Mr Rajesh Vellakkat > Fox Mandal & Associates > Bangalore, India > Lawyer Profile

Fox Mandal & Associates
FM House 6/12 Primrose Road
Bangalore 560025

Work Department

Information Technology and Telecom Law
Data Protection
Intellectual Property Rights
Corporate Governance
Capital Market




Rajesh is the go-to lawyer for tech startups and innovators who wish to enter the big league. As partner at Fox Mandal’s Bangalore office, he leads the technology and startup team while also overseeing the Corporate Governance and Capital market division. Rajesh plays a significant role in augmenting the thought leadership of the firm and is regularly published in leading newspapers in the country.




International Bar Association (IBA)
International Tech Law Association (ITechLaw)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


LLM – London School of Economics and Political Science (ongoing)
MBL – National Law School of India University
BAL, LLB – University of Calicut

Lawyer Rankings

India > TMT

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.

India > Intellectual property > PATMA: patent and trade mark attorneys

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.

India > Corporate and M&A

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.

India > Intellectual property > Intellectual property

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.