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Adv. Anil Thomas

Head: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Arbitration & Corporate law

A prominent legal luminary with over 25 years legal practice in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law and international arbitrations.

Many of his cases have been reported in leading law journals in the State, some which went on to become landmark judgements.

An advisor to several govt, semi-govt and private institutions in India and abroad, he is an expert on structuring and positioning of companies, land use regulations, real-estate and construction laws.

Knowledge based experience, analysis and research being his forte, he is a staunch believer in hard work and dedication. Having earned the trust of his clients over the years, through professionalism and a stellar record, he has established multiple associate offices across the country and abroad.

Professional Timeline
  • Currently, Senior Partner at M/s. Belverdia Legal LLP, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam.
  • 2001: Appointed Special Government Pleader to assist Advocate General of Kerala. During his tenure, he managed entire Supreme Court matters on behalf of Kerala State. Handled legal opinions of all law officers of the State in the High Court of Kerala and exercised administrative and legal control over them. Additionally, he also handled International arbitrations based on FIDIC Contracts on behalf of the State in World Bank Assisted Projects, etc.
  • 1996: Joins Adv. Retna Singh at Ernakulam High Court of Kerala.
  • 1995: Appointed Assistant Special Prosecutor, Edamalayar Case- CBI court, Ernakulam to conduct a major vigilance and anti-corruption case.
  • 1992: Began practicing law in 1992 as an associate lawyer with Adv. P. Balagopalan Nair.
Professional Timeline
  • Member: Bar Council of India
  • Commerce and Law graduate.

Contact

M : +91 9349257471

Email : anil@fosburyconsulting.com

Adv. Jose Jacob

Head: Indirect Tax & Corporate Law.

Adv. Jose Jacob specialises in indirect tax issues, complex cross-border transactions, international tax and corporate law.

He was campus recruited from NUALS Cochin by M/s Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan- a leading law firm with offices across India. His first assignment to New Delhi, where he was involved supreme court proceedings of the Firm.

Thereafter he was posted at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Bangalore office where he specialised in Service tax and VAT, representing clients before tax authorities, tribunals and various high courts.

His exposure in a multitude of fiscal and regulatory issues, corporate law, consumer law, cross border transactions and corporate restructuring led KPMG -- one among the five major accounting firms in India, to invite him to set up and head their indirect tax operations in Kerala.

His experience extends to a plethora of industries including the Energy, chemicals, utilities, media, financial services, health care, consumer and industrial markets, IT, manufacturing and trading industries.

In the 5 years he has been in Kerala, he is advisor to key players across various industry verticals from a tax and regulatory standpoint.

He is also a resource person on indirect tax matters and emerging trends with leading institutions and professional bodies. He is also a regular contributor of various articles for some of the leading business dailies.

Education, licences and certifications
Member: Bar Council of India.
Bachelor of Law.

Contact

M : +91 9745688870

Email : jose@fosburyconsulting.com

CA Balakrishnan K.

Head: Direct Tax & Corporate Finance

A Chartered Accountant with over 12 years of industry experience. He has in depth experience in international taxation and complex cross border transactions. He also specialises in process and operational controls through internal audits and finalisation of effective financial strategies.

Overview:
Advisor to MNCs on setting up India operations, efficient entry structuring from tax and regulatory angles. His hands on experience in fiscal and regulatory issues, transfer pricing and corporate restructuring prove an asset to his growing client list.

His serves a gamut of clients that are market leaders spanning Real Estate, Media, Healthcare, Transportation and Logistics and other industries.

Assists key players in Kerala with their international operations, migration of IP, global taxation and expat tax services.

Authored of over 50 articles related to taxation, in various journals. Also contributes articles related to international tax issues. A regular writer on tax issues in journals published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Sought after resource person on accounting standards and emerging trends, having collaborations with leading management institutions and professional bodies in India.

Regularly represents clients before the Tax Commissioners and Tax tribunals in case of complex tax issues.

Education:
Chartered Accountant.

Contact

M : +91 9995427866

Email : balu@fosburyconulting.com

Adv. Rashmi K. Varma

Head: Constitutional Law & Criminal Law.

Over the past two decades, Adv. Rashmi has carved a niche for herself as an expert in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, local self government and Corporate matters panning banking, land acquisition, education and arbitration in High Courts and tribunals across India.

She started out in the late 90's in the Kerala High Court under the able mentorship of prominent criminal lawyer Adv. K. Kunjirama Menon. She later was an associate of M/s M.R. Singh & Co., a Cochin based law firm.

In 2000 she forayed into independent practice with the establishment of M/s Anil Thomas and associates along with husband Adv. Anil Thomas.

Currently, partner at Belverdia Legal LLP, Cochin-a corporate law firm.

From 2009-2014 she remained as Central Government Standing Counsel. She is the standing counsel and retainer for various institutions in both public and private sectors.

Represented State of Tamilnadu in Tsunami Relief fund cases.

Retainer for various boards and several construction companies under CREDAI and a consultant for various charitable and non-profit organisations.

A number of her cases have been reported in leading legal journals in the State.

Known for her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, she is also a member of various social organisations.

Education, licences and certifications
Member: Bar Council of India
Bachelor of Academic Law and Bachelor of Law.

Contact

M : +91 9388857471

Email : rashmi@fosburyconsulting.com