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Phoenix Legal

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Trinath Tadakamalla

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Phoenix Legal


Trinath Tadakamalla, a partner based in the firm’s Delhi office, focusses on the firm’s disputes practice, specifically in the areas of company disputes, energy, engineering, insurance and reinsurance, and recoveries. Trinath has been involved in commercial disputes and arbitrations and has acted for Indian and overseas clients in litigation in India and overseas. He acts for overseas clients and investors in shareholder disputes, and in the enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments in India. He also represents the largest Indian city gas distribution entities in their disputes with the regulator and the government, and also regularly advises them on regulatory and contentious aspects. Trinath also represents several engineering companies in their disputes against their clients in India and overseas dealing with contractual issues, delays in project completion and recoveries. He also advises Indian and overseas contractors in their claims against their employers, including in respect of variations, prolongation and defect liability. He advises on insurance policy coverage, claims handling, strategy, and represents clients in litigation in the areas of property and energy insurance claims and loss of profits claims, and subrogated recoveries.


 Where trained:
Tuli & Co: Associate (2004-2010)
Tuli & Co: Partner (2010-2012)
Khaitan Sud & Partners: Partner (2012-2015)     
Year qualified: 2004
Year made partner in present firm: January 2015

Awards and Citiations:

  • He has been recognised as notable practitioner in India by IFLR1000 and has been ranked among best 40 lawyers by ALB Asia 40 Under 40 2017.
  • He has been quoted by clients at AsiaLaw 2017 Survey as "extremely professional and committed to work".
  • Asia Law survery quotes Trinath as “extremely professional and committed to work”.

Publications of note:

  • Trinath has written for a book on "Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards in India" published by Lexis Nexis in 2017.
  • Trinath has written an article titled "Untying the knots" which assessed recent amendments to Indian arbitration law and how they affected commercial dispute resolution, published in IFLR in 2016.


English, Hindi and Telugu


Member of the Bar Council of Delhi


Vidyaranya High School; 
BA, BL (Hons) at National Academy for Legal Studies and Research, University of Law (2004)


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Phoenix Legal reports an increase in aviation and bankruptcy and insolvency disputes; in one example, the team is representing the Federation of Indian Airlines in a public interest litigation concerning aviation regulations. Key names in the team include Jyoti Singh, who handles shareholder disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, and debt recovery matters; Mrinal Ojha, whose areas of expertise include construction and engineering matters; and Trinath Tadakamalla, who is noted for representing clients from the engineering, energy, and insurance sectors.

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Within: Insurance

Phoenix Legal's insurance and reinsurance sector practice is primarily acknowledged for its strength in handling insurance disputes. Saket ShuklaTrinath Tadakamalla and Mrinal Ojha jointly lead the team which counts Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Bharti Axa General Insurance and New India Assurance among its clients.

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