PEOPLE

Preethi Agarwal - Fox Mandal

Preethi Agarwal

Senior Associate
Hyderabad

M: +91 90307 64204
E: preethi.agarwal@foxmandal.in

Preethi offers over 10 years of professional experience in the area of real estate and construction law including transactions pertaining to acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. Her acknowledged strategic know-how and extensive industry insights enable her to structure sophisticated and competent solutions that effectively represent the interests of clients in time-critical situations.

EXPERTISE

She has extensive exposure in structuring and drafting of real estate documents and a strong foundational knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to property acquisition. She has worked extensively in cases that demand conducting thorough title due diligence, drafting competent commercial contracts and execution of property transactions.

She specializes in drafting and negotiating various forms of real estate agreements, including commercial leases, Joint Development Agreements, Construction Agreements, Operation of Common Area Maintenance Agreements, drafting of bye-laws and Master community Rules for Residents Associations. She extends advisory solutions on the aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Preethi has also worked in areas of civil, criminal litigation, company matters etc., and in connection therewith she has appeared before various courts and tribunals like High Court at Hyderabad, Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, State and District Consumer Forums and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). She also handles general corporate matters on case-to-case basis.

Preethi’s industrious and proactive efforts, focused towards achieving impeccable results and client satisfaction has proved to be invaluable to the Firm.

EDUCATION

  • L.L.M. (Corporate Laws) degree from Osmania
    University, Hyderabad – 2014
  • B.A., L.L.B degree from Osmania University,
    Hyderabad – 2011
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution from ICADR
    (International Centre For Alternative Dispute
    Resolution), Hyderabad in association with
    NALSAR, Hyderabad – Distinction – 2013
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from
    Asian School of Cyber Laws – 2010.

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Telangana

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law Residential, Commercial & Township Development Corporate real estate RERA Consumer disputes Litigation

SECTORS

Start-ups
Consumer Goods & Retail
Agriculture
Education
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Information Technology

AFFILIATION

  • Telangana High Court Advocates Association
  • Bar Association in City Civil Court, Hyderabad.

PEOPLE

Varsha Raghavan - Lawyer - Fox Mandal

Varsha Raghavan

Senior Associate
Chennai

M: +91 94440 26953
E: varsha.raghavan@foxmandal.in

Varsha is an LL.M. graduate in International Trade and Investment Law from National Law University, Jodhpur. She works with the corporate litigation and alternate dispute resolution team in Chennai.  She has demonstrated commendable dexterity and assiduity in the field of dispute resolution and litigation, specifically in varied matters across the renewable energy sector. In 2019, she was awarded a scholarship by Bucerius Law School, Germany for a program in international dispute resolution under Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll.

EXPERTISE

Varsha has been earnestly involved and committed to the energy, particularly renewable energy practice throughout her career. She believes in minutely understanding the requisite specificities and technology at the heart of every renewable energy project she extends her professional expertise in. Her portfolio includes impeccable and impressive solutions relating to engineering, procurement and construction of renewable energy projects and infrastructure related turnkey contracting, drafting and negotiating descoping agreements for wind power projects post the term of operation and maintenance engagements, government advisory pertaining to development of wind power projects and protecting and licensing intellectual property rights.

Her well-rounded acumen also extends to the matters of litigation and alternate dispute resolution primarily for independent power producers and OEMs before various forums including the CERC, Hon’ble High Courts of Madras, Bombay and Delhi, TNERC, MSEFC, subordinate courts across jurisdictions and distinguished arbitral tribunals. The disputes involving power purchase agreements with the State, grant of long-term connectivity, provision of evacuation infrastructure, grant of licenses and government approvals, operation and maintenance of wind power projects and shared services, protection of intellectual property relating to technology in renewable energy, land development etc.

Her expansive experience and a solution-driven outlook in contracting for renewable energy clients and her present role in litigation and ADR empower her to provide pragmatically and cost-effective advisory to the Firm’s foreign and domestic clientele.

EDUCATION

  • LLM in International Trade and Investment Law, National Law University, Jodhpur, Batch of 2017

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Tamil Nadu 

AFFILIATION

  • Volunteer with the AIDINDIA – Association for India’s Development.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate law
Commercial Law
Employment and Termination
Renewable Energy
Hospitality
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Litigation
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
International Trade & WTO

SECTORS

Start-ups

PEOPLE

Abhinay Thimmaiah

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

M: +91 99020 08383
E: abhinay.thimmaiah@foxmandal.in

With more than 12 years of experience in real estate, Abhinay is proficient in title due diligence and documentation related to residential, commercial and industrial, as well as renewable energy (solar & wind) projects. He majorly handles clients in the Agribusiness, Food & Beverages as well as Consumer Products sector.

EXPERTISE

Abhinay is skilled in offering pragmatic solutions as well as preparing and vetting documentation relating to townships, technology parks, commercial, residential & renewable energy projects. He further works in the sale and purchase, lease, leave and license of property for developers as well as construction companies.

His experience also includes drafting and reviewing various deeds and agreements relating to Real Estate. He further works in liaising with authorities like BIAAPA, KIADB, BDA, BMRDA, BBMP, Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Tahsildar, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Offices of various Sub-Registrars, District Registrar, etc.

He offers diligent advice to his clients while maintaining high ethical standards. He believes in being straightforward and collaborates effortlessly to get the work done in a time-efficient manner.

EDUCATION

  • BA
  • LLB

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

PRACTICE AREAS

Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Corporate Real Estate
Renewable Energy
RERA
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Logistics & Warehousing
Joint Venture
Consumer Disputes
Commercial Law

SECTORS

Agribusiness
Food & Beverages
Consumer Goods & Retail

PEOPLE

Malvika Bakshi

Senior Associate
Mumbai

M: +91 98206 59238
E: malvika.bakshi@foxmandal.in

Malvika has 11 years of experience as a Real Estate lawyer and works at the firm’s Mumbai Office. Her practice also extends to Corporate and Commercial Litigation as well as matters pertaining to Consumer Law and Admiralty Law. The sectors she primarily focusses on encompasses Education, Consumer Goods & Retail to Food & Beverages and Start-up.

EXPERTISE

Malvika’s expertise in Real Estate & Litigation includes advising on acquisition of rights, title and interests in immovable property/ies including commercial and residential properties (from title verification, due diligence to drafting, reviewing and finalizing various agreements and deeds, negotiating relevant terms & conditions and completing registration procedures) through absolute conveyance, agreement to sell, lease, mortgage, Joint Venture, development agreement, power of attorneys, leave and licence agreement and so on;

She has further worked on assignments pertaining to redevelopment of housing societies in Mumbai. In addition, she advises on testate and intestate succession, Consumer Law, Stamp Duty and Registration Fee obligations and providing legal assistance & facilitating registration procedure at the concerned Sub Registrar’s offices. She also takes up Civil matters by representing clients before the appropriate Courts arising in connection with Property disputes. Malvika is further skilled in handling matters related to Employment and Labour Law.

She wins her client’s trust through her compassionate disposition exhibiting emotional intelligence and providing creative solutions.

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Law (LLM) – Mumbai University 2014

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

AFFILIATION

  • IPBA

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Anti Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Workplace
Employment & Termination
Labour Law
Labour & Industrial Disputes
Trademark
Corporate Real Estate
Residential, Commercial & Township Development
RERA
Arbitration
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Litigation

SECTORS

Education
Consumer Goods & Retail;Food & Beverages;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

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

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

Vibhore Chaturvedi

Senior Associate
Mumbai

M: +91 98331 43491
E: vibhore.chaturvedi@foxmandal.in

Vibhore is a Senior Associate at the firm’s Mumbai office and has over 10 years of extensive experience working in project finance, infrastructure, and energy laws. He has advised financial institutions, developers, investors, and international banks throughout the Asia Pacific region. With strong analytical skills. He has been recognized as a key lawyer in the Projects & Energy Sector by Legal 500.

EXPERTISE

Vibhore has substantial experience in handling end-to-end due diligence and documentation in project financing and infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships and government contracts. His expertise includes roads and highways, airports, power plants (conventional, solar, wind, and hydro), educational institutions, rail networks, healthcare infrastructures such as hospitals and diagnostic facilities, agribusiness, and other infrastructure assets.

Vibhore has considerable experience, having worked as an in-house counsel with distinguished financial institutions. He brings a strong commercial understanding of assisting institutions in negotiating and structuring a transaction.

He offers sound legal advice combined with strong analytical skills to deliver a satisfactory solution to all his clients.

EDUCATION

  • LLB

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Finance
Project Finance
Transportation (Roads, Bridges, Railways & Metro)
Renewable Energy
Urban Infra

SECTORS

Start-ups
Education

PEOPLE

Preetham P S

Senior Associate
Bengaluru

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

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

EXPERTISE

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

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

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

EDUCATION

  • BAL LLB, Bengaluru University, 2011

PRACTICE AREAS

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

SECTORS

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

PEOPLE

Partha Pratim Goswami

Senior Associate
Hyderabad

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

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

EXPERTISE

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

EDUCATION

  • BALLB, Bengaluru University, 2011

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Assam

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

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

PRACTICE AREAS

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

SECTORS

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