Mr.S.Dhanapal (Managing Partner)

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Mr.S.Dhanapal is a fellow member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a Law Graduate from Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Chennai (Five years Integrated Law course) and a Commerce graduate from the University of Madras.

He is the founder and the Managing Partner of M/s. S Dhanapal & Associates LLP, Practising Company Secretaries based at Chennai. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Corporate Secretarial and Legal matters and has been mentoring corporate as well as professionals with his wide experience, knowledge and professional acumen.

He is enrolled with the ICSI Insolvency Professionals Agency and registered as an Insolvency Professional with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India to practice as an Insolvency Professional for Corporate Insolvency and Liquidation Process. He is also empanelled as a Registered Valuer.

He is a passionate reader, voracious speaker and a prolific writer on varied corporate legal and secretarial matters. He regularly contributes as a speaker and writer in various professional forums/journals. He is a well known resource person, having addressed as a speaker in nearly 200 National and Regional forums throughout the country in various professional Institutes including ICAI, ICSI, ICMAI, Chambers, Universities, Colleges and other professional forums. All his articles are widely appreciated and acknowledged due to his unique style of writing and practical coverage of the topic in a very simple language. Two of his articles got accredited as “Best Article” by the Chartered Accountants Study Circle and were published in their Magazine.

He is also a much sought after corporate trainer and also been a trainer to various Government Authorities like Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Indian Audit and Accounts Dept., Office of Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Registrar of Companies, Chennai and Economic Offences and Commercial Crime Wing, Police Department, Government of Tamilnadu.

He also holds/held position as

Secretary of the Southern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India


2. Council Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Southern India Regional Council (SIRC-ICSI)


Treasurer of SIRC-ICSI


Convener of the Chennai North Study Circle of SIRC-ICSI


Chairman of the Professional Development Committee of SIRC-ICSI,


Chairman of the Students and Newsletter Committee of SIRC-ICSI


Council Member, Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, (HCC),


Chairman of Expert Committee on Corporate, Allied Laws, CSR, Governence & Ethics of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce (HCC) – serving second consecutive term,


Member of the Executive Committee for Entrepreneurship Development of the Anna University


Committee Member-CII (SR)-Sub-Committee for CSR Initiatives


Committee Member for Accounting Standard for Local Bodies, SIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

He has authored a number of books, like “LLP Made Easy”, “Handbook on Companies Act, 2013”, “Guide to Companies Act, 2013” (First, Second and 2016 Editions), “Guide to Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016” – 2 Editions, “Guide to National Company Law Tribunal & Appellate Tribunal”, “Guide to private Companies and LLPs – 2 Editions” all of which are very well received by the readers

He is privileged to have been conferred with the “BHARAT GAURAV AWARD” India’s most coveted Institutional Presentation for being worthy example to others for his remarkable achievement by one of the India’s leading Voluntary Organisation in the year 2015 and once again to receive “BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA” Award in recognition of his exceptional calibre and outstanding performance in his chosen area of activity by another leading organisation in the year 2016