Firm Profile > Fox Mandal & Associates > Mumbai, India

Fox Mandal & Associates
The Capital, 207B, 2nd floor, G Block, C70
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Mumbai 400051

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Fox Mandal's corporate and M&A department renders end-to-end services, demonstrating particular strength in assisting foreign clients with the establishment of business operations in India, including all of the required regulatory licenses and approvals. With a wealth of experience in both inbound and outbound investments and M&A transactions, Jeevanandham Rajagopal possesses a deep understanding of the renewable energy sector. Work pertaining to corporate compliance is led by Sathya Prasad, while Soumitra Banerjee is noted for his experience in joint ventures and exit strategies.

Key clients

Brembo Brakes

E2Open Software India Private Limited

YourOwnRoom Private Limited

Voylla Fashions Private Limited

Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited

Mobisy Technologies Private Limited

Amber Road Software Private Limited

Metropolitan Cancer Care Centres India and International Private Limited

Schoch & Co s.r.l.

Karaikal Port Private Limited

ReGen Powertech Private Limited and group companies

Matrimony.Com Limited

Wintac Limited

Randa Accessories LLC

SEG Automotive India Private Limited

Manipal Technologies Limited

Zanec Inc. and group companies

Bauli India Bakes & Sweets Pvt. Ltd.

Centiro Solutions AB

Inventive Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

LBR Foundation India

Lebara Media Services Limited, United Kingdom

CDK Global (India) Private Limited

Synchrony International Services Private Limited

Provigil Surveillance Limited

JEC Distributor

India > Data protection Tier 3

Fox Mandal predominantly advises clients in the technology sector, including fintech companies, on various data protection issues, including the proper use of publicly available data, employee data storage, and GDPR requirements applicable to Indian firms with EU customers. Rajesh Vellakkat regularly assists clients with drafting policies and contracts that comply with India's evolving data privacy laws.

Key clients

Mphasis Ltd.,

Datrux Systems Pvt Ltd

Mobisy Technologies Private Limited Ltd

Accord Software & Systems Pvt Ltd

Cyient Limited

Ridgetop Healthcare Practice Pvt Ltd

Providence Global Center LLP

India > Intellectual property Tier 3

Commercial IP and transactional matters are points of focus for Fox Mandal's IP practice, further benefiting from co-head Santosh Vikram Singh’s patent prosecution expertise, which is applied to patent filing, registration, and portfolio management. Co-head Rajesh Vellakkat adds to the team’s strength in the TMT sector, encompassing software, digital media and e-commerce, while senior associate Sripriya Padmanabhan takes on disputes and enforcement activity with a focus on trade mark, copyright, and design. Recent engagements involved trade mark infringement disputes in the auto manufacturing and IT sectors.

Other key lawyers:


Fox Mandal has supported me in several complicated legal issues. Their in-depth analysis of the facts and the legal aspects and practical suggestions have been extremely helpful in resolving several critical legal issues.

Several counsels at Fox Mandal have good court practice experience which enables them to provide quality legal support and advice. I have a great appreciation for Rajesh Vellakkat.

‘Santosh Vikram Singh is a great practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena; responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Rainbow Children’s Medicare

Sankara Eye Foundation

Nowfloats Technologies

KPIT Technologies Limited

MID India Enterprises

HMS Host Services India

Haw Par Corporation Limited

Mphasis Limited

Global Consumer Food Products

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

Fox Mandal acts for developers, turnkey contractors, investors and lenders in relation to infrastructure projects across India in a range of sectors, such as ports, roads and logistics. On the energy front, the team is primarily involved in matters pertaining to renewable energy, including wind and solar projects, which is a particular area of expertise for Jeevanandham Rajagopal. R Chandrasekaran's key legal specialisms include PPP projects and EPC models of infrastructure investments.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CSB Bank Limited

Karaikal Port Private Limited

Jones Lang LaSalle

Krishna Skyway InfraProjects Private Limited

Vizag Seaport Private Limited

Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association

Regen Powertech Private Limited

Nordex India Private Limited

Cleanmax Solar Private Limited

Leapgreen Energy Private Limited

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Power Private Limited

Vestas Wind Technology India Private Limited

India > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Fox Mandal offers a blend of advisory, compliance and litigation services covering residential, industrial, commercial and mixed-use developments. The team, which acts for Indian and multinational clients, witnessed a recent increase in mandates pertaining to sectors such as logistics, warehousing, data centres and renewable energy.  Overseeing the Hyderabad office, Purnima Kamble advises on the full-range of commercial real estate matters, including financing, leasing and project development. The Chennai team is led by Jayaprakash Padmanaban, who focuses on real estate and infrastructure, while Prashantha Kumar S T heads up the real estate offering in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune.

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is detail oriented, transparent and very knowledgeable. They give practical solutions to Real Estate Due Diligence. Fox Mandal has continuously upgraded and maintained their talent pool to meet the emerging requirements of the business environment.

‘The team is very competent and updated on the law. The individuals demonstrate excellent legal acumen and a sense of balance in closing deals. They are accessible and take ownership of the assignment rather than push it over to junior lawyers.’

‘The partner, Purnima Kamble, is not only a subject-matter expert but is also extremely responsive. She also helps in providing out-of-the-box solutions to sticky issues and is definitely an asset at the negotiating table.’

Key clients

Piramal Financial Services

Tata Realty India Ltd

Mapletree Investments

Ascendas IT Park (Pune) Pvt. Ltd

Avenue Supermart (DMart)

Axis Finance Limited

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Birla Estates Pvt Ltd

Majesco Ltd

Brigade Developers

Wells Fargo EGS (India) Pvt Ltd

Century Developers

CSG Systems International (India) Pvt Ltd

Thuraipakkam Developers Pvt Ltd

Adeona Developers (House of Hiranandani)

Decathlon Sports India Pvt Ltd

Dover India Pvt Ltd

Edelweiss Financial Services

GM Infinite Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Godrej Properties Ltd.

Wistron Corporation

Honda Cars India Ltd

ICICI Ventures Fund Management Co Ltd

AQR Capital India Services LLP


IIFL Home Finance

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA)

Indospace Group

JK Petro Energy Pvt Ltd

KMR Estates & Builders

Aditya Homes Pvt Ltd

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Realty Fund

L&T Financial Services Ltd

LIC Housing Finance Ltd

Lowes Services India Pvt Ltd

Neustar Data Info

India > Labour and employment Tier 4

Shyamal Mukherjee heads the employment practice at Fox Mandal with assistance from commercial partners Kaustuv Chunder and Purnima Kamble. Recent instructions included dispute resolution with senior employees, POSH guideline structuring, full-scope HR policy implementation and corporate due diligence. The client list comprises start-ups and established corporates in the the heavy industry, IT and financial services sectors.

Key clients

HMS Host Services Private Limited

Dover India Private Limited

Morningstar India Private Limited

Indian Oil Petronas Private Ltd

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Balmer Lawrie

SUSPA Pneumatics (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Exide Industries Ltd

FNF India Private Limited

Lloyds Banking Group

Capital One Services (India) Private Limited

United States Pharmacopeia – India Private Limited

CDK Global (India) Private Limited

Cyient Limited

ZF India Technology Center

Synchrony International Services Private Limited

Verisign Inc.

India > Private equity and investment funds Tier 4

The team private equity and investment funds practice at Fox Mandal is particularly active in the field of investment restructurings for local all international asset management companies. Private investors and fund managers in the real estate sector regularly engage the team to advise on the early-stage establishment of AIFs and investments into real estate developments. Investees also retain the team for assistance with unbound private equity deals in sectors including IT, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.


The firm has a global view with qualified exposure to several key countries with the interests in India. The partners are very well versed with the latest developments in the industry, business and law. The team has unique and incisive expertise around their subjects specialisations.

The individuals have good knowledge of their respective subjects, very courteous, meticulous in vetting the relevant documents or analysing the issue and easily accessible.

Key clients

Bayside Media

Saisrushti Lakshmipura-1 Developments Private Limited


Inventive Global Solutions

Karvy Capital

Scient capital

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 +919880974882
Competition & antitrust/ Insurance & re-insurance N L Mitra (Prof)
Labour/Litigation / Arbitration Kaustuv Chunder +919836791212
Corporate M&A / Labour & Employment/Real Estate Purnima Kamble +919848027520
Corporate M&A/ Project Finance/Investment Fund Jeevanandham Rajagopal +919841166670
Corporate M&A/ Banking &Finance Shourya Mandal +919830038367
Labour & Employment / Litigation Shyamal Mukherjee +919901044688
Intellectual Property/ Sports Law Santosh Vikram Singh +919901311622
Real Estate & Infrastructure Jayaprakash Padmanaban +919884217191
Litigation / Arbitration Vijaya Kumar Reddy T +918008447849
Corporate M&A/ Compliance / Insolvency Sathya Prasad T +919741699155
Real Estate/ Litigation Prashantha Kumar S T +919880162142
Corporate M&A/ Banking & Finance Soumitra Banerjee +919945061121
TMT/ Data Protection/ IP Rajesh Vellakkat +919449837538
Litigation / Arbitration Shyam Sundar +919686660528
Taxation Ranganath H +919880744482
Infrastructure/ Project Finance Chandrasekaran Ramanathan +919444398172
Infrastructure / COO Ramaswamy B +919972471100
Taxation G V Gopala Rao
Capital Markets Sheshashayee N S +919845459096
Partners : 21
Lawyers & Other Professionals(CA/CS/Technical Experts) : 250+
all regional Indian languages
ABA (American Bar Association)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
Bar Council of India
Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
The Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
ITechLaw Association

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.