Phoenix Legal equity partner and Mumbai insolvency and disputes head Jyoti Singh has left the law firm to start her own boutique dispute resolution and litigation practice.
Confirming the development to VCCircle, Singh said, “I have been doing litigation and insolvency for quite some time and after spending about a decade at Phoenix Legal, I felt I should start on my own. It was a great time I had there but it was just a calling that came by that it is the right time to go independent and set up my own disputes practice.”
Singh intends to do a mix of counsel practice, specifically at tribunals, and filing of litigation.
“Now I want to be an independent practitioner and not just a counsel as that would be limited to just a specialised area of work,” she added.
Singh is an expert in insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate commercial disputes including shareholders disputes, recovery of debts and enforcement of security, corporate fraud and white-collar crimes.
For over a decade, she has acted for some of the largest banks and financial institutions and for borrowers alike, before various courts including Supreme Court and tribunals. Going by Phoenix Legal website, she advised and represented Lloyds Bank, Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank and ICICI Bank, and advised insolvency professionals, corporate debtors and operational creditors.
Singh started her career at Jugal Wadhwa and Co. before moving to Dhir & Dhir Associates in 2005. In 2010, she joined Phoenix Legal to establish the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice in Mumbai.