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Fox Mandal & Associates
1201, Ashoka Estate, 24 Barakhamba Road
110 001
India

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

Fox Mandal & Associates acts for a diverse list of clients that covers established names in various fields, as well as some of India’s most exciting and rapidly growing startups. As part of its full-service offering in IP, the firm has PATMA services to assist with patentability searches, freedom to operate searches, design filings, and prosecution of patents and trade marks. Rajesh Vellakkat and Santosh Vikram Singh oversee the wider IP department, while Birendra Kumar is an experienced patent attorney to note. V. C. Mathews joined the firm in February 2022 and leads the IP group at the New Delhi office. Senior associate Madhu K in Bengaluru is well versed in patent applications and patentability searches.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat

Other key lawyers:

Birendra Kumar; V.S. Mathews; Madhu K

Testimonials

‘V.C. Mathews is an excellent addition to the team. Mathews brings his reputation for excellent speed of communication, clear and commercial advice, and ease to work with. Mathews can be trusted with an trade mark matter.’

Key clients

Sankara Eye Hospital

Ingo Electric Private Limited

House of Kieraya Private Limited

Rainbow Children’s Hospital

AGP International Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Krishi Geopack Private Limited

Bliss Chocolates (India) Private Limited

Changejar Technologies Private Limited

Wickedride Adventure Services Private Limited

Technical Xperts group

Hector Beverages Private Limited

Voylla Fashions Private Limited

Sarathi international Inc

Zoon LLC

India > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Fox Mandal & Associates undertakes a range of commercial and residential work involving various sectors, from logistics to IT, including in special economic zones. The highly regarded Prashantha Kumar is a key contact in Bengaluru, including for contentious real estate matters. Sushant Shetty, in the Mumbai office, assists in due diligence, investments and acquisitions. Having practice heads in multiple regions – including Purnima Kamble in Hyderabad, Jayaprakash Padmanaban in Chennai and Shourya Mandal in Kolkata – enables the department to advise clients on commercial matters across India.

Practice head(s):

Shuva Mandal; Purnima Kamble; Jayaprakash Padmanaban; Prashantha Kumar

Other key lawyers:

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

Parthasarathy Seeniammal Educational Trust

Wabco India Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)

Senvion Wind Technology Private Limited

S.I.S ESTATES

Bank of Baroda

Avenue Supermarts Limited

M17 Robotics AI Private Limited

Meenakshi Group

Sri Aditya Homes Private Limited

Experion Student Housing Private Limited

Viviid Renewables Private Limited

GXO Logistics India Private Limited

Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Techna Infrastructure Private Limited

The Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Limited (SMIORE)

Marvel Properties & Asmakam Infra Projects Private Limited JV

Vaishnavi Infrastructure Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Ascendas India Trust and its sponsor CapitaLand Group (Data Center division) in the acquisition of a 6.6 acres of land.
  • Assisted Flyjac Logistics in the acquisition of 22.3 acres of land parcel from Lodha group at Palava Industrial and Logistics Park near Mumbai.
  • Assisted Ace Investments in the acquisition of 500 acres of land located in and around Devanahalli Taluka.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Fox Mandal & Associates advises domestic and international clients on transactions, including due diligence and regulatory issues, as well as the formation and operation of businesses in India. The team also handles contracts and other commercial considerations, and strengthened its M&A capabilities with the addition of Bengalaru-based Krishnan Murali, who arrived from a consultancy position in April 2022. Sector focuses for the team include energy, software and applications, logistics, and e-commerce. A broad nationwide team features a number of leading names, including Jeevanandham Rajagopal  in Chennai, Sathya Prasad T and Rajesh Vellakkat  in Bengalaru, Hyderabad’s Purnima Kamble , Orijit Chatterjee in Kolkata, Shourya Mandal, based between Kolkata and New Dehli, and Mumbai-based Shuva Mandal.

Other key lawyers:

Shruthi Sekar

Testimonials

‘The Firm’s advice is a blend of legal position and business requirements. This makes the Firm unique. They update themselves with industry practice and give practical advice ensuring adherence to law.’

‘All the partners whom we interact with FM team are friendly. Would like to specify Jeevanandam Rajagopal who is handling most of our matters. Connections with Law Firms practicing abroad, particularly in US and EU, overall competency and practical solutions to any problem that we seek advice differentiates Jeeva from others.’

‘Deep relationships with counsels, experience in our market, open and relaxed communication style’

‘Orijit Chatterjee worked most closely with us. He stood out with his detailed engagement in the particulars of each stage of the discussion, and close coordination with our counsels.

Shourya Mandal stewarded the process well, giving clear high level guidance from the start of the engagement.

‘Fox Mandal offers the full range of services from due dilligence to deal closure thus, sparing the effort, cost and time to coordinate the inputs and the advice of different service providers.’

‘Jeevanandham Rajagopal, Partner is outstanding lawyer. His outstanding competence in different legal areas and his ability to advise on the deal design and risk mitigation are impressive. This coupled with his open communication style, negotiation proficiency and sensitivity to cultural differences between the business partner makes him a great support in a challenging transaction.

Shruthi Sekar, Associate is  a young lawyer with broad understanding of the legal background of the transaction and the specifics of the deal and of the parties to it. Her timely support and legal clarifications were highly helpful and highly appreciated.’

Key clients

E2open Software India Private Limited

Veego Pharma, LLC

Plaza Premium Group

Vajro India Private Limited

Kaar Technologies Private Limited

Lankasri India Private Limited

Karnataka State Cricket Association

Adamas Clinical Quality Consulting Pvt Ltd.

Baring Pvt. Equity Investment Managers LLP

GLOBALS ITES PRIVATE LIMITED

LIVING FOOD CO PRIVATE LIMITED

IVIS International Pvt. Ltd.

Sensit Technologies LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Veego on obtaining the approval for delisting the equity shares of Somerset Therapeutics Limited (formerly Wintac Limited) to infuse funding of up to 500 Crores.
  • Advised Magellanic Cloud Limited on the cquisition of IVIS International Pvt. Ltd (“IVIS”) and its sister entity Provigil Surveillance Limited (“Provigil”).
  • Advising Plaza Premium Group on a transaction in the airport hospitality sector.

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

Ramanathan Chandrasekaran leads Fox Mandal & Associates‘ infrastructure and project finance practice. Chandrasekaran predominantly works on concession agreements and EPC contracts on a range of areas from energy storage facilities to water treatment projects and domestic construction companies. Also present in Chennai, Jeevanandham Rajagopal advises domestic manufacturing companies on contractual relationships with renewable energy companies for the maintenance and operation of wind projects, and supports joint ventures between energy companies for renewable energy projects. Bangalore-based partner Prashantha Kumar, who has expertise in real estate, routinely conducts land title due diligences for the acquisitions of land for solar and wind projects in the southern states.

Practice head(s):

Ramanathan Chandrasekaran; Jeevanandham Rajagopal; Prashantha Kumar

Key clients

Tamil Nadu Housing Board

Workday India Pvt. Ltd

Pinnacle Hospitals Pvt Ltd.

Gateway Office Parks Pvt Ltd

SPR Construction Pvt Ltd

Khalghat Sendhwa Tollways Private Limited

Eagle Shri Shri Jamner Pvt Ltd

PCIL HAM Belhe Shikrapur Private Limited

Turnkey Enterprise Private Limited

Renew Power Ventures Private Limited

Jigajinagi – Jagtap Solar Power Private Limited

EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Private Limited

Viviid Renewables Private Limited

Asian Fab Tec Private Limited

M/s Growth Street Solar Private Limited

Vena Energy Vidyuth Pvt. Ltd,

Radiance Solar Private Limited

CSE Development India Pvt Ltd

JRK Solar Private Limited

EDF Renewables

Work highlights

  • Advised Hyundai Rotem Company on contractual recourse and advisory on extension of time (EOT) claims for rolling stock.
  • Advised Eos Enterprise on the supply of storage batteries to the prime owner for approximately $14m.
  • Acted as legal consultant to JLL for the development, operation and maintenance of 4 star/5 star category hotel.

India > TMT Tier 3

Co-led by Chennai-based Jeevanandham Rajagopal and Bangalore-based Rajesh Vellakkat Fox Mandal & Associates offers expertise across TMT. The duo are regularly relied upon by e-commerce platforms, media houses, banks, and telecoms companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. Vellakat is highly skilled in IP, information technology laws and data protection, whilst Rajagopal works on corporate and M&A matters related to the intersection of tech and renewable energy.

Practice head(s):

Jeevanandham Rajagopal; Rajesh Vellakkat

Key clients

Mobisy Technologies

Mphasis Ltd.

Yanmar Agribusiness Co Ltd

GLOBALS ITES PRIVATE LIMITED

AVOCORE TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

WINGSURE TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

ZOON LLC

LIVING FOOD CO Private Limited

Bharath Matrimony

Brembo Brake India Pvt Ltd

Faurecia India Private Limited

Matrimony.com

Work highlights

  • Assisted Mobisy Technologies Private Limited in making available their Software product for Major Tech Corporations without assigning the IP or losing the code.
  • Assisted Mphasis Ltd. with the legal issues relating to using proctoring tools and usage of biometric data.
  • Assisted Yanmar, a Japanese aggrotech company, in analysing M2M communication regulations, IoT related regulations, data security and other relevant legal aspects of their business.

Intellectual property Tier 4

The IP team at Fox Mandal & Associates puts particular emphasis on the IP aspects of M&A and joint ventures, as well as being a strong choice for patent prosecution in the technology sector. Santosh Vikram Singh heads the firm's wider IP, media and sports practice and is an experienced name in the market across all disciplines of IP law. Rajesh Vellakkat also has a diverse practice and is one of the go-to names in Bengaluru for the city’s thriving start-ups. Sripirya Padmanaban departed the firm in August 2021 but V. C. Mathews joined in February 2022 and is developing the firm’s IP offering in Delhi, focusing on its considerable IT sector.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat

Testimonials

‘V.C. Mathews is an excellent addition to the team. Mathews brings his reputation for excellent speed of communication, clear and commercial advice, and ease to work with. Mathews can be trusted with an trade mark matter.’

Key clients

Sankara Eye Hospital

Ingo Electric Private Limited

House of Kieraya Private Limited

Rainbow Children’s Hospital

AGP International Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Krishi Geopack Private Limited

Bliss Chocolates (India) Private Limited

Changejar Technologies Private Limited

Wickedride Adventure Services Private Limited

Technical Xperts group

Hector Beverages Private Limited

Voylla Fashions Private Limited

Sarathi international Inc

Zoon LLC

India > Labour and employment Tier 4

Fox Mandal & Associates handles work relating to compliance, implementation of HR policies and systems for its diverse client list in manufacturing, IT and healthcare. The team is led by the trio of Kaustuv Nath Chunder, Purnima Kamble, and Shyamal Mukherjee. Kaamya Ramanan advises on a variety of employment-related matters, including advisory, compliance, structuring of policies, and disciplinary or termination-related issues.

Practice head(s):

Kaustuv Chunder; Purnima Kamble; Shyamal Mukherjee

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

SIS Software India Ltd

CDK Global (India) Private Ltd

United States Pharmacopeia – India Private Limited

Synchrony International Services Private Limited

FineOS Corporation

Luthra Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Advised United States Pharmacopeia – India Private Limited on permanent remote work structure.
  • Advised an IT company on the transfer of employees within the group company pursuant to merger of companies.

India > Tax Tier 4

Fox Mandal & Associates' tax team assists its clients with both indirect and direct tax issues, and frequently supports the firm's wider corporate law team on the tax aspects of transactions and restructurings, as well as giving advice on compliance and tax litigation. Gopala Rao and Ranganath Hari are the main contacts in Bengaluru, and they coordinate the wider department with Pune-based accountant Sandip Mukherjee.

Practice head(s):

Gopala Rao; Ranganath Rao; Sandip Mukherjee

Testimonials

‘Very broad knowledge of different sectors and very quick allocation of resources to solving issues quickly.’

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:

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate M&A / Real Estate/ Private Clients Shuva Mandalshuva.mandal@foxmandal.in+919880974882
Competition & antitrust/ Insurance & re-insurance N L Mitra (Prof)nl.mitra@foxmandal.in
Labour/Litigation / Arbitration Kaustuv Chunderkaustuv.chunder@foxmandal.in+919836791212
Corporate M&A / Labour & Employment/Real Estate Purnima Kamblepurnima.kamble@foxmandal.in+919848027520
Corporate M&A/ Project Finance/Investment Fund Jeevanandham Rajagopalr.jeevanandham@foxmandal.in+919841166670
Corporate M&A/ Banking &Finance Shourya Mandalshourya.mandal@foxmandal.in+919830038367
Labour & Employment / Litigation Shyamal Mukherjeeshyamal.mukherjee@foxmandal.in+919901044688
Intellectual Property/ Sports Law Santosh Vikram Singhsantosh.singh@foxmandal.in+919901311622
Real Estate & Infrastructure Jayaprakash Padmanabanp.jayaprakash@foxmandal.in+919884217191
Litigation / Arbitration Vijaya Kumar Reddy Tvijay.reddy@foxmandal.in+918008447849
Corporate M&A/ Compliance / Insolvency Sathya Prasad Tsathya.prasad@foxmandal.in+919741699155
Real Estate/ Litigation Prashantha Kumar S Tprashantha.kumar@foxmandal.in+919880162142
TMT/ Data Protection/ IP Rajesh Vellakkatrajesh.vellakkat@foxmandal.in+919449837538
Litigation / Arbitration Shyam Sundarshyam.sundar@foxmandal.in+919686660528
Taxation Ranganath Hranganath.h@foxmandal.in+919880744482
Infrastructure/ Project Finance Chandrasekaran Ramanathanr.chandrasekaran@foxmandal.in+919444398172
Infrastructure / COO Ramaswamy Bb.ramaswamy@foxmandal.in+919972471100
Taxation G V Gopala Raogopala.rao@foxmandal.in+919483512333
Indirect Tax Pramod Banthiapramod.banthia@foxmandal.in+919845088696
International Tax Sandip Mukherjeesandip.mukherjee@foxmandal.in+919890036292
Real Estate / Corporate Sumit Dharsumit.dhar@foxmandal.in+919830045497
Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A Orijit Chatterjeeorijit.chatterjee@foxmandal.in+919831042949
Family Business, Real Estate Prerona Silprerona.sil@foxmandal.in+919831058183
Dispute Resolution / Litigation Sreya Basu Mallicksreya.basumallick@foxmandal.in+919830448753
Banking & Finance, Litigation Arindam Guhaarindam.guha@foxmandal.in+919830146274
Real Estate Ashish Sharmaashish.sharma@foxmandal.in+919830068130
Dispute Resolution, Litigation Saurabh Bindalsaurabh.bindal@foxmandal.in+919953858787
Corporate M&A, PE, VC Rohan Singhrohan.singh@foxmandal.in+919167223387
Partners : 28
Lawyers & Other Professionals(CA/CS/Technical Experts) : 250+
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At Fox Mandal, diversity is not just a matter of compliance with the letter of the law or a statistic to be reported. We believe that innovation can occur only when we empower our people to openly express their views. We craft eclectic approaches, solutions or even best practice from these diverse thoughts and ideas to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients and other stakeholders.