Phoenix Legal ramps up in Chennai with Kochaar Partner Shadaan Mohammed Saipillai
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Phoenix Legal ramps up in Chennai with Kochaar Partner Shadaan Mohammed Saipillai

Bar & Bench

Kochhar & Co Partner Shadaan Mohammed Saipillai has joined Phoenix Legal as a Partner in its Chennai office, expanding the firm’s presence in South India.

Shadaan is dual qualified in India and England, and has over 15 years of experience. Shadaan will be part of the corporate and M&A practice of the firm. His areas of practice also include JVs, employment and real estate.

Manjula Chawla, one of the Phoenix Legal’s co-founders, commented,

“We wanted to augment our presence in Chennai with someone of Shadaan’s credentials. His coming on board is an integral move to deepen our pan India presence and also reflects our commitment to our clients to provide them with high quality legal advice and support in the South.

Shadaan’s knowledge and experience synergises with our capabilities. We are delighted he is joining us at a very exciting time in the firm’s development.”

Shadaan is a graduate of Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University and also holds an LL.M. from Queen Mary, University of London. On his decision to join Phoenix, Shadaan said,

“I am excited to be joining a firm with a full-service offering, a diverse client base and a promise to keep exceptional client service at the forefront of everything it does. I have been impressed by the firm’s consistent growth year-over-year. They are top quality lawyers, and I am looking forward to being an integral part of the firm’s continued growth and success.”

Phoenix Legal seems to be on expansion mode. Recently, Aseem Chawla had merged his firm ASC Legal with Phoenix Legal to head the tax practice at Phoenix. The firm has also made four partners – Aditya Bhargava, Debarshi Dutta, Pranav Srivastava and Ritika Ganju.

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