International Scholarships & Secondments

James from the Corporate Advisory team

What: Secondment
Where: AZB & Partners

"Upon landing in Mumbai the first thing that strikes you is the sheer expanse of the metropolis. It seems to sprawl unendingly in every direction until it hits the sea at one end and the horizon at the other. In each corner there appears to be some other business district, adorned with shiny new apartment blocks. At night, the city punctuates and envelopes the night with its shining lights and glowing buildings.

There is no escaping the grit and grime of Maximum City. Many of the buildings are old, built at a time when the city had less money and foreign interest, and now dilapidated. There is a juxtaposition of wealth with poverty. But, there is also an unmistakable brilliance to the city, which is gilded with a Manhattan glitz and glamour, and underscored by the vein of excitement that comes from a city that never sleeps.   

Here at AZB, I am basically a transactional advisory lawyer. Without the expertise in Indian law, I am on-site to advise on contractual construction and deal structuring. With that, however, I have been brought on to some significant matters that should be quite exciting in the event they proceed.

Living in Mumbai is an entirely unique and exciting experience. There is an ever-increasing focus is on this city – it is the pride of modern India, the jewel in India’s crown of economic development, and it is the playground of India’s next great entrepreneurs. It is exhilarating, exasperating, noxious and addictive."

The Gateway of India at night

Breakfast...every morning

Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

Hon Louise Asher MP, Victoria Week in Mumbai

Rajasthani carpet weaving

Nagargh Fort in Jaipur at Sunset

First glimpse of the Taj Mahal, Agra

Enjoying the surrounds at the Taj Mahal, Agra

Elephant safari through Jaipuri village

Flora Fountain, Mumbai

Suraj Pole, Amer Fort in Jaipur

Amer Fort in Jaipur overlooking Maota Lake

View of the Arabian Sea from AZB's offices

Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai

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