Practice Areas

With over a century of experience, Fox & Mandal has expertise in diverse practice areas. We employ a multidisciplinary approach and focus on collaboration with our clients to provide effective solutions and end-to-end service.

Our comprehensive services encompass the entire gamut of transactional, advisory, litigation and regulatory matters. Amongst our diverse practice areas are Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Projects, Public Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership, Government Advisory Services, Foreign Investments, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Admiralty Laws and Trusts, Succession and Estate Planning.

Banking and Finance

F&M believes that our clients deserve a service that is both practical and commercially sound. Our experience in dealing with various regulators and key banking sector stakeholders gives us a unique perspective on what constitutes practical and commercially-sound legal advice.

Our Banking and Finance Team is adept at advising clients in both domestic and international transactions regarding acquisition finance, project finance and structures finance. We combine strong and up-to-date legal knowledge and astute sectoral insights to give our clients tailored business advice.

We pride ourselves on our thorough, technology-driven documentation practices and our ability to provide practical and effective solutions even in short timeframes.

Other services include securitization of various types of corporate and personal loans, including mortgage, as well as debt restructuring, including restructuring under joint lenders’ forums, corporate debt restructuring mechanism, court-approved schemes of arrangement, or negotiated settlements, bankruptcy and recovery proceedings, as well as security enforcement, both contentious and non-contentious.

Corporate and Commercial

Fox & Mandal provides end-to-end services for the entire business life cycle of a venture. We support businesses from their inception, provide day-to-day advisory support through development and maturation, and aid in winding up as well.

We assist clients in a wide range of commercial issues, helping them meet regulatory, procedural and business compliance and governance. Our multidisciplinary practices allows us to call upon our experts in Tax, IP, Competition and Dispute Resolution to strategize complete solutions for our clients.

F&M offers services for mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate restructuring, investment and fundraising, vendor contracts, distributorship and franchise agreements, and security laws.

In a business environment which is prone to disruption and chance, we prioritise solutions that maximise opportunities and ensure growth for our clients. Our position at the centre of various sectors such as insurance, technology, telecom, real estate and media for decades enables us to ensure your business can keep up with the quick-paced corporate landscape.

Dispute Resolution | Arbitration

F&M’s Dispute Resolution practice spans Courts as well as alternative dispute resolution. The focus of our Disputes Resolution practice is multidisciplinary strategy — our partners work in seamless collaboration with our other practices to ensure our litigation strategy is comprehensive.

Our litigation team covers both civil and criminal matters, and handles assignments ranging from property and corporate to intellectual property and taxation. We appear in and handle cases before all Courts in India, from District Courts to the Supreme Court. We also handle matters before quasi-judicial authorities and Tribunals. Our lawyers have contributed to many landmark cases which have helped develop nuances in Indian jurisprudence. Our well-regarded arbitration practice has obtained many landmark awards for our clients.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Insolvency and Bankruptcy law in India has seen constant changes in the past years. Adjustments and shifts are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. At F&M, we keep a close eye on what changes clients can expect, to map trends and provide long-term advice.

Our Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice includes advising both creditors and debtors, and providing end-to-end services through the process of making the application till closure of insolvency or liquidation. Our services include actions by a Financial or Operational Creditor, filing of insolvency applications, appointment of appropriate Resolution Professionals, constitution of Committee of Creditors by the Interim Resolution Professional, liquidation of the Corporate Debtor, as well as advisory and monitoring services in relation to various stakeholders such as creditors, debtors and Insolvency Professionals.

Projects | Infrastructure | Government Advisory Services

F&M has built a legacy of coming up with inventive project structures and documentation to ensure commercially viable projects. We have advised clients on some of Eastern India’s largest and most complex projects. We provide integrated legal solutions covering all areas of infrastructure projects, providing a multi-disciplinary approach at every stage of the projects.

F&M is the trusted choice for government entities looking for full-cycle services in planning, construction and delivery of infrastructure projects. We ensure a fair and transparent process for creating a robust legal framework for setting the terms of engagement of third-party agencies, grant of concession agreement to such agencies while safeguarding public interest from current and future legal issues.

We also regularly advise public sector authorities on framing of policies, schemes and regulations, as well as advising on various issues faced by public sector authorities. Our experience in helping create policy gives our lawyers an insider’s perspective on projects and infrastructure.

Real Estate

Legal complexity has risen in the real estate ecosystem in the last decade, with increased urbanization and unprecedented increase in residential and commercial property projects. Our Real Estate practice equips clients with tailor-made solutions to face the evolving challenges of the Real Estate Sector.

F&M’s practice covers real estate for commercial, industrial, hospitality, leisure, educational and other purposes. We offer a wide range of legal and advisory services to real estate operations/ businesses from verification of owner’s title, to ring-fencing the operations from future legal risks to ensuring regulatory compliance for the sale of purchase of assets to quick monetisation of investments in real estate projects or assets.

Our services include establishing title over land, curing defects, compliance with government and administrative regulations, and preparation of transactional documents for acquisition of land, followed through with agreements with architects, consultants, contractors, suppliers, service providers, concluding with sale and other agreements, and sale deeds with individual buyers of units. Real estate projects dealt by us range from residential complexes, mega townships, shopping malls and hospitality projects.

Trusts | Succession | Estate Planning

F&M has been long involved in succession planning and inter-generational wealth transfer for high net-worth individuals and family-run businesses. We respect that in India, family values build the most successful institutions. Hence, we tailor solutions to ensure that the conjoined needs of families and businesses are met.

Our practice includes advising, planning, drafting of testamentary documents and private family trusts, obtaining probate of Wills, family arrangements, partitions and settlement of family property. We also advise our clients on creation of structures for optimising benefits of joint family businesses, keeping in mind the right balance of retention of control and protection of assets. We leverage our global network to advise effectively even in cases where assets or liabilities are across multiple jurisdictions ensuring minimum difficulties in the process.

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