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Ameet Hariani

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Hariani & Co Advocates and Solicitors

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Dispute resolution, real estate, corporate law and pharma.


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 SEBI. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the real estate sector, Mr. Hariani takes pride in taking the firm forward and including in the firm’s list of clients some of the major players in the real estate sector 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 whom he has advised in respect of mergers, acquisitions and private equity are K. Raheja Corp. Ltd., Amstar, S. Kant Healthcare Ltd. and Colorcon Asia Private Ltd. 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 also advises the largest prepaid international forum in India, interacting regularly with the Global Prepaid Exchange. He 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. He 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.


Trained Government Law College, Mumbai; qualified 1984; partner Ambubhai & Diwanji 1986-91; founding and managing partner Hariani & Co 1991-2001; senior partner Anderson Legal 2002; managing partner Hariani & Co 2003 to date. Publications of note: ‘Real Estate Laws’ (2nd edition), published by Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and Godrej Properties Ltd (first edition published in March 2011). Current directorships: Capricon Realty, Batliboi Ltd. and Ras Resorts.


English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi..


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


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).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Hariani & Co Advocates and Solicitors has significant debt recovery expertise, and regularly advises on insolvency and restructuring along with the full range of loan agreement matters. Managing partner Ameet Hariani is the leading figure. Fastcash is a key client.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Hariani & Co Advocates and Solicitors regularly handles domestic and international arbitrations, and practitioners have also appeared before a vast array of tribunals across India, active in disputes in the finance, hospitality, real estate and non-profit sectors, among others. Recent highlights include representing a prominent Indian company in arbitration and related court proceedings against a property developer, a matter regarding a development agreement and construction costs. Ameet Hariani heads the practice.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The practice at Hariani & Co Advocates and Solicitors advises on transactional, advisory and dispute resolution matters. The team advised Century Textiles and Industries on the provision of leasehold rights to a commercial lessee in a private IT park, and acted for Rare Enterprises on its purchase of an undivided half share in Ridgeway at Malabar Hill from HSBC. Managing partner Ameet Hariani is the key contact.

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