Partner at Phoenixlegal | India
Gautam is Partner at Phoenix Legal and heads the firms’ dispute and insolvency practice in Mumbai. Dual-qualified both in India and UK, with over 25 years of experience in handling disputes in construction & infrastructure projects, insurance, international trade, offshore, maritime & shipping and energy sectors including enforcement actions both domestic and international, Gautam is highly recommended for cross-border disputes including enforcing international judgements and awards in India. While advising on high stake and complex recovery and enforcement actions, Gautam regularly works in other jurisdictions like UK, US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. Gautam has been advising several UAE Banks in their actions for recovery of large sums due by Indian defaulters including obtaining freezing orders in India and Mareva injunctions in the UK. Gautam has acted for and advised several international banks, multinational companies, PSUs, oil companies and insurers in high-stake and complex cross-border litigations and arbitrations before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA), and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA). Gautam has regularly featured in the ‘Recommended Lawyers’ list of leading publications such as Chambers & Partners and Legal500. He has ranked as a ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ by Asialaw Profiles and recognised for excellence in the field of law by Business Law Journal (IBLJ). Gautam is also part of the Advisory Board of Indo-Africa chamber of commerce and advises Indian companies doing business in Africa.