DR. K.S. Ravichandran, M.Com, FCS, LLB, Ph.D, is the Managing Partner of KSR & Co Company Secretaries LLP, He is a core practitioner in corporate laws has more than twenty five years of practical experience.
He is much sought-after counsel for cases before the National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal for matters under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. He regularly appears before Trademarks Tribunals, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunals, Arbitral Tribunals and Adjudicating Authorities, and other Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals and Regulators.
He has handled several show cause notices; complaints and cases relating to offences, compounding of offences and adjudication of penalties under the Companies Act, 2013, Securities Laws and FEMA. He specializes in inspection and investigation works and also in advising relief and remedies against proceedings and prosecutions under various provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, quashing of criminal complaints under CrPC.
Decisions of several cases he had argued are in public domain and they have got published in leading law journals. His core strength is (a) choice of forum; (b) analysis of contradictions and inconsistencies; (c) drafting pleadings; (d) Arguing the case. He holds a doctorate from the Department of Management of Alagappa University on Prosecution of Directors under the Company Law and Criminal Law in India and UK. He holds a Diploma in Electronics and Radio Communication Engineering issued by the Indian Air Force and a Diploma in Technology, awarded by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
He has authored several books which include –
• Secretarial, Securities and Management Audit; Bharat Law House
• The Limited Liability Partnership Law in India; All India Reporter
• Related Party Transactions under the Companies Act, 2013; Lexis Nexus
• Corporate Social Responsibility – Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in India; Lexis Nexus
• A Treatise on Offences under Corporate Laws – Compounding, Adjudication, Prosecution and Relief & Remedies – Bloomsbury
• Charges, Enforcement of Security Interest and Winding up. All India Reporter.
He has addressed several conferences, seminars, webinars and work-shops and he has written more than 1000 articles on corporate laws.
He is a member of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Insol International which is a global organization for specialists in turnaround and insolvency matters and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was a member of the Expert Sub-group constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for studying the suggestions relating to chapters of the Companies Act, 2013.
He had served the Indian Air Force for more than 9 years as a specialist in Russian Radar Systems. He was a lecturer in Commerce department of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh at Pasighat. He is an Independent Director of Karur Vysya bank Limited. He is Co-Chairman of Karnataka Council of ASSOCHAM and a member of the Corporate Affairs Council of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Mr. V. R. Sankaranarayanan, Partner, is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He joined S Srinivasan & Co., in the year 2003 and became Partner of KSR & Co Company Secretaries LLP in the year 2012. He specializes in Compliance Management Services under Company Law, Tax Laws, Foreign Exchange Management Laws and Securities Laws. He handles Secretarial audits, and other audits under Securities Laws and Listing regulations. He provides advisory services on accounting of transactions.
Mrs.Shilpa Vishwanathan, holds a Bachelors’ degree in commerce, Masters in Finance and is an Associate member of ICSI. She has pursued Certification courses offered by National Stock Exchange on Securities Markets and has completed Diploma in Internal Audits certified by ICSI. She has over 8 years experience in the field of Secretarial, Finance, Accounting and credit function of financial institutions like ING Vysya Bank Ltd, HSBC Bank and Ameriprise India and has been with the firm for nearly five years now. She leads the audit and assurances functions of the firm and conducts Secretarial audits, Industrial audits, Internal audits of Regulatory Compliances and Internal audits of functions and activities. She specializes in advisory services relating to regulatory framework for Banking companies and Non Banking Financial Companies. She also specializes in structuring of deals and transaction advisory services. She has been a speaker in various conferences conducted by Industry Chambers, ICSI and Stock Exchanges. She is also responsible for developing and setting up technology oriented processes in the firm. She is a Member of the Newsletter Committee of South Indian Regional Council for 2019.
Mr. RAGHUNATH RAVI holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Fellow Member of the ICSI. He has a long and illustrious career with companies such as Mettur Beardsell Ltd, , Spartek Ceramics Ltd, TTK Pharma, Kothari Group, Rane Group, TVS Group etc at various positions representing wide range of industrial sectors viz., manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, automobile etc. He has been in the profession as Practicing Company Secretary since April 2015 and he joined our firm in June 2018 heading our branch in Chennai. He has rich experience in handling Corporate Law matters including Mergers, Amalgamation and Restructuring of Companies, Foreign Technical Collaboration agreements, negotiation and finalization of terms of investment by PE investors, foreign and domestic Investors, Share Subscription agreement, Shareholders Agreement, acquisition of companies, divestment, apart from ensuring compliance with requirements under various corporate laws. He has authored about 40 Articles on Corporate Laws published over the years in “The Hindu Business Line” and Taxmann Publications.
IN HOUSE ASSOCIATES
Mrs. S. Manjuladevi holds a bachelors’ degree in law and is associated with KSR & Co Company Secretaries LLP since March 2007. She handles legal management and representation services, arbitration and conciliation matters and verification of title to properties. Her expertise lies in rendering the above-mentioned services in corporate laws, intellectual property laws, debt recovery laws, SARFAESI etc. She is also handling matters arising under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
She specializes in laws related to Trademark and has handled numerous registrations, oppositions and litigations. She also handles International Trademark registration of various countries.
She appears before District Courts, High Court, Debts Recovery Tribunals, Arbitral Tribunals, Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums, Company Law Board/National Company Law Tribunal (Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Trademarks Tribunal and Pollution control Appellate Tribunal.
Er. L. Santhanam,
Er. Santhanam Lakshaman, holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India) and has a Management Diploma in Operations Management (IGNOU), He is IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for QMS – ISO 9001-2015 and OHSAS- ISO 18001. He has served in Indian Air Force for over 20 years and was posted in various Air Force Units & Establishments with varied responsibilities. He was with corporate organizations for over 14 years in the field of Real Estate & Infrastructure Management and handled Senior Portfolio’s like Regional Operations Management, PAN India Key Accounts Management etc., representing MNCs such as Haden Internationals, Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield etc.., for Client Relationships Management of MNCs such as Vinoram, AOL, Microsoft & Cognizant etc.,. He is affiliated to the CEM Board, Jones Lang LaSalle, MIE, Member of Institution of Engineers. He specializes in conducting Internal Audits and has conducted number of Industrial Audits all over India for EHS, Food safety, Plant Maintenance etc., He also specializes in Patent Technological Search and Analysis for varied subject matters.