Mumtaz Bhalla PARTNER


Mumtaz Bhalla is a Partner in the Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice of ELP. She is an AOR with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

Mumtaz has over 15 years of experience in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. She specializes in Domestic and International Arbitrations, White Collar Crimes and Money Laundering issues and has wide experience in the aviation, medical, real estate, construction, and civil-commercial sectors. She also possesses a wide range of experience in constitutional issues, civil and criminal trial, appeals, consumer disputes. Additionally, Mumtaz also specializes in conducting compliance workshops for companies.

She has advised and represented several multi-national companies and organizations regarding appropriate strategies to be adopted at various stages of litigation and arbitration.

Mumtaz usually argues her own matters and regularly appears before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various Hon’ble High Courts, District Courts and quasi-judicial forums. She has been instrumental in procuring several favorable orders, on issues where the law is rigid, for several clients over the last decade.

Mumtaz has been recognized as recommended lawyer for litigation and white-collar crimes by The Legal 500 Asia- Pacific. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Mumtaz also features in the Forbes’ list of India’s top 100 lawyers and is recognized as a Rising Star in Legal Era’s 40 Under 40 Leading Lawyers List and also has been recognized as the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by global Lex Falcon Awards (2022 & 2021). Mumtaz has also been recognized as National Inspiration by We Care India in 2022. Additionally, she has also been recognized in BW World, Legal’s elite 40 Under 40 Club of Young Law Achievers. Mumtaz is also a member of Social Media and Marketing Committee at Indian Women in International Arbitration (IAWA). She also features in IBLJ’s India’s Future Legal Leaders 2024 list.

Before joining ELP, Mumtaz held the position of Partner at L&L Partners Law Offices in Delhi, formerly known as Luthra and Luthra Law Offices.

Mumtaz has represented India as the regional representative in the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association and is also an active member of the steering committee of Young MCIA. She is empaneled as an Arbitrator on the India International Arbitration Centre (IIAC) Panel of Domestic Arbitrators, is a member of the Women in White Collar Defence Association and plays a crucial role on the steering committee of the Indian Women in International Arbitration. Mumtaz is part of FICCI’s YLFO and has also recently been recognized as a National Inspiration by We Care India. She has been featured on the cover story of Insight Success Magazine and also in the July 2022 issue of Superlawyer.


Legal 500
    • Recognized as Recommended Lawyer for Litigation and White-Collar Crimes

IBLJ’s India’s Future Legal Leaders 2024

BW Legal 40 Under 40 Club of Young Law Achievers

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific
    • “I find her solutions proactive and she provides advice that is in the long-term interest of the client. She doesn’t buckle under pressure and cut corners for short-term solutions. She is brilliant in her approach and explains the situation well.” 

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