DR. K S Ravichandran is the Managing Partner of KSR & Co Company Secretaries LLP. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Masters Degree in commerce. He joined S Srinivasan & Co., in December 1992 and commenced its Coimbatore office on 18 October 1993. He holds a Diploma in Electronics and Radio Communication Engineering and also a Diploma in Technology. He obtained Doctorate of philosophy from the Department of Management, Alagappa University post his research on Corporate and Criminal laws in India and UK. He started his career in Indian Air Force, and served as a specialist in Russian Radar Systems for 9 years. He also served as a lecturer in commerce for the Government of Arunachal Pradesh at Pasighat for a brief period before taking up practice as Company Secretary.
His experience in the field of Corporate Management and Legal Advisory is well known in the corporate sector. He has addressed leading industrialists and professionals across various fields in more than 300 conferences, seminars and workshops and has authored hundreds of published articles in various journals. He is a member of International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights; INSOL INTERNATIONAL- a global organization of corporate insolvency professionals and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is well known for his ferocious arguments before Quasi judicial forums and Tribunals and he has appeared in several cases before the Company Law Board; Competition Commission of India; Trademarks Tribunals; Intellectual Property Appellate Board; Arbitral Tribunals and made various representations to regulatory authorities. Many of the cases argued by him have been reported in law journals. He is an expert in corporate legal and managerial advisory services.
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 has authored 7 books: Secretarial, Securities and Management Audit; Prosecution of Directors – Reliefs and Remedies; Secretarial Audit of Compliances under Economic, Labour and Securities Laws; The Law relating to Debt Recovery and winding up; The Law relating to Limited Liability Partnership; Related Party Transactions under Companies Act, 2013; and Offences under Corporate Laws. He is a vociferous speaker and a prolific writer.
He is on the Board of Karur Vysya Bank Limited as an Independent Director. He is a member of the Secretarial Standards Board. He is also a member of the National Council of Corporate Frauds and Internal Audits of ASSOCHAM, New Delhi.
Mr. C. V. Madhusudhanan, Partner, is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He holds a bachelor’s degrees in Science and Law. He joined S Srinivasan & Co., in the year 1995 and became its Partner in the year 2000. He specializes in Corporate Laws, Economic Legislations, Securities Laws, SEBI, FEMA, Banking Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Joint Ventures and Documentation. He is a Fellow Member of ICSI, with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and in Science. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma on Intellectual Property Law awarded by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is a Research Scholar pursuing PhD program in Department of Management, Alagappa University, Karaikudi on Trademarks Law. He is a specialist in, secretarial audits and due diligence audits and transaction advisory services including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign collaborations.
He speaks regularly in workshops and seminars on various subjects in the areas of Corporate Laws, Economic Legislations, Securities Laws, Intellectual Property Laws, Mergers and Amalgamations, Demergers and spin-offs, Legal Due Diligence Audits.
He is an empanelled peer reviewer on the panel of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
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. She has over 8 years experience in the field of Secretarial, Finance, Account and credit function of financial institutions like ING Vysya Bank Ltd, HSBC Bank and Ameriprise India. 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 conferences conducted by ASSOCHAM and Bombay Stock Exchange.
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, 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 for the past 3 years 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 legislations. He has authored about 35 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 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, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Trademarks Tribunal and Pollution control Appellate Tribunal.
Mr. L. Santhanam, holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineers (India) and has a management Diploma in Operations Management (IGNOU). He is a Certified Facilities Manager, Certified IFMA , ASHRAE Certified on HVAC & Data Centre Cooling Technologies, Certified on Portfolio Management & Procurement, Jones Lang LaSalle and Certified Critical Environment Management. He has served in Indian Air Force for 20 years and was posted in various Air Force Units & establishments with varied responsibilities. He was with corporate organizations for over 14 years and has represented Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Organizations such as Jones Lang Lassalle, Haden Internationals etc., and was playing lead role in Managing Operations & Integrated Facilities Managements for Industrial & Software clients like Vinoram, AOL, Microsoft, etc. He is affiliated to the CEM Board, Jones Lang LaSalle, MIE, Member of Institution of Engineers and JCO in Armed Forces. He specializes in conducting EHS audits.