Trio breaks away from A&O's Indian alliance firm

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  • Survival

    I will be interested to see how long they survive in the wild.

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  • Typical Indian law firm

    This phenomena is typical of Indian firms. They don't let you grow fast enough and ultimately they suffer with quality people leaving.

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  • Wake up call?

    Mr. Pease says it all. The deal was only with the 5 who stayed back. No wonder the others left. The newer lot should get worried...

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  • Personal fiefdom

    Sounds a bit like a certain offshore law firm out in the Atlantic...

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  • These three conquered the wild....

    I have no doubts about their ability to survive, and do much better than just survive. The last decade has been spent in the wildest parts of the legal world, so its unlikely that the future will have anything more difficult to throw at them...

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  • Sometime soon

    When Indian lawyers see how many opportunities are presented by international firms it's just a matter of time before they liberalise. The present regime is held up by vested interests dominating law societies, but the vested interests of a minority can't hold back the majority for ever - India is still a democracy, after all.

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  • A&O Strategy

    Wonder whether A&O should be rethinking anout its strategy to pay a premium to only a few owner-partners and expect these owner-partners to deliver a quality team when the market opens up in India. Chances are that they will end up getting just the owner-partners along with a lot of juniors and would have paid a premium for nothing... The strategy of Linklaters seems more prudent in these circumstances.

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  • International law firm

    New lot are fronting for one more international firm. Greed is good.

    Remaining partners are bigger names

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  • All the best

    There's definitely space for more law firms offering quality work to clients. The move should be seen as a gain for the legal sector rather than a good or bad one from individual firms' perspective! We wish Phoenix Legall all the very best!

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  • Factual Inaccuracies

    I am surprised on the comment on how the new firm would survive in the wild. Probably Mr. Anonymous has little knowledge about the capabilities of the 4 partners. If Manjula could bring great success to the Kochhar firm, there is no reason why she cannot do it again with the help of other capable partners.

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