Ritika Ganju, Former Phoenix Legal Partner Sets Up A New Firm – ‘rise Legal’

July 17, 2023


Ritika Ganju, a former partner in corporate and M & A practice of Phoenix Legal has set up a new law firm with partners, Tejas Patel, Aquib Ali and Meera Kaura. Rise Legal is a full-service law firm with a principal office in New Delhi with a network of associate offices and of-counsels across the major cities of India.

While Ritika and Tejas will take the lead on corporate, commercial and M & A practice of the firm, Aquib and Meera will be heading the dispute resolution practice.
Ritika specializes in corporate commercial and M & A practice and has advised multinational (including Fortune 500) clients across various business sectors. She is dual qualified to practice in India and New York and has been well recognized for her practice. Prior to Phoenix, she was with JSA.


Tejas’ expertise is in corporate commercial, M & A and IBC practice. Tejas is also dual qualified topractice in India and England & Wales. He brings along experience in legal practice of over 15 years wherein he worked with corporate and transaction teams at top national and international firms namely, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, BMR Legal and Clifford Chance (UAE).

Aquib is a seasoned practitioner with first-hand experience of over 11 years in civil, commercial and corporate litigation, arbitration and mediation. He has represented various multinational and large Indian corporates on wide array of dispute matters across various industries.

Meera is a well-recognised practitioner with expertise is in criminal law, specifically white-collar crimes, fraud and anti-bribery related investigation and matters. She has played crucial role in advising prosecution and investigation agencies on several matters. Meera was in independent practice for last few years after working with the litigation firm, Agha & Co., Dubai.

The Firm currently has four partners and a team of associates on board who have been advising and representing clientele across diverse sectors and areas of practice. “Rise Legal has been formed with an objective to synergize the extensive practical experience that the partners of Rise have secured over the years of our practice, and we look forward to catering to national and international clients with great zeal. Phoenix Legal was home to me for a long time and will always be close to me. I sincerely thank all founding partners who have been my mentors and a special thanks to Ms. Manjula Chawla, who has been my guide and has always inspired me to excel in my legal career,” Ritika said.

Ms. Manjula Chawla, one of the founding partners of Phoenix Legal and a renowned corporate lawyer commented, “Ritika has grown into an outstanding corporate lawyer and will be missed at Phoenix. I congratulate Ritika on her new venture and wish her all the success for the future”.


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