Our Team

Mr. Pavan Kumar Vijay


Mr. Pavan Kumar Vijay, Founder, Corporate Professionals Group holds a Master’s degree in Commerce, degree in law and is a Fellow Member of the ICSI. He possesses over 26 years of experience in Capital Markets & Financial Services. Before founding Corporate Professionals in 2003,

Dr. R. K. Agarwal


Dr. R. K. Agarwal, a Fellow Member of the ICAI and ICSI is also an Associate Member of the ICAI-CMA. In addition, he possesses M.Com, MBA, LL.B., LL.M and Ph.D. degrees.

Mr. Agarwal has over 30 years of standing as a practising Chartered Accountant and holds comprehensive experience of handling Income Tax Survey, Search and Seizure Cases, Tax Planning & Strategic Business Planning for Corporates.

Mr. Agarwal has been associated with the academic activities of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and represented its various committees. He was also a member of Accounting Standard Board, of ICAI. He has also been associated with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India ICSI) and has represented various committees of its Northern India Regional Council (NIRC) He was elected as Chairman NIRC-ICSI in the year 2003. He was also elected as President of Faridabad Income Tax Bar Association in the year 2000. Presently he is the Co- Chairman of Company Law and Corporate Governance Committee of PHD Chamber.

Mr. Agarwal is a visiting faculty at various management institutes and has appeared at various news channels for discussions/analysis on Union Budget and professional topics. He has written a book on “Taxation of Real Estate Developer and Joint Development Arrangements with Accounting Aspects” and co-authored a book on “Income Tax Search and Seizure”. He has also written several articles and made presentations on Taxation, Tax Audit, Accounting Standards, Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis etc., at various seminars organized by the professional institutes and Trade Chambers.

Dr. Rakesh Gupta


Dr. Rakesh Gupta, a Fellow Member of the ICAI, ICSI is also an Associate Member of ICAI-CMA. He is Gold Medalist in his LL.B examination and holds Master’s degree in Law and management. He has also done Ph.D. in “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics”. He practised as Chartered Accountant from 1984-2000, before he was appointed as a Member of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in the year 2000, when he was 37 years of age.

Dr. Gupta resigned from ITAT and resumed his practice as an advocate representing income-tax cases before various High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has over three decades of rich experience in tax and business advisory matters. He represents U.P. Government in Supreme Court of India as a Special Counsel.

Dr. Gupta is an eloquent speaker and has addressed several seminars and workshops on legal and practical topics relating to Income Tax and has co-authored a detailed commentary on ‘Law Relating to Search and Seizure’. He has been contributing articles in various professional magazines, writing columns in newspapers and making appearances on various television channels.

Dr. Gupta has widely travelled abroad and in the recent past attended on invitation a conference on International Tax for updation of UN Model Tax Convention at United Nation’s Head Quarters at New York, USA.

Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal


Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal, a Fellow Member of the ICAI and ICSI is also an Associate Member of ICSA London (UK). He also holds post-graduate degree in Accountancy and Business Statistics and has done his Ph.D. in “A Conceptual Approach to Corporate Governance: Preparation for Global Interface”.

Dr. Agarwal has over 30 years of experience as a Practicing Chartered Accountant in Service Tax, Advisory & litigation practice, Goods & Service Tax advisory & implementation issues, Corporate Laws, Corporate Governance and Financial Services. He is
the founder Chief Editor of Service Tax Counsellor, a weekly e-newsletter on service tax since 1999 and GST Counsellor, a
fortnightly e-newsletter launched in 2015.

Dr. Agarwal was Chairman NIRC-ICSI in the year 1999. He had been a SEBI nominated director on the Board of Jaipur Stock Exchange Ltd. and JSEL Securities Ltd. and independent director on the Board of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur. Central
Government had nominated him as member on the Working Group constituted for suggesting changes in Companies Act
in 2002-03. He was nominated as a Member of Secretarial Standards Board (SSB) of the ICSI for four terms. He was also a member of Indirect Tax Committee of ICAI in 2009-10. Presently he is on the board of few companies/ corporations including Government companies and is also a Member of Expert Advisory Board of the ICSI.

Dr. Agarwal is an active participant and speaker at Seminars and Conferences organized by ICAI, ICSI and Apex Chambers. He is also a visiting faculty at various Management Institutes and Banks. He is a regular contributor of articles and has to his credit a large number of published articles in various professional journals, websites and economic dailies on various subjects including Service Tax, Goods and Service Tax (GST), Corporate Laws, Banking and Corporate Governance. He has authored/edited over twenty-five books.

Mr. P Nagesh


Mr. P. Nagesh, is a renowned Corporate Lawyer with over 26 years of experience in Corporate Laws, Advisory and Litigation. He started his practice as a litigation lawyer and gained wide experience in corporate matters during his professional career. He is a research oriented person and has represented wide-ranging and complicated nature of corporate cases before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and NCLT. He had also represented complex cases before the erstwhile Company Law Board, BIFR and MRTP Commission amongst others. He is rendering legal services to many companies on retainer-ship basis.

Mr. Nagesh is Vice Chairman of NCLT Bar Association and Member Company Law & Corporate Governance Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Earlier he was Vice President of CLB Bar Association. He has also been a guest speaker at programmes organized by professional bodies and Chambers.

Mr. Ashwani Taneja


Mr. Ashwani Taneja,a Member of the ICAI, ICSI and ICAI-CMA also holds B.Com (Hons.), LL.B and LL.M degrees and diploma in DISA from ICAI. He has to his credit more than 25 years of experience. He practiced as Chartered Accountant during the year 1995-2006 in the fields of Tax Planning, Litigation, Business Advisory, Due Diligence and audit of different segments of business

Mr. Taneja, a former Member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), in the year 2006 switched over to advocacy and practised as Lawyer, with a strong focus on appellate side of Income Tax Law, he appeared before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and Supreme Court of India till 2015.

In the year 2015, when he was appointed as a Member of ITAT till 2017, before resuming his practice once again as Lawyer, he authored / co-authored more than 2000 judgements dealing with large variety of issues of Domestic as well as International Tax for numerous types of taxpayers.

Mr. Taneja is a prolific speaker on various issues pertaining to income tax and has delivered lectures and talks at various forums across the country. He has given many interviews on TV Channels on union budgets and various developments that keep taking place in country in the area of policy making and administration of income tax law.

Mr. Taneja has widely travelled abroad and on invitation attended a conference on International Tax for updation of UN Model Tax Convention at United Nation’s Head Quarters at New York, USA. He was also invited by Chief Justice of Tax Court of Canada for membership of International Association of Tax Judges, Canada (IATJ) and became member of IATJ in the year 2017 and also participated in their Global Tax Conference held at Helsinki (Finland).

Mr. Mahipal Gupta


Mr. Mahipal Gupta is a Law Graduate and a Fellow Member of ICSI. He has to his credit over 36 years of experience and presently he is heading Group’s Mumbai office. He has dealt with all kind of matters in Corporate Laws, Due Diligence, Merger/ Amalgamation/ Takeover, etc.

Mr. Gupta has also successfully handled IPOs, FPOs, PE deals, Private Placements, Debt/Loan Syndication, etc. He also holds extensive experience in dealing with Capital Market Intermediaries, Stock Exchanges, SEBI, ROC, RD, CLB, Department of Company Affairs, Official Liquidator etc.

Mr. Gupta has widely travelled abroad to render professional services.

Ms. Anjali Aggarwal


Ms. Anjali Aggarwal, a Fellow Member of the ICSI has to her credit 16 years of experience in Stock Exchange and SEBI related matters. She is an integral part of the Group for last 12 years and is presently the Partner & Head of Capital Markets Team of the Group. She has been instrumental in Planning & Structuring various types of further allotments and listing related issues, obtaining SEBI’s Exemptions, Stock Exchange approvals and other clearances. She is innovative and methodical in her approach for providing value added services to the clients. Prior to joining Corporate Professionals, she had worked with RPG Group and Delhi Stock Exchange.

Ms. Aggarwal has served diverse sectors viz., Microfinance, Hospitality, Pharma, Travel & Forex, Jewelry, Electronics, Telecom, Education, Sugar, Food, etc. and provided end to end solutions to their business requirements. She has travelled extensively PAN India and also overseas for business generation and Client meetings.

Ms. Aggarwal has guided her team in developing www.esoponline.in an online venture of the Group. She has been the guest speaker at the professional development programmes organized by ICSI, IICA and appeared on Television shows. She has co-authored CP’s bestselling books on Companies Act, 2013 and has written various articles and quotes, which have been carried in financial dailies, business magazines and e-papers etc.

Mr. Manoj Kumar


Mr. Manoj Kumar, a Member of the ICSI, possesses around 14 years of experience in M&A, Transaction Advisory and Investment Banking. He is Partner & Head of the M&A, Insolvency and Transaction Advisory Team of the Group.

Mr. Kumar, with his exceptional financial skills coupled with in-depth corporate legal knowledge, has conceptualized and managed around 400 mergers/demergers, acquisitions, takeovers, corporate restructuring, sick companies and insolvency resolution transactions involving listed and unlisted companies in various sectors and industries such as Infrastructure, Real Estate, Auto Components, Capital Goods, Power, Finance and Investments, NBFC, Broking, Pharmaceuticals, IT and ITES, Iron & Steel, Metals, Steel Products, Plastic Products, Sugar, Textiles, Consumer Goods, Capital Goods, Mining, etc. He is the leader of the team managing two very interactive knowledge portals of the Group–www.takeovercode.com and www.insolvencycode.com.

Mr. Kumar is a Member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM, Insolvency law Committee of PHD CCI and Company Law & Corporate Governance Committee of PHD CCI. He has addressed numerous programmes organized by various forums such as ASSOCHAM, ANMI, CKF, ICSI, ICAI, IICA, NALSAR Law University, JIMS, Apeejay of School of Management, etc. He is also a prolific writer and co-authored books on the Companies Act, 2013, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and Business Valuation. His research orientation is evident from several articles written by him on topics relating to mergers, demergers, takeovers and insolvency resolutions. His quotes and comments are regularly carried in all major financial dailies, e-papers and business magazines.

Mr. Kumar has travelled multiple times to UK and UAE and also to Sri Lanka and Thailand for business assignments and conferences.

Ms. Deepika Vijay Sawhney


Ms. Deepika Vijay Sawhney, a bachelor of law is also a Member of the ICSI. She is a Partner & Head of Securities Law and Transaction Advisory Team of the Group and has played a major role in its overall development since inception. She possesses 14 years of experience which covers Securities Law Advisory, rendering solutions in complex corporate transaction, Corporate Drafting, Deal Negotiations, Due Diligence and Research on diverse legal issues.

Ms. Sawhney has provided more than 300 legally sound advices on various complex transaction, issues related to Securities Law and documentations to Listed Companies, Investors and Capital Market Intermediaries like Stock Brokers, Fund Houses, Private Equity Players, etc. She is leading the innovative proprietary product of the Group “Corporate Investment Protector”.

Ms. Sawhney is a Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association. She has contributed several articles and quotes in financial dailies, e-papers and business magazines and is a co-author of CP’s bestselling book “Companies Act, 2013”.

Mr. Chander Sawhney


Mr. Chander Sawhney, a seasoned professional is a Fellow Member of ICAI and ICSI, besides being a Registered Valuer–IBBI. He possesses post qualification experience of over 12 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations, Transaction Advisory and Corporate Deals. He is a Partner & Head of Valuation of Corporate Professionals, headquartered at New Delhi and has been providing sophisticated and robust Valuation and Deal advisory to his clients.

He has led and executed 850 Valuations (worth 25Bn$) including Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangible valuations for eminent clients covering 25 Industries.

He is a Member – MCA Committee to advise on Valuation matters (2018) under the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 and also member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM since 2011. He has addressed several Valuation and M&A conferences and seminars organized by ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club Delhi, CKF, i-Deals Network and MBA Institutes. He recently participated in an International Panel discussion on “Need for Regulation of the Business Valuation Profession in India” organized by the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) at the Business Valuation Summits, 2018.He has also contributed numerous Articles on Business Valuation, Valuation under INDAS, Startup Valuation, Sweat Equity Valuation, Registered Valuer, Impairment Charge, GAAR, Tax treatment on sale of Unlisted shares etc. including many quotes, which are published in leading financial daily and business magazines.

Since the early days of his profession, he has focused on undertaking research on debated valuation issues and sectoral trends in India including international valuation standards and best practices on this subject. He is the Co-Author of the India’s first comprehensive book on Valuation under the new regulated regime –Business Valuation in India – beyond the numbers (2018) and is also the face behind the web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in (2012).

Mr. Sawhney has gained significant international exposure as he has travelled overseas to United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Dubai and Australia and have dealt with International clients and Professionals across the globe in connection with Valuation and Transaction matters.

Mr. Ankit Singhi


Mr. Ankit Singhi, holds a bachelor’s degree in Law, Commerce and Membership of the ICSI. He has to his credit 13 years of experience in providing advisory in Corporate Laws, Due Diligence, Acquisitions, IPO, Corporate Governance, Foreign Exchange laws and Setting up of Business, etc. He is a Partner and Head of Corporate Affairs Team of the Group and plays a pivotal role in rendering value added services to a good number of big and medium listed and unlisted clients.

Mr. Singhi possesses sound IT knowledge and has been instrumental in successfully conceptualizing and creating innovative websites for the Group, viz. www.llponline.in; www.startbizindia.in; www.femaindia.in; www.companiesact.in; and www.companywiki.in.

Ms. Mohini Varshneya


Ms. Mohini Varshneya, a Master of Commerce and Fellow Member of the ICSI possesses nearing 14 years’ experience. Presently she is heading ESOP Division of the Group and providing end to end solutions for all kinds of share based employee benefit plans to over 150 Companies comprising Listed, Unlisted, Startups and MNCs. Earlier she was dealing in Securities Law and providing complete solution to client companies, which included planning, restructuring, getting complex Listing approvals, managing further issues, delisting, revocation of suspension and compliance management.

Ms. Varshneya was instrumental in developing Group’s website www.esoponline.in and product ESOP Guardian, a Web based Application to manage ESOPs, which is running successfully in various Clients’ group companies.

Ms. Varshneya has been the guest speakers at various programmes organized by ICSI and has contributed several articles and quotes in financial dailies, e-papers and business magazines.

Mr. V. K. Aggarwal

Senior Advisor

Mr. Vinod Kumar Aggarwal (M.Com), Ex Director of Studies and Research and Ex Principal Director, Academics, Professional Development and Publications of ICSI had also held the positions as Dean, ICSI-Centre of Corporate Research and Training, Navi Mumbai, Officiating Secretary and Principal Advisor to ICSI. He possesses rich and diverse experience of over 45 years with forte in Company Law. Presently is heading the Research Division of the Group.

Mr. Aggarwal was Member of various committees/ Expert Groups set up MCA, SEBI, IGNOU and other bodies and had been closely associated with the Government of India in framing the Companies Act, 2013 and the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and the rules made thereunder. He has delivered lectures at various forums and authored numerous articles, research papers and books.

Mr. Maneesh Srivastava

Vice President

Mr. Maneesh Srivastava, MBA in Finance and a Fellow Member of the ICSI, possesses over ten years working experience in investment banking industry with focus on regulatory and business valuation for a variety of purposes. He has dealt with valuation in a number of sectors and has strong managerial skills. Mr. Srivastava is a learned speaker and delivered lectures at various forums like ICSI, IBS, IMT, MDI, IMI, etc.

Mr. Karan Gandhi

Principal Associate

Mr. Karan Gandhi, B.A. LL.B., B.Com. and a qualified Company Secretary, possess over nine years working experience. He has been dealing with Corporate and Commercial laws – Restructuring, transactions and specializing in insolvency and bankruptcy laws. He is a Member of Bar Council of Delhi and also a Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Mr. Gandhi assisted in developing CP’s website www. Insolvencycode.com. He has co-authored the book ‘Compendium on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’

Mr. Nitesh Latwal

Principal Associate

Mr. Nitesh Latwal is a Commerce and Law Graduate and Member of the ICSI. He has to his credit 7 years of experience. He has been mainly dealing with Corporate Advisory, Opinions, Streamlining the Complexities in Transactions. He has also been conducting Compliance Audit covering all laws including Industrial & Labour Laws, etc.

Mr. Sameer Verma

Mr. Sameer Verma, PGDM in International Business, BBA and Member of the ICSI, possesses 7 years of experience in managing Equity and Business Valuation portfolio, financial modelling and budgetary analysis of various listed and unlisted companies with hands-on experience in preparation of business decks and investor presentations.

Mr. Verma assisted in developing CP’s website on www.corporatevaluations.in and also our latest publication on Business Valuation in India-beyond the numbers

Mr. Suman Kumar Jha

Senior Associate

Mr. Suman Kumar Jha, a Law graduate and Member of the ICSI possesses nearing 6 years’ experience in corporate restructuring and corporate legal matters. He manages Merger and Transaction Advisory of various listed and unlisted companies and helps his team in preparation of different type of complex and composite schemes of arrangement. He is a Member of Bar Council of Delhi and is regularly appearing before the National Company Law Tribunal.

Mr. Jha has done extensive research on various issues related to corporate restructuring, e.g., Stamp Duty, Direct and Indirect Taxation and the scope of Corporate Restructuring. He has delivered lectures at training programmes organized by ICSI and has written articles on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ms. Ruchika Sharma


Ms. Ruchika Sharma an Associate Member of the ICSI, also holds B.Com (Hons.) degree from University of Delhi. She holds a specialized experience of 2 years in Takeovers Open Offers and has worked in various others SEBI related matters, such as SEBI’s Takeover Exemptions, Advisory Note on Takeovers, Prohibition of Insider Trading, Direct Listing, Corporate Compliances, Preferential allotments, etc.

Ms. Sharma has been awarded as the “Best Analyst” for the financial year 2014-15 and the “Best Employee” award for the financial year 2015-16. She is also a Member of the Talent Pool of the organization.

Mr. Ravi Prakash


Mr. Ravi Prakash an Associate Member of the ICSI and Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, possesses over three years of working experience in a consultancy background. He has successfully handled many projects to the satisfaction of clients. His expertise include Securities Law vertical advising on various intricate issues of Capital and Securities market. He is also a Member of the Talent Pool of the organization.

Mr. Shivam Singhal


Mr. Shivam Singhal is an Associate Member of ICSI is a Commerce Graduate. He won the 15th All India Company Law Quiz, 2015 at regional level & qualified for national level quiz programme organized by ICSI in 2015. He has written many articles cum simplified notes on the Companies Act, 2013.

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