is based between London and Mumbai. Murtaza is a dual qualified lawyer and is part of the Firm’s dispute resolution and insolvency practice. He advises clients on pre-litigation strategies, contentious proceedings, and disputes representations before tribunals, arbitrations and superior courts in India. His practice covers a wide area including joint venture disputes, banking finance disputes, security enforcement, debt recovery, contractual disputes, and intellectual property disputes, amongst others. Murtaza compliments the insolvency practice and advises investors and lenders in restructuring of their debt exposures to debtors, enforcing their rights under insolvency laws, advising sponsors on actions brought against them under insolvency laws, challenging proceedings or resolution plans which have been prejudicial to such sponsors and significant advisory work on insolvency laws in contentious and non-contentious matters. Prior to founding Jerome Merchant + Partners, Murtaza worked at the Mumbai office of AZB.