DR. K.S. Ravichandran, M.Com., FCS., LLB., Ph.D., is the Managing Partner of KSR AND CO COMPANY SECRETARIES LLP. He is a core practitioner in corporate laws has more than twenty-five years of practical experience.
He is a 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. Decisions of several cases he had argued are in public domain and they have got published in leading law journals.
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. 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 designed and developed new products and devised strategies relating to Compliance Solutions, Secretarial Audits, Internal Audit of Functions and Activities. He renders expert opinions on legal, regulatory and contractual issues. He provides advisory on corporate ownership and management structures, mergers, de-mergers and schemes of arrangements, corporate and debt restructuring and insolvency resolution plans.
He has authored several books and articles 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 Nexis
• Corporate Social Responsibility – Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in India; Lexis Nexis
• 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.
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