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.

PEOPLE

Prerona Sil

Prerona Sil

partner
kolkata

M: +91 98310 58183
E: prerona.sil@foxmandal.in

As a partner in the Kolkata office, Prerona brings to the table more than 19 years of legal expertise in the real estate domain combined with strong analytical thinking, work ethic, conceptual research and negotiation skills. She is also proficient in handling succession matters and is revered for her meticulous approach in each assignment. 

EXPERTISE

Prerona offers sound advisory solutions to clients on a gamut of real estate laws and issues. These include conducting due diligence, drafting, reviewing legal documents, negotiating terms and conditions of real estate transactions such as leases, sales, purchases, mortgages, joint development agreements and infrastructure projects to facilitate transfer of titles, assessing legal risk in real estate documentation, paperwork and advising clients accordingly.  

Her industry insights and vast experience benefit clients in complicated transactions and cases. She keeps herself well-informed of relevant industry updates, ensuring that the real estate transactions she oversees are legal, binding and in the best interests of the clients. 

Prerona joined the Kolkata office in August 2003 as an intern and has since grown to be a natural leader who displays sound judgement and attention to detail. Her commitment, efforts and ability to thrive under high-pressure situations consistently resonate with her clients. Her outstanding communication and networking skills make her a preferred professional amongst developers, banks, and corporations.

EDUCATION:

  • LLB (Honours), Calcutta University, 2003

ADMISSION:

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Business
Residential, Commercial & Township Development Corporate Real Estate

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail
Education

PEOPLE

Pasupathy AP

Pasupathy AP

Practice Head
Chennai

M: +91 98410 52282
E: pasupathy.ap@foxmandal.in

Pasupathy Ap is a seasoned Renewable Energy professional with over two decades of experience in the legal and RE sector. He has handled and led the legal portfolio for wind farm/solar farm projects for various OEMs and also led the project development (includes land, permit and approvals) activities for various OEMs/IPPs such as Gamesa Renewables (now Siemens Gamesa), Vestas, Bharat Light&Power (Now Enel green), SunEdison and ReNew Power.

EXPERTISE

An expert in RE related approvals, contracts, litigation, regulation and compliances with a notable percipience in handling the land acquisition and its due diligence across India, and expertise in EPC, BoP and Development contracts. Furthermore, he exerts acuity in the area of development of wind and solar projects and their risk management.

Prior to his association with the Fox Mandal family, Mr. Pasupathy played an instrumental role in leading and institutionalizing the wind-farm undertaking of legal departments of various renowned and significant RE companies like Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Bharat Light and Power (presently known as Enel Green) Sun Edison etc. He also supervised and succoured the project development department of the RE companies in rooting their renewable energy project vision Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

His cogency and prowess in the legal and RE project development sphere shall facilitate FM to render dynamic and sophisticated end-to-end solutions to the RE exigencies, across the industry value chain; especially pertaining to the legal aspects including land, structuring of transactions and projects, due diligence on counter parties, contract negotiation, contract management, investor management and litigation management.

EDUCATION

LL.B from Pondicherry University

M.L from University of Madras (Marina campus)

ADMISSION

Bar Council of Tamil Nadu

PRACTICE AREAS

Renewable energy business and legal solutions for OEM, IPP, Developer & Contractor

Project approvals and guidance

RE regulations and compliance

Legal due diligence on completed / ongoing projects, lands and compliances of laws

Corporate, commercial and regulatory issues

Civil and criminal laws

Arbitration

SECTORS

RE Energy

Real estate

Property disputes

PEOPLE

Padma Sinha

Group Head
Bengaluru

M: +91 99007 87661
E: padma.sinha@foxmandal.in

Padma brings in over 10 years of experience advising clients in the technology space, from start-ups to fast-growing and mid-market business to mature global enterprises, across practice areas on corporate transactions, regulatory, compliance, employment, privacy laws, and contracting issues. She has successfully helped her clients navigate complex technology regulations through impressive critical thinking and effective drafting skills.

EXPERTISE

Padma has been associated with FoxMandal since 2006, when she started her legal career. After a  5 year stint with FoxMandal, Padma moved in-house with Infosys Limited, a 13 billion Indian multinational technology company, where she offered advice to the business teams on legal challenges for strategic business movements to various global markets.

She worked in-house and in law firms in London since 2015 with technology companies focussing on IT and internet laws, cloud computing, and ‘software-as-a-service transactions. She worked as a sole legal counsel for a London-based company in the sensory mobile marketing technology sector, handling two rounds of investment to take the company through its initial business cycle and further advising on legal matters including commercial and technology transactions, incorporating subsidiaries, conducting legal reviews of business and product development activities, employment matters including establishing employment best practices.

Padma read for an LLM in Public International law and an MPhil in privacy laws around surveillance in the United Kingdom. She had been actively involved with the university research groups and civil society organisations, contributing to research papers and articles. She currently works for the Information Technology and Start-up sectors at Fox Mandal.

EDUCATION

  • LLM- Queen Mary University of London
  • MPhil- Brunel University, London

ADMISSION

  • Karnataka State Bar Council

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Employment & Termination
Labour Law
Digital Media & Content
Regulatory Compliance
International Trade & WTO
FDI & ODI
Government, Regulatory & Compliance Advisory
IT & Telecom
Space Law
Privacy & Data Protection
Internet & E-commerce
Cyber Security
Artificial Intelligence

SECTORS

Information Technology
Start-ups

PEOPLE

Prakash Bhat

SENIOR MANAGER
Bengaluru

M: +91 99023 26672
E: prakash.r@foxmandal.in

Prakash is an accounting and statutory registration professional with more than 16 years of
substantive experience with a major focus on the Information Technology sector. In the past year, he has maintained 1600 minimum annual billable hours and scored 90% on client satisfaction. He has been dedicated, focussed, and taken initiative in all his undertakings.

EXPERTISE

His functions include day to day accounting up to finalisation of accounts, coordination with auditors for finalisation of the Accounts & Auditing, Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual GST, profession tax, income tax Return, preparations of, EPF, TDS, quarterly e-TDS & HR Payroll process. etc.

He is also involved in the preparation of Invoices GST, Trading invoices, import & export Invoices; attending to the PF, Income tax, GST assessment; timely Submission of statutory documents to STPI – Softex Forms; Monthly report; Qty Report; Annual Report; Bond register; handling EOU units works; preparation of Financials (Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Accounts); preparation of management reports & coordinating with the parent company, payment of profession tax, GST, TDS, annual filing of Form U under Labour Law, annual filing of Form D under Labour law, Statutory Registrations (Shops & Commercial Establishment, Profession Tax, Profession Tax Enrolment, Import Export Code, GST, STPI & NON-STPI); refund processing under GST Act; preparation & submission of Documents under Electronic Bank Realisation Certificate (EBRC).

EDUCATION

  •  BBM, Finance
  • M. Com.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Finance
Compliance Audit
Labour Law
Direct Tax
Indirect Tax
International Tax & Transfer Pricing
Tax Compliance
FSSAI

SECTORS

Information Technology

PEOPLE

Pramod Banthia

Director
Bengaluru

M: +91 98450 88696
E: pramod.banthia@foxmandal.in

Pramod is a Director at the Fox Mandal Bengaluru Office and handles the entire gamut of indirect tax practice of the firm. He has more than 23 years of professional experience in indirect taxes and was a tax partner for 10 years with a Big4 consulting firm. Over the years, he has provided many practical solutions to complex tax problems that were in line with the business objectives of his clients.

EXPERTISE

Pramod has acquired comprehensive experience in the application of indirect tax laws including Customs, GST, Central and State Excise, Service Tax, Entry Tax (including Octroi and LBT), Value Added Tax, FTP, EOU/STPI, SEZ, etc. while serving a broad range of international and Indian clients.

He has advised clients on structuring tax-efficient transaction models. He has further assisted in devising appropriate pricing strategies with respect to products imported from related parties and assisted in presenting the valuation matter before the Special Valuation Branch of the Customs Department. He has also assisted clients in seeking advance rulings/ clarifications on various issues.

Pramod has been involved in conducting indirect tax due diligence of several large companies. He has handheld several clients from various industries in transitioning from erstwhile indirect tax regime to GST regime in 2017.

Pramod has been interacting extensively with the indirect tax authorities and developed a good relationship with senior-level officials during the course of audit and investigations, assessments, representations, etc. on behalf of several multinational clients.

Pramod was seconded to PwC New York Office for 6 months to assist its global clients on indirect tax matters pertaining to operations across the world. He has been a regular speaker at seminars and written articles on topical issues in indirect taxation in various leading English business newspapers and magazines.

EDUCATION:

  • Chartered Accountancy (CA) from ICAI
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (B. Com) from the University of Calcutta
  • Attended advanced leadership program conducted by INSEAD Singapore

ADMISSION:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

AFFILIATION:

  • Member of Indirect & State Taxes – Expert Committee of the Bengaluru Chamber of Commerce

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

  • Published post budget tax analysis in leading business newspapers.
  • Published articles on indirect tax treatment with regard to various topical issues

RECOGNITION:

  • Worked for 2 consecutive years as a member of PwC Young Partners’ Forum on various firm’s strategic issues.
  • Awarded with PwC Chairman’s bonus for high performance on all business parameters.

PRACTICE AREAS

Tax
Indirect Tax

SECTORS

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Goods & Retail
Healthcare & Life sciences
Information Technology
Industrial, Manufacturing & Transportation
Services
Start-ups

PEOPLE

Preeti Kothari

Manager
PUNE

M: +91 91580 06126
E: Preeti.kothari@foxmandal.in

Preeti from our Pune office is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in Direct tax, International Tax, and Transfer Pricing. She has worked on Indian and MNC clients spreading across IT/ITeS, Automotive, and Industrial Goods sectors.

EXPERTISE

Preeti offers assistance pertaining to both advisory and compliance matters. She is deeply solution-oriented and ensures workable solutions to her client’s problems by effectively dovetailing the technical and practical aspects. She has an eye for detail and a passion for accounting which helps her understand complex tax matters without a hitch.

EDUCATION

  • Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants

ADMISSION

  • Nov 2003

AFFILIATION

  • Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants

PRACTICE AREAS

International Tax
Transfer pricing

SECTORS

IT/ITeS
Automotives
Industrial Goods

PEOPLE

Preetham P S

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 90089 36823
E: preetham.p@foxmandal.in

Preetham has been working with the firm as a senior associate and has 10 years of legal expertise in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He practices across industry sectors on various facets of law.

EXPERTISE

Preetham PS has nearly 10 years of experience in handling Civil, Commercial, and Corporate litigation matters. He has appeared before High Courts, District Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, Quasi-Judicial bodies, and Consumer Fora, representing private companies, Airlines, Automobile companies, and individuals.

He has expertise and experience in advising and handling Writ Petitions, Civil Miscellaneous Petitions (appointment of arbitrators), Company Petitions before the High Court & before the NCLT.; Civil Suits (Declaration, Specific Performance, Injunction, Partition, Recovery, Defamation, etc.); Arbitration Application & Suits; Execution of Judgment & Decree before Trial Courts; Arbitration before Arbitral Tribunals; Cheque dishonor cases before various Magistrate Courts. Claim Petitions before MACTs (Motor Accident Claim Tribunal); Consumer cases before the District Consumer Fora and the State Commission; Matrimonial cases before Family Court and Labour matters before Labour Court & Officers.

Preetam is dedicated and adaptable which makes him an exceptional team player who manages work without any hassle.

EDUCATION

  • BAL LLB, Bengaluru University, 2011

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Finance
Commercial Law
Employment & Termination
Labour & Industrial Disputes
RERA
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Litigation
Economic Offences
Mediation
Quasi-Judicial Representation
Insurance

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Goods & Retail
Education
Information Technology
Start-ups
Textiles, Apparels & Accessories

PEOPLE

Praveen Kumar Chandur

Group Head
Bengaluru

M: +91 99800 22104
E: praveen.chandur@foxmandl.in

With 14 years of experience in Real Estate, Infrastructure Projects and Energy Sector, Praveen works as the Group Head in Bengaluru. He has proven capabilities in title due diligence and documentation related to commercial and industrial establishments as well as Renewable Energy projects.

EXPERTISE

He specializes in Power Purchase Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements and Concession Agreements. He has further handled NBFCs such as Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). He has advised and assisted in matters related to technology parks, townships and infrastructure projects, and also in sale and purchase, lease and leave and license of property for developers, construction companies and multinational clients for their commercial and residential projects.

His experience also includes preparing and vetting documentation relating to townships, technology parks, commercial and residential projects and various infrastructure and energy projects. He has also aided the firm in liaising with authorities like BIAAPA, KIADB, BDA, BMRDA, BBMP, Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Tahsildar, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Offices of various Sub-registrars, District Registrar etc.

Praveen believes in being productive rather than being busy and his team mates as well as clients find his trustworthiness, discipline and honesty noteworthy.

EDUCATION

  • LLM, Karnataka University Dharwad, 2004

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

PRACTICE AREAS

Labour Law
Corporate Real Estate
Construction Finance
Renewable Energy
RERA
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Logistics & Warehousing

SECTORS

Agribusiness
Consumer Goods & Retail
Start-ups

PEOPLE

Partha Pratim Goswami

Senior Associate
Hyderabad

M: +91 97395 84397
E: partha.goswami@foxmandal.in

Partha has been associated with the firm for almost 9 years. Having honed his trade first at the firm’s Bengaluru office, Partha has surged to working as a Senior Associate with the firm’s Hyderabad unit. He offers legal solutions on a broad spectrum of practices, especially in the commercial, investment and renewable energy sector.

EXPERTISE

Partha is a skilled corporate and commercial lawyer who specializes in private equity and venture capital transactions. Partha has participated extensively in due diligence reviews and legal audits for various companies across diverse industries, inter alia IT and manufacturing industries. Partha is adept in scrutinizing and assessing the risk of companies with regards to compliance in various aspects such as corporate, financial indebtedness, contracts, and commitments, real estate, labour, environment, etc.; Partha is also proficient at drafting and reviewing complicated transaction documentation and commercial contracts. His hardworking and persevering disposition has struck a chord with his clients and peers alike.

EDUCATION

  • BALLB, Bengaluru University, 2011

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Assam

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • https://www.foxmandal.in/corporate-insolvency-under-the-insolvency-and-bankruptcy-code-2016/

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Antitrust & Competition Law
Compliance Audit
Employment & Termination
Labour Law
Joint Venture
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Privacy & Data Protection
Private Equity
Fund formation & structuring
Venture Capital
IT & Telecom
FDI & ODI
Regulatory Compliance
Labour & Industrial Disputes
Organizational Policies
Media, Entertainment & Gaming
Corporate Real Estate
Data Center, Warehousing & Logistics
Construction Finance
Renewable Energy
Industrial Unit, Park, SEZ & IT Park
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Arbitration
Consumer Disputes
Litigation
Divestment
Restructuring & Reorganization
Debt Funding & Restructuring
Investment Funds
Project Finance
Public Policy

SECTORS

Agriculture
Automotive
Food & Beverages
Education
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Information Technology
Start-ups