Vasanth Rajasekaran has joined Phoenix Legal as a partner along with Sukrit Seth and Saurabh Babulkar, who joined as senior associate and associate, respectively.
“My experience of handling international commercial arbitration and litigation, combined with my specialized expertise in aerospace, defence, infrastructure projects, government procurement and defence procurement, will augment Phoenix Legal’s core strengths and complement its other practices. We are excited to be part of Phoenix Legal,” said Rajasekaran.
Rajasekaran joins from Seth Dua & Associates, where he worked for eight years. The firm was co-founded by Sunil Seth, who died in a road accident earlier this year. Rajasekaran earlier worked with Kachwaha & Partners for more than five years.
Rajasekaran recently acted as lead counsel on behalf of the Builders Association of India before the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which resulted in imposition by the CCI of its highest antitrust penalty to date, about US$1.05 billion, against leading cement manufacturers.
Rajasekaran assisted the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in drafting the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill and has also been nominated as a member of the core committee set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for preparation of subordinate legislation under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.
Phoenix Legal now has 16 partners in its three offices. Shadaan M Saipillai joined the firm as a partner in April and Pranav Srivastava, Ritika Ganju, Aditya Bhargava and Debarshi Dutta were all internally promoted as partners.