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Bengaluru, Mumbai

Rajesh N. Begur 

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Work Department

-      Private Equity & Venture Capital

-       Mergers & Acquisitions

-      Investment Funds

-      Banking & Finance

-       Real Estate

-      Telecom Media and Technology (TMT)

-       Capital Markets


Founder & Managing Partner 


Rajesh is the founder and managing partner of ARA LAW, whose career spans over 3 decades of practice experience. He is recognized by his peers as a leader in the field of corporate law.


Rajesh provides counsel and representation to a broad base of domestic and international clients, spread across Asia,  Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. in the key practice areas discussed below.


Rajesh is pragmatic in his approach and brings the wealth of his vast legal experience to the handling of complex structuring as well as the legal, regulatory and business aspects of transactions.


Over the course of his career, he has been accredited by his clients and peers for his:

  • Extraordinary Work Ethics;
  • Business and Commercial Acumen;
  • Innovative and Creative Approach to Matters;
  • Strong Commitment to Quality;
  • Quick Turn- around Time; and
  • Skilled Negotiations and Drafting.




Rajesh has been recommended by RSG, Legal 500, ILFR 1000, Chambers and Partners, AsiaLaw Profiles, Asia Legal Business, Media Law International, Corporate Insider for his leadership in the areas of Private  Equity  &  Venture  Capital,  Mergers  and  Acquisition,  Investment  Funds,  General Corporate, Real Estate, Banking and Finance and Capital Markets.


Key Experience


-       Private Equity & Venture Capital: Advised major investors, financial institutions, offshore and domestic private equity houses and funds on the entire cycle of investments in diverse industries, including structuring, regulatory advice and post-transaction support


-       Mergers & Acquisitions: Advised on strategizing and structuring a range of domestic and cross border acquisitions and divestments of companies, businesses and assets, takeovers; joint ventures; India entry and exit strategy; business restructurings; provided guidance on regulatory approvals, disclosures and corporate governance issues, etc.


-       Investment Funds: Advised several domestic and international players on innovative fund structures and establishment of hedge funds, FIIs, art funds, infrastructure and real estate funds, leasing and finance funds, etc; and guidance on full range of investment strategies.


-       Banking & Finance: Advised leading international banks, financial institutions; asset management companies, broking houses and investment bankers on transactions covering project finance; debt restructuring; securitizations; ISDAs; derivative trading, etc.


-       Real  Estate: Advised  government  and  public  sector  bodies,  banks,  project        developers, mining companies and financial institutions on policy issues and regulatory requirements, foreign  investments,  asset  financing  and  leasebacks,  structuring and  strategizing  project  finance transactions and infrastructure deals, roads and port concessions, renewable energy financings etc.


-       TMT:  Advised leading corporate houses and international businesses on complex transactions covering, among other things, structuring, licensing, regulatory approvals, technology transfer agreements, IPR, data protection and privacy issues. His clients have included leading technology companies, television broadcasters, content owners, media companies and telecom service providers.


-       Capital Markets: Advised leading corporate houses on spectrum of capital market transactions including initial and secondary equity and debt-related issuances, euro issues (FCCBs, GDRs, etc) and offshore listing on Singapore, AIM, Luxembourg and other markets. He is also well regarded for his acumen, knowledge and experience on mutual fund regulations.


Admitted on the rolls of Supreme Court of England    and    Wales 1994

Admitted as Solicitor on   the   rolls   of   the Bombay Incorporated Law Society, 1992. Investment Funds

Admitted on the rolls of    Bar    Council    of India, 1987.

Bachelor     of     Laws, Bombay      University, 1987




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