Quotable Quotes

‘The partners are good and are involved in each transaction.’

‘They are value for money and the partners are involved in the transactions.‘

‘It provides clear and unequivocal legal advice that is practical and usable. It is very responsive and attentive to the changing needs of the client.’

Baning & Finance
– Asialaw 2022

‘Very dedicated team meeting timelines. The lawyers are professional and have deep subject knowledge. Fantastic senior management.‘

‘Professional approach, and great eye for detail and problem solving.’

Capital Market
– Asialaw 2022

‘Providing apt resolutions based on client requirements.‘

‘The law firm has a thorough understanding of legal and procedural issues. The advice given to the client is always accurate and detailed.’

Dispute resolution
– Asialaw 2022

‘Very responsive, very detailed and thorough, with great communication.‘

‘Able to understand clients’ needs, translate complex Indian legal concepts into western legal language, navigate process, and explain each step and take it to completion.‘

‘Top-notch advice that takes a multi-disciplinary approach and client-first attitude with a willingness to propose third parties based on client's wishes rather than pushing internal-only solutions. There is flexibility in their approach, assignment and solution provision instead of legalese pretending to be solutions.‘

Phoenix Legal is responsive and insightful. They provide comprehensive overviews and detailed information and insight. They listen to our needs and concerns and help to craft the best approach for a matter.’

Corporate and M&A
– Asialaw 2022

‘Phoenix Legal is excellent all-round. They have a deep bench of first-class partners and associates with extensive expertise and experience covering M&A, banking, regulatory, FDI, commercial and tax issues. We have worked with the firm for 10 years and they consistently impress.’

Private Equity
– Asialaw 2022

The team is “very through and articulate in their opinions”

“The final product … from their desk is very well thought out and makes my job easier,”

Energy & Natural Resources
– IBLJ 2022

‘Phoenix Legal has been a one-stop solution to all our legal requirements, from company compliance to trademark to litigation, they have great diversity in terms of domain and deep knowledge in each of the domains.’

‘I found the team to be responsive, friendly and commercial – a rare combination in any market.’

‘In my experience, Phoenix Legal has been extremely diligent and ahead of the curve in a tricky policy space. The laws and policy around the digital ecosystem in India has been unpredictable and fluid and hard to negotiate. PL has the right mix of experts who can deal with the laws on this. Also, they have great partners on litigation and consultants who work with them.’

‘Phoenix Legal has excellent resources and all required expertise in this area of practice. The team’s strength is its practical advisory capabilities and expert execution skills. The firm is reasonable and careful with its billing system and provides great legal support in a cost-efficient manner.’

Corporate M&A
– Legal500 2022

‘Phoenix Legal are excellent at handling Indian matters for international clients’.

‘Professional and collaborative team’.

‘The team has expertise and experience. Answers are clear and to the point. They are true professionals’.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation
– Legal500 2022

‘Phoenix Legal have a deep understanding of projects and energy area’.

Projects and Energy
– Legal500 2022

‘A very professional team. Quick reactions to the client’s requests. Flexibility in the billing policy.’.

Shipping
– Legal500 2022

‘They are responsive and identify the issue fast and with precision.’

The firm has a number of reliable lawyers and has the necessary credentials for delivering the work.

Labour and Emplyoment
– Legal500 2022

‘Turnaround time of the team, deeper analysis and opinion is valuable.’

Real Estate and Construction
– Legal500 2022

‘Professional attitude, knowledge, straightforward point-to-point answers’.

Restructuring and Insolvency
– Legal500 2022

The dispute resolution team at Phoenix Legal have pan-India capabilities and are “crisis management specialists” with experience handling complex and sensitive contentious matters.– Benchmark Litigation 2021

“Solution-based approach and good understanding of sector.”

“Firm follows and keeps in mind our strategic objectives when providing professional advice.”

“Availability, hard work and deep understanding of non-Indian investor needs and difficulties when investing in India.”

M&A
– IFLR1000 2021

“Their thoroughness, attention to detail, and speed are really great.”

Project development
– IFLR1000 2021

“Sound knowledge.”

“Their advice is very reasonable.”

“The team is knowledgeable and is a one-stop solution to most legal issues. The response is prompt even if it is pro-bono work.”

Restructuring and insolvency
– IFLR1000 2021

A client of Phoenix Legal enthuses: “They are really fantastic. They are very commercial and user-friendly. Phoenix Legal is a breath of fresh air.”

A source acknowledges that the team “understands client requirements and provides workable solutions.”

Corporate / M&A
– Chambers & Partners Asia-pacific 2022

One source praises Phoenix Legal for its “excellent provision of support for international clients,” adding: “Their advice is always very clear, and they are attentive to local and cultural nuances.”

Another impressed client values that “the senior partners are more than willing to give the client personal attention in each matter.

Dispute Resolution
– Chambers & Partners Asia-pacific 2022

Strengths A major financial institution client says: “We have different business lines, and on the global banking transaction one, Phoenix Legal is our go-to firm.” The client continues: “The main core strength is their product knowledge and their ability to come up with a client-oriented solution.”

One client says that they “seek the firm’s advice for corporate governance and investments in India,” adding: “They do a great job helping us wade through the thicket without running into issues.” In relation to arbitration, another client praises the firm for its “deep understanding of business requirements and its good understanding of international practices.”

Strengths Interviewees praise the team’s “ability to come up with client-oriented solutions without compromising on legal issues."

International & Cross‐Border Capabilities
– Chambers and Partners 2020

Witnessed the impact of and have helped clients transition through the changes in the regulatory environment in India including relating to foreign investment; and extensive experience in dealing with a broad spectrum of regulators and a variety of regulatory issues.

“They do a great job helping us to wade through the thicket without running into issues.“

Corporate and M&A
– Chambers and Partners 2020

“Well placed to advise clients on banking regulatory issues.”

“Their advice is no-nonsense, pragmatic, efficient and effective,“ as well as “business-minded“.

“Ability to come up with client-oriented solutions without compromising on legal issues.“

Banking and Finance
– Chambers and Partners 2020

“A very professional approach, timely delivery and a deep understanding of business requirements and international practices“

Dispute Resolution
– Chambers and Partners 2020

“Deep understanding of business requirements and international practices, and timely delivery“

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
– Chambers and Partners 2020

"Excellent client service, result-orientated, and hard-working.

Capital Markets
– IFLR 2020

"We are extremely happy with the services provided. Their quality work adds value and has been extremely helpful in protecting our interests."

Project Development
– IFLR 2020

Phoenix Legal's 'approachable and knowledgeable' team.

Banking and Finance
– Legal500 2020

Phoenix Legal is a leading law firm in India blessed with a team of first class lawyers who provide clients with excellent user-friendly advice on foreign direct investment, corporate M&A, private equity, project finance, regulatory, tax and general commercial matters.

Corporate and M&A
– Legal500 2020

Phoenix Legal’s 'resourceful' litigation practice has strength in complex competition law and economic crime mandates, including those concerning alleged cartel activity, in addition to a track record of handling corporate, civil and white-collar crime matters throughout India’s court circuit and notable expertise in debt recovery matters.

Dispute Resolution
– Legal500 2020

'The team is highly professional and always maintains timeliness in its responses.'

'The team has a high quality of in-depth knowledge and gives good insight to relevant case laws.'

Labour and Employment
– Legal500 2020

Clients are satisfied with the availability and accessibility of the lawyers, commenting on their ‘timeliness’ and ‘dependability’. Clients noted that the lawyers develop strong relationships with clients, exhibiting a ‘friendly’ and ‘warm’ demeanour. Clients appreciated the firm’s ‘pragmatic advice’ that comes with an understanding and knowledge of the client’s business. Many clients also noted the firm’s ‘proactivity’, remarking that the lawyers anticipated issues their business might be facing.

- RSG Consulting 2019

"It is a full-service firm which is able to fulfil our needs in the two key areas we use them for," explains one highly satisfied client.

Banking and Finance
– Chambers and Partners 2019

"It is a full-service firm which is able to fulfil our needs in the two key areas we use them for," explains one highly satisfied client.

Banking and Finance
– Chambers and Partners 2019

Interviewees characterise the practice as a "good, experienced team" with an enviable reputation, one source in particular stressing that "their responses are quick and their opinions are to the point."

Clients testify additionally to the team's approachability and "helpful attitude," one speaking of "a very nice and friendly group with a personal touch."

Insurance
– Chambers and Partners 2019

The team is well regarded in the market, with one commentator saying: "They're a good bunch of guys, and very active."

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
- Chambers and Partners 2019

Clients highlight the quality of the practitioners at the firm, remarking: "The team was reliable, responsive and they were able to communicate clearly whilst understanding all of the issues. They were pragmatic and they went above and beyond for us in terms of service."

Another interviewee asserts that the team are "attentive to our requests, agree to reasonable deadlines and adhere to them, delivering work that meets our requirements."

Technology, Media & Telecommunication
- Chambers and Partners 2019

Strengths Clients praise the firm's depth of sector knowledge, confirming it as "a strong player in the field."

Another interviewee praises the firm's ability to draw on its previous deal experience: "They are one of our preferred law firms and have a healthy 'top of mind' recall when it comes to any new transaction."

Banking and Finance
- Chambers and Partners 2018

Strengths Sources are attracted by the firm's business acumen and level of client service, saying: "Their strengths have been attention to detail and its rigorous approach to the deal."

Another interviewee notes: "They are very commercial and they help you navigate difficult Indian regulations."

Corporate and M&A
- Chambers and Partners 2018

Strengths Clients describe the team as being a "professional and committed team," adding: "They deliver quality services and possess excellent subject knowledge."

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
- Chambers and Partners 2018

Strengths Sources highly appreciate the team's high standard of work, one stating: "They are crisp in action because they do their homework before we meet them, they are ready to burn the midnight oil and they deliver on time."

The practice is further characterised as a "strong, big, well-networked team" which can also be recommended on account of its "good, lean and efficient organisation."

Real Estate
- Chambers and Partners 2018

“Consistently excellent. Phoenix Legal is blessed with an impressive team of first class lawyers who are user-friendly, sharp and solutions-oriented.”

Corporate and M&A
- Asialaw Profiles 2020

High quality output in a timely manner; high level of engagement with partners personally involved who provide sound legal advice.”

Banking and finance, Investment funds
- Asialaw Profiles 2019

“They were great. Very helpful and responsive. We have been very happy with the service they have provided and have recommended them to others.”

Capital Markets
- Asialaw Profiles 2019

“Great technical skills, aware of issues, changes in law, great drafting and appreciating issues.”

Corporate and M&A
- Asialaw Profiles 2019

“Phoenix Legal is one of those law firms who will spend a lot of time understanding any new structure, the problems faced and then always have a solution oriented approach. They are extremely patient to handle multiple volleys of queries and clarifications that a client or an investor need and would go out of their way to ensure all the parties have complete understanding of the structure.”

Banking and finance, Capital markets
- Asialaw Profiles 2019

“They do a thorough, professional work, and work quality is perfect. Professionalism of the consultants is exemplary. Fees are reasonable. Consultants are good as human beings to work with.”

Banking and finance, Dispute resolution
- Asialaw Profiles 2019

Phoenix Legal’s “quick and accurate and updated on the regulations” practice.

Banking and Finance
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Clients are in capable hands with Phoenix Legal’s team. “The firm understands which advice non-Indian clients need in order to make sound business decisions,” comments a client.

Corporate and M&A
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Phoenix Legal is a “young energetic team [with an] effective dispute resolution practice, efficiently managing client expectations”, according to a client.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Phoenix Legal practice is an “excellent team with sound domain knowledge”, remarks a client.

Energy & Natural Resources
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Phoenix Legal has a “great team to work with and having strong commitment towards delivery with perfection”, comments a client.

Insurance
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Phoenix Legal continues to be a recommended practice for contract compliance, workers’ compensation, and legislative and regulatory practice.

Labour & Employment
- Asialaw Profiles 2018

Excellent and great guidance.

Corporate and M&A
- IFLR1000 2019

Phoenix Legal’s ‘highly rated’ practice provides ‘excellent quality advice and great access to partner time’.

 

Corporate and M&A
- Legal500 2019

“Phoenix Legal provided me with prompt responses, in-depth knowledge of the issues, keen problem solving ability and analysis driven intentions.”

Bechmark Litigation Survey 2018
- Commercial and transactions