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Global Leader

Insurance & Reinsurance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mrinal Ojha is "extremely articulate and dependable” in contentious insurance and reinsurance proceedings.

Biography

Mrinal Ojha is a partner at Phoenix Legal, focusing on commercial disputes in diverse sectors, including infrastructure, energy and insurance/reinsurance, media, broadcasting, and telecom.

He represents Indian and foreign clients in a variety of high-value, complex and fact-intensive disputes, frequently with a cross-border element, in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, as well as various courts including the Supreme Court of India.

Mrinal also assists Indian insurers and overseas reinsurers on a variety of claims arising from errors and omissions, directors and officers, cyber risks, employment practice liability, commercial general liability, public liability, machinery breakdown, and business interruption covers. Where there is no coverage issue or conflict, he also acts as defence counsel for insured and assists in subrogated recoveries for insurers/reinsurers.

Mrinal has been invited to speak on various legal issues by bodies such as the Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Indian Merchant Chambers; Mumbai Court of International Arbitration; National Insurance Academy, India; Corporate Counsel Forum, Singapore; Society of Women Lawyers, India; OP Jindal Global University and GAR Live.

Mrinal has co-authored a chapter on execution of arbitral awards in a book, Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India (a Lexis Nexis publication).

Mrinal featured in the 2019 RSG India Report, where he was listed as among India's top 20 emerging leaders. The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, which recognises Mrinal as a leading individual for dispute resolution, cites him as a "brilliant" lawyer who "handles pressure well and gets the work done within strict timelines." Asialaw's 2017 survey has cited a client highlighting Mrinal's "knowledge on insurance contracts and disputes".

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