Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial

Fox Mandal provides a comprehensive range of advisory, liaison and compliance services necessary for the establishment and smooth operation of business in India by Indian and/or foreign entities.

We assist foreign companies in formulating or fine-tuning their entry strategies into India by answering questions such as:

What is the best route for making the investment?
Should the Indian entity be a WOS or a JV?

The answer depends on a variety of factors, including prevailing legislation, tax considerations, ease of operation, potential exit etc. The right decisions upfront can make life easier later- which is what we aim to do for you.

We advise Indian companies on how best to tie-up with a foreign or domestic partner. >>

Our capital market experts can assist you in preparing for raising debt and equity capital as well as through the use of structured instruments. Working closely with your merchant bankers and regulators, we ensure that you have the required ...

Our capital market experts can assist you in preparing for raising debt and equity capital as well as through the use of structured instruments. Working closely with your merchant bankers and regulators, we ensure that you have the required documentation and approvals. We can also advise you on the strategic trade-offs associated with taking a listed company private and support you in execution.

Merger control regulations are playing an increasing role in the regulatory approval of M&A transactions. India’s Competition Commission is the ultimate authority on matters relating to anti-trust and unfair trade practices. Our team ...

Merger control regulations are playing an increasing role in the regulatory approval of M&A transactions. India’s Competition Commission is the ultimate authority on matters relating to anti-trust and unfair trade practices. Our team includes lawyers who have contributed to India’s body of Competition Law. Our advice can help you defend your position more effectively in matters involving competition law.

Environmental degradation today calls for strict implementation of laws to minimize the negative effects of the loss of natural resources. Central and state governments continue to put in place legislations with the specific aim of slowing down ...

Environmental degradation today calls for strict implementation of laws to minimize the negative effects of the loss of natural resources. Central and state governments continue to put in place legislations with the specific aim of slowing down environmental damage, and reversing it where possible. Often, such regulations are obligated under multilateral agreements. Businesses too are investing resources on identifying ways to reduce their carbon footprints. Extra-governmental bodies such as NGOs and special interest groups are becoming ever more vigilant in matters related to the environment.

Fox Mandal’s specialists in environmental law possess thorough knowledge of various environmental laws and the basis of their application to various situations. This enables us to advise clients before they make critical decisions, while also equipping us to support clients effectively in response to litigation etc.

Due to its impact on strategic and operational business decisions, the application of environmental law requires multidisciplinary expertise. As a full-service law firm, Fox Mandal’s environmental law team has access to specialists from other practice areas as necessary. Through our associates, we have access to engineers and other domain specialists whose inputs ensure that we develop solutions that are well thought-out and comprehensive as well as legally compliant.

World over, preservation of wealth during inter-generational shifts is a challenge. Despite careful planning, the outcomes of wealth transfer programs are not always satisfactory. The pluralistic nature of India’s society compounds this ...

World over, preservation of wealth during inter-generational shifts is a challenge. Despite careful planning, the outcomes of wealth transfer programs are not always satisfactory. The pluralistic nature of India’s society compounds this challenge. For instance, despite the existence of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, estate planning and heirship can be impacted by personal laws based on religion or place of residence (e.g. Goa).

Not surprisingly, more and more High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs or HNWIs) and owners of Family-run Businesses use estate planning tools such as Trusts to achieve their objectives around minimizing incidence of tax, putting in place an interim succession plan using professional managers without the family losing control of the business, carving out separate businesses for different heirs, creating structures for philanthropy and of course, minimizing risk of litigation and consequent damage to the fabric of the family. This is the core of our Family Business work. We also work with members to help resolve disputes that may arise (e.g. on issues of business strategy or succession planning).

If you are looking at inorganic growth strategies to enter India or expand your presence here, our team of M&A specialists can help you: Understand the strategic and business objectives of the proposed transaction; Identify potential risks ...

If you are looking at inorganic growth strategies to enter India or expand your presence here, our team of M&A specialists can help you:

  • Understand the strategic and business objectives of the proposed transaction;
  • Identify potential risks associated with the transaction (we view due diligence and compliance reviews as a means to unearth risks);
  • Generate options to address the risks (valuation, structuring, indemnities, representations around warranties, investment agreements etc.); and
  • Wrap up the transaction in terms of approvals, compliance and reporting requirements.
Our corporate and commercial lawyers advise Private Equity funds and their investee companies. Our services include pre-investment due diligence reviews, drafting of agreements and negotiation support as well as ongoing assistance with ...

Our corporate and commercial lawyers advise Private Equity funds and their investee companies. Our services include pre-investment due diligence reviews, drafting of agreements and negotiation support as well as ongoing assistance with regulatory compliance and governance. Having worked with entrepreneurs on establishing and growing their businesses (and strategic sale of equity stakes), we understand their aspirations and concerns well. These insights are useful in improving the odds of successfully closing investment transactions.

Employment & Human Resources

Employment related issues are among the most common legal matters that arise in the corporate world. As more foreign companies establish and expand their presence in India, they bring practices from their home countries intended for use in India. These may need to be adapted to suit India-specific requirements. As Indian companies expand globally, they hire overseas talent. Attracting and retaining such talent calls for innovative employment terms and not just adoption of global best practices.

The Indian government too has been active in raising the bar on various matters related to labour and employment by tightening existing rules and legislations. >>

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property is a significant asset and value determinant for any successful businesses. Today, intellectual property has greater value and significance than the physical assets of an entity. Appropriate protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property is the rightful step for organizational success. Fox Mandal helps its clients to design and Implement an IP strategy.

Fox Mandal’s Intellectual Property team comprises attorneys having expertise in different areas of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, licensing etc. Many of our IP attorneys are also qualified in science and technology. >>

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Disputes are always unpleasant, whether personal or corporate. It may not always be possible to prevent or avoid disputes; even so, it is not necessary that disputes must snowball into confrontations that adversely affect personal relationships, reputations and business.

Our experts work with the various parties involved in the dispute to seek an amicable resolution of the underlying problem. However, if such endeavors do not achieve the desired results, our Firm has the expertise and experience to support you in seeking a resolution to the dispute in conventional legal forum as well as through alternate mechanisms such as mediation or arbitration.

Litigation in Indian courts can extend over several years. >>

Real Estate

India’s real estate industry continues its rapid transition from largely being an unorganized sector to an organized sector. Rapid infrastructure development across the country is encouraging corporate participation in this sector. Ongoing improvements in governance and the increasing use of information technology are making information about property ownership more easily available, including through online databases. This is helping to make the process of property purchase/sale easier and more authentic.

To boost the industry further, government is introducing various measures. For example, the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed debt funds to invest in housing finance companies, a step that will indirectly benefit the real estate industry. >>

Tax Advisory

Although the Indian government has declared its intent to move towards a unified taxation system by introducing GST, the current reality of India’s federal structure of government is that while excise duties, corporate and personal income tax rates are uniform across the country, sales tax, octroi and other levies do vary between States.

Tax rates and compliance requirements also depend on legal status of the corporate entity and nature of permanent establishment in India. Further, certain industries enjoy specific tax exemptions provided they fulfil the stipulated conditions. >>

Corporate & Commercial

Fox Mandal provides a comprehensive range of advisory, liaison and compliance services necessary for the establishment and smooth operation of business in India by Indian and/or foreign entities.

We assist foreign companies in formulating or fine-tuning their entry strategies into India by answering questions such as:

What is the best route for making the investment?
S... >>

  • Capital Market

    Our capital market experts can assist you in preparing for raising debt and equity capital as well as through the use of structured instruments. Working closely with your merchant bankers and regulators, we ensure that you have the required documentation and approvals. We can also advise you on the strategic trade-offs associated with taking a listed company private and support you in execution.

  • Competition Law

    Merger control regulations are playing an increasing role in the regulatory approval of M&A transactions. India’s Competition Commission is the ultimate authority on matters relating to anti-trust and unfair trade practices. Our team includes lawyers who have contributed to India’s body of Competition Law. Our advice can help you defend your position more effectively in matters involving competition law.

  • Environmental Law

    Environmental degradation today calls for strict implementation of laws to minimize the negative effects of the loss of natural resources. Central and state governments continue to put in place legislations with the specific aim of slowing down environmental damage, and reversing it where possible. Often, such regulations are obligated under multilateral agreements. Businesses too are investing resources on identifying ways to reduce their carbon footprints. Extra-governmental bodies such as NGOs and special interest groups are becoming ever more vigilant in matters related to the environment.

    Fox Mandal’s specialists in environmental law possess thorough knowledge of various environmental laws and the basis of their application to various situations. This enables us to advise clients before they make critical decisions, while also equipping us to support clients effectively in response to litigation etc.

    Due to its impact on strategic and operational business decisions, the application of environmental law requires multidisciplinary expertise. As a full-service law firm, Fox Mandal’s environmental law team has access to specialists from other practice areas as necessary. Through our associates, we have access to engineers and other domain specialists whose inputs ensure that we develop solutions that are well thought-out and comprehensive as well as legally compliant.

  • Family Business

    World over, preservation of wealth during inter-generational shifts is a challenge. Despite careful planning, the outcomes of wealth transfer programs are not always satisfactory. The pluralistic nature of India’s society compounds this challenge. For instance, despite the existence of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, estate planning and heirship can be impacted by personal laws based on religion or place of residence (e.g. Goa).

    Not surprisingly, more and more High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs or HNWIs) and owners of Family-run Businesses use estate planning tools such as Trusts to achieve their objectives around minimizing incidence of tax, putting in place an interim succession plan using professional managers without the family losing control of the business, carving out separate businesses for different heirs, creating structures for philanthropy and of course, minimizing risk of litigation and consequent damage to the fabric of the family. This is the core of our Family Business work. We also work with members to help resolve disputes that may arise (e.g. on issues of business strategy or succession planning).

  • Merger & Acquisition

    If you are looking at inorganic growth strategies to enter India or expand your presence here, our team of M&A specialists can help you:

    • Understand the strategic and business objectives of the proposed transaction;
    • Identify potential risks associated with the transaction (we view due diligence and compliance reviews as a means to unearth risks);
    • Generate options to address the risks (valuation, structuring, indemnities, representations around warranties, investment agreements etc.); and
    • Wrap up the transaction in terms of approvals, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Private Equity

    Our corporate and commercial lawyers advise Private Equity funds and their investee companies. Our services include pre-investment due diligence reviews, drafting of agreements and negotiation support as well as ongoing assistance with regulatory compliance and governance. Having worked with entrepreneurs on establishing and growing their businesses (and strategic sale of equity stakes), we understand their aspirations and concerns well. These insights are useful in improving the odds of successfully closing investment transactions.

Employment & Human Resources

Employment related issues are among the most common legal matters that arise in the corporate world. As more foreign companies establish and expand their presence in India, they bring practices from their home countries intended for use in India. These may need to be adapted to suit India-specific requirements. As Indian companies expand globally, they hire overseas talent. Attracting and re... >>

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property is a significant asset and value determinant for any successful businesses. Today, intellectual property has greater value and significance than the physical assets of an entity. Appropriate protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property is the rightful step for organizational success. Fox Mandal helps its clients to design and Implement an IP st... >>

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Disputes are always unpleasant, whether personal or corporate. It may not always be possible to prevent or avoid disputes; even so, it is not necessary that disputes must snowball into confrontations that adversely affect personal relationships, reputations and business.

Our experts work with the various parties involved in the dispute to seek an amicable resolution of the underlying... >>

Real Estate

India’s real estate industry continues its rapid transition from largely being an unorganized sector to an organized sector. Rapid infrastructure development across the country is encouraging corporate participation in this sector. Ongoing improvements in governance and the increasing use of information technology are making information about property ownership more easily available, includi... >>

Tax Advisory

Although the Indian government has declared its intent to move towards a unified taxation system by introducing GST, the current reality of India’s federal structure of government is that while excise duties, corporate and personal income tax rates are uniform across the country, sales tax, octroi and other levies do vary between States.

Tax rates and compliance requirements also dep... >>

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