Fox Mandal



Dispute resolution

The pan-India litigation team at Fox Mandal handles a broad range of disputes. Key areas of contentious specialism include intellectual property, employment, insolvency, real estate and banking. The team’s domestic and international clients come from multiple sectors such as hotels, retail shops, manufacturers, non-banking financial institutions, public sector undertakings, infrastructure companies and media houses, to name a few.

The core partners for contentious work include employment specialist Kaustuv Chunder, Jeevanandham Rajagopal, Vijay Kumar Reddy, real estate expert ST Prashantha Kumar and Shyam Sundar.

In one highlight, the team defended Viacom 18 and its streaming platform VOOT in a suit which was filed seeking an injunction against its broadcast of cinematograph films of Kannada language on OTT platforms on the ground of alleged infringement of copyright. The scope of this case is significant since the opponent is an association of film producers and it is seeking a blanket injunction on telecasting nearly 100 cinematograph films of Kannada language on OTT platforms altogether.

The team is assisting GM Infinite Dwelling in pursuing a claim towards damages against a few of the flat allottees who are involved in defaming the client’s real estate project development. In another property matter, the lawyers are counselling over 35 clients of Hoysala Projects Private seeking compensation from the developer for a delay in the delivery of the possession of flats. After numerous negotiations, the builder has agreed to settle the matter by entering into a settlement agreement.

Notable clients include Barclays, DBS Bank, IL&FS Financial Services, L&T Realty Developers, Orient Cement and Wells Fargo.