PEOPLE

Saurabh Bindal - Partner - Fox Mandal & Associates

SAURABH BINDAL

Partner
new delhi

M: +91 99538 58787
E: saurabh.bindal@foxmandal.in

With nearly a decade of extensive legal expertise, Saurabh leads the Alternate Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice as a Partner in Delhi. A lawyer with an engineering degree and a knack for sharing sophisticated exegesis on legal issues, Saurabh has authored several books, including four books on intellectual property law, two books on arbitration law and a book on privacy law.

EXPERTISE

A passionate and pragmatic lawyer, Saurabh renders dispute resolution support to clients on issues relating to Arbitration Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy Law, Information Technology Law, Constitution, Company Law, Contract Law, Employment Law, Electricity Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Saurabh also has significant experience in representing clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunals, National Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, State Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Criminal Courts (Magistrate and Sessions), High Courts and Supreme Court of India.

With his technical skills, dedication, and depth of analysis, Saurabh is known for planning the most effective strategies for his clients’ cases and for summarizing and explaining complex legal matters in pleadings and hearings with ease.

He is highly adept at managing corporate transactional work. He is efficient in drafting and finalizing pleadings before Courts and Arbitral Tribunals, assisting and briefing counsel and senior designated counsel for hearings, conducting hearings, conducting cross-examinations, drafting legal opinions et al.

Apart from assisting clients through the various complexities of dispute resolution, Saurabh is also an expert public speaker and an insightful writer who regularly authors pieces on contemporary issues of law and contributes his deliberations to various leading national dailies, and national and international journals.

EDUCATION

LLB – Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

B.E Biotechnology – Institute of Engineering and Technology, Khandari, Agra

ADMISSION

Bar Council of Delhi

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Governance & Compliance services
Anti-trust and competition
Employment and termination
Labour and Industrial Disputes
IP Transactions
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Economic Offences
Litigation
Mediation
Quasi-Judicial Representation
Cyber Security
Internet & E-commerce
Privacy & Data Protection

SECTORS

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

affiliation

 

  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association

Reported matters

 
  • Camco Multi Metal Ltd. v. Intamex S.A., 2014(4)ARBLR535(Delhi).
  • International Hispacold S.A. v. Castmaster Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., 2015 (4) Arb. LR328(Delhi).
  • National Highways Authority of India v. ITD. Cementation India Ltd., 2015(3)ArbLR109(SC).
  • National Highways Authority of India v. Oriental Pathways (Nagpur) Pvt. Ltd., 2016(3)ArbLR448(Delhi).
  • Saurabh Bindal v. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, CICISHIC/ /2015/OOO1 82.
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd. v. Mukul Agarwal and Ors., MANU/CF/0884/2019 

speaking opportunities

 

  • Speaker at ILACON, 2018, Delhi on “Law and Technology”.
  • Speaker in National Law University, Delhi’s conference on “Intellectual Property”, 2016.
  • Speaker in Manipal University’s conference on “Entrepreneurship”, 2016.
  • Speaker in Manipal University’s conference on “Intellectual Property Rights”, 2015.
  • Speaker in Amity University’s conference on “Examples of Learning in Competitive Intelligence”, 2014.
  • Speaker in MSME-NIESBUD “IP Awareness Programme for MSME’s and Glass Industries”, 2013.
  • Speaker in FFDC-MSME “IP Awareness Programme for MSME’s and Perfumery Industries”, 2013.
  • Speaker in FICCI-MSME “IP Awareness Programme for Handloom and Textile Cluster”, 2013.
  • Paper titled “Critique of Emergent Genetics v. Shailendra Shivam and Ors.”, presented at Advanced Level International
  • Workshop on Intellectual Property Laws,organized by Faculty of Law, University of Delhi on 26-27th February 2012.
  • Paper titled “Right to Environment and Right to Development: A Judicial Conundrum”, presented at National Seminar on Environment, Development and Human Rights, organized by University School of Legal Studies, GGSIPU on 20-21st January 2012.

Books authored

 

  • Authored a book titled “Avtar Singh’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2022, ISBN: 978-93-9071-584-8.
  • Authored a book titled “From Turbulence to Triumph: Supreme Court of India on Privacy”, published by OakBridge Publishing, 2021, ISBN: 978-93-9103-276-0.
  • Co-authored a book titled “Arbitration and Conciliation: A Commentary”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2021, ISBN: 978-93-9071-576-3.
  • Co-authored a chapter titled “Constitutionalization of Passive Euthanasia: Dying with Dignity Integral to Right to Life” in the book titled “Reclaiming Dignity, Rights and Justice – A Festschrift in honour of Justice Deepak Mishra”, published by Sweet & Maxwell.
  • Authored a book titled “Intellectual Property Law for Managers”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2018, ISBN: 978-93-8748-708-6.
  • Authored a book titled “MCQ on Intellectual Property Law”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2016, ISBN: 9-789351-453277.
  • Co-authored a book titled “Intellectual Property Law-An Introduction”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2015, ISBN: 9-789351-453048.
  • Authored a book titled as “MCQ on Intellectual Property Law”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2016, ISBN: 9-789351-453277.
  • Co-authored a book titled as “Intellectual Property Law-An Introduction”, published by Eastern Book Company, 2015, ISBN: 9-789351-453048.
  • Co-authored a chapter titled “Pay for Delay: Wrecking the Spine of Right to Health in India” in the book titled “Intellectual Property Rights: A Prismatic View”, published by Radha Publications, 2014, ISBN:9-788174-879240.
  • Co-authored a chapter titled “Right to Food vis-à-vis Intellectual Property Regime: The Indian Saga” in the book titled “Food Security Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”, published by Centre for Food Security and Agro Economy, Gujrat National Law University, Eastern Book Company, 2014, ISBN: 9-789351-450269.
  • Co-authored a book titled as “Constitutionalizing Intellectual Property”, published by Satyam Law International, 2013, ISBN: 81-921204-8-1.
  • Co-authored a chapter titled “Judging the Indian Judges: An Indefatigable Debate” in the book titled “Transparency and Accountability in Governance”, published by Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance, National Law University, Delhi, 2013, ISBN: 978-81-923638-8-2.
  • Co-editor of the workbook titled as “Protection of Software”, prepared as a part of continuous legal education initiative, proffered by Microsoft Centre of Excellence in IP Research & Technology Policy, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
  • Contributed as a researcher for a chapter, written by Prof. Uday Shankar, Assistant Professor (Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law) in the book “Law and Inequalities” compiled by Swati Deva and published by Eastern Book Company, 2010.

international Publication

 

  • Authored a paper titled as “Erring on the Side of Law: The Indian Supreme Court on Copyright Law and a case of Unwarranted Reasoning”, (2017) 39 E.I.P.R:244-248.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Public Policy of India under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996”, Terralex Connections
  • Authored a paper titled as “The Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act, 2000 in India and the mischief of freedom of infringement”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2015; doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpv017.
  • Authored a paper titled as “The Missing Spear”, E.I.P.R 36 (12), 2014:802-806.
  • – Co-authored a paper titled as “Power of Review and its Ambit under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986”, Terralex Connections
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Riding the Unbridled Horse: Indian Industrial Design Law and the Broken Strings”, E.I.P.R 36(4), 2014.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Law of Intellectual Property”, Terralex Connections
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Preponderance of Socio-Economic Rights in the Intellectual Property Era: Drawing Support from the Indian Constitution”, City University of Hong Kong Law Review, 3:2, 2012.
  • Authored a paper titled as “The Quest for Appropriate Jurisdiction: Clash between Indian Patent and Competition Law”, World Competition 35, 4 (2012): 693–702.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Socio-Economic Rights in India and Financial Crisis”, presented at University of Leipzig, Germany, by Prof. Uday Shankar, Assistant Professor (Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law).
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Managing Competition: A scrutiny of the Indian Patent Act, 1970”, 2012, 33, European Competition Law Review (2), 100-105.

national Publication

 

  • Co-authored a paper titled “Limitation of Liability Clause: Position in India”, (2019) 4 SCC J-25.
  • Authored a paper titled “Transposing contributory infringement to the Patent Act, 1970”, Manupatra.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “The General Data Protection Regulation: Indian Companies have No Time to Beat the Bush”, Mondaq.
  • Authored a paper titled “Law of Bias and the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996”, 2016(5) Arb.LR JS 1.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “Policy Initiatives and the Role of Indian Judiciary”, 2016, Practical Lawyer July 59.
  • Authored a paper titled “The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Act, 2000 in India and the Conundrum of Jurisdiction”, (2016) 5 SCC J-27.
  • Authored a paper titled “Indian Intellectual Property Regime and the Unfulfilled Dreams of Outer Space”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, May 2016, Vol.2, F-14.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 and Unconstitutionality”, 2016(2) Arb.LR JS 1.
  • Authored a paper titled as “The Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act, 2000 in India and the Failed Future: Doppler Effect”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, February 2016, Vol.1, F-33.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses: The Indian Picture”, 2016, Practical Lawyer February 54.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Limitation of Time under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996”, Mondaq.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996: A Saving Beacon”, Mondaq,
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Status of Government Appointed Arbitrators: Law of Bias in India”, Mondaq.
  • Co-authored a paper tilted as “Patina of Religion in the Indian Intellectual Property Regime”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, January 2015, Vol.1, F-1.
  • Co-authored a paper tilted as “The Genesis and Death of Swiss Type Claims in Europe”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, September 2014, Vol.3, F-1.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “The Panoply of Socio-Economic Rights: Indian and the South African Model”, CALQ (2014) Vol.2.1.
  • Co-authored a white paper titled as “Intellectual Property Protection: Building an Innovative India” in Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs manual on Discussion on Intellectual Property.
  • Authored a paper titled as “Maintaining Confidentiality/Trade Secrets and Related Employment Issues in a Migratory Workforce”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, June 2014, Vol.2, F-19.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Indian Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act, 2000 and A Tale of Misadventure”, Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, April 2014, Vol.1, F-65.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Millennium Development Goals and Socio-Economic Rights-Indian Position”, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, 3(2), 2013.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Un-enforceability of Interim Measures Granted by the Arbitrator under the Arbitration Act, 1996”, India Legal Update, Rajani, Singhania & Partners, February, 2014.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “Elusive Quest for Right to Access Internet in the Indian Legal Landscape”, RLR 3 (2013) 79.
  • – Co-authored a paper titled “Critique of Emergent Genetics India Pvt. Ltd. v. Shailendra Shivam and Ors.”, 3 JOLT-I 134-149 (2012).
  • Co-authored a paper titled “The Vantage Point: Clash between Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005”, 2012-2013 (6) Chotanagpur L.J 6.
  • Co-authored a paper titled “Resignation v. Removal: The Indian Impeachment Saga”, (2013) 1 NLIU Law. Rev.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Right to Environment and Right to Development: A Judicial Conundrum” Christ University Law Journal, 1, 1(2012), 49-68.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Comptroller and Auditor General: Treading the Road Less Travelled by” 2011-12 (4) Chotanagpur L.J 4.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “Judicial Adjudication of Socio-Economic Rights: Indian Perspective” 2012 NULJ Vol. 1 Issue 2.
  • Co-authored a paper titled as “I was aware about the Kingfisher bailout saga, but I was deaf to the voice of people who got burnt in M.P: Do we need a regulated electronic media?” 2010-11 (3) Chotanagpur L.J 1.
  • Contributed to Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s IPR spotlight, March 2010.

people

Sreya Basu Mallick

Sreya Basu Mallick

Partner
KOLKATA

M:+91 98304 48753
E:sreya.basumallick@foxmandal.in

With over 12 years of extensive experience in handling and managing an array of litigation and arbitration cases, Sreya is a partner in the dispute resolution practice in Kolkata.  Her versatility and adaptability to various spheres of litigation practice make her a valuable asset for clients and peers.

EXPERTISE

Sreya offers her expansive expertise in the areas of commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, workplace harassment, arbitration, constitutional law and litigation. She is actively involved in several public infrastructure project arbitrations, real estate litigations, matters related to private and public charitable trusts, testamentary and intestate succession and constitutional matters.

She regularly appears before Indian Courts and Tribunals to represent clients in diverse matters. She further indulges in advising clients, including public sector undertakings, private companies, educational institutions and individuals. Her integrity, versatility and impeccable time management enable her to extend unmatched advisory and legal services to her versatile portfolio of clientele while making it convenient for them to comprehend the nitty-gritties of the serpentine dispute resolution process. 

 

EDUCATION

B.A.LLB(Hons.), Department of Law, University of Calcutta(2003-2008)

ADMISSION

Bar Council of West Bengal 

AFFILIATION

Member of Incorporated Law Society of Calcutta

PRACTICE AREAS

Dispute Resolution
Arbitration                              Litigation

SECTORS

Consumer Products & Retail
Education                        Projects and Infrastructure

 

people

Sumit Dhar

Partner
kolkata

M:+91 98300 45497
E: Sumit.dhar@foxmandal.in

Sumit is a third-generation lawyer, advising clients regularly on various real estate issues, including carrying out due diligence on properties and drafting all types of agreements relating to real estate projects. A soft-spoken lawyer with a productive leadership technique, Sumit is currently based out of our Kolkata office. 

EXPERTISE

Sumit has been advising various reputed real estate companies, SEZ developers and global logistics players in setting up units in West Bengal. He further helps various NRI clients spread across the globe with their real estate and legal issues in India. He also advises clients from diverse sectors on their HR and labour issues. His professional acumen also aids clients in commercial litigation and testamentary (probate) matters on a regular basis. 

Sumit has particularly dealt with residential and commercial property development, data center, warehousing & Logistic and RERA matters operating in the consumer products and IT sector. Known for his energetic and organized approach, he has refined networking skills.

EDUCATION

  • B.Sc (Eco) Honours – Calcutta University
  • LLB – BU

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

AFFILIATION

  • Incorporated Law Society, Kolkata 
  • High Court Club , Kolkata

Confrence/WEBINARS

  • Speaker – Convocation programme of Heritage Law College, Kolkata

volunteering/pro bono

  •  Trustee (Private Trust) 

PRACTICE AREAS

Labour & Commercial Disputes 
Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Corporate Real Estate
Data Center, Warehousing & Logistics
RERA
Industrial Unit, Park, SEZ & IT Park
Logistics & Warehousing

SECTORS

Consumer Products & Retail
Start-ups 

PEOPLE

Sonia Patodia

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 70047 68113
E: sonia.patodia@foxmandal.in

With almost 10 years of legal expertise, Sonia is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Infrastructure Team in Bengaluru. She is a decisive problem solver with proven capability in handling complex cases with multiple deliverables. She works in the commercial goods and retail sector.

EXPERTISE

Sonia is a multi-disciplinary lawyer with experience encompassing Property Law, Project Finance, Commercial contracts, Indirect Tax Law, and Family Law. She has deep experience and expertise in Property Law, spanning Acquisitions, Compliance, and Litigation. She has profound experience & expertise across the full spectrum of legal functions, including Litigation, Legal Counsel & Advice, Legal Research & Documentation, Negotiation, Mediation & Conflict Resolution as well as Client Management.

She is a tech-savvy individual and an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal, negotiation, documentation, leadership, and mentoring skills. Her practice areas include commercial laws, corporate laws, Residential, Commercial & Township Development, Renewable Energy, Mediation, Indirect Tax, Joint Venture, and Project Finance. She is associated with an NGO called “TRAN” which provides legal assistance to single parents in India.

EDUCATION

  • BBA, ICFAI University, 2006
  • LLB, ILS Law College, Pune, 2009

ADMISSION

  • Jharkhand Bar Council

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Corporate Real Estate
Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Renewable Energy
Mediation
Indirect Tax
Joint Venture
Project Finance

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail

PEOPLE

Smitha Pavan

Group Head
Bengaluru

M: +91 89719 82900
E: smitha.pavan@foxmandal.co.in

Smitha from our Bengaluru office has over 15 years of experience in the areas of real estate and infrastructure. Her core practice areas include land acquisition and commercial real estate including office space, retail and hospitality, commercial/corporate contracts and litigation. She provides eclectic solutions to ensure client satisfaction through adaptive strategies and thorough legal analysis.

EXPERTISE

Prior to Fox Mandal, Smitha was associated with MD&T Partners (Advocates), Goldman Sachs Services Private Limited, Mantri Developers Private Limited and Brigade Enterprises Limited.

She advises on real estate matters relating to commercial (office, retail, and hospitality) and residential projects, including title search, drafting of agreements (conveyance and leasing), vendor contracts, service contracts, project management contracts, operation management contracts, public-private partnership– concession agreements, license agreements, etc.;

She is further skilled in structuring and negotiating commercial agreements such as joint development agreements, joint venture agreements, sharing agreements, construction agreements, agreements to sell & construct, etc. in connection with mixed-use, commercial and residential projects are her keen interests.

Moreover, she offers lease documentation – commercial and retail, and in this connection drafting and negotiating lease agreements/deeds and ancillary documentation such as letters of intent, term sheets, amendments, extensions, termination, etc;

She regularly handles routine commercial/corporate contracts including drafting, negotiation, and finalization of various commercial agreements/contracts viz., non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, services agreements for the supply of goods and services, professional services agreements related to statements/ schedules of work, consultant agreements, letters of intent, term sheets, legal notices, etc.;

She is proficient in civil litigation matters before various civil courts at Bengaluru, State Consumer Forum, and various other quasi-judicial authorities; matters under the Negotiable Instruments Act before magistrate court, Bengaluru; bail applications and appeals before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka.

EDUCATION

  • B.A.L Bachelor of Academic Law – Bengaluru University.
  • L.L.B Bachelor of Law – Bengaluru University

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka – 2005

PRACTICE AREAS

Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Corporate Real Estate
Renewable Energy
Hospitality
RERA
Consumer Disputes
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Construction Finance
Smart Cities

SECTORS

Agriculture

PEOPLE

Sharath Mulia

Group Head
Bengaluru

M: +91 99724 64305
E: sharath.mulia@foxmandal.in

Sharath has more than a decade of post-qualification experience in Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Sharath has advised and represented clients before various courts, tribunals and authorities on a plethora of matters. He specializes in the commercial goods and retail sector.

EXPERTISE

Sharath works with the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team and advises, represents corporates and individuals predominantly before Courts in Karnataka (including High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru, Civil Courts (Bengaluru Urban and Rural), National Company Law Tribunal, Magistrates (Bengaluru Urban), Labour Courts/Industrial Tribunals, Consumer Fora & Real Estate Regulatory Authority) in a plethora of matters.

He regularly represents a Public Sector Oil Company before the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru and also advised and represented them in Arbitration proceedings. Moreover, he was instrumental in organizing, preparing the whole trial for mock court proceedings on ‘Medical Negligence disputes’ for doctors at Sankara Eye Hospital.

In addition to his interest in litigation, he is keen on learning and practising in Aviation & Outer Space laws. While offering cost-effective and time-efficient dispute settlement options to his clients, he helps them smoothly navigate the cumbersome legal process.

EDUCATION

  • B.A.L.L.B, University Law College – Bengaluru University, 2005 – 2010

ADMISSION

  • Karnataka State Bar Council

AFFILIATION

Member of

  • Inter Pacific Bar Association
  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Labour & Industrial Disputes
Copyrights
Trademark
Media, Entertainment & Gaming
RERA
Arbitration
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Litigation
Mediation

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail

PEOPLE

Satish M P

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 94492 05447
E: Satish.mp@foxmandal.in

Satish has over 15 years of comprehensive experience in the practice of Real estate and Infrastructure. He works from the Bengaluru office and specializes in the Agribusiness sector.

EXPERTISE

Sathish deals with real estate matters relating to agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial transactions including but not limited to title Due Diligence, drafting of various agreements, deeds, etc. 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. His hardwork and diligence are highly revered by his clients.

EDUCATION

  • BALLB, Bengaluru University, 2001

ADMISSION

  • Karnataka Bar Council, Karnataka, India

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Real Estate
Data Center, Warehousing & Logistics
Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Industrial Unit, Park, SEZ & IT Park
Renewable Energy
RERA

SECTORS

Agriculture

PEOPLE

Sudarshan V Lakvalli

Vice President
Bengaluru

E: sudarshan.lv@fmas.co.in

Sudarshan V Lakvalli is the Vice President of Fox Mandal Advisory Services. He has over 25 years of consulting experience with major organizations and Fortune 500 companies in India and the US. With a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and MS from BITS Pilani in Software Systems, Sudarshan is highly regarded in the Infrastructure sector for his methodical approach and eclectic solutions.

EXPERTISE

Sudarshan has extensive experience in Engineering, Information Technology, and Management Consulting, having worked on a diverse array of projects with organizations including Reliance, Infosys, AT&T, Deloitte, Gartner, Merck, Landmark Group, Karnataka State Warehouse Corporation, Karnataka State Khadi, and Village Industries Board, etc. He further possesses relevant expertise in Management Consulting, Program Development, PPP, Technology Selection, Feasibility Study and Preparation of Project Reports.

In addition, he has comprehensive expertise in IT in Batch applications, Transaction processing, Product design & development and Project management. He specialises in the sectors of Education, Information Technology, Agribusiness and Consumer Goods & Retail.

EDUCATION

  • B.Tech – Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 1990
  • M.S. – Software Systems, BITS Pilani, 1995

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Finance
Internet & E-commerce
IT & Telecom
Logistics & Warehousing
Insurance

SECTORS

Education
Information Technology
Agriculture
Consumer Goods & Retail

PEOPLE

Sushant Shetty - Partner - Fox Mandal

Sushant Shetty

PARTNER
Mumbai

M: +91 98201 12748
E: sushant.shetty@foxmandal.in

Sushant Shetty is a Partner in the Mumbai office of Fox Mandal and heads the Real Estate & Infrastructure Practice of the firm for the Western India region. Sushant regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on the due diligence, investment, and acquisitions in real property, with a particularly strong focus on commercial leases, manufacturing facilities, warehousing, renewable energy projects and data centre advisory. His clients include global fund houses, multinational corporations, property developers, property owners, local and international investors, statutory boards, banks and financial institutions.

EXPERTISE

Sushant practices primarily 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 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 society matters. He also advises on the procedural aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Sushant 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 also advises on setting up of data centers particularly with respect to planning, financing, due diligence, zoning, construction, leasing, colocation, operations and service level agreements. He further lends his expertise on issues pertaining to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, appearing for disputes before the Authority under the Act as well drafting of the Model Form Agreement for sale of units by promoters to allottee/s.

EDUCATION

  • BLS/ LLB, Government Law College, 2009

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

AFFILIATION

PUBLICATIONS

RECOGNITION

  • Featured by Asian Legal Business as one of ALB India’s Rising Stars of 2022.
  • Awarded the International Bar Association (IBA) Scholarship, 2012 for research paper titled ‘Structuring Real Deals: Aiming for “True Value” in Real Estate Transactions’

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES/wEBINARS

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Real Estate & Conveyancing
  • Construction laws
  • Corporate Commercial Laws

SECTORS

Data Center and IT/ ITeS

Industrial Unit, Park and SEZ

Warehousing & Logistics

Manufacturing

Renewable Energy

Residential, Commercial & Township Development

Life Sciences

PEOPLE

Satish N D

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 89714 03035; +91 94807 09752
E: nd.satish@foxmandal.in

Sathish is a Company Secretary with 13+ years of rich experience in corporate law advisory and practice. He has handled clients from various sectors with commitment and dedication and is known for completing assignments and transactions within the  scheduled timeline. He has successfully handled projects pertaining to merger, due diligence, secretarial audits, takeovers, business transfers, restructuring, and capital infusion. He strives to explore new areas of practice and is currently trying to set up a new practice of food and beverage laws.

EXPERTISE

Satish has extensive experience and exposure towards Company Law (Both Companies Act, 1956 and Companies Act, 2013), SEBI Regulations, Stock Exchange compliance, RBI compliance, drafting and vetting of agreements, opinions, resolutions, etc. He has advised clients on Merger and Amalgamation related matters, including pre-merger due diligence and post-merger compliance and other related matters.

He has also assisted clients with compliance under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Compounding of Offences under Companies Act, 1956 FEMA, conducted Secretarial Audits. He is further skilled in the practice of Companies Act, 2013 and FEMA Regulations, incorporation of Companies, LLPs, Societies, Trusts, Branch Office, Liaison Office, and Project Offices. In addition, he offers advisory on Acquisitions, Business Transfers, including the restructuring of Capital, Inbound and outbound investment, etc. He majorly handles matters in the Automotive, Consumer Goods & Retail, Food & Beverages, Information Technology, and Start-up sectors.

He also shares his knowledge with other CS students and volunteers with an NGO. He is a problem solver who patiently manages strict deadlines and adapts to provide creative solutions.

EDUCATION

  • Company Secretary (Fellow Member) from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (2010)
  • Commerce Graduate from Karnataka Law University Dharwad Law Graduate from Oxford Law College

ADMISSION

  • Certificate of Practice issued by Institute of Company Secretaries of India

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • https://www.foxmandal.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Compliance-Newsletter-MCA-Update.pdf
  • https://www.foxmandal.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Newsletter_FM-FDI-MM.pdf
  • https://www.foxmandal.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Corporate-Compliance-Newsletter.pdf
  • https://www.foxmandal.in/junk-food-ban-legal-responsibilities-of-school-authorities/

Conference participation

  • 47th National Convention of Company Secretaries on 14 November 2019
  • 20th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PRACTICING COMPANY SECRETARIES’ 05th – 06th July, 2019
  • International Day of Yoga 2020 Celebration:Wellness & Immunity on 21 June 2020
  • Webinar on Youth for Nation Building on 10 June 2020
  • Webinar on Yoga: Way to Manage Stress on 14 May 2020
  • International Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Global Economy: Role of Professionals & Way Forward on 15 May 2020
  • Webinar on “Redefining Leadership- Special Address by Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani Hon’ble
  • Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Government of India &Inauguration of ICSI Overseas Centre, London, UK” on 24 August 2020
  • Webinar on Companies Amendment Bill, 2020 06 April 2020
  • Webinar on Determination and Disclosure of UPSI – Case Studies 13 May 2020
  • PCS Day Celebrations – 2020 on 15 June 2020
  • Crash Course on NCLT on 15 June 2020

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