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Fox Mandal & Associates
OFFICE NO. 102, FIRST FLOOR
PENTAGON TOWER 3, MAGARPATTA
PUNE, MAHARASHTRA
411028
India

City focus: Chennai > Leading firms Tier 2

Jeevanandham Rajagopal is the leading lawyer at Fox Mandal & Associates‘ Chenai office. He spearheads work across foreign investment into India, joint ventures, debt and equity funding for various projects. The team, which includes Taruna Raju and Divya Jude, also works extensively on outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions, specialising in representing promoters and founders.

Practice head(s):

Jeevanandham Rajagopal

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ACPL Systems Private Limited (India), ACPL Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and their Promoters

Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited and its Promoters

Zeta Holdings GmBH and Zeta GmBH.

Randa India LLC and Randa Accessories LLC

Anon Food & Beverages Private Limited

Demopolis Equity Partners LLC

Presto Info Solutions Private Limited

Uttez Digital India Private Limited

Plaza Premium Group

DHL Group

Wiley Group

NTC Group (including NTC Logistics India Private Limited)

Veego Pharma, LLC and group

LBR / RBL Group, India and UK

Group IPS NV

Halma PLC

Social Beat

Heat & Control Group, India and Australia

Visual Data Media Services Private Limited and VDMS Solutions Private Limited

CGI Information Systems And Management Consultants Private Limited

Kaar Technologies India Private Limited

Veego Pharma LLC

Work highlights

  • Engaged as the Legal Expert for the Preparation of Detailed Feasibility Report (DFR) for Restoration of 3 rivers in Tamil Nadu, namely, Cooum & Adyar Rivers and Buckingham Canal.
  • Advised Demopolis Equity Partners LLC on significant investment in Tyfone India Private Limited and merger of Tyfone India Private Limited with Cubus Solutions Inc (and its Indian subsidiary, Cubus Banking Solutions Private Limited).
  • Advised the State Government on the repeal of Tamil Nadu Ownership Act, 1994 and reenactment of the Tamil Nadu Apartment Ownership Act, 2022.

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Intellectual property > PATMA: patent and trade mark attorneys Tier 2

India > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Present in eight strategic locations in India, Fox Mandal & Associates provides full service advice on commercial, residential, and industrial work involving different sectors, from logistics and IT to special economic zones. The firm houses an experienced team that regularly advises a varied client base of leading developers, investors, statutory boards, bank and financial institutions. Prashantha Kumar, Purnima Kamble and Jayaprakash Padmanaban each bring around 20 years’ experience to the firm. From the Hyderabad office, Purnima primarily advises on corporate, commercial and real estate matters, while Jayaprakash’s focus is on real estate related litigation, title due diligence and drafting contracts for corporations, PSU’s, financial institutions, SEZ developers, real estate developers and individuals. Sushant Shetty's expertise ranges from due diligence to investment and acquisitions, including renewables projects and matters relating to data centres.

Practice head(s):

Purnima Kamble; Prashantha Kumar; Jayaprakash Padmanaban

Other key lawyers:

Shourya Mandal; Sumit Dhar; Sushant Shetty; Prerona Sil; Ashish Sharma

Testimonials

‘Prompt response, knowledge of all areas of law, great service to clients.’

‘Purnima Kamble’s support is exceptional.’

‘The team listens to the client’s requirements and shows a collaborative approach during negotiations.’

‘Purnima Kamble is noted for her availability, understanding of the subject, expert views and negotiation skills. Varalakshmi is an on the ground warrior and delivers as per agreed timeline.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge and provides logical reasoning and advice based on the law.’

‘Great knowledge, ability to address queries with ease and documentary support, if required.’

Key clients

Ascendas India

Flyjac Logistics

Workday Inc.

XPO India Shared Services LLP

House of Hiranandani

ICICI Bank Limited

Address Maker

One Bangalore Luxury Projects LLP

SBICAP Ventures Limited

Ace Investments

Allcargo Logistics Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited

Bank of Baroda

Avenue Supermarts Limited

Sagent

Work highlights

  • Advised Candor Kolkata One Hi-Tech Structures Private Limited on SEZ and non-SEZ acquisitions.
  • Advised Techna Infrastructure Private Limited on the development of a commercial building.
  • Advised Sagent, a mortgage servicing fintech company, on establishing its non-US headquarters in Chennai.

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Demonstrating strong expertise in complex cross-border M&A, domestic corporate transactions, and strategic joint ventures, the team at Fox Mandal & Associates regularly acts on behalf of both start-ups and multinationals. In Chennai, Jeevanandham Rajagopal specialises in foreign investment and joint venture matters, whilst Hyderabad-based Purnima Kamble focuses on general corporate issues. From Bengaluru, Sathya Prasad concentrates on corporate compliance, and in Kolkata, both Orijit Chatterjee and Shourya Mandal are noted for their corporate restructuring and real estate work.

Practice head(s):

Jeevanandham Rajagopal; Sathya Prasad T; Purnima Kamble; Orijit Chatterjee; Shourya Mandal; Shuva Mandal; Rajesh Vellakkat

Other key lawyers:

Vidya Pawar

Testimonials

‘We worked with FM on Merger & Acquisition related matter. Every member in their team is absolutely professional that their expertise in the particular field helped us in solving the issue without any inordinate delay. This being long journey they were always persistent and made themselves available whenever needed and kept us aligned on track throughout the matter. FM has wide global presence and hence helped us in coordinating with their local attorneys for better legal solution and faster adjudication based on cognizance of the matter involved.’

‘We were working with Rajesh Vellakkat’s Team which includes Padma Sinha and Pallavi. Throughout the journey Rajesh was more accountable and analytical with great vision and deep understanding and expertise in the field and helped us in making quick decisions. The team helped us in making appropriate action and enabled us in understanding the consequences behind the same. Padma& Pallavi have made themselves always approachable and helped us understand the legal background behind very action whenever needed.’

Key clients

ACPL Systems Private Limited (India), ACPL Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and their Promoters

Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited and its Promoters

Zeta Holdings GmBH and Zeta GmBH.

Randa India LLC and Randa Accessories LLC

Anon Food & Beverages Private Limited

Demopolis Equity Partners LLC

Presto Info Solutions Private Limited

Uttez Digital India Private Limited

Plaza Premium Group

NTC Group (including NTC Logistics India Private Limited)

Veego Pharma, LLC and group

LBR / RBL Group, India and UK

Group IPS NV

Halma PLC

Social Beat

Heat & Control Group, India and Australia

Visual Data Media Services Private Limited and VDMS Solutions Private Limited

CGI Information Systems And Management Consultants Private Limited

Kaar Technologies India Private Limited

Provigil Surveillance Limited and iVIS International Private Limited.

Switz Foods Private Limited & its Overseas Shareholders.

Agilisium LLC

E2open Software India Private Limited

The Good Stuff Private Limited (formerly, Global Consumer Products Private Limited) and its Promoters

PS Vinayak Group

Digital.ai Software India Private Limited

NTE by ANSR LLP

Adamas Clinical Quality Consulting Pvt Ltd.

MObisy Technologies Private Limited

Amba Highrise Private Limited / Ernst & Young

Ubique Digital Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited and its promoters in the takeover of Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited by Classplus (Bunch Microtechnologies Private Limited) through a share swap arrangement.
  • Advised Demopolis Equity Partners LLC on significant investment in Tyfone India Private Limited and merger of Tyfone India Private Limited with Cubus Solutions Inc (and its Indian subsidiary, Cubus Banking Solutions Private Limited).
  • Advised The Good Stuff Private Limited (formerly, Global Consumer Products Private Limited), brand owner of LuvIt Chocolate and confectionary, and its shareholders, in the takeover of The Good Stuff Private Limited by the Dharampal Satyapal Group (DS Group).

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

India > TMT Tier 3

Intellectual property Tier 4

Tech-driven transactions are a particular strength of the IP team at Fox Mandal & Associates, which is also well versed in non-transactional advisory and contentious matters. The team includes Santosh Vikram Singh, who anchors the firm’s broader IP, media and sports offering and handles the gamut of IP issues; Rajesh Vellakkat, who is the first port of call for a number of emerging tech start-ups and innovators; and the New Delhi-based V. C. Mathews, who focuses on the fashion, tech, sports, telecoms and retail sectors. All named individuals are based in Bengaluru unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat; V. C. Mathews

Key clients

House of Kieraya Private Limited

Bliss Chocolates India Private Limited

Almora Botanica UK Limited

Borosil Limited

Rainbow Children’s Hospital

William Goodacre & Sons India Private Limited

Sankara Eye Hospital

Balaji Wafers Private Limited

Better Life Chennai LLP

Work highlights

India > Labour and employment Tier 4

The labour and employment team at Fox Mandal & Associates acts for a diverse roster of clients in the manufacturing, IT, and healthcare sectors, advising on compliance handling, HR policies, and system implementations. Purnima Kamble in Hyderabad, Shyamal Mukherjee in Bengaluru, and Kolkata’s Kaustuv Nath Chunder jointly oversee the practice.

Practice head(s):

Purnima Kamble; Shyamal Mukherjee; Kaustuv Nath Chunder

Key clients

Synchrony International Services Private Limited

Mphasis Ltd

Mobis India Limited

SIS Software (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Providence Global Center LLP

FMC Technologies India Private Limited

VXI Global Solutions LLC

NTE India by ANSR LLP

Epimax Solutions LLP

HABA Trading B.V.

Work highlights

India > Tax Tier 4

The tax practice at Fox Mandal & Associates is well versed in both direct and indirect tax matters. The team also works closely with the corporate team to assist on the taxation aspects of restructurings and transactions. Bengaluru-based Gopala Rao and Ranganath Hari  are key members of the team, alongside accountant Sandip Mukherjee who operates from Pune.    

Practice head(s):

Gopala Rao; Ranganath Rao; Sandip Mukherjee

Work highlights

Established in 1896, Fox Mandal is among the oldest full-service law firms in India. 

Fox Mandal & Associates came into existence from its predecessor Fox & Mandal in 1996 when it expanded to Southern India and established its Bangalore office. Now, with pan-India presence and more than 250 professionals, Fox Mandal & Associates has the privilege of catering to a wide range of legal requirements of a diverse clientele.

The firm consistently enables clients to successfully navigate through the maze of complex and rapidly changing law in a world that is being continually transformed by globalization, technology, and a blurring of conventional boundaries. Fox Mandal has been carrying a legacy of quality and integrity through the years by offering a comprehensive range of legal services pertaining to 80+ practice areas:

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate M&A / Real Estate/ Private Clients Shuva Mandal shuva.mandal@foxmandal.in +919880974882
Competition & antitrust/ Insurance & re-insurance N L Mitra (Prof) nl.mitra@foxmandal.in
Labour/Litigation / Arbitration Kaustuv Chunder kaustuv.chunder@foxmandal.in +919836791212
Corporate M&A / Labour & Employment/Real Estate Purnima Kamble purnima.kamble@foxmandal.in +919848027520
Corporate M&A/ Project Finance/Investment Fund Jeevanandham Rajagopal r.jeevanandham@foxmandal.in +919841166670
Corporate M&A/ Banking &Finance Shourya Mandal shourya.mandal@foxmandal.in +919830038367
Labour & Employment / Litigation Shyamal Mukherjee shyamal.mukherjee@foxmandal.in +919901044688
Intellectual Property/ Sports Law Santosh Vikram Singh santosh.singh@foxmandal.in +919901311622
Real Estate & Infrastructure Jayaprakash Padmanaban p.jayaprakash@foxmandal.in +919884217191
Litigation / Arbitration Vijaya Kumar Reddy T vijay.reddy@foxmandal.in +918008447849
Corporate M&A/ Compliance / Insolvency Sathya Prasad T sathya.prasad@foxmandal.in +919741699155
Real Estate/ Litigation Prashantha Kumar S T prashantha.kumar@foxmandal.in +919880162142
TMT/ Data Protection/ IP Rajesh Vellakkat rajesh.vellakkat@foxmandal.in +919449837538
Litigation / Arbitration Shyam Sundar shyam.sundar@foxmandal.in +919686660528
Taxation Ranganath H ranganath.h@foxmandal.in +919880744482
Infrastructure/ Project Finance Chandrasekaran Ramanathan r.chandrasekaran@foxmandal.in +919444398172
Infrastructure / COO Ramaswamy B b.ramaswamy@foxmandal.in +919972471100
Taxation G V Gopala Rao gopala.rao@foxmandal.in +919483512333
Indirect Tax Pramod Banthia pramod.banthia@foxmandal.in +919845088696
International Tax Sandip Mukherjee sandip.mukherjee@foxmandal.in +919890036292
Real Estate / Corporate Sumit Dhar sumit.dhar@foxmandal.in +919830045497
Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A Orijit Chatterjee orijit.chatterjee@foxmandal.in +919831042949
Family Business, Real Estate Prerona Sil prerona.sil@foxmandal.in +919831058183
Dispute Resolution / Litigation Sreya Basu Mallick sreya.basumallick@foxmandal.in +919830448753
Banking & Finance, Litigation Arindam Guha arindam.guha@foxmandal.in +919830146274
Real Estate Ashish Sharma ashish.sharma@foxmandal.in +919830068130
Dispute Resolution, Litigation Saurabh Bindal saurabh.bindal@foxmandal.in +919953858787
Corporate M&A, PE, VC Rohan Singh rohan.singh@foxmandal.in +919167223387
Partners : 28
Lawyers & Other Professionals(CA/CS/Technical Experts) : 250+
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