Indian law firm Phoenix Legal has hired a six-lawyer maritime disputes team from boutique Legasis Partners, including partner Gautam Bhatikar and counsel Zoeb Cutlerywala.

Bhatikar has more than two decades of experience in offshore maritime and shipping, insurance, environment, international trade, oil and gas, energy, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He advises banks, shipowners, PSUs, oil companies and insurers.

Joining Bhatikar and Cutlerywala in the move to Phoenix Legal are senior associates Pinak Bhagwat and Vikram Kamath, and associates Farhad Dalal and Shruti Salian.

Following the hire of Bhatikar, Phoenix Legal now has 14 partners.

 

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