The Core Team at C. S. Kelkar & Associates:

  • CS Chandrashekhar Kelkar
  • CS Shruti Kanhere
  • CS Amrita Kulkarni
  • CS Nikhil Chitale

Other professionals in the employ are Corporate Legal Managers (full fledged Associate Company Secretaries) and Management Trainees. The Firm is ably supported by a strong network of Associate Practising Company Secretaries and Consultants from various fields of expertise.

Chandrashekhar S. Kelkar

Chandrashekhar Kelkar is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a qualified Company Secretary and the principal partner in the firm (ICSI Membership no. FCS 2784 & CP NO.  1891). He is also the alumni of XLRI, Jamshedpur, one of the  Premier Management Institutes and completed successfully its PGCBM course in the recent past. Completed his three years Law Graduation (LL.B.) from University of Pune. He has also done his Masters Diploma in Business Administation in Finance from IMDR, Pune.

He has behind him a work experience of about 35 years, of which 22 years have been as a Practicing Company Secretary. He had a successful pre-practice work tenure in the Banking and Industrial sectors.

A perennial learner that he is, Chandrashekhar Kelkar has been quenching his thirst for knowledge and all-round development by constantly updating himself in various avenues of knowledge. He has participated and successfully  completed learning courses in International Trade, Sustainable Management & Conservation of Natural Resources, Editing & Book Publication etc. Besides these, he has also been into Participative Certificate Courses on Intellectual Property Rights, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Diligence Report for Banks etc. organized by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Shruti Kanhere

Shruti Kanhere is a qualified Company Secretary (ICSI Membership no. FCS 6927 & CP no. 7338). She brings in a  work experience of about 6 years.  At the Firm, she heads the Company Law and FEMA cell. She administers the company law compliances of clients with assistance from various designated managers and trainees.

Amrita Kulkarni

Amrita Kulkarni is qualified Company Secretary (ICSI Membership No. FCS 7296 & CP 7875). She is in charge of the company formation cell, more specifically, the setting up of ventures by foreign companies in India. Majority of the Firm’s international clients are managed by her. In addition to this, she also heads the Company Law cell jointly with Ms. Shruti Kanhere. In the recent past she also has completed a Post Graduate Certificate Course in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Nikhil Chitale

Nikhil Chitale is a qualified Company Secretary (ICSI Membership ACS 29265 & CP 12222) and completed B.S.L.LL.B. and post graduation in Intellectual Property Rights Laws. He is liasioning with Registrar of Companies & Regional Director office for Company Law matters and Reserve Bank of India for FEMA & Exchange control matters. He also looks after the documentation part in respect of High Court for merger and amalgamation cases. He heads the Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) and other registration Matters at the firm.


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Case Studies on implementation of Sections 391 To 394 of the Companies Act on Restructuring of companies.


During last 3 – 4 months there are various notifications issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) relaxing some of the provisions/ restrictions under the Companies Act, 1956.

In the first calendar quarter of F. Y. 2011-12 (April 2011 to June 2011), Board of Directors can meet to transact various businesses.


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