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Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors

BAKHTAWAR, 7TH FLOOR, RAMNATH GOENKA ROAD, NARIMAN POINT, MUMBAI - 400 021, INDIA
Tel:
Work +91 22 2278 0600
Fax:
Fax +91 22 2204 6823
Email:
Web:
www.hariani.co.in
Goa, Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Pune

Ameet Hariani

Tel:
Work +91 22 22780600
Email:
Web:
www.hariani.co.in
Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors

Work Department

Dispute resolution, real estate, corporate law, finance and pharmaceuticals

Position

Founding and managing partner. Mr. Ameet Hariani has handled international arbitrations, prominent litigations and major disputes, including the first hostile takeover in India, prior to the formation of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). With over 30 years of extensive experience in the real estate sector, Mr. Hariani takes pride in including in the firm’s list of clients some of the major real estate players in India, such as Godrej Properties, Tata Housing Ltd. and K. Raheja Corp. Ltd., among many others. Mr. Hariani has advised clients, both domestic and international, on a number of corporate transactions. Some of the prominent corporate entities he has advised on mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments are K. Raheja Corp. Ltd., Amstar, S. Kant Healthcare Ltd. and Colorcon Asia Private Ltd. He also advises finance companies such as HDFC Ltd, IDFC Ltd. and Altico among many others. Mr. Hariani has also advised clients such as Cipla Ltd. and Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. on issues specifically related to the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Ameet Hariani advises on issues relating to the operation of prepaid cards in India, including the safeguards and regulations relating to money laundering, Know Your Client norms, combating the financing of terrorism and the Information Technology Act. Mr. Hariani also advises the Bharat Diamond Bourse, the biggest diamond bourse in Asia. Other aspects of Mr. Hariani’s work include advising NBFCs / financial institutions on lending transactions related to construction projects.

Career

Trained Government Law College, Mumbai; qualified 1984; partner Ambubhai & Diwanji 1986-1991; founding and managing partner Hariani & Co. 1991-2001; senior partner Anderson Legal 2002; founding and managing partner Hariani & Co. 2003 to date. Mr. Hariani is on the board of several prominent Indian companies. Publications of note: ‘Real Estate Laws’ (2nd edition), published by the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and Godrej Properties Ltd. (first edition published in March 2011)

Languages

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi

Member

Bombay Incorporated Law Society; Law Society of England & Wales; Law Society of Singapore; Bar Council of Maharashtra; Bombay Bar Association

Education

Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics (1981 Bachelor of Commerce); Government Law College, Mumbai (1984 Bachelor of Laws); Bombay Incorporated Law Society (1986 Solicitor); Law Society of England and Wales (1987 Solicitor); Bombay University (1987 Master of Laws)


India

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors recently assisted a housing finance company with an INR350m loan to developers for acquiring and redeveloping properties in Mumbai, and is also acting for a number of clients in the real estate space regarding loan structuring compliance matters. Managing partner Ameet Hariani is the key practitioner.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors advises on foreign investments, commercial contracts, M&A transactions, corporate governance and regulatory and compliance matters across a wide spectrum of sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, retail and real estate. Ameet Hariani and Ajay Vazirani are the key practitioners.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Recent work highlights at Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors includes representing Sea Kunal Corporation in a dispute against the state of Maharashtra over the redevelopment premium charged by the Collector of Mumbai. The team is also acting for Metal Power Analytical in litigation regarding insolvency proceedings. Ameet Hariani is the name to note.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors' real estate team attracts praise for 'having its client's interest first'. The department acts for a range of clients, including real estate owners, developers, purchasers, housing finance companies, tenants and housing societies, on a range of transactions. The group has been particularly active advising on the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 (RERA) and several real estate finance projects. The team is instructed by CCI Projects Private on the development of two residential towers in Mumbai, this has included advising generally on the project as well as on issues relating to  RERA and other legislation. In another work highlight it acted for Panchshil Techpark Private on its INR 950m purchase of an industrial property near Pune. Key names to note include managing partner Ameet Hariani and Ajay Vazirani.

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