Q4 2023

APAC Insider- Q4 2023 JMu la2r32326257 0 Solaris Legal is a boutique Indian law firm that specialises in dispute resolution, offering services to a broad range of clients through its head office in New Delhi as well as its extensive network of lawyers in various cities. For the excellent work of its team, Solaris Legal has been named Best Dispute Resolution Law Boutique, Delhi, in the APAC Legal Awards 2023. Here, we speak to Trinath Tadakamalla, one of the firm’s Founding Partners, to find out more about the company. Trinath Tadakamalla has been practising law since 2004, when he graduated from NALSAR University of Law and began working as an associate at Tuli & Co. Today, he is a Member of the Bar Council of Delhi and specialises in the areas of Insurance & Reinsurance, Infrastructure, Energy (Oil & Gas), and Construction & Commercial Disputes, advising clients on a variety of contentious and noncontentious issues. When Trinath first entered the legal profession, the areas of insurance, reinsurance, and energy were largely nascent in the Indian market. This meant that he had the advantage of getting into these fields early to learn the ropes. He shares, “Over a period of time, I was able to pick up the nuances and build client relationships, most of which have lasted for a number of years and continue even now.” However, Trinath has had to overcome a number of challenges over the years. Firstly, he has had to navigate the lack of case law precedent on most new areas of law in India. As well as this, the country has recently seen an increase in demand for legal services at lower fees, so lawyers are gaining reduced rewards for their expertise. For this reason, Trinath has had to carefully balance his practice with the fees he charges in order to maintain client relationships and build expertise in specific legal areas. With a longstanding passion for his work, Trinath is proud to contribute towards various industry and client events by conducting workshops and speaking at webinars on current and relevant issues. He also lectures as a guest speaker at universities, speaking to students about arbitration and insurance laws. In 2021, Trinath established Solaris Legal alongside two other partners, Debarshi Dutta and Mrinal Ojha. With demand for fullservice lawyers decreasing, the trio set out to create a boutique law firm with a few specific areas of expertise, including litigation, mediation, regulatory disputes, cyber risks, arbitration, contentious advisory, insolvency, and white-collar crime. The firm’s highly specialised experience and knowledge in these areas sets it apart from its competitors. Today, Solaris Legal’s founding partners are accompanied by a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers, who have been consistently recognised as industry-leading professionals in dispute resolution. The firm’s Delhi’s Best Dispute Resolution Law Boutique team work hard to listen to their clients, understand their issues, and assist them with the best solutions. They strive to provide high-quality, tailored advice and continually build their expertise to add value to the services they deliver. Furthermore, the team understand that most clients are uninterested in becoming embroiled in complex litigation matters, so they focus on quickly and efficiently resolving issues. “The most rewarding aspect of our profession is to solve a client’s problem, such that the client is satisfied enough that they come back to the firm if there is another issue,” explains Trinath. “I am most proud of the fact that we have been able to keep our practice and grow it further, despite breaking away from our previous firm to found a boutique practice, with our entire team intact. The growth of the firm gives me the utmost professional satisfaction and indicates that we are going in the right direction.” As a result of its highly specialised legal services, Solaris Legal has been named Best Dispute Resolution Law Boutique, Delhi, in the APAC Legal Awards 2023. In the coming years, the firm plans to continue growing and expanding into its newest areas of work, including cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, and white-collar crime. Contact: Trinath Tadakamalla Company: Solaris Legal Web Address: www.solarislegal.in