Rajesh heads Fox Mandal & Associates Technology practice. His core areas of practice are IP and Technology Laws (including Data privacy and E-Commerce). Over two decades of professional practice, Rajesh has advised clients on Intellectual Property law, Franchising, Trademark Portfolio Management, IP infringement actions, Outsourcing, Data Privacy Laws, Technology contracts, Technology and IP transaction advisory and Litigation. He previously founded and managed White Forest Law Offices (which was absorbed by Fox Mandal & Associates in 2014). Prior to that, Rajesh was one of the Founding Partners at a boutique intellectual property practice firm based out of New Delhi. He has advised on PE and M&A transactions related to technology companies. He is interested in how Social Media, Mobility and the Internet are impacting business and society and writes extensively on the need for laws to ensure governance in an increasing digital world. He writes regularly on the intersection of law and technology
Aashish Bhinde serves as Executive Director of Avendus Advisors. Mr. Bhinde served as Head of European operations at Avendus Advisors Private Ltd. He is a Senior Member of the Avendus Advisors's IT practice. He has a unique combination of investment management and operations management skills. Prior to joining Avendus, he managed the India office of VIEW Group, an international private equity firm headquartered in Boston. Prior to the VIEW Group, he founded Audiovortex, a services company that facilitated e-commerce transactions in the audio equipment and component industry. Mr. Bhinde previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Peerless Audio, India's largest exporter of high fidelity loudspeaker systems and components. Mr. Bhinde began his career with Colgate Palmolive in the sales and marketing function. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and a BE from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.