Rajesh Vellakkat

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Rajesh Vellakkat

Partner,
Bangalore

M:+91 94498 37538
E: rajesh.vellakkat@foxmandal.in

Rajesh is the go-to lawyer for tech startups and innovators who wish to enter the big league. As partner at Fox Mandal’s Bangalore office, he leads the technology and startup team while also overseeing the Corporate Governance and Capital market division. Rajesh plays a significant role in augmenting the thought leadership of the firm and is regularly published in leading newspapers in the country.

EXPERTISE

Rajesh’s expertise lies in providing strategic advice on Intellectual Property, Information Technology Laws, Data privacy and E-Commerce, Investment and Securities law.

He has extensively worked with tech entities in the retail, fashion, finance and defence sectors advising them on contractual arrangements with various stakeholders and helping them cruise through regulatory and liability issues, preparing policies relating to sourcing, designing, manufacturing, product endorsements, supply chain, warehousing, imaging, content publications cataloguing and copyrights

Over the years he has provided a range of practical solutions on e-commerce, telecom licencing, software product licensing, software development agreements, ODCs, outsourcing contracts, data privacy & GDPR, IP patents and infringement actions, enforcement of trademark in the social media environment, trademark registrations, filing and prosecution.

He also helps clients deal with product liability issues, legal metrology and FSSAI related concerns, raising private equity and debt financing, creating corporate governance structure, SEBI settlement procedures and also takes up oppression and mismanagement matters before NCLT.

Rajesh often represents emerging start-ups and handholds them at early stage, acting as their mentor in their legal function, many a times pro-bono.

 

EDUCATION

  • LLM – London School of Economics and Political Science (ongoing)
  • MBL – National Law School of India University
  • BAL, LLB – University of Calicut

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

AFFILIATION

  • IBA
  • ITECH law
  • IAPP

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

(External)

  • Was a Monthly columnist on tech law for more than a year in The Practical lawyer.
  • Coronavirus lockdown: Time for businesses to renegotiate contracts to avoid catastrophic fallouts, April 2020.
  • Personal Data Protection Bill: Will it Disrupt our Data Ecosystem? July 17, 2019
  • Why the personal data protection bill falls short: What this means for the common man, August 31, 2018
  • How Fundamental are Privacy Rights? July 26, 2017
  • Webinar on: Re-Calibrating Contracts and Collaborations-during Covid-19 & Beyond, April 2020

(QUOTE)

  • When firm delists amid Covid-19: Independent directors face testing times, May 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Information Technology and Telecom Law
Data Protection
Intellectual Property Rights
Corporate Governance
Capital Market

SECTORS

Technology, Media & Telecom
Consumer Products & Retail
E-commerce and Digital platforms
Services
Manufacturing

Prof. N. L. Mitra

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Prof. N. L. Mitra

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Ramaswamy B.

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Ramaswamy B.

Chief operationg officer,
Bangalore

M:+91 99724 71100
E: ramaswamy.b@foxmandal.in

From advising in the establishment of a mini Steel Plant to conducting procurement reviews for World Bank funded projects in Africa and Europe, Mr Ramaswamy has extensively worked in the field of engineering, construction, and infrastructure across a spectrum of industries. With over 35 years of wide-ranging exposure, he leads the firm’s infrastructure practice with special focus on end-to-end construction and project management.

EXPERTISE

An Infra-wizard, Mr. Ramaswamy has particular expertise in setting up and running medium- sized greenfield projects including a natural mineral water bottling plant, a project for the fabrication of capital equipment for the tyre Industry, manufacture of food-grade PET bottles and a mini integrated steel plant. He is therefore well versed with all pre & post construction Greenfield Project activities including the development of new products and markets, the establishment of all-India distribution networks, selection of project land, selection of technology and consultants, determination of project configuration, scheduling and project budget, liaising for approval from Government Bodies.

Mr. Ramaswamy was also involved in program management of Coca Cola’s Greenfield projects across ten states covering legal, technical, pre and post-construction approval, rehabilitation and resettlement processes. In the process, he participated in the conceptual stage of Industrial Model Township, Manesar (2000 acres) & Bawal Investate, near Gurgaon (1000 acres) promoted by Haryana State Industrial Development Corp and provided assistance to NHAI to draft/determine the contract terms of the 20km Nellore Bypass, a BOT expressway and signatory to the first draft BOT concession agreement in India.

While holding significant positions in leading infrastructure consulting and advisory firm, he has helped forge business alliances and business diversification. He is further proficient in business development, general management, anchoring key projects and client coordination. Moreover, he has worked with the execution of turnkey engineering contracts and project and contract management.

Mr Ramaswamy is also experienced in the Bid Process Management which he was familiarized with while handling procurement review for World Bank Funded Project in Africa and Europe. In addition, he has founded B2B ecommerce portals for hiring project consultants and construction equipment as well as assisted in developing Hospital Information Systems.

He has been holding various positions in the Infrastructure Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka State Council and CII Southern Regional Council since 2009. For the last four years, he has been a Co-Chairman/ steering committee member of Suminfra, a flagship event of CII for developing sustainable PPP projects in the infrastructure sector in South India. He was also a Board member of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman, Karnataka for 2016-18. He is a regular speaker and panel chair in CII conferences on Infrastructure and Construction.

EDUCATION

  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
  • MMS. Marketing, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • Business Negotiations Course, IIM, Ahmedabad in 1996

AFFILIATION

  • Infrastructure Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka State Council and CII Southern Regional Council for more than a decade.
  • Co-Chairman/ steering committee member of Suminfra, a flagship event of CII.
  • Board member of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, Karnataka (2016-18).

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

(INTERNAL)

  • Webinar on: Navigating Legal Challenges in Infrastructure Sector in the Wake of COVID – 19, May 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate

SECTORS

Infrastructure & Transportation
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance

Shourya Mandal

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Shourya Mandal

Partner,
Kolkata, Ahmedabad

M:+91 98300 38367
E: Shourya.mandal@foxmandal.in

Shourya is a Corporate and Commercial lawyer dealing in transactions work. He has been nominated as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for many years. Shourya has been actively involved in the IPBA and ABA for many years. He is a past National President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Founder Chairman of the British Business Group in Kolkata.

EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

  • B Sc (Hons) – Calcutta University (1985-1988)
  • LL. B – University of Bombay Solicitor (1989-1992)

ADMISSION

  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

AFFILIATION

  • Bombay Incorporated Law Society Solicitor
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • British Business Group, Kolkata – Founder Chairman Jan 2015 – Present
  • United Way of Kolkata – Board member – Nov 2013 – Present
  • Nirdhan Development & Microfinance – Board Member Jan 2012 – Present
  • Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) – National President Sep 2012 – Sep 2013

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

(INTERNAL)

  • Webinar on: Navigating Legal Challenges in Infrastructure Sector in the Wake of COVID -19, May 2020.

Webinar

‘Handling Legal Job Search Amid Pandemic’, August 2020

External Publication

  • Online Gaming Advertisements To Be Self Regulated – Dec, 2020
  • Govt. Takes The First Step Towards Regulating OTT Platforms In India –Nov, 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Private Equity
Real Estate
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Infrastructure & Transportation

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Infrastructure & Transportation

Shuva Mandal

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Shuva Mandal

Managing Partner,
Mumbai

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

Mr. Shuva Mandal is the Chairman of the Fox Mandal Group and the Managing Partner of Fox Mandal & Associates Law Firm. Being a fourth-generation lawyer and a client-focused leader, he has led the group 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 group’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

Santosh Vikram Singh

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Santosh Vikram Singh

Partner,
Bangalore

M:+91 99013 11622
E: santosh.singh@foxmandal.in

With over 20 years of experience, Santosh leads the Firm’s IP & Sports Law practices in Southern & Western India, focusing primarily on fulfilling the business-legal requirements of clients.

EXPERTISE

Santosh is a pragmatic and proficient expert whose cognizance of IP issues and dexterity in resolving them is discernible. He advices on a range of IP services spanning acquisition, advisory, portfolio management, transactional, enforcement and dispute resolution.

He is also known to be on the ball when it comes to Sports Law. Some notable sports matters dealt by him are assisting FICA in recovering their members’ dues from ICL-Zee Group and advising them on various contractual issues, assisting Sports Management entities in contractual issues and sports companies in planning, structuring setting up leagues including forming policies and related documentations etc.

His IP expertise has put Media and Entertainment practice right in his wheelhouse where he has assisted clients on issues related to development, production, acquisition and distribution of contents; production and distribution of motion pictures, television and electronic media rights; music publishing; sponsorship deals and technology related transactions.

His passion for IP and self-starter disposition has led him to attain prominence in major committees of global organizations. He has also been leading and assisting the Firm in various roles including strategy and business management for the past several years.

Santosh also has years of experience advising on technology related transactions, data protection and privacy law issues. Under his able guidance, the firm has attained top tier positions for its patent, copyright and trademark practices by renowned international journals.

EDUCATION

  • LLB – Bangalore University
  • M.B.L. – University of Lucknow
  • B.Sc. (Biology) – University of Lucknow

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka (India)
  • Patent Agent – Indian Patent Office

AFFILIATION

  • Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Active Member in International Trademark Association (INTA):
  • Charter Member, TiE-Bangalore (2016 onwards)
  • Founder Member of Worldwide IP Network IP-PG

RECOGNITION:

  • One of India’s Top 15 IP Lawyers Ranked by Asian Legal Business

TESTIMONIALS

“He is communicative, he has called me to explain some of the written communications that could have been ambiguous. He has a clarity of the law and the ability to leverage Intellectual property. He has helped us to make decisions on which applications need not be pursued as it was unlikely it would have been awarded.” – Asialaw

“The team pays attention to detail. The senior partner sat on a discussion with our inventors to understand the concept and helped write the draft. The prior art search was very relevant and helped shorten the time it took us to file.” – Asialaw

‘Santosh Vikram Singh is a great practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena; responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable.’ – Legal 500

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

Fox Mandal Blog

  • ‘Technological Doping’: A Threat To Equity In Sports – Jan, 2021
  • The Concussion Conundrum – Dec, 2020 · The Rise Of Fantasy Sports In India – Dec, 2020
  • The football transfer: How the Barcelona – Messi matter turned murky – Nov, 2020
  • BCCI’s Anti-Doping Saga, Aug 2019
  • PepsiCo Vs. Potato Farmers: A Legal Take, May 2019

Webinar

‘Handling Legal Job Search Amid Pandemic’, August 2020

External Publication

  • Online Gaming Advertisements To Be Self Regulated – Dec, 2020
  • Govt. Takes The First Step Towards Regulating OTT Platforms In India –Nov, 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property
Sports Law
Technology, Media & Entertainment
Data Protection

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Products & Retail
Education
Healthcare & Life sciences
Information Technology
Services
Sports
Technology, Media & Telecom

Jayaprakash Padmanaban

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Jayaprakash Padmanaban

Partner,
Chennai

M: +91 97909 76191
E: p.jayaprakash@foxmandal.in

Whether it is Real Estate Development & Planning (Residential, Commercial & Industrial) or Infrastructure Project or Government Advisory, Jayaprakash’s vast experience is constantly sought by clients to effectively manoeuvre varied legal concerns. As a partner in the Chennai office, he heads the Real Estate Practice.

EXPERTISE

In his 20 years of legal career, he has extended unique solutions in a versatile manner to a range of public and private clients. Much of his work involves handling real estate related litigation, carrying out title due diligence and drafting contracts for corporations, PSU’s, financial Institutions, SEZ developers, real estate developers and individuals.

He also counsels clients on finance, joint ventures, debt restructuring, commercial leasing, environmental compliance and real estate redevelopment. Apart from this, he also deals with the development of townships, SEZ, commercial and industrial establishments liaising with various Government and Regulatory authorities, RERA registration, compliance and dispute resolution. He further indulges in drafting contracts relating to real estate transactions including construction & engineering contracts, conveyance deeds, agreements relating to sale/lease, build-to-suit, leave and license, mortgage and hypothecation of property

As part of Government advisory services, he closely interacts with policymakers and provides his expert advice on the legal intricacies surrounding new policies and reforms. As a recognition of his contribution, he has been appointed as an external legal consultant to Tamil Nadu Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TN RERA), Tamil Nadu Housing Board and Tamil Nadu Housing and Urban Development Department.

His sound working knowledge underpinned by a thorough understanding of legal principles has won him considerable recognition in the real estate industry in Chennai. He regularly conducts workshops, seminars and training programs for students, entrepreneurs, business organisations, confederations and government agencies on legal aspects revolving the real estate industry. He is also empanelled with various Banks & NBFCs.

While the firm won an award for its ‘corporate and commercial practice’ by the Indian Business Law Journal, he was particularly commended for his ‘professionalism and quality of advice.’

EDUCATION

  • B.A. (Law) and B.L. – University of Madras

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu

AFFILIATION

  • Madras Bar Association

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Environmental Law

SECTORS

Infrastructure & Transportation
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Funds
Manufacturing
Services