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Phoenix Legal

1-3 FLOOR, 254 ,, OKHLA PHASE 3, NEW DELHI, 110020, INDIA
Work +91 11 4983 0000
Fax +91 11 4983 0099
Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi

The firm: Phoenix Legal was founded in 2008 by Ms Manjula Chawla, Mr Saket Shukla, Mr Abhishek Saxena and Mr Sawant Singh. It is a full-service Indian law firm offering transactional, regulatory, advisory, dispute resolution and tax services. It advises a diverse clientele, including domestic and international companies, banks and financial institutions, funds, promoter groups and public sector undertakings. It now has 15 partners and 65 lawyers at its three offices (New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai) making it one of the fastest growing law firms of the country.

It is committed to developing strong client relationships, engaging capable and dedicated professionals, and investing in technology. Enthusiasm, energy and a drive for excellence influence the way the firm works. It invests time in understanding clients' businesses, which enables it to provide commercially oriented and innovative legal solutions to achieve clients' goals.

It believes that its lawyers are its greatest resource and its philosophy is to attract and retain quality professionals. It encourages entrepreneurship to enable its people to fully realise their potential. Its belief is that clients will benefit with the success of its people.

A few characteristics which set it apart from a conventional firm are: a high degree of partner involvement and availability; top-quality commercially oriented legal advice; attention to detail; and responsiveness.

Areas of practice: The firm is a full-service Indian law firm offering transactional, regulatory, advisory, dispute resolution and tax services and has regularly acted on some of the most complex and cutting-edge work in different practice areas. Many of the firm's deals and transactions have made headlines. The firm has acted on transactions with value in excess of $1bn nearly every year of its existence. Even the deals and transactions that are not high-value, and therefore may not make headlines, involve complex and innovative structuring and regulatory issues. The firm has significant experience in advising its clients on deals and transactions in heavily regulated sectors, such as insurance, financial services, mining, pharmaceutical, multi-brand retail, infrastructure and natural resources.

The firm's clients include some of the largest and well known global corporations including Fortune 100 companies. Apart from the above factors, the firm believes its approach to client service to be superior to its peer firms and makes it stand out, and justifies its better ranking. Partners at the firm have substantial or complete involvement in any client work that is undertaken by the firm. Additionally, it is aggressively responsive and always available to clients, provides commercial advice in a language that the client can understand and provides advice that is legally enforceable but without the legalese.

The solutions that we provide to our clients to help them achieve their business objectives have their basis in intense and detailed legal research. While we do keep abreast of market practices applicable to legal interpretation, they are adopted and recommended only if they are supported by prevailing legal and regulatory framework.

In a sense, we don't fully believe in a precedent based approach. While we have a data base and do pass the benefit of our experience to our clients, we do tend to tailor our advice to meet our clients' requirements and do not believe in offering templatised solutions.

Towards this end, we continue to grow our team of qualified professionals with experience in diverse areas of law and the capability to provide fully integrated services to support all our client's legal needs.

  • Number of lawyers: 65
  • at this office: 40
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

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