Mr. Pavan Kumar Vijay
CS Pavan Kumar Vijay, Founder Corporate Professionals, is a Fellow Member of the ICSI, holds a Master’s degree in Commerce and a degree in law. He possesses over 27 years of experience in Company Law, Capital Markets & Financial Services. Before founding Corporate Professionals in 2003, he was the Managing Director of BLB Limited, a biggest Corporate Stockbroker (specializing in arbitrage) of the time. He has the distinct honor of becoming one of the youngest President of the ICSI in the year 2003. Mr. Vijay has richly contributed in number of committees set up by the Government, Regulatory Authorities, Professional bodies, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, etc. He is also actively contributing towards social causes. He is a Member of the Board and Governing Council of VOICE, Member of Advisory Board of Prays Social Welfare society, Faridabad and had been a Trustee/Member of Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC), Ahmedabad for over a decade.
Mr. Vijay was nominated as the Chairman of Secretarial Standards Board of the ICSI for five consecutive terms (2014-2018), Chairman, Core Group for Vision New ICSl-2022 for the years 2017 and 2018, which besides formulating the Vision New ICSl-2022 also restructured the new CS curriculum, Earlier he had been nominated as a Member of Appellate Authority constituted by MCA; Member, Rule making Committee of MCA, for the new Companies Bill; Member, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Convener, Corporate Governance Committee of MCA, Member, Primary Market Committee of SEBI; Member, Mutual Fund Committee of SEBI; Member, Narayan Murthy Committee on Corporate Governance of SEBI, and Chairman/Member of various other committees set up by PHD, ASSOCHAM, BSE, ANMI, etc.
Mr. Vijay has immense interest in IT and IT related products and is a great believer of use of information technology in financial and legal services. His IT Ventures of the Group www.takeovercode. com was awarded the ‘TATA NEN Hottest Startups Award 2008’, for being the most innovative business model. His another website www.companiesact.in and mobile app on Companies Act have been widely appreciated by the professional fraternity.
Mr. Vijay is a prolific speaker and author. He has delivered over 475 lectures on Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Takeovers, Corporate Governance, Company Law and Securities Law, etc. at various forums such as MCA, ICSI, ICAI, ICMAI, SEBI, IICA, CBI, IIM, ANMI, BSE, CII, PHD and ASSOCHAM other Chambers, DU and Law Colleges, etc. He has appeared on various TV News Channels in Panel discussion, Talk shows, Interviews, etc. and is quite active on social media platform.
Mr. Vijay has authored/ co-authored several books, articles, research papers, and reports. His bestselling book “Companies Act, 2013 and Rules & Forms with Concise Commentary and Referencer’ has crossed 50,000 mark. The other recent books include “Business Valuation in India-Beyond the numbers”, “Compendium on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code-2016” and Handbook of Company Law Procedures. He also has to his credit his well-researched and widely acclaimed publications such as “SEBI Takeover Code-Open Offers’ “Takeover Queries”, Depositories, Law, Practice & Procedures” and “Guide to Depositories”. His articles have been published in financial dailies, business magazines and journals of repute.
Mr. Vijay is incredibly passionate about learning new things and experimenting on new found skills. He has widely travelled abroad in his quest of learning and imparting his gained knowledge.
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 37 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 17 years of experience in Stock Exchange and SEBI related matters. She is an integral part of the Group for last 14 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. Bond listing and other capital markets 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.
Mr. Manoj Kumar
Mr. Manoj Kumar, a Member of the ICSI, possesses around 15 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 was a Member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM, Insolvency law Committee of PHDCCI 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 School of Management, etc. He is also a prolific writer and has co-authored books on the Companies Act, 2013, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and Business Valuation in India – beyond the numbers. 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 15 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.
Mr. Chander Sawhney
Mr. Chander Sawhney, a seasoned professional is a Fellow Member of ICAI and ICSI and also a Registered Valuer IBBI. He possesses post qualification experience of over 13 years in Investment Banking, specializing in Business Valuations, Transaction Advisory and Corporate Deals. Besides being a Chartered Accountant, he is a Director of Corporate Professionals Capital Private Limited, a SEBI Registered (Cat-I) Merchant Banker and Corporate Professionals Valuation Services Pvt. Ltd., an IBBI Registered Valuer entity.
He has led and executed 850 Valuations (worth 25Bn$) including Business, Shares, Derivatives, M&A and Intangible valuations for eminent clients covering 25 Industries.
Mr. Sawhney is a member of the Central Government Committee to advise on valuation matters, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation) Rules, 2017 and was also a member of National M&A Council of ASSOCHAM.
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 and is also the face behind the web portal in the unstructured field of Business Valuations viz. www.corporatevaluations.in.
He has addressed several Valuation and M&A conferences and seminars organized by IVSC, ASSOCHAM, PHD, IICA, ICAI, ICSI, VC Circle, Headstart Delhi, Rotary Club Delhi, CKF, i-Deals Network and MBA Institutes. He has also contributed numerous Articles on Valuation, which have been published in leading financial dailies and business magazines.
Mr. Sawhney has gained significant international exposure as he has travelled overseas to United Kingdom, Spain, Singapore, Dubai and Australia and has 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 14 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 15 years’ experience. Presently she is heading ESOP and SEBI Insider laws compliance Division of the Group. She is expert in providing end to end solutions for all kinds of share based employee benefit plans along with in-depth advisory, opinions, educational and technical sessions to the Board and other Employees on Insider law matters. Her clientele includes 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.