PEOPLE

Preethi Agarwal - Fox Mandal

Preethi Agarwal

Senior Associate
Hyderabad

M: +91 90307 64204
E: preethi.agarwal@foxmandal.in

Preethi offers over 10 years of professional experience in the area of real estate and construction law including transactions pertaining to acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. Her acknowledged strategic know-how and extensive industry insights enable her to structure sophisticated and competent solutions that effectively represent the interests of clients in time-critical situations.

EXPERTISE

She has extensive exposure in structuring and drafting of real estate documents and a strong foundational knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to property acquisition. She has worked extensively in cases that demand conducting thorough title due diligence, drafting competent commercial contracts and execution of property transactions.

She specializes in drafting and negotiating various forms of real estate agreements, including commercial leases, Joint Development Agreements, Construction Agreements, Operation of Common Area Maintenance Agreements, drafting of bye-laws and Master community Rules for Residents Associations. She extends advisory solutions on the aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Preethi has also worked in areas of civil, criminal litigation, company matters etc., and in connection therewith she has appeared before various courts and tribunals like High Court at Hyderabad, Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, State and District Consumer Forums and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). She also handles general corporate matters on case-to-case basis.

Preethi’s industrious and proactive efforts, focused towards achieving impeccable results and client satisfaction has proved to be invaluable to the Firm.

EDUCATION

  • L.L.M. (Corporate Laws) degree from Osmania
    University, Hyderabad – 2014
  • B.A., L.L.B degree from Osmania University,
    Hyderabad – 2011
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution from ICADR
    (International Centre For Alternative Dispute
    Resolution), Hyderabad in association with
    NALSAR, Hyderabad – Distinction – 2013
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from
    Asian School of Cyber Laws – 2010.

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Telangana

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law Residential, Commercial & Township Development Corporate real estate RERA Consumer disputes Litigation

SECTORS

Start-ups
Consumer Goods & Retail
Agriculture
Education
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Information Technology

AFFILIATION

  • Telangana High Court Advocates Association
  • Bar Association in City Civil Court, Hyderabad.

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Orijit Chatterjee

Partner
kolkata

M:+91 98310 42949
E: Orijit.Chatterjee@foxmandal.in

Orijit has more than 22 years of legal expertise in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and insolvency & bankruptcy.  His professional ethics, time management and strong understanding of briefs have enabled the firm’s Kolkata office to deliver eclectic solutions and services in alignment with clients’ expectations.

EXPERTISE

Orijit has, through his long association with the firm, steered and given shape to the Kolkata office’s legal practise in the areas of corporate law along with commercial litigation, civil litigation and arbitration. He has appeared in various courts and Tribunals across the country and successfully handled matters on behalf of clients.

Orijit attends to his clients with care and patience for a better understanding of their individual requirements and objectives. He believes in extending the comfort and time they deserve to build a relationship of trust and confidence. 

His dedication to the firm, his passion to provide innovative solutions and determination to devise sophisticated and agile strategies have brought him appreciation from his colleagues and clients over the course of his rich legal career. 

EDUCATION

  • Bsc (Hons), LLB – Calcutta University / Burdwan University 

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

AFFILIATION

  • Incorporated Law Society of Calcutta

Confrence/WEBINARS

  • Speaker on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws in India –  German Technology Day event – 2020 hosted by the Government of Assam.  

volunteering/pro bono

  • Assisted and sdvised various individuals in relation to general litigation and property issues on a pro-bono basis.
  • Trustee at ‘Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Trust” under which the residential house (Acharya Bhavan) of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose. It is being converted into a state of the Art museum under grant from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.  

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance 
Corporate Law
Commercial Law
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law 
Litigation
Mediation
Quasi-Judicial Representation
Joint Venture
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Restructuring & Reorganization
FDI & ODI
Insurance

SECTORS

Consumer Products & Retail
Start-ups 

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Krishnan Murali

Krishnan Murali

Partner
Bengaluru

M: +91 77601 47117
E: KRISHNAN.MURALI@foxmandal.in

Krishnan heads the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice in Bangalore. With extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, coupled with a proven record in architecting investor as well as promoter-controlled deals, he is highly sought-after by leading private equity funds and new-age entrepreneurs alike, for advice on complex transactions. 

EXPERTISE

Krishnan has represented renowned foreign investors, both strategic and financial, in their staggering investments into Indian companies and has represented several domestic clients in their key outbound investments. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of general corporate and commercial matters. 

Prior to joining Fox Mandal, Krishnan headed his own law firm, iCounsel, where he walked-the-deal with founders of the likes of Bundl Technologies (Swiggy – Series A), NIFE (acquired by TÜV Rheinland), LogFire (acquired by Oracle), KnowledgeHut (majority stake transferred to UpGrad), Hug Innovations (acqui-hired by Titan Industries) and Ojus-ATM (a strategic collaboration in the healthcare space). 

He counts on his leanings for deep research and nuanced drafting the most. His predisposition towards maintaining a low personal profile makes him a highly approachable legal professional. His clients appreciate him for his ability to efficiently guide them through the complexities of the law and for handholding them through the entire lifecycle of the deal. 

EDUCATION

  • BAL, LL.B – Kerala Law Academy, 2005

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Kerala (2005)
  • Qualified Solicitor, England & Wales (2012) 

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(External)

  • He was a regular contributor to ‘The Hindu’ and ‘Economic Times’ during his law school years, and has published 250+ articles over the academic span of five years. 

PRACTICE AREAS

Anti-trust and Competition 
Corporate Law
Commercial Law 
Joint Venture 
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Private Equity                                Venture Capital

 

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Goods & Retail
Education
Food & Beverages
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Information Technology

 

PEOPLE

Kaustuv Chunder

Partner
Chennai & Kolkata

M:+91 98367 91212
E: kaustuv.chunder@foxmandal.in

Kaustuv Chunder is a partner stationed in the Kolkata office having almost four decades of experience as a general practice lawyer. Kaustuv has developed a solid track record assisting clients across wide-ranging industry sectors with a particular focus on litigations and alternate dispute resolutions in the fields of civil, commercial and banking as well as commercial contracts and labour issues.

EXPERTISE

Kaustuv is a fourth-generation lawyer associated with the firm since 1982. He has substantive experience in handling infrastructure construction-related disputes, labour and human resources issues, company matters, transfer of immovable property-related issues, testamentary and intestate succession issues, writ matters under the Indian constitution, etc.

He has given opinions and advised clients, including many public sector undertakings, private sector enterprises, financial institutions, private commercial establishments and small business houses, in addition to numerous individuals and families. Most of Kaustuv’s clients are engaged in manufacturing, industrial, banking, financial, real estate, infrastructure, logistics and environmental sectors.

He has also been involved in matters related to the commercial activities of several foreign enterprises. Moreover, he has advised pro-bono and guided several economically confronted individuals in cases of oppression and unfair deprivations. 

EDUCATION

  • LLB – Calcutta University
  • BA – Political Science with Economics

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal

AFFILIATION

  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Incorporated Law Society– High Court of Calcutta
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution
Corporate & Commercial
Employment & Human Resources

SECTORS

Manufacturing
Service
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics

PEOPLE

Purnima Kamble

Partner
Hyderabad

M: +91 98661 90977
E: purnima.kamble@foxmandal.in

With almost 20 years of experience handling a range of legal issues for diverse industry sectors, Purnima has gained a reputation for understanding the pulse of her clients and consistently delivering optimal solutions. As a Partner at Fox Mandal’s Hyderabad office, she primarily focuses on Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate practice.

EXPERTISE

She is preferred for the originality of her approach and long-standing expertise in issues relating to the structuring of foreign investors’/ventures in India, including investment in JVs, restructuring of capital, amalgamations, mergers, acquisition of existing companies/business and other investment-related aspects including, funding options, regulatory compliances required for such investments, compliance with taxation laws, well as drafting legal documentation for establishing business relationships in India.

Her work further includes legal consultancy in foreign investments, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, capital structuring, land acquisitions, commercial leasing and civil /commercial litigations.

She also serves as a trusted advisor on real estate issues and is known for providing bespoke counsel, especially on commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, development, planning, leasing, financing and disposals. She also advises on the real estate aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A.

Purnima takes a keen interest in women related issues and works actively in matters related to Sexual Harassment at the workplace, on which she has conducted several workshops and training sessions with CII in the past three years. In addition, she is a member of Internal Complaints Committees of many Multinational Companies (MNCs) and has conducted multiple inquiries and handed live cases.

EDUCATION

  • LLB, University of Lucknow
  • B. Com, University of Lucknow

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of U.P.

AFFILIATION

  • Tie Amaravati Chapter Board Member
  • Vice Chairman Indian Women Network (CII) Telangana 2020-21
  • National Council Member at WICCI (Women Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • Guaranteed Land Title-Legal Perspective, July 2019.
  • Webinar on: Labour Reforms – A Game Changer or A Self-Goal? Fox Mandal in association with CIIIWN Telangana, June 2020.
  • Webinar on: Application of Section 56 to Leases, May 2020.
  • Webinar on: Decoding the complex Employer, Employee dynamics – Covid times, May 2020.
  • Webinar on Implications of Force Majeure on Commercial Leases in the wake of Covid- 19, April 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Employment & Human Resources

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Infrastructure & transportation
Manufacturing
Services

PEOPLE

Jeevanandham Rajagopal

Partner
Chennai

M: +91 +91 98411 66670
E: r.jeevanandham@foxmandal.in

A Fulbright fellow, Jeeva understands the pulse of complex business transactions and applies his expertise in Commercial Laws to provide valuable advice to his clients. As a partner at Fox Mandal, he heads the Chennai office and co-chairs the Corporate and Commercial practice of the firm in South and West India. He has significant experience in the energy sector, especially renewable and technology-related.

EXPERTISE

Well-accoutered with over 18 years of diverse experience, he advises on a variety of arrangements that go to the core of clients’ ongoing business. These include foreign investment in India, joint ventures, debt and equity funding of projects and companies. He also works on inbound & outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions transactions and specializes in promoter/founder/investee representation.

He further deals in structuring and advising on overseas direct investment by Indian entities and Intellectual Property laws with a specific focus on transaction IP, IP strategies and facilitation and management of technology transfers.

His expertise also encompasses advising on debt and equity funding strategies, private equity and fund investments, as well as management of compliance. In addition, Jeeva has been mentoring several entrepreneurs and start-ups, often hand-holding many of them through multiple rounds of funding and exits.

His leadership skills and entrepreneurial approach has helped him to serve as the co-chair of ABA’s International Sub Committee of Young Lawyers since 2013 and be one of the first non-American lawyers to be recognized by ABA as Ambassador for its Business Law Section. He is also a committee member of the British Business Group and a member of the renewable energy and law committees of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He was instrumental in helping the firm win an award for its ‘corporate and commercial practice’ by the Indian Business Law Journal, where his clients commended his ‘professionalism and quality of advice’.

EDUCATION

  • Global Leadership Program – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • B.A. (Law) and B.L. – University of Madras

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu
  • Patent Agent

AFFILIATION

  • Madras Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • British Business Group

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • Webinar on: Re-Calibrating Contracts and Collaborations-during Covid-19 & Beyond, April 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate
Intellectual Property Rights
Funds
Mergers & Acquisitions
Renewable Energy

SECTORS

Energy – Renewable & Technology
Education
Hospitality
Healthcare & Life sciences
Infrastructure & Transportation
Manufacturing
Technology, Media & Telecom