Kunal Kulkarni is a Senior Researcher at Gateway House. He has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from SOAS, University of London and B.L.S./LL.B.from Government Law College, Mumbai. Kunal has worked with Wadia Ghandy & Co., a Mumbai-based law firm for 3 years and under a senior advocate in the Bombay High Court for over a year. He has experience in litigation and real estate matters and has appeared before various courts and tribunals including the Bombay High Court. His academic interests are international law, particularly Arbitration Law and dispute settlement mechanisms.
Mumbai presents a melting pot scenario, one to which different communities lend its own distinct flavour, and to which three different sets of laws have contributed. This article assesses how the city’s migratory patterns are reflected in its housing laws, company and industrial laws, and those related to organised crime.