Founder & Partner, Phoenix Legal
Manjula Chawla concentrates on strategic corporate investments , corporate finance and restructur ing, M&As, joint ventures, general corporate and commercial matters. She has structured & negotiated a variety of business transactions drawing upon her experience with business formation, corporate governance & restructuring, securities & exchange control laws, IP, real estate, labour & employment and taxation. Since the early years of liberalisation, she has been assisting many MNCs (include Fortune 500 companies) in establishing their presence in India across various sectors including automobiles, chemicals, health care & pharma, financial services, IT, oi l & gas, power and telecommunications. Drawing from her substantial experience, she continues to advise her clients on a wide range of issues faced by them in India involving corporate governance, exchange control laws, bribery & anticorruption, data privacy, intellectual property protection, labour & employment and real es tate.
Her strong client commitment and consistent delivery of high quality services have been recognised by her clients and peers. Manjula was awarded the National Law Day Award 2000 by the Union Law Minister for “Excellence in Corporate Law” and “Unique contribution in bringing foreign exchange into India”. Manjula co-founded Phoenix Legal, a full service law firm, in 2008. In the short span of its existence, the firm firmly established itself in the Indian legal market having successfully advised on several complex and prestigious deals. Specialties: Manjula Chawla concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters. Her practice encompasses strategic investments, mergers, takeovers & acquisitions, de-mergers & spin-offs, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, technology and trademark licensing, and various other types of commercial contracts.