Crawford Bayley & Co is one of India’s oldest law firms is well established in corporate practice, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, joint ventures and foreign collaboration, private equity, banking and finance and several practice areas. Crawford Bayley & Co, established in 1830, currently has a team of 150 members, 20 partners, more than 125 associates and 15 paralegal personnel. It also has a supporting staff of more than 75 individuals.
Name of Intern
Mridul Mertia, 3rd Year BBA LLB, School Of Law, Raffles University, Neemrana (Raj.).
Duration of Internship
June 2017 – July 2017 (One Month)
Crawford Bayley and Co., Mumbai.
State Bank Buildings, 4th Floor,
N.G.N Vaidya Marg, Fort,
Mumbai – 400 023.
Phone No: +91 22 2266 8000
Fax No:+91 22 2266 0355
6 days working, with Sundays off. Interns are expected to reach the office around 9:30 A.M on weekdays (Monday-Friday). The office timings on Saturdays are 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Everyone has to leave the office before 8:00 P.M., as the State Bank building, has to be closed down at 8:00 P.M.
An application is to be sent directly to Mrs. Preety Singh, associate partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org
One has to apply directly to the partner or associate partner, as Crawford Bayley and Co. does not have a website of its own.
Office and Work description
The office is placed on the 4th Floor of the State Bank of India, Fort Branch. The building is located in Horniman Circle. It has a parallel road on the other side which opens right in front of the Bombay High Court.
The office is spread across the 4th floor with a reception area, sitting area, conference rooms, separate chambers for partners, Xerox room, associates rooms, accounts department, and canteen. The office does not have a separate library; however, the books are shelved across lobbies which connect conference rooms and partners chambers.
I worked under Mr. Sanjay Buch, Senior Partner and his team (Corporate) by co-authoring an article on the landmark judgment related to stamp duty payable on the scheme of amalgamation by the high court (Hindustan Lever & Anr. vs. State of Maharashtra & Anr.).
The other work assigned to me was diverse and non-monotonous ranging from issues involving – the issue of duplicate share certificates, the applicability of RTI on RoC, unsecured loans by companies, FERA Act, securities law, etc.
The work environment is very relaxed and informal. Due to it is liberal internship policy, the office is often flooded with interns. As the workforce is young and energetic, I felt that the associates were very approachable to doubts and queries. They made certain that I was always busy and allowed me to undertake some important tasks.
The office has a small canteen in one corner of the floor which makes sumptuous meals every day at an extremely affordable price. And there are other cool restaurants nearby ( Bademiya, Jimmy Boy etc,)
Any other insights
The constant workflow was the best thing about this internship. Work was lined up for me throughout the day. Having ample amount of work is one of the most important things that an intern would want from an internship.
I feel extremely fortunate that an internship at Crawford Bayley and Co. facilitated me to discover and explore my newly found interest in the Corporate field. The overall experience was enriching, which has encouraged and fascinated me to work in the Corporate sector.
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None. ( as the firm is divided into two and I was in the other part which doesn’t pay stipends but that’s cool as one gets lots of experience & the work was good and the other part pays Rs. 5000/month.)