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Fox Mandal & Associates Expands Operations in Kolkata & Ahmedabad

 

 

Fox Mandal & Associates (FMA) announces the integration of Mr. Shourya Mandal and his team into the firm. One of the Kolkata branches and the Ahmedabad branch of Mr. Mandal’s erstwhile firm, with 20 lawyers and other staff members, will now work as part of FMA. Shourya Mandal has been designated as Co-Managing Partner of the firm to augment the horizons of the firm’s leadership. Apart from leading the Kolkata office, he would be particularly responsible for the operations of FMA in the Delhi and Ahmedabad offices.

Orijit Chatterjee, Sumit Dhar and Prerona Sil, who have recently resigned as partners of Fox & Mandal LLP, have joined FMA as partners. In addition, the firm has elevated to partners, Arindam Guha, Ashish Sharma and Sreya Basu Mallick, who have also recently moved from Fox & Mandal.

Shuva Mandal, Chairman and Managing Partner, said, “The current integration is a facet of our evolution as a ‘trusted advisor’ to our clients that would further strengthen our position in the Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad markets and would result in greater efficiencies across the board. We will be in a better position to offer seamless services across the country to our clients.”

Shourya Mandal qualified as a solicitor in Bombay in 1993 and was also admitted to practice as a solicitor in England. An active member of renowned industry bodies, Shourya has been named as a leading individual in the field of corporate and M&A matters by Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for many years. He had been working as a partner with Fox & Mandal for more than 22 years.

Shuva Mandal and Shourya Mandal are both 4th generation lawyers and great grandsons of Mr. G. C. Mandal, who was the founder of Fox & Mandal in 1896 with Mr. J. K. Fox.

With a pan-India presence, over 200 fee-earners and a broad spectrum of practice areas, Fox Mandal & Associates LLP has had the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal and tax requirements of a diverse clientele from all over India and various parts of the world. The firm has offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune.

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Fox Mandal Elevates Three Partners to Equity Partnership

Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the elevation of three of its Partners to equity partnerships. The promoted partners are S.T. Prashantha Kumar, Santosh Vikram Singh and Jayaprakash Padmanaban.

Prashantha Kumar has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the Real Estate Sector by various renowned publications including Legal500, Chambers and Asian Legal Business. With over 18 years of legal expertise, Prashantha has steered the firm’s Real Estate & Infrastructure practice in Bengaluru, Mumbai & Pune to new heights. His result-oriented approach and pragmatic solutions have struck a chord with every client.

Santosh Vikram Singh has been ranked as one of the top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers in India by the Asian Legal Business and as a recommended lawyer by Legal500. With more than 20 years of experience, Santosh leads the Firm’s IP, Entertainment & Sports Law practices, focusing primarily on fulfilling the business-legal requirements of clients.

Jayaprakash has more than 20 years of experience in extending unique solutions in a versatile manner to a range of public and private clients. A recommended lawyer, as ranked by Legal500, he is constantly sought by clients to effectively manoeuvre varied legal concerns.

”The new equity partners are highly regarded in their respective practices and deeply resonate the firm values . Jayaprakash and Santosh are home-grown talent having devoted their entire careers to the firm. They had joined as associates and have risen to partnership through sheer hardwork and commitment for more than 20 years.” said Shuva Mandal, Managing Partner of Fox Mandal & Associates. “It gives me great satisfaction to have the astuteness of our talent represented by this group,” he added.

Established in 1896, Fox Mandal is one of the oldest full-service law firms in India and has been carrying a legacy of quality and integrity through the years. With a pan-India presence, over 250 fee- earners and a broad spectrum of practice areas, the firm has had the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal requirements of a diverse clientele

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Chandrasekharan Ramanathan Elevated as Partner

Fox Mandal is pleased to announce the elevation of Chandrasekharan Ramanathan as Partner.

An Advocate and Company Secretary with over 45 years of experience, he leads the firm’s infrastructure practice on a pan-India level. He specializes in PPP and EPC Models of Infrastructure Investment & Development as well as Claims Management.

He has further led complex structuring and contract negotiations across various infrastructure projects in the Urban Transportation / Ports / Ship Building and Power Transmission sectors.

We congratulate him on this significant milestone!

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A.P. Pasupathy Joins Fox Mandal as Practice Head – Renewable Energy

Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr A. P. Pasupathy, formerly the AVP – Project development at ReNew Power, as Practice Head of the Renewable Energy Practice.

Mr Pasupathy offers a comprehensive experience of more than 22 years in rendering end-to-end dynamic and sophisticated solutions not only on the legal quandaries but also on the project development pertaining to the renewable energy industry. He played an instrumental role in leading the legal and project development team/department of various notable Renewable Energy companies in the country and rooted their projects in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Prior to his association with the Firm, he steered and led the legal portfolio for wind farm/solar farm projects for various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and also led the project development (including land, permit and approvals) activities for various OEMs/IPPs such as Gamesa Renewables (now Siemens Gamesa), Vestas, Bharat Light & Power (Now Enel green), SunEdison and ReNew Power.

Established in 1896, Fox Mandal is one of the oldest full-service law firms in India and has been carrying a legacy of quality and integrity through the years. With a pan-India presence, over 250 fee-earners and a broad spectrum of practice areas, the firm has had the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal requirements of a diverse clientele. Fox Mandal provides holistic services pertaining to identifying, strategizing, and mitigating legal, regulatory, policy and contractual risks in the development of renewable energy projects across the country.

Regarding the appointment, Mr Shuva Mandal, the Managing Partner of Fox Mandal says, “Pasupathy has immense knowledge and expertise as a legal practitioner owing to his long-standing association with huge organizations and varied clients. We are elated to have him on board with us and looking forward to harmonizing his goals with our vision.”

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Fox Mandal Celebrates International Yoga Day

Fox Mandal is cherishing the spirit of #internationalyogaday2021. Take the time to prioritize your health and make your soul happy!

Yoga has been a part of the Indian culture for eons and is now a symbol of our traditions across the world. In fact, it is a way of life for many of us.

Fox Mandal cherished the spirit of #internationalyogaday2021 by conducting a firm wide initiative #FMpractices yoga where everyone was required to take pictures of themselves practicing yoga and share it with the firm. A poll was then conducted to find the winners. 


FM members took the time to prioritize their health and make their soul happy!

 

 

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Fox Mandal Celebrates International Women’s Day – Part of Be-Heard Initiative

In continuance of our ‘Be Heard’ initiative, this women’s day, we asked FM women to share their experience dealing with the lockdown situation last year.

From taking the help of 5-year old’s to understanding the plight of men…we have some interesting perspectives here.

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Pramod Banthia Joins Fox Mandal as Director – Indirect Taxes

Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pramod Banthia as Director – Indirect Taxes. Pramod would operate from the Bangalore office and lead the Indirect Tax Practice of the firm in Southern & Western India. His addition is a part of the firm’s strategic expansion of its tax advisory vertical.  

Pramod has spent about 23+ years in the profession, primarily with PwC as a Partner. He has comprehensive experience in the application of indirect tax laws including Customs, GST, Central and State Excise, Service Tax, Entry Tax (including Octroi and LBT), Value Added Tax, FTP, EOU/STPI, SEZ, etc. while serving a broad range of international and Indian clients. Commenting on the appointment, he says, “Fox Mandal’s vision of being a trusted & holistic tax advisor seamlessly integrated with my goal of sharing my expertise and delivering value to my clients. I am delighted to be a part of such an esteemed market leader in the legal sector and eager to contribute to its continued success.”  

Established in 1896, Fox Mandal is one of the oldest full-service law firm in India and has been carrying a legacy of quality and integrity through the years. With a pan-India presence, over 200 fee-earners and a broad spectrum of practice areas, the firm has had the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal requirements of a diverse clientele.  

Mr. Shuva Mandal, the Managing Partner, says, “Pramod has immense knowledge and expertise as a tax practitioner owing to his long-standing association with a huge organization and varied clients. We are elated to have him on board with us and looking forward to harmonizing his goals with our vision.” 

 

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Former Big Four partner Sandip Mukherjee joins Fox Mandal

Fox Mandal & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sandip Mukherjee as Director, International Tax Practice. Sandip would operate from the Pune office and lead the international tax practice of the firm in Southern & Western India. His addition is a part of the firm’s strategic expansion of its tax advisory vertical.

Sandip has spent about 27+ years in the profession, primarily with Big4 professional firms including PwC, Deloitte & Andersen, in India as well as overseas. He has also spent 6+ years with MNCs i.e. Tata Group & ACL Group. He specializes in the areas of tax and regulatory laws, both domestic as well as international. His areas of focus have been corporate tax, employee tax, foreign exchange laws, tax litigation, international tax and mergers & acquisitions.

Sandip is recognised as an active professional, a passionate writer, a speaker & a thought leader, with a committed following within the known circles of the business, profession & academia. Commenting on the appointment, he says, “I am looking forward to being a part of such an established market leader in the legal sector and contributing my expertise in augmenting its vision of being a trusted & holistic tax advisor.”

Established in 1896, Fox Mandal is one of the oldest full-service law firm in India and has been carrying a legacy of quality and integrity through the years. With pan-India presence, over 200 fee-earners and a broad spectrum of practice areas, the firm has had the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal requirements of a diverse clientele.

Mr. Shuva Mandal, Managing Partner, said, “Sandip has a proven track record of leading large teams and handling significant assignments as part of huge organizations and we are looking forward to aligning his rich experience with the goals of our firm.”