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Ashish Sharma - Partner - Fox Mandal

ashish sharma

Partner
kolkata

M:+91 98300 68130
E: ashish.sharma@foxmandal.in

With almost 20 years of experience in the real estate practice, Ashish has handled an array of real estate transactions for various industry sectors. A partner in the Kolkata office, Ashish’s observant and open minded temperament  particularly resonates with clients and colleagues. 

EXPERTISE

Ashish extends his professional services to clients on a gamut of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of residential and commercial properties, leasing of residential and commercial premises (including IT spaces), acquisition and conversion of agricultural land for various projects, joint development of projects, title due diligence of properties and the aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documents. 

His expertise includes drafting and negotiating real estate transaction documents such as sale agreements, sale deeds, lease deeds, leave and license agreements, tenancy agreements, development agreements, settlement deeds, etc. 

He has advised leading industry players and real estate developers in the country through serpentine legal mandates, compliances and technicalities of the law. His clients include owners, buyers, real estate developers, corporate houses, individuals and investors. 

Additionally, he regularly advises clients on hotel management contracts, financing and mortgages, succession planning and drafting of trust deeds, gift deeds, family settlement, release deeds, wills and obtaining probates and letters of administration thereof. 

His hardworking disposition, impeccable command of the law and sophisticated approach towards all his undertakings make him a trusted leader for his team and a preferred advisor to clients.

EDUCATION

  • LLB –  University of Calcutta

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

PRACTICE AREAS

Residential, Commercial & Township Development Corporate Real Estate 

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Products & Retail
Healthcare
Information Technology

 

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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 

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Orijit Chatterjee

Partner
kolkata

M:+91 98310 42949
E: Orijit.Chatterjee@foxmandal.in

Orijit has more than 22 years of legal expertise in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and insolvency & bankruptcy.  His professional ethics, time management and strong understanding of briefs have enabled the firm’s Kolkata office to deliver eclectic solutions and services in alignment with clients’ expectations.

EXPERTISE

Orijit has, through his long association with the firm, steered and given shape to the Kolkata office’s legal practise in the areas of corporate law along with commercial litigation, civil litigation and arbitration. He has appeared in various courts and Tribunals across the country and successfully handled matters on behalf of clients.

Orijit attends to his clients with care and patience for a better understanding of their individual requirements and objectives. He believes in extending the comfort and time they deserve to build a relationship of trust and confidence. 

His dedication to the firm, his passion to provide innovative solutions and determination to devise sophisticated and agile strategies have brought him appreciation from his colleagues and clients over the course of his rich legal career. 

EDUCATION

  • Bsc (Hons), LLB – Calcutta University / Burdwan University 

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

AFFILIATION

  • Incorporated Law Society of Calcutta

Confrence/WEBINARS

  • Speaker on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws in India –  German Technology Day event – 2020 hosted by the Government of Assam.  

volunteering/pro bono

  • Assisted and sdvised various individuals in relation to general litigation and property issues on a pro-bono basis.
  • Trustee at ‘Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Trust” under which the residential house (Acharya Bhavan) of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose. It is being converted into a state of the Art museum under grant from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.  

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance 
Corporate Law
Commercial Law
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law 
Litigation
Mediation
Quasi-Judicial Representation
Joint Venture
M&A and Cross Border Transactions
Restructuring & Reorganization
FDI & ODI
Insurance

SECTORS

Consumer Products & Retail
Start-ups 

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Arindam guha

Partner
kolkata

M:+91 98301 46274
E: arindam.guha@foxmandal.in

With over two decades of rich experience in preparing, interpreting and applying the law to solve specific individualised problems, Arindam heads the dispute resolution practise at Fox Mandal’s Kolkata office as a partner.  

EXPERTISE

Arindam’s deep industry insights, rich experience and the drive to approach matters with a clear and proactive strategy have made him a trusted advisor to a range of clients. His impressive litigation skills and acute understanding of the law enables him to handle matters before different forums that include DRT, NCLT, NCLAT, Civil Courts, Commercial Courts, High Courts, Supreme Court and Arbitrations.

He has rendered tactical and sophisticated litigation strategies to significant matters for Balaji Telefims, Prakash Jha, Future Group and IIT Kharagpur to name a few. He is good at developing and managing relationships with clients. He masterfully strikes a balance between the expectation of the clients and the practicality of the matter at hand. 

EDUCATION

  • LLB – University of Calcutta 
  • B.Com (Hon) –  St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata 

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking &Finance 
Employment &Termination 
Media & Entertainment
Copyrights
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Mediation
Litigation  

SECTORS

Consumer Products & Retail
Education

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Prerona Sil

Prerona Sil

partner
kolkata

M: +91 98310 58183
E: prerona.sil@foxmandal.in

As a partner in the Kolkata office, Prerona brings to the table more than 19 years of legal expertise in the real estate domain combined with strong analytical thinking, work ethic, conceptual research and negotiation skills. She is also proficient in handling succession matters and is revered for her meticulous approach in each assignment. 

EXPERTISE

Prerona offers sound advisory solutions to clients on a gamut of real estate laws and issues. These include conducting due diligence, drafting, reviewing legal documents, negotiating terms and conditions of real estate transactions such as leases, sales, purchases, mortgages, joint development agreements and infrastructure projects to facilitate transfer of titles, assessing legal risk in real estate documentation, paperwork and advising clients accordingly.  

Her industry insights and vast experience benefit clients in complicated transactions and cases. She keeps herself well-informed of relevant industry updates, ensuring that the real estate transactions she oversees are legal, binding and in the best interests of the clients. 

Prerona joined the Kolkata office in August 2003 as an intern and has since grown to be a natural leader who displays sound judgement and attention to detail. Her commitment, efforts and ability to thrive under high-pressure situations consistently resonate with her clients. Her outstanding communication and networking skills make her a preferred professional amongst developers, banks, and corporations.

EDUCATION:

  • LLB (Honours), Calcutta University, 2003

ADMISSION:

  • Bar Council of West Bengal 

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Business
Residential, Commercial & Township Development Corporate Real Estate

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail
Education

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Kaustuv Chunder

Partner
Chennai & Kolkata

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

Kaustuv Chunder is a partner stationed in the Kolkata office having almost four decades of experience as a general practice lawyer. Kaustuv has developed a solid track record assisting clients across wide-ranging industry sectors with a 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 immovable property-related issues, testamentary and intestate succession issues, writ matters under the 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 the commercial activities of several foreign enterprises. Moreover, he has advised pro-bono and guided several economically confronted individuals in cases of oppression 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

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Shourya Mandal - Fox Mandal

Shourya Mandal

Co-Managing Partner
Kolkata, DELHI

M:+91 98300 38367
E: Shourya.mandal@foxmandal.in

Shourya is the co-managing partner of Fox Mandal and is particularly responsible for the firm’s operations in Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Delhi. He has been nominated as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for many years. He has been recommended as a Global Leader for Corporate and M&A practice in Who’s Who Foreign Investment Review Guide. He is also named as a leading lawyer in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers. 

EXPERTISE

Shourya qualified as a solicitor from Bombay in 1993 and is also admitted to practice as a solicitor in England. He is primarily a  Corporate and Commercial lawyer dealing in transactions work. However, he is also well-known for his proficiency in real-estate matters.

In addition, Shourya is one of the Vice-Chairs of the Banking, Finance & Securities Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is the the Founder Chairman of the British Business Group in Kolkata and represents the firm in the British Business Group of the Dy British High Commission in Kolkata. 

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 and the Regional Vice President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata.

EDUCATION

  • B Sc (Hons) – Calcutta University (1985-1988)
  • LLB (1989-1992)
  • Solicitor – Incorporated Law Society 

ADMISSION

  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

AFFILIATION

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • Webinar on: Navigating Legal Challenges in Infrastructure Sector in the Wake of COVID -19, May 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