Banking & finance; Labour & employment; Mergers & acquisitions; Restructuring & insolvency
Sawant Singh is a founding partner of Phoenix Legal and his area of expertise includes private equity, project finance, securitisation, asset reconstruction, consortium banking, domestic and external commercial borrowings, and debt restructuring. He also advises clients on a host of corporate and commercial, labour/employment, and real estate issues including inbound and outbound foreign investment, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.
His services have been widely recognised and he is known for having a “great reputation” in the market. Recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner in banking and finance by Asialaw Profiles, Sawant has been quoted to be “highly respected by peers and much acclaimed by clients”. He also has been referred to, by Chambers and Partners, as one of India’s most in-demand banking practitioners and reported as a “go-to person for tactical solutions” who “always makes himself available.” He has been named in the A-List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers by India Business Law Journal and has been recognised as a Global Leader by Who’s Who Legal.
According to Legal 500, Sawant “is recognised by clients and peers as one of the top financing lawyers in India. He impresses clients with his ability to make difficult transactions seem simple and provides clients with first-class advice and is always on hand to provide the client with quality and practical solutions. He has a very pleasant interactive style which is a big positive”. Clients praise him for his “solution-focused and practical approach” in addition to his “very calm demeanor, which is a huge plus in high stakes negotiations”. They admire him for being “accessible, smart and quick in his responses” and for being “able to see the commercial aspects of the matter”.
Chambers and Partners have also certified Sawant as highly recommended as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and projects, infrastructure and energy. Sawant is described by Chambers as “a very good corporate lawyer, a very well-regarded lawyer on the banking side and a project finance veteran”.