Full-service Mumbai law firms Bar & Brief Attorneys and Desai Billimoria & Associates have entered into a referral alliance..The collaboration between the two firms is aimed at a referral tie-up and expansion in terms of practice areas as well as geographical reach.While allying with each other, the two firms will maintain their individual identities and continue to operate independently..Bar & Brief Managing Partner Ravi Suryawanshi, who was formerly an equity partner with Naik, Naik & Company, has an experience of over 18 years in media and entertainment, real estate, litigation and IPR practice. He founded the firm under the name of Ravi Suryawanshi & Associates, as a proprietorship firm in 2018. In 2021, it was changed to Bar & Brief Attorneys, with the induction of partners and their respective teams of associates having expertise and experience in IPR Laws, corporate and commercial laws, real estate laws, litigation and secretarial practice..Shishir Desai was a Founder and Managing Partner of Desai & Chinoy Advocates & Solicitors, which was founded in 1998. Kayomurzd K Billimoria joined as a partner in Desai and Chinoy in the year 2005. In 2023, Shishir Desai and Billimoria started the firm DB&A.Desai passed the Solicitors’ exam conducted by the Law Society, London and is enrolled as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England. He specializes in Corporate Laws (including Financial Instruments and Financial Restructuring), Foreign Collaborations, Exchange Control, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Commercial Laws, Customs & Excise and Indirect Taxation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public Issues (IPOs) and Property Laws. .Billimoria, qualified as a Solicitor, High Court of Bombay in 1999. During his journey with Desai & Chinoy and DB&A, he handled various litigation matters in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Bombay, the City Civil Courts at Mumbai and the Small Causes Courts at Mumbai. He has also independently handled various arbitration matters. His area of practice includes all kinds of Civil Litigation, Arbitration, Testamentary matters and Conveyancing of Commercial and Corporate nature..Commenting on the alliance Suryawanshi said in a press release,“Bar & Brief is indeed privileged to be associated with DB&A and is honoured by the inclination exhibited by Mr. Shishir Desai and Mr. Billimoria to enter into this association. This association will hold Bar & Brief in good stead and we can expand exponentially, particularly in the fields of corporate laws and real-estate consultancy. The expertise and experience of seniors like Mr. Shishir Desai and Mr. Billimoria will enhance our ability to provide top-notch value added services to our clients and expand our horizons manifold, both in terms of practice areas as well as geographical outreach, both domestic and international.”.Desai said,“DB&A is delighted to be associated with Bar & Brief. This will enable clients to avail a bouquet of expert legal services from this association. Clients of DB&A will have the benefit of picking on the vast experience of Mr. Ravi Suryawanshi in IPR matters.”.Billimoria commented ,“This alliance brings DB&A great joy. We are looking forward to this alliance creating a positive impact. This alliance will help us in providing a wider range of legal services to our client.”.If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.