Dr. Vinod Surana
Managing Partner & CEO
Managing Partner & CEO
A rare combination of an international lawyer, legal academician, law firm CEO, policy advisor and strategist. Doctoral, Masters & other qualifications in Law from prestigious international universities in Austria, Germany, India, Japan, UK and USA. Advocate & Empanelled Arbitrator & Fellow of Assocham’s International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, New Delhi. He is the First non-American to be elected as President of the International Law Students Association, USA (1999). Co-Chairman – Assocham (India’s apex industry body) Southern India Council, Chairman – National Institution of Quality & Reliability Advisory Board, Vice Chairman – All India Manufacturers Association (TN).
Advocate, Certified Independent Director (Institute of Directors). Registered Patent Agent, advising several large international & domestic clients for their corporate, commercial, insurance, intellectual property & dispute resolution requirements. Adept at negotiation and drafting complex, domestic and international commercial contracts; scheme of mergers and amalgamations; dispute settlement agreements; sale/lease agreements; IPR licensing agreements etc. Member of Bar Association of India, Madras High Court Advocates Association, National Council on Legal Affairs – ASSOCHAM, Life Member of Indian Council of Arbitration; ASSOCHAM’s International Council for Alternate Dispute Resolution.
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A Commerce and Law graduate with a Management Degree (New York, USA) in finance and investment. Large Infrastructure & Real Property Transactions, Special Economic Zones, Merchant Banking, Financial Risk Structuring & Management. Member of Bar Association of India, Madras High Court Advocate Association, ASSOCHAM’s International Council for Alternate Dispute Resolution, Vice Chair, Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and represents the Firm on Boards of various Indian / Multinational companies.
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Corporate Business Lawyer & Director
Fifteen plus years of hands-on business management experience (in senior position) in diversified product & service companies across different locations & with several business diversities.
Self-directed & driven corporate lawyer with a comprehensive educational background (a student of engineering, management & legal studies) leading corporate & commercial negotiations, litigations & Intellectual property strategies, compliance’s, contracts management and manage cross-functional team to achieve goals and ensure success.
Served clients from wide variety of industries, including individual, public and private companies, local, national and international corporations. Skilled in business & strategic management & negotiations.
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Head (Admin.), Dispute Resolution Practice
Advocate & Head, Academic Initiatives
Has held Senior Positions at the firm in Corporate Advisory Services and as Head, Technology Initiatives. Area of Specialisation / Skill: Negotiation, Mediation, Strategy, Project Management, Ideation & technology Implementation, Financial Advising, Investment and Estate Plan, Project Studies, Infrastructure financing, Sales & Marketing, Project Risk Mitigation & Crises Mgt, Performance & quality Mgt, Global Sourcing, HR Management, Liaison, Operations Audit.
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Tel : +91 9962536000
Intellectual Property Rights
Advocate with more than 12 years of practice. Specialised in Intellectual Property Laws – domestic & international. Represent clients before various forums such as the Madras High Court, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the Intellectual Property Office. Heading a team of 10 professionals (Advocates, Engineers, Patent Agents) and spearheading overall operational & technical functioning of the team.
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Regulatory Investigation Advisory
Legal advisor/consultant to MoD (DDP) for engaging of India’s private sector in Defence. Has won several industry recognitions for productivity, planning and project execution.
Innovative, adaptable, performance-oriented professional with hands-on successful experience in executive of domestic & international projects in the banking & finance, export & import, treasury and renewable energy sectors.
Reputed for success in handling complex regulatory issues involving multiple agencies, people handling skills, quick decision making, practical solutions, leadership.
Won several industry recognitions for productivity; planning and execution of projects.
Successfully set up an SEZ within time and budget; planned, negotiated and restructured banking limits of an USD 250 million company; implemented SAP in a diversified (bullion to steel to power) conglomerate etc.
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Independent Director (Certified by Institute of Directors)
Empanelled Arbitrator cum Fellow at ASSOCHAM’s International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AICADR), New Delhi. Advisor on family businesses, including mediation of family disputes, setting up family constitutions and drafting cum negotiation of contracts.
Advising clients and family business leaders worldwide. Heads the community development work at Surana & Surana (as a family and as a Corporate).
Supporting rural literacy; running a home and a school for visually challenged orphan children, a home for destitute animals, food & drinking water facilities for the under privileged; conducting environment protection programs, providing / facilitating education scholarships for under privileged children, etc.
Intellectual Property Law Practice
A former Judge of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India, she adjudicated in numerous cases on various key trademark law issues, her orders range from declaring GOODDAY to be a well known trademark, to deciding in favour of RPG, HP, REDBULL and several famous trademarks. Before being appointed a Judge, she successfully practiced as an advocate for about 20 years, and was arguing counsel in many cases concerning significant jurisprudential questions in intellectual property law interpretation and application and has over 200 reported cases to her name. She also filed and prosecuted many applications before the Indian Trademark, Design and Copyright Offices and coordinated the filing of trademarks and patents in various countries worldwide. She is a regular contributor to several legal publications, a panelist in various conferences and the Associate Editor, Chennai Law Times, 2007-2012. A gold-medalist in LLM from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU), during her graduate days, she represented India in major international mock trial competitions with high international rankings. Member, Madras High Court Advocates Association, Secretary, Intellectual Property Bar of India, Member, Governing Council, AIMO-TNSB, Co-chair, Arbitration Council, AIMO-TNSB
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IP Litigation, Media and Cyber Law Practice
A former Judge of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India, and was part of the landmark Common Order involving issues relating to fixation of royalty rates to be paid to the respective owners of the sound recordings, under the Copyright Act, 1957. He has also adjudicated on various other copyright legal issues, including expanding the jurisprudence relating to the copyright infringement, the cancellation of an infringing copyright on the PETER ENGLAND logo, among others. Before being appointed a Judge, he successfully practiced as an advocate for about 23 years, and was arguing counsel in many significant cases concerning entertainment, IP, service and cyber law issues and has over 200 reported cases to his name. He authored the book ‘MANUAL OF CYBER LAWS’, 2010, was Associate Editor of the Chennai Law Times (2007 to 2019) and is a sought after speaker at various conferences on technology & IP laws. He has delivered dozens of lectures at prestigious forums like the National Judicial Academy Bhopal, Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy, National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) Nagpur, Entrepreneurship Development Institute Ahmedabad, Academy of Customs Excise and Narcotics (NACEN) Chennai, IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai, various National Law Schools, among others. Member, Madras High Court Advocates Association, Secretary, Information Technology Bar of India, Member, Governing Council, AIMO-TNSB, Co-chair, Arbitration Council, AIMO-TNSB
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Tax & Finance
Mr. B Kannan
Vice Admiral (Retd.)
He was Chief of Material, the highest post in Naval Service & Retired on 31st October 2012 after over 40 years of Naval Service. And CEO & MD, L&T Shipbuilding, Chennai from 2015 to 2020.
Mr. Ashok Kumar
A former Director General of Police, TN and a former Joint Director of CBI, New Delhi, he is Advisor to Corporates & Business Heads on implementation of systems for ethical practices and prevention of corrupt practices.
Ms. Rita Kumar
IAS (Retd.), Principal Advisor – Northern India Region
Ms. Rita Kumar is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer, who has played a prominent role in implementing the legal framework for various legislations and matters pertaining to public policy.