Sandip Mukherjee

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Sandip Mukherjee

Director, International Tax
Pune

M: +91 98900 36292
E: sandip.mukherjee@foxmandal.in

Sandip leads the International Tax Practice of the firm as a Director and operates from the Pune Office. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the areas of tax, regulatory & business advisory. During his career span, Sandip has led client assignments and held leadership positions, working with Big4 professional firms and MNCs, in India as well as overseas.

EXPERTISE

Sandip specializes in the areas of tax and regulatory laws, both domestic as well as international. His domain areas of practice have been corporate tax, employee tax, foreign exchange laws, tax litigation, international tax and mergers & acquisitions.

In an aggregate career span of 34+ years, Sandip has spent about 27+ years in the profession, primarily with Big4 professional firms such as PwC, Deloitte & Andersen, in India as well as overseas. Sandip has also spent 6+ years with MNCs such as Tata Group & ACL Group.

While Sandip has gained experience in catering to a vast spread of industry sectors, his primary focus has been the oil & gas, manufacturing and information technology sectors; particularly, issues facing the automotive, auto components, BPO & call centres. Sandip also has worked in the emerging markets and SME sectors, assisting sunrise industry units and start-ups.

An integral part of Sandip’s professional profile has been to effectively lead large teams, manage client expectations, network with key authorities & officials, contribute to knowledge & thought leadership initiatives and achieve success in exceeding practice development and market penetration goals. Sandip has, over the years, gained recognition as a ‘trusted business advisor’ for his clients, a ‘committed leader’ for his team, a ‘reliable resource’ for his business associates and most importantly, a ‘honest, hardworking & sincere individual’ to all those who have been associated with him.

Sandip is recognised as an active professional, a passionate writer, a speaker & a thought leader, with a committed following within the known circles of the business, profession & academia.

EDUCATION

  • FCA
  • MBF
  • B. Com
  • International Tax Training course, Arthur Andersen, Eindhoven
  • Executive Leadership Training Course – INSEAD, Singapore

ADMISSION

  • Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

AFFILIATION

  • Member of Bombay Chartered Accountants Society.
  • Member of International Fiscal Association
  • Pune Branch Committee Member of Indo American Chamber of Commerce
  • Attended – ‘Creating a Memorable Experience Program’ – Deloitte, April 2017
  • Attended – ‘Power Of Storytelling Program’- Deloitte, September 2018
  • Attended – International Tax Conferences – FIT
  • Attended – International Tax Conferences – BCA
  • Attended & Speaker – International Tax Conferences – IFA
  • Attended & Speaker – ASSCOCHAM ‘s Events on topics in domestic & international tax
  • Attended & Speaker – ICAI/WIRC Seminars on Domestic & International Tax
  • Speaker – Several Educational & Management Institutions in Pune

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Nominated among Asia’s ‘Top Tax Advisors’ in Vietnam by ITR, Netherlands, in 1999
  • Manager-in-charge of TLS-Risk Management in PwC-Indochina.
  • Partner & Coach for ‘Professional Service Experience Program’ for Deputy Managers in Deloitte
  • Partner & Coach for ‘Ascend’ Program for new joinees in Deloitte
  • Mentor for SPRINT Program for Senior Managers in Deloitte
  • Dean for Technical Training Programs for staff in Andersen, RSM, PwC & Deloitte

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author of ‘India Master Tax Guide’ – a joint publication initiative of PwC India & CCH – Wolters Kluwer
  • Author & contributor of numerous articles in various tax and professional journals

PRACTICE AREAS

Tax Advisory

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Products & Retail
Healthcare & Life sciences
Infrastructure & Transportation
Manufacturing
Services
Technology, Media & Telecom

Sathya Prasad

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Sathya Prasad

Senior Consultant,
Bangalore

M:+91 97416 99155
E: sathya.prasad@foxmandal.in

Sathya Prasad currently heads the Corporate Compliance vertical in the firm. He is a multi-skilled expert who is not only a Lawyer but also a Company Secretary and an Insolvency Professional. He has been seamlessly syndicating those roles to provide invaluable service to clients for over 15 years with particular expertise in corporate compliance, mergers & acquisitions, legal due diligence, restructuring and insolvency.

EXPERTISE

An investment maven, Sathya offers critical advice on matters related to FDI & ODI, setting up of businesses in India and overseas, insolvency, restructuring and general advisory under Corporate & Insolvency Laws. He also engages in representations before various authorities like NCLT, ROC, RD, RBI & CLB.

He has advised and assisted many companies, including start-ups with a special focus on the manufacturing and service sector, aerospace and defence collaborations and non-profit organizations.

He has diversified experience of advising Government undertakings like HAL (JV-HALBIT) to world giants in the private sector like Facebook (setting up in India) and LinkedIn (Acquisition of SlideShare).

He has further demonstrated remarkable operational expertise with regards to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code ranging from giving legal opinions and advisory services, assisting with voluntary liquidation process, conducting due diligence on behalf of resolution applicants and submission of resolution plan.

He has been a member of the CSR panel of the Chamber of Indian Industries, Karnataka, since 2018. He is also a Member of Aerospace and Aviation Expert Committee as well as of Banking, Finance & Corporate Affairs Expert Committee of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC)

EDUCATION

  • Associate Company Secretary – Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
  • Qualified Insolvency Professional – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  • LLM (International Law) – Osmania University (OU)
  • LLB – Osmania University (OU)
  • PG Diploma in Patent Laws – NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • B. Com – Osmania University (OU)

ADMISSION

  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India.

AFFILIATION

  • Member of CII Karnataka CSR Panel – from 2018
  • Member of Aerospace and Aviation Expert Committee of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) – from 2018
  • Member of Banking, Finance & Corporate Affairs Expert Committee of BCIC — from 2016

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • Revised MSME Definition: Impact Analysis, June 2020.
  • Review of the Revised Foreign Direct Investment Policy Amendment, April 2020.
  • Corporate Compliance Updates, Newsletter, April 2020.
  • Corporate Compliance Updates, Newsletter, March 2020.

(QUOTE)

  • Featured in Business Standard on Unitech takeover: Despite IBC and RERA, homebuyers find no relief.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Governance & Compliance services
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers and Acquisition (M&A)

SECTORS

Aerospace and Defence
Mining
Manufacturing
Service
Health Care & Life Sciences

Shyam Sundar

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Shyam Sundar

Partner
Bangalore

M: +91 96866 60528
E: shyam.sundar@foxmandal.in

A lawyer who thoroughly enjoys the challenges every new litigation throws at him, Shyam is a partner and spearheads the firm’s litigation practice in Bangalore. With over 15 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience, he specializes in Writs, Appeals, Labour, Service cases, and Consumer disputes.

EXPERTISE

He provides legal advice to companies from different sectors on a range of issues related to preventing, pursuing and defending litigations. His advocacy skills and strategizing ability to reduce potential risk exposure helps his clients repose unwavering faith on him.

From debenture claims to corporate insolvency proceedings to handling recovery claims, Shyam deals with the entire spectrum of commercial and private litigation. He has also counselled clients on issues arising out of enforcement of contracts and corporate transactions including M&A and winding up actions against companies.

Shyam has a particularly deep understanding of the banking industry and has handled many matters for a wide variety of financial services entities, insurance companies, media houses, construction companies and FMCGs.

EDUCATION

  • LLB– Bengaluru University
  • BAL

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

AFFILIATION

  • Madras Bar Association
  • Advocates Association, Bengaluru

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Consumer Products & Retail

Shyamal Mukherjee

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Shyamal Mukherjee

Partner
Bangalore

M: +91 99010 44688
E: shyamal.mukherjee@foxmandal.in

A seasoned lawyer honed by three decades of experience, Shyamal distils complex commercial issues to provide amiable solutions. As Partner with Fox Mandal, he brings his extensive experience and enthusiasm in the areas of Corporate Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Laws.

EXPERTISE

Prior to his association with the firm, he was commissioned as an Officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Judge Advocate General’s branch and has served as Assistant Chief Legal Advisor and Judge Advocate in the IAF and has handled Writ Petitions in various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, briefed Government Standing Counsels (including the Solicitor General of India) on litigations of civil and criminal nature, rendered opinion on personnel policies, general contracts and agreements, arbitration, personal laws and other litigation matters.

Shyamal has a particular interest in advising on general corporate and commercial matters related to contractual and corporate laws, licence and agreements, joint ventures, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions, due diligence reviews, alternative dispute resolution and litigation, debt recovery and maritime claims. In addition to the High Courts, Admiralty Courts and the Supreme Court he has also represented corporate and individual clients in subordinate courts, State and National Consumer fora and before various statutory and regulatory authorities.

In addition, he leads the firm’s advisory and consulting services in the Laws on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace (PoSH). He has conducted several awareness workshops on the “POSH Act” [Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 & Rules 2013]. He has also trained members of the Internal Committees (ICs) of several organizations on various aspects of POSH. He advises clients on inquiries related to sexual harassment.

EDUCATION

  • LLB
  • MA (English)

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Delhi

AFFILIATION

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS: (INTERNAL)

  • COVID-19 Legal FAQ Series – Employment Laws, April 2020.
  • Webinar on: Decoding the complex Employer, Employee dynamics – Covid times, May 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Commercial
Employment & Human Resources
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

SECTORS

Aerospace & Defense
Manufacturing
Services

Soumitra Banerjee

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Soumitra Banerjee

Partner,
Bangalore

M:+91 99450 61121
E: soumitra.banerjee@foxmandal.in

Highly revered in the financial services sector, Soumitra has vast experience advising clients on Corporate Finance including Debt Finance and Private Equity, Joint Venture setups and exits, Mergers & Acquisition including domestic and cross border acquisitions and General Corporate Matters. He is based out of Bangalore and oversees the expansion of the Corporate Commercial vertical of the firm in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.

EXPERTISE

Soumitra has been advising all types of financial institutions and other entities on a wide range of matters with a special focus on Investment Funds, IT/ITES sector, Manufacturing & Automobile sector and start-ups. He specializes in managing commercial transaction advisory including legal due diligence, documentation, negotiation and transaction closing support.

As a transactional counsel, Soumitra believes in value addition, practical lawyering and personally involves in transaction structuring/advisory services, handholding clients on legal compliances which are required for business operations in India under various domestic and foreign exchange laws.

Few of his notable transactions include advising a leading German bank in its exit from substantial investment in one of the leading developers in India, advising Sethness Products Company in its acquisition of and later disinvestment in Sayaji Sethness Ltd., advising a prominent Indian diversified financial services holding company in its restructuring of existing investment in secured, non-convertible debentures (NCDs) issued by a real estate developer based in Bengaluru and advising an eminent capital and housing finance company in its term-loan investment (construction finance) to a real estate developer for the development of a project in Hyderabad.

Soumitra is a member of the IPBA and has been a speaker at conferences in Auckland, 2017 and Manila, 2018. He is a regular speaker at the Start-up Leadership Program in Bangalore & Pune, at the Global INcubation and SERVices (GINSERV) as well as various legal educational institutions.

Soumitra has been a key member responsible for the corporate & commercial practice being awarded as a winner by the Indian Business Law Journal where clients have particularly complemented his “commercial wisdom”.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Business Law – NLSIU, Bangalore
  • MBA (Marketing & Finance)- National Institute of Business Management
  • BAL (Bachelor of Academic Law) and LLB – Bangalore University

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka(India)

AFFILIATION

  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS: (INTERNAL)

  • COVID-19 Legal FAQ Series – FDI Policy – an analysis on Press Note 3 of 2020, April 2020
  • Covid-19 Legal FAQ Series – Contractual Obligations; April 2020

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS: (EXTERNAL)

  • India chapter of Joint Ventures Law Global Guide titled ‘Joint Venture in India: Overview’ published by Thomson Reuters (India, November, 2017)

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Debt Finance
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Fund Formation and Structuring

SECTORS

Funds
Services
Banking & Financial Services
Automobile & Transportation
Manufacturing
MSME & Start-up

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