people

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 

PEOPLE

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

Sathya Prasad

Senior Consultant
Bengaluru

M:+91 97416 99155
E: sathya.prasad@foxmandal.in

Sathya Prasad currently heads the Corporate Compliance vertical in the firm. He is a multi-skilled expert who is not just a Lawyer and a Company Secretary but also an Insolvency Professional. He has been seamlessly syndicating those roles to provide invaluable service to clients for over 15 years with particular expertise in corporate compliance, mergers & acquisitions, legal, due diligence, restructuring and insolvency.

EXPERTISE

An investment maven, Sathya offers critical advice on matters related to FDI & ODI, setting up of businesses in India and overseas, insolvency, restructuring and general advisory under Corporate & Insolvency Laws. He also engages in representations before various authorities like NCLT, ROC, RD, RBI & CLB.

He has advised and assisted many companies, including start-ups focusing on the manufacturing and service sector, aerospace and defence collaborations and non-profit organizations.

He has diversified experience of advising Government undertakings like HAL (JV-HALBIT) to world giants in the private sector like Facebook (setting up in India) and LinkedIn (Acquisition of SlideShare).

He has further demonstrated remarkable operational expertise regarding to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, ranging from giving legal opinions and advisory services, assisting with the voluntary liquidation process, conducting due diligence on behalf of resolution applicants and submission of resolution plans.

He has been a member of the CSR panel of the Chamber of Indian Industries, Karnataka, since 2018. He is also a member of the Aerospace and Aviation Expert Committee, and the Banking, Finance & Corporate Affairs Expert Committee of Bengaluru Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC)

EDUCATION

  • Associate Company Secretary – Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
  • Qualified Insolvency Professional – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  • LLM (International Law) – Osmania University (OU)
  • LLB – Osmania University (OU)
  • PG Diploma in Patent Laws – NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • B. Com – Osmania University (OU)

ADMISSION

  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India.

AFFILIATION

  • Member of CII Karnataka CSR Panel – from 2018
  • Member of Aerospace and Aviation Expert Committee of Bengaluru Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) – from 2018
  • Member of Banking, Finance & Corporate Affairs Expert Committee of BCIC — from 2016

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • Revised MSME Definition: Impact Analysis, June 2020.
  • Review of the Revised Foreign Direct Investment Policy Amendment, April 2020.
  • Corporate Compliance Updates, Newsletter, April 2020.
  • Corporate Compliance Updates, Newsletter, March 2020.

(QUOTE)

  • Featured in Business Standard on Unitech takeover: Despite IBC and RERA, homebuyers find no relief.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Governance & Compliance services
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers and Acquisition (M&A)

SECTORS

Aerospace and Defence
Mining
Manufacturing
Service
Health Care & Life Sciences

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

PEOPLE

Shuva Mandal

CHAIRMAN AND Managing Partner
Mumbai

M:+91 98809 74882
E: shuva.mandal@foxmandal.in

Mr. Shuva Mandal is the Chairman and the Managing Partner of Fox Mandal. Being a fourth-generation lawyer and a client-focused leader, he has led the firm for more than two decades while exuberating unmatched determination and innate compassion.

EXPERTISE

With his 3H success formula – Humility, Honesty and Hard work, he has steered the firm’s leadership towards delivering quality service and ensuring client satisfaction each time. Apart from maintaining positive client relationships and driving new acquisitions, he develops and implements the organization’s goals, procedures, and policies. Under his guidance, the organization has forged into new markets and expanded operations while maintaining strong client credence.

Revered as an A-List Lawyer by the Indian Business Law Journal, he specializes in Corporate M&A, Real Estate and Private client advisory in addition to providing general guidance in all the practice areas of the firm. Armed with a law degree from Calcutta University, an M&A Program from Wharton School, and a diploma on Negotiation Skills from MIT, he discerns and drives transactions that affect clients’ futures across industry sectors.

His practice includes advising clients on inbound investment into India including entry strategy, corporate governance, M&A and joint ventures. He has also advised clients on disposal of companies, private equity & securities transactions, and public offerings of debt and equity. Shuva is a Director on the Board of several large corporates, besides being entrusted with responsibility for trusteeship of select organizations.

He is enthusiastic about legal education and has supported it through the Fox Mandal Foundation Finishing School. He devotes himself with an ardour to helping start-ups through pro-bono initiatives and the Start-up Leadership Program. His altruism can be evinced by the firm’s policy of providing ex-gratia payment to retired and distressed staff members. He has inspired his associates through his candour and upstanding work ethics.

He is described as an “excellent corporate lawyer,” by his peers. One client has also stated, “his team and he are very efficient and are one of the go-to teams in south India.”

EDUCATION

  • M&A Program – Wharton University
  • LLB – University of Calcutta

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

AFFILIATION

  • International Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association
  • Family Business Network
  • International Fiscal Association
  • American Bar Association

RECOGNITION

  • Recognized within the ‘A List’ – Top 100 India Lawyers by Vantage Asia- India Business Law Journal

PRACTICE AREAS

Mergers & Acquisition
Corporate & Commercial
Real Estate
Family Business

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Manufacturing
Services
Healthcare & Life sciences
Consumer Products & Retail