PEOPLE

Ruturaj Chaudhari

Senior Associate
Pune

M: +91 93722 27272
E: ruturaj.chaudhari@foxmandal.in

Ruturaj from our Pune office is a dedicated professional with an experience of over 12 years in the field of corporate Real Estate and litigation. Most of his clients belong to the Consumer Goods & Retail, Automotive, Start-ups, and Information Technology Sectors.

EXPERTISE

He has been extensively involved in advising on the acquisition of rights, title and interests in immovable property/ies, including commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural lands/properties through Absolute Conveyance, Agreement to Sell, Lease, Mortgage, Joint Venture, Development Agreement, Power of Attorneys, Leave and Licence Agreement .

He is proficient in various applicable central, state, and regional legislation and rules pertaining to Real Estate such as Zonal Regulations, Building Bye-Laws, Comprehensive Development Plans, Rules pertaining to Environmental Impact Assessment and Fire Safety Norms etc.


He further offers legal advice on testate and intestate succession as well as the implications of the Stamp Duty and Registration Fee obligations. He has also handled Civil/ Revenue matters by representing clients before the appropriate Courts arising in connection with Partition, Declaration, Acquisition, Succession, Debt Recovery, Dispossession, etc.

Ruturaj helps clients think transversely across sectors and provides comprehensive legal solutions with dedication and determination.

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. (Masters in Law) – Bharati University – 2009

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa & Bar Association of Pune

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Real Estate
Litigation

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail
Automotive
Start-ups
Information Technology

PEOPLE

Ramasubramanian N

Group Head
Chennai

M: +91 95000 47123
E: n.ramasubramanian@foxmandal.in

Ramasubramanian is a lawyer and Company Secretary, currently heading the corporate compliance team at Fox Mandal, Chennai. He has over 12 years of experience specializing mainly in corporate compliance, consulting, and assisting Indian and foreign clients operating in various sectors. He has advised entities on compliances under various corporate laws and regulatory requirements relating to FDI, Companies Act, RBI, FEMA, etc. A bulk of his clients are from the Startups and Information Technology sector. His sound decision making and knack for problem solving has made him a trusted advisor for his clients.

EXPERTISE

His expertise spans across corporate law matters; compliances under the Companies Act, 1956, companies act, 2013, FEMA, etc. He is further skilled with the incorporation of companies, LLPs, societies, trusts, branch office, liaison office, and project offices. He also works in mergers, amalgamations, acquisitions, business transfers, including the restructuring of capital and management. Ram also offers investment advisory and handles matters pertaining to the compounding of offences under corporate laws and FEMA, secretarial audit and legal audit/legal, due diligence.

Ram is adept at drafting various investments related agreements and opinions under the companies act and FEMA, voluntary winding up and strike off of companies. The dextrously manages the closure of branch office, liaison office, and project offices and providing assistance for the closure of companies (both striking off and voluntary liquidation route). He is further proficient in liaison and procedural support in interactions with government and quasi-judicial authorities such as Registrar of Companies (RoC), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Regional Director (RD), Official Liquidator (OL) National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) etc. He has outstanding leadership qualities and a constant zest for learning.

EDUCATION

  • B.Com – Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, 2001
  • LLB – Sri Venkateswara University, 2011
  • Associate Member – Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • CA Final 

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

Conference

  • Attended the conference and seminar organised by ICSI

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Law
Compliance Audit
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Restructuring & Reorganization
Joint Venture
Private Equity
FDI & ODI
Government, Regulatory & Compliance Advisory
Regulatory Compliance

SECTORS

Start-ups
Information Technology

PEOPLE

Ranganath H

Director
Bengaluru

M: +91 98807 44482
E: ranganath@foxmandal.in

Ranganath Hari co-chairs the firm’s tax vertical in Southern India. He specializes in Tax and Regulatory Services. He has overseen tax, accounting and finance functions of publicly listed companies in the Information Technology and Manufacturing industries with a deep insight into the strategic management of finance and tax functions.

EXPERTISE

Ranganath has over 21 years of professional experience and focuses majorly on direct and indirect taxes, FEMA, and SEZ/STPI regulations.



He has advised on tax-efficient structures for entry strategy, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, reorganisation. Working with cross-practice teams, he advises on identifying opportunities to add value through effective tax planning on pre and post domestic and cross border transactions. He has also rendered tax advice to high net worth individuals, expats, firms, LLPs, as well as charitable & religious trusts and represented companies before revenue authorities in relation to the assessment of tax returns and appeal matters.



He has also advised and assisted companies in setting up SEZ/ STPI units,  including preparation of project reports and project financials and compliances under Central and State Acts, Rules and Regulations.

EDUCATION

  • B. Com, FCA
  • US GAAP: IIM, Bengaluru

ADMISSION

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

AFFILIATION

  • Bengaluru Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Committee Member
  • International Fiscal Association

PUBLICATIONS

(INTERNAL)

  • Boosting the Economy – Fortnightly Tax Update, May 2020
  • Key announcements in the field of Income Tax, GST, and Customs Duty; April 2020
  • Covid-19 Legal FAQ Series – Taxation Laws; April 2020
  • Covid-19 Financial Relief Measures – Newsletter; March 2020

PRACTICE AREAS

Direct Taxation
Indirect Taxation
FEMA

SECTORS

IT/ITES
Manufacturing & Service

PEOPLE

Rajesh Vellakkat

Partner
Bengaluru

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 a partner at Fox Mandal’s Bengaluru 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 an early stage, acting as their mentor in their legal function, many a time pro-bono.

EDUCATION

  • LLM – London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • 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

PEOPLE

Ramaswamy B

Chief operationg officer
Bengaluru

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 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, manufacturing 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 to assisted 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 firms, 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 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 e-commerce portals for hiring projectconsultants and construction equipment and assisted in developing Hospital Information Systems.

He held 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