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Sawant Singh, Phoenix Legal

Sawant Singh

Phoenix Legal

Tel: +91 22 43408500
Email: sawant.singh@phoenixlegal.in

Practice areas

Banking & finance; labour & employment; mergers & acquisitions; project finance


Sawant Singh is a founding partner of Phoenix Legal and his area of expertise includes private equity, project finance, banking and debt restructuring. He also advises clients on a host of employment issues corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Sawant’s services have been widely recognised and he is known for having a “great reputation” in the market. He has been recognised as a thought leader for the banking sector by Who’s Who Legal which describes him as a “go-to for debt restructuring, private equity deals and complex finance transactions”. 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 has been referred to, by Chambers & 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 listed in the A-List by India Business Law Journal and has been recognised as a Global Leader by Who’s Who Legal.

According to Legal500, Sawant is recognized 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 at 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, Who’s Who Legal and IFLR1000 have also highly recommended him as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and projects, infrastructure and energy.

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