PEOPLE

Gaurav Goyal

Manager – Direct Tax
Mumbai

M: +91 79777 38054
E: Gaurav.goyal@foxmandal.in

Gaurav is a Chartered Accountant with 6+ years of professional experience in tax and regulatory services. He specialises in cross-border taxation issues, transfer pricing, tax advisory, litigation, and compliances.

EXPERTISE

During his career span, Gaurav has worked primarily with Big 4/ 5 professional firms such as EY and BDO. Gaurav has handled complex taxation issues and has gained experience in various industry verticals such as Oil & Gas, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Real Estate, Manufacturing, Information technology, and Financial Services.

He has advised on tax-efficient structures for inbound and outbound investments, taxation of non-residents, transfer pricing, expats, personal and domestic taxation. He has extensive experience in handling corporate tax litigation, including handling assessment and various other tax proceedings.

EDUCATION

  • Chartered Accountant
  • M.Com

ADMISSION

AFFILIATION

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – ICAI

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • Contributed to various tax articles/ alerts on controversial issues.
  • Co-authored article on SC: Consideration Paid for Purchase of Computer Software, Not Royalty, No Obligation on Buyers to Deduct Tax at Source pulished on Lexology.

PRACTICE AREAS

Direct Tax
International Tax
Transfer Pricing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Cross border restructuring
Foreign Exchange laws
Tax Advisory and Litigation

SECTORS

Oil & Gas
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
Real Estate
Manufacturing
Information technology
Financial Services

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

Sushant Shetty

PARTNER
Mumbai

M: +91 98201 12748
E: sushant.shetty@foxmandal.in

Sushant Shetty from the Mumbai office is a Partner – Real Estate & Infrastructure Practice for the Western India region with particularly strong expertise in due diligence, investment, and acquisitions in real property including renewables projects and data center advisory. He was awarded the International Bar Association’s Annual Scholarship in 2012 and also serves as the Newsletter Editor of the International Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. He regularly speaks at international conferences and contributes insightful articles in leading national as well as international publications. His pro-active disposition as well as extraordinary legal and business acumen has made him an asset for the firm.

EXPERTISE

Sushant practices primarily 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. He is familiar with all stages of the real estate development process including construction agreements, loan documents, and performing real estate due diligence. He is experienced in landlord-tenant as well as social matters. He also advises on the procedural aspects of stamp duty and registration of real estate documentation.

Sushant also handles general corporate matters dealing with capital structure, conventional financing, contracts, and entity formation including simple and complex structures involving joint ventures, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. He works closely with the agricultural sector. His clients include property owners, property funds, multinational corporations, property developers, local and international investors, statutory boards, banks and financial institutions.

EDUCATION

  • BLS/ LLB, Government Law College, 2009

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

  • Lacunae in SEBI’s proposed REIT regulation in India’ – January, 2015 – IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter 
  • Coasting Along The Waters Of Fate: An Analysis Of The Supreme Court View’ – November 2019 – IBA’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter 
  • E(law)vating Your Thoughts’ – August, 2020 – Elevator World (India edition), the premier journal for the international building transportation industry 
  • ‘Careers in Law’ detailing a career in law – the courses, institutions, co-curricular activities, and actual practice in the Education Reckoner – 2017.
  • Regular columnist for legal advice with respect to property and co-operative society laws in leading erstwhile daily newspaper DNA and publishing articles of interest.

CONFERENCES

  • Awarded the International Bar Association Scholarship, 2012 for research paper titled ‘Structuring Real Deals: Aiming for “True Value” in Real Estate Transactions’ attended its Annual Conferences held 
    • in Dublin
    • Ireland in 2012
    • Boston, USA in 2013
    • Rome, Italy in 2018
    • Seoul, South Korea in 2019
    • Its 11th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference in Dubai, UAE.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Speaker at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea in September 2019 on the topic ‘Saving the ‘Seoul’ of the city – the rebirth of downtown’ highlighting the challenges of development of heritage properties in Mumbai.
  • Speaker at the International Bar Association’s webinar on the topic ‘Force majeure and real estate contracts – a comparative jurisdiction analysis of Covid-19’ held on May 26, 2020.
  • Speaking at leading private sector banks on ‘Drafting of Wills & Succession Laws’ for their HNI and senior citizen clientele.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate

Infrastructure & Energy

SECTORS

Data Center and IT/ ITeS

Industrial Unit, Park and SEZ

Warehousing & Logistics

Manufacturing

Renewable Energy

Residential, Commercial & Township Development

Agriculture & Forestry

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

Dipti Das

GROUP HEAD
Mumbai

M: +91 98201 80456
E: dipti.das@foxmandal.in

Dipti is a highly efficient legal professional with more than 19 years of experience. She operates from the Mumbai office and routinely handles litigation matters ranging from civil to criminal cases. She has successfully represented clients before various statutory authorities, judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, courts, forums and commissions. Her experience also includes settling matters through mechanisms for alternate dispute resolution, especially arbitration.

EXPERTISE

Dipti has dealt with matters before the High Court, Small Causes Court, City Civil Court, District Courts, Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, NCLT, MAHARera, Consumer Court, Sessions Court.

She is proficient in initiating legal proceedings for recovery of dues for various companies via recovery suits & issuing Legal Notices, filing recovery suits before District Courts, Complaints u/s 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act. Her skills also include drafting and dealing with Recovery Suits, Summary Suits, Testamentary matters, Writ Petitions, Contempt Petitions, Appeals, Arbitration Petitions/ Applications, Family disputes, Property matters, etc., before the High Court.

Dipti has handled various issues relating to civil, corporate and commercial, arbitrations, recovery and negotiation between clients willing to settle the matter amicably. She is accomplished in conducting extensive research work, handling procedural aspects in various courts, interacting with clients, taking instructions and preparing them for trials. She believes in building and maintaining relationships every step of the way with clients and colleagues.

In addition, she is well-versed in alternate dispute resolution, including experience in handling international arbitration, arbitration before the NSE, BSE and MCX. She has broad-based legal expertise, including experience in working with various corporations, preparing Case Papers, Plaints, Written Statements, Affidavits, Writ Petitions, Caveats, and Appeals for managing legal activities/ proceedings, complaints, etc. She is also acquainted with property related documentation. Her responsibilities further include extensive legal research and coordination with Counsels; drafting deeds and documents, including letters and application forms etc., providing legal advice to clients, conceiving appropriate legal strategies for the client’s case after assessing  case history.

Her positive outlook, organized approach and leading attribute have helped her steer her team out of crucial challenges.

EDUCATION

  • LLB, MUMBAI UNIVERSITY, 2002

ADMISSION

  • BAR COUNCIL OF MAHARASHTRA AND GOA

AFFILIATION

  • BAR ASSOCIATION OF BOMBAY HIGH COURT

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

Conference Participation

  • CII and GAR

RECOGNITION

Notable Achievements / Awards

  • Assessed as the best student for the year 2009-2010 in the Certificate Course in Intellectual Property from Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, NMIMS University.

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Law
Corporate Law
Disciplinary Proceedings
Employment & Termination
Labour Law;Labour & Industrial Disputes
Copyrights
IP Transactions
Trademark
RERA
Arbitration
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Constitutional Law
Consumer Disputes
Economic Offences
Litigation
Mediation
Quasi-Judicial Representation

SECTORS

Consumer Goods & Retail

PEOPLE

Shuva Mandal

CHAIRMAN AND Managing Partner
Mumbai

M:+91 98809 74882
E: shuva.mandal@foxmandal.in

Mr. Shuva Mandal is the Chairman and the Managing Partner of Fox Mandal. Being a fourth-generation lawyer and a client-focused leader, he has led the firm 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 firm’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