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

Varalakshmi Bhamidi Fox Mandal

Varalakshmi Bhamidi

Group Head
Hyderabad

M: +91 91777 04221
E: b.varalakshmi@foxmandal.in

Varalakshmi is a Group Head at the firm’s Hyderabad office and brings in over 10 years of experience as a real estate practitioner on various aspects of commercial/residential real estate transactions including acquisition, development, leasing, financing, and disposals. She is regarded with admiration by her clients and peers for her extended knowledge and clear understanding.

EXPERTISE

Varalakshmi has impeccable expertise in title due diligence and risk analysis on matters relating to revenue laws including but not limited to land acquisition, agricultural and urban land ceiling laws. She is further proficient in reviewing and drafting of transaction documents for the transfer of immovable properties, like agreement to sell, sale deed, gift deed, agreement to lease, lease deed, development agreement.

She is also skilled in reviewing and drafting of commercial contracts like term sheets, lease deeds, memorandum of understanding, corporate license, assignment agreements, consultancy agreements, loans, addendum, joint venture, and allied agreements. In addition, she offers legal advice on stamp duty and registration fee-related aspect clarifications.

EDUCATION:

  • B.A.
  • LL.B
  • LL.M, Osmania University, 2006

ADMISSION:

  • Bar Council of India

AFFILIATION:

  • Ranga Reddy District Court Bar Association

PRACTICE AREAS

Residential, Commercial & Township Development
Commercial Law
Corporate Real Estate
Industrial Unit, Park, SEZ & IT Park
Renewable Energy
RERA
Solar Energy
Wind Energy
Government, Regulatory & Compliance Advisory

SECTORS

Agriculture

PEOPLE

Vivek Choudhary

Group Head
Hyderabad

M: +91 76749 13750
E: vivek.choudhary@foxmandal.in

Having post-qualification expertise of more than 13 years, Vivek has been a Group Head ( Corporate) and an important part of the Firm’s corporate practice in Hyderabad, wherein he has been instrumental in advising and assisting the diverse clientele of the Firm, including reputed National and Multinational Corporations, high net worth individuals across myriad legal intricacies concerning multifarious laws rendering results to the complete satisfaction of the Client. Vivek is highly adaptive and possesses excellent communication skills.

EXPERTISE

On account of his diverse exposure, Vivek has acquired enriching experience and regularly advises and assists the Clients encompassing practice areas such as Amalgamations, Asset Purchase, Business Transfer, Slump Sale, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, Debt raising, Banking & Finance, drafting, vetting and reviewing Commercial Contracts of various kinds, Contract Evaluation, Due Diligence for various transactions, Foreign Exchange Control & Regulatory Affairs, Foreign Direct Investment, Employment & Labour Laws, Legal Advisory, Legal Audit, Licensing and Registrations, Transaction Structuring and Transaction Advisory for transactions of various nature.

Vivek has a very practical and solution-oriented approach to secure clients’ interests. Some notable transactions where he has contributed significantly include the acquisition of six operational educational institutions owned by Bengaluru-based education major in various locations in India on behalf of the acquirer being a Fund and acquisition of a running and operational hotel on behalf of an acquirer.

EDUCATION

  • BA. LL.B ( Hons), National Law Institute University, Bhopal, 2006

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of India

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Finance
Corporate Law
Commercial Law
Anti Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Workplace
Compliance Audit
Employment & Termination
Labour Law
Labour & Industrial Disputes
FDI & ODI
Regulatory Compliance
Corporate Governance
Joint Venture
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Divestment
Restructuring & Reorganization
Privacy & Data Protection
Debt Funding & Restructuring
Project Finance
Thermal Energy
Government, Regulatory & Compliance Advisory
Health Safety & Environment
Private Equity
Corporate Real Estate

SECTORS

Automotive
Education
Information Technology
Start-ups
Textiles, Apparels & Accessories
Healthcare & Life Sciences

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

PEOPLE

Laxman Erelli

Senior Associate
Hyderabad

M: +91 98485 64543
E: erelli.laxman@foxmandal.in

Laxman has over 19 years of transactional experience in real estate domain with a special focus on conducting title due diligence as well as drafting, pleading, conveyancing and preparing legal/commercial documents. He also provides client support and performs advisory functions.

EXPERTISE

Laxman offers clear and succinct advice towards the successful completion of comprehensive title due diligence, be it for acquisition, disposal, development or property dispute of the land. He is further proficient in drafting various deeds, including Lease Deed, Sale Deeds, Agreement of Sale, Development Agreements etc., to the utmost satisfaction of his clients.

Being adaptive, communicative and having clarity of thoughts has helped him stay ahead of the curve in all client matters.

EDUCATION

  • LL.B, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1997
  • M. Com, Osmania University, Hyderabad 1993

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Real Estate

SECTORS

Agriculture

PEOPLE

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 a Partner at Fox Mandal’s Hyderabad office, she primarily focuses 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 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 Multinational Companies (MNCs) and has conducted multiple inquiries and handed 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

people

T Vijayakumar Reddy

Partner
Hyderabad

M: +91 80084 47849
E: vijay.reddy@foxmandal.in

With a career spanning over two and a half decades, Vijay provides valuable guidance to clients in addressing their legal needs, both in and outside the courtroom. As a partner at Fox Mandal in Hyderabad, Vijay focusses on litigation and alternate dispute resolution practice notably helping businesses from manufacturing, services and banking sectors with their civil and commercial disputes.

EXPERTISE

Vijay has profound experience in advising clients on the full sweep of litigation challenges right from corporate, civil, criminal, commercial to consumer issues. Vijay’s multi-faceted approach helps him in serving clients belonging to varied sectors including energy, infrastructure & transportation as well as healthcare and lifesciences.

His long-range perspective on matters has enabled his clients to repose faith in his advice on various matters spanning insolvency and bankruptcy, contracts, transfer of property, recovery of money, winding up of companies, consumer protection act, arbitration act, ipr, banking laws, negotiable instruments, prevention of money laundering act, sebi act, etc.

He has peak experience in representing his clients before the High Court, civil and commercial courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunal. He has also represented various national and multi-national clients in several national and international arbitration matters.

He also has experience in Real Estate matters including carrying out title due diligence and preparing title reports of several commercial, agricultural and non-agricultural properties and preparing other relevant real estate documentation for various corporate houses.

EDUCATION

  • MBA (HRM)
  • LLB
  • BA

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Telangana

AFFILIATION

  • Telangana High Court Bar Association
  • A.P. High Court Advocates Association
  • Hyderabad District City Civil & Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Ranga Reddy District Courts Bar Association

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution
Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Employment & Human Resources

SECTORS

Manufacturing
Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Services
Infrastructure & Transportation
Healthcare & Life sciences
Energy