PEOPLE

Shyamal Mukherjee

Partner
Bengaluru

M: +91 99010 44688
E: shyamal.mukherjee@foxmandal.in

A seasoned lawyer honed by three decades of experience, Shyamal distils complex commercial issues to provide amiable solutions. As Partner with Fox Mandal, he brings his extensive experience and enthusiasm in the areas of Corporate Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Laws.

EXPERTISE

Prior to his association with the firm, he was commissioned as an Officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Judge Advocate General’s branch and has served as Assistant Chief Legal Advisor and Judge Advocate in the IAF and has handled Writ Petitions in various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, briefed Government Standing Counsels (including the Solicitor General of India) on litigations of civil and criminal nature, rendered opinion on personnel policies, general contracts and agreements, arbitration, personal laws and other litigation matters.

Shyamal has a particular interest in advising on general corporate and commercial matters related to contractual and corporate laws, licence and agreements, joint ventures, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions, due diligence reviews, alternative dispute resolution and litigation, debt recovery and maritime claims. In addition to the High Courts, Admiralty Courts and the Supreme Court he has also represented corporate and individual clients in subordinate courts, State and National Consumer fora and before various statutory and regulatory authorities.

In addition, he leads the firm’s advisory and consulting services in the Laws on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace (PoSH). He has conducted several awareness workshops on the “POSH Act” [Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 & Rules 2013]. He has also trained members of the Internal Committees (ICs) of several organizations on various aspects of POSH. He advises clients on inquiries related to sexual harassment.

EDUCATION

  • LLB
  • MA (English)

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Delhi

AFFILIATION

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • Bengaluru Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • COVID-19 Legal FAQ Series – Employment Laws, April 2020.
  • Webinar on: Decoding the complex Employer, Employee dynamics – Covid times, May 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Commercial
Employment & Human Resources
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

SECTORS

Aerospace & Defense
Manufacturing
Services

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