PEOPLE

Krishnan Murali - Fox Mandal

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

Kaamya Ramanan

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 98459 99480
E: kaamya.ramanan@foxmandal.in

With ample experience in the field of Employment and Corporate laws, Kaamya has been handling the firm’s Employment law practice in Bengaluru for over 7 years, with a focus on employment law-related advisory, documentation, and assistance with compliance. Her clients regard her for her remarkable legal acumen and workable resolutions.

EXPERTISE

Kaamya assists clients in various Employment-related legal matters, including advisory, documentation, compliance, structuring of policies, and handling of disciplinary / termination-related issues, with a view of balancing legal and practical requirements.

Since has been actively involved in the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (POSH) practice, including the preparation of requisite documentation, such as policies, guidelines, notices, and resolutions, and providing advice on all matters relating to complaints of sexual harassment, preparation of training and awareness modules as well as serving as the external member on the Internal Complaints Committees of companies.

She also has varied experience with corporate commercial advisory and documentation, including commercial transactions, wills, trusts, data protection, FSSAI, FEMA, FDI, insurance, and related laws. She is a decisive and trustworthy attorney with remarkable communication skills and strong work ethics.

EDUCATION

  • BA LLB (5 Years), Christ University (Bengaluru Univerity), 2012

ADMISSION

  • Karnataka Bar Council

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

EXTERNAL

  • Hurdles to Inter-Generational Wealth Transfers in Pluralistic India, October 2014, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Newsletter, International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, https://www.ibanet.org/Document/Default.aspx?DocumentUid=FE19A86E-484E-4A28-A83A-25CF3159C6DC

INTERNAL

  • Government To Subsidize Extended Maternity Benefits Available To Women Employees – Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, July 2019
  • Impact of Supreme Court Ruling Pertaining to Calculation of Provident Fund Contribution on Allowances, Aug 2019
  • A New Era of Labour Laws Beginning With The Code of Wages, 2019, Sep 2019
  • Consolidation Of Labour Laws – Balancing Ease of Business with Employee Right, Oct 2020
  • Highlights Of The Code On Social Security, Nov 2020

Speaking opportunity

  • Employee Labour Welfare Laws, 18th March, 2017, Institute of Company Secretaries India, Bengaluru Chapter

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Law
Commercial Law
Family Business
Anti Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Workplace
Compliance Audit
Disciplinary Proceedings
Employment & Termination
Health Safety & Environment
Labour Law
Labour & Industrial Disputes
Organizational Policies
Arbitration
Restructuring & Reorganization
Privacy & Data Protection
Logistics & Warehousing
Regulatory Compliance

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Goods & Retail
Education
Food & Beverages
Information Technology
Start-ups
Textiles, Apparels & Accessories
Healthcare & Life Sciences

PEOPLE

Keerthi Kishore B C

Group Head
Bengaluru

M: +91 99864 66139
E: keerthi.kishore@foxmandal.in

Keerthi Kishore has over 13 years of experience working as an attorney in the real estate sector and offers his services from the firm’s Bengaluru office. He primarily practices 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. He works across varied practice areas with a special focus on the agriculture sector.

EXPERTISE

Keerthi Kishore is familiar with all stages of the real estate development process, including construction agreements, loan documents, and performing real estate due diligence. He is experienced in landlord-tenant as well as social matters. He is further equipped to advise on the procedural aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Keerthi Kishore also handles general corporate matters dealing with capital structure, conventional financing, contracts, and entity formation, including simple and complex structures involving joint ventures, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. He is skilled in organizing complex issues in a time-efficient manner and works through his networking abilities and creative thinking.

EDUCATION

  • BAL
  • LL.B

ADMISSION

  • Karnataka State Bar Council

PUBLICATIONS

Conference

  • ITech Law Summit in 2013.
  • Bengaluru Tech Law summit in 2017.

PRACTICE AREAS

Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Corporate Real Estate
RERA
Litigation
Mediation
Joint Venture

SECTORS

Agriculture

PEOPLE

Kaustuv Chunder - Fox Mandal

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