Murtaza Somjee is a partner at the Firm. Murtaza is a dual-qualified lawyer and advises clients in dispute resolution matters on pre-litigation strategies, contentious proceedings, and disputes representations before tribunals, arbitrators, and superior courts in India.
His practice covers a wide area of commercial matters including mergers & acquisitions, joint venture disputes, lender disputes, security enforcement, debt recovery, employment and human resources, contractual disputes, company matters, and information technology and privacy-related disputes, amongst others.
In addition, along with our banking finance team, Murtaza complements the insolvency practice and advises investors and lenders in the 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. Murtaza regularly advises SSG Capital, Videocon Group, Kotak, Q-Invest, Citibank, India Infoline, and the Jetsynthesis group.
Education: B.A. LLB(Hons), National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, 2008
Harris School, University of Chicago, 2012
Bar Admission: Advocate(India), Solicitor (England + Wales)