Ranganath H. 

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Ranganath H. 

Director, Tax Advisory
Bangalore

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 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 transaction. 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 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, Bangalore

ADMISSION

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

AFFILIATION

  • Bangalore 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

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

Direct Taxation
Indirect Taxation
FEMA

SECTORS

IT/ITES
Manufacturing & Service

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

S. T. Prashantha Kumar 

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S. T. Prashantha Kumar 

Partner,
Bangalore

M:+91 98801 62142
E: prashantha.kumar@foxmandal.in

With over 18 years of legal expertise, Prashantha has steered the firm’s Real Estate & Infrastructure practice in Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune to new heights. His result-oriented approach and pragmatic solutions have struck a chord with every client. His client relations and overall recognition in the field has made him a valuable asset for the firm. Prashantha has been recognized as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ by ‘Asialaw’ in 2020.

EXPERTISE

He comes with a rich experience of litigation especially relating to real estate and the same has given him high hand in understanding both the constructive and litigation side of the transactions. He has been gifted with a fine blend of drafting skills, wherein one can expect wholistic, pragmatic and comprehensive legal and transaction documents.

His contribution towards the evolutionary practice of real estate is commendable. He does deep research on new models of acquisition, occupation and enjoyment of real estate and has contributed a lot in developing these acquisition models. He is also known for providing a tax and stamp duty efficient model for the acquisition of real estate.

He has been working with a plethora of top developers in the country as well as eminent global real estate players. His list of clients includes TATA Realty, Godrej Properties, House of Hiranandani, Birla Estates, Maple Tree, ICICI Bank, Kotak Realty Fund, Axis Finance Limited and so on.

His contribution to the evolving acquisition/investment/real estate development models such as hybrid joint development, joint ventures, development management, Build-Rent-Maintain and Transfer, investment special purpose vehicles are noticeable and are highly pragmatic in nature.

He has been working with various welfare associations, pressure groups and government departments including RERA and has rendered pro-bono advice on rationalization of some obsolete laws and procedure and indulged in evolving models for ease of doing business.

EDUCATION

  • BAL
  • LLB

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

AFFILIATION

  • Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI)
  • Bangalore Chambers of commerce and industries (BCIC)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • City Civil Court Advocates Associations
  • National Real Estate Developmental Council (NAREDCO)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS: (INTERNAL)

  • FAQ’s on Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, July 2020.
  • Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 2020 to Promote Industrial Development?, May 2020.
  • Concept Note on Force Majeure Event in light of the COVID -19 Pandemic, May 2020.
  • COVID 19 Legal FAQ Series: Force Majeure & Impact on Real Estate Leases, April 2020.
  • Webinar on: Navigating Legal Challenges in Infrastructure Sector in the Wake of COVID – 19, April 2020.
  • Webinar on: Implications of Force Majeure on Commercial Leases in the wake of Covid-19, April 2020

(QUOTE)

  • Shared expertise on the Changes Of Karnataka Land Reforms Act with TV9 cannel.

RECOGNITION

  • Recognized as ‘Notable Practioner’ by Asialaw for Real Estate Practice in 2020.
  • Recognised as one of the ‘Recommended Counsels’ for Bangalore Real Estate Practice by Legal 500- 2018 Edition.
  • Felicitated by NAREDCO in the year 2018 for having delivered a lecture on Real Estate Development in the era of RERA.
  • Felicitated by CREDAI (Karnataka chapter) 2018 for having delivered a lecture on Stressed Assets.
  • Invited for numerous media discussions (specifically on TV shows) on real estate related laws/enactments/rules.
  • Actively involved with departments like KIADB and Department of Housing and Urban Development with respect to Real Estate Development/Industrial Development in the state of Karnataka.
  • Chaired as a jury in various Karnataka State Run investment programs including Karnataka Start Up Councils.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Energy
Infrastructure & transportation
Manufacturing
Services

Kaustuv Chunder

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Kaustuv Chunder

Partner,
Chennai & Kolkata

M:+91 98367 91212
E: kaustuv.chunder@foxmandal.in

Kaustuv Chunder is a partner in the Chennai office having over three decades of experience as a general practice lawyer. Kaustuv has developed a solid track record assisting client across wide-ranging industry sectors with 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 Immoveable Property related issues, Testamentary and intestate succession issues, Writ matters under 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 commercial activities of several foreign enterprises. Moreover, he has advised pro-bono and guided several economically confronted individuals in cases of oppressions 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

Purnima Kamble

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Purnima Kamble

Partner,
Hyderabad

M:+91 98661 90977
E: purnima.kamble@foxmandal.in

With almost 20 years of experience handling a range of legal issues for diverse industry sectors, Purnima has gained a reputation for understanding the pulse of her clients and consistently delivering optimal solutions. As Partner at Fox Mandal’s Hyderabad office, she primarily focusses on Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate practice.

EXPERTISE

She is preferred for the originality of her approach and long-standing expertise in issues relating to the structuring of foreign investors’/ventures in India including investment in JVs, restructuring of capital, amalgamations, mergers, acquisition of existing companies/business and other investment-related aspects including, funding options, regulatory compliances required for such investments, compliance with taxation laws, well as drafting legal documentation for establishing business relationships in India.

Her work further includes legal consultancy in foreign investments, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, capital structuring, land acquisitions, commercial leasing and civil /commercial litigations.

She also serves as a trusted advisor on real estate issues and is known for providing bespoke counsel especially on commercial real estate matters including acquisitions, development, planning, leasing, financing and disposals. She also advises on the real estate aspects of corporate transactions including M&A.

Purnima takes a keen interest in women related issues and works actively in respect of matters related to Sexual Harassment at the workplace on which she has conducted several workshops and training sessions with CII in the past three years. In addition, she is a member of Internal Complaints Committees of many Multi-National Companies (MNCs) and has conducted multiple inquiries along with handling live cases.

EDUCATION

  • LLB, University of Lucknow
  • B. Com, University of Lucknow

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of U.P.

AFFILIATION

  • Tie Amaravati Chapter Board Member
  • Vice Chairman Indian Women Network (CII) Telangana 2020-21
  • National Council Member at WICCI (Women Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

(INTERNAL)

  • Guaranteed Land Title-Legal Perspective, July 2019.
  • Webinar on: Labour Reforms – A Game Changer or A Self-Goal? Fox Mandal in association with CIIIWN Telangana, June 2020.
  • Webinar on: Application of Section 56 to Leases, May 2020.
  • Webinar on: Decoding the complex Employer, Employee dynamics – Covid times, May 2020.
  • Webinar on Implications of Force Majeure on Commercial Leases in the wake of Covid- 19, April 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Employment & Human Resources

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Infrastructure & transportation
Manufacturing
Services

Jeevanandham Rajagopal

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Jeevanandham Rajagopal

Partner,
Chennai

M:+91 +91 98411 66670
E: r.jeevanandham@foxmandal.in

A Fulbright fellow, Jeeva understands the pulse of complex business transactions and applies his expertise of Commercial Laws to provide valuable advice to his clients. As a partner at Fox Mandal, he heads the Chennai office and co-chairs the Corporate and Commercial practice of the firm in South and West India. He has significant experience in the energy sector, especially renewable and technology related.

EXPERTISE

Well-accoutered with over 18 years of diverse experience, he advices on a variety of arrangements that go to the core of clients’ on-going business. These include foreign investment in India, joint ventures, debt and equity funding of projects and companies. He also works on inbound & outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions transactions and specializes in promoter / founder / investee representation.

He further deals in structuring and advising on overseas direct investment by Indian entities and Intellectual Property laws with a specific focus on transaction IP, IP strategies and facilitation and management of technology transfers.

His expertise also encompasses advising on debt and equity funding strategies, private equity and fund investments as well as management of compliance. In addition, Jeeva has been mentoring several entrepreneurs and start-ups, often hand-holding many of them through multiple rounds of funding and exits.

His leadership skills and entrepreneurial approach has helped him to serve as the co-chair of ABA’s International Sub Committee of Young Lawyers since 2013 and be one of the first non-American lawyers to be recognized by ABA as Ambassador for its Business Law Section. He is also a committee member of the British Business Group and a member of the renewable energy and law committees of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He was instrumental in helping the firm win an award for its ‘corporate and commercial practice’ by the Indian Business Law Journal where his clients commended his ‘professionalism and quality of advice.

EDUCATION

  • Global Leadership Program – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • B.A. (Law) and B.L. – University of Madras

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu
  • Patent Agent

AFFILIATION

  • Madras Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • British Business Group

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS:

  • Webinar on: Re-Calibrating Contracts and Collaborations-during Covid-19 & Beyond, April 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate
Intellectual Property Rights
Funds
Mergers & Acquisitions
Renewable Energy

SECTORS

Energy – Renewable & Technology
Education
Hospitality
Healthcare & Life sciences
Infrastructure & Transportation
Manufacturing
Technology, Media & Telecom