“We understand business, we listen, partake, understand potential threats, heed your pain-points, provide pragmatic solutions to issues, mitigate risks, calibrate your legal needs, make you compliant, provide savvy advices based on current trends, we concentrate on your competition, perform consistent legal checks periodically, capture every finite business detail through documentation without compromising on ethics and integrity, and most importantly we over promise and over deliver”

Mr. R. Prashanth, B.Com., B.L., LLM(UK), is an alumnus of Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai and University of Manchester, UK and an accredited counsel for many Fortune 500 firms since 2005. With a primary interest of setting up new businesses and enabling foreign investors and businesses to overcome their legal challenges he explored opportunities ranging from Real Estate, Compliance, Company Incorporations to Mergers, Corporate Governance, Advising on Venture Capital, Transaction Structuring to day-to-day operations of businesses in India and abroad. An avid enthusiast on new business opportunities with an added advantage of being a Real Estate Conveyancer has enabled him to highlight his entrepreneurial skills in assisting sponsors to negotiate leveraged exposure with Indian banks and financial institutions, as well as advising on the financing of IT, Real Estate and Media projects. He also has expertise in structuring debt instruments for non-resident clients investing in the real estate debt sector through listed and privately placed debt instruments. Additionally, Prashanth has advised lenders, on corporate debt restructurings of infrastructure companies and regularly advises on multiple debt and mezzanine funding transactions, primarily in the real estate sector.

Prashanth's never ending commitment to detail and clarity has helped him notch various recognition and awards in his research, contract negotiation, drafting and providing legal advice across various business sectors.

Prashanth, is a widely networked individual and has spent last five years working to secure one of the largest and well acclaimed real estate residential project deal as a Legal Head for one of the largest Real Estate corporate in Asia having managed multi-faceted teams simultaneously in Bangalore, Chennai and Colombo. Prashanth has achieved a feat of providing the first copyrights for a Tamil feature film as first in the industry which was widely appreciated in the media. Awarded for exceling in Legal Practice in 2020, Prashanth has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings before arbitral tribunals as well as proceedings for interim relief, appointment of arbitrators and enforcement of awards before the appropriate jurisdictional Courts.

Focus Areas Include: General Corporate Advisory, Real Estate, M&A, Media, Strategy in Litigation, Banking and Finance, Foreign Direct Investment, External Commercial Borrowing, Technology Media and Telecoms, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Private Equity, Projects, Infrastructure and Energy, Restructuring and Insolvency, Arbitration.

Mr. Vikram, B.S.L LL.B., is a law graduate from ILS Law College, Pune and a qualified company secretary comes with a decade long practice with a premier law firm in Chennai prior joining to 5ive LegalTM. Vikram primarily focuses on general commercial and corporate litigation, arbitrations, incorporation and winding-up, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and providing company law related advisory to clients ranging from business start-ups to seasoned companies. He has also been involved in diverse proceedings relating to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code while advising and representing resolution professionals on various legal aspects of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process and liquidation processes for our Pan-India corporate clientele.

Vikram has in-depth experience in buy-back of securities, capital reduction and handles various Schemes of Arrangements for many large and mid-size corporates. His dedication and professionalism while devising and handling the entire process has been widely appreciated by his clients.

Vikram regularly appears before multiple judicial and/or quasi-judicial fora in Chennai including the Madras High Court, City Civil Courts, the National Company Law Tribunal, Debts Recovery Tribunals, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and Arbitral Tribunals and handles several complicated shareholders’ disputes, civil litigations, winding up proceedings, Insolvency proceedings, writs etc.

Vikram also has experience in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration. He has recently been instrumental in helping a leading finance company to consolidate and restructure its group business.

Focus Areas Include: General Civil, Commercial and Corporate litigation, arbitration, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, M&A, Restructuring, White Collar Crime, Constitutional Law, Banking and Finance, Company Secretarial.

Mr. Sudhakar Giridharan, is a Director in our Tax Advisory practice group. Sudhakar is a Chartered Accountant and a Commerce graduate. He is a member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India He has significant experience in corporate tax advisory and ideating, structuring and implementing a variety of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and private equity transactions.

His practice areas include handholding funds, investors and promoter group on matters of investment advisory and planning. He has diverse experience handling corporates and promoters in the real estate, auto, pharma, IT / ITES and PE investment sectors for more than 17 years.

Practice Focus

Sudhakar has undertaken numerous local and cross-border transactions relating to M&A and company take-overs and acquisitions, private placements, strategic alliances and other business combinations across diverse sectors. He has acted on numerous M&A transactions, representing sellers, vendors, and strategic investors across industries such as insurance, banking, IT / ITES, real-estate and manufacturing.

He has also assisted clients in inverting / externalising structures and consolidating stakeholder interests in various inbound and outbound transactions.

Sudhakar regularly acts and has led many multi-jurisdictional transactions in India. He has also executed a plethora of one-of-a-kind transactions. In his regulatory and tax advisory practice, he regularly advises on Income tax law, foreign exchange law, company law and allied regulations and assist in defence against proceedings initiated by regulatory authorities.