Firm Profile > Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors > Mumbai, India

Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors
BAKHTAWAR, 7TH FLOOR
RAMNATH GOENKA ROAD, NARIMAN POINT
MUMBAI - 400 021
India

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors represents clients before the NCLT, Bombay High Court and various other judicial fora, showing particular strength in insolvency and bankruptcy cases, environmental torts and commercial litigation. Ameet Hariani frequently acts for clients in matters before the NCLT. In addition, Hariani is known for his considerable expertise in public interest litigation and real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Offering pan-India coverage, Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors is a go-to destination for a number of housing finance companies, developers, property purchasers and sellers. The team, which is skilled at advising on leave and license agreements for commercial premises, lease trasactions, as well as acquisition of residential and commercial property, is regularly retained to assist with diligence and issuing of title reports. Managing partner Ameet Hariani, whose experience in the real estate sector spans more than three decades, leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Banking and finance Tier 4

Led by Ameet Hariani, Hariani & Co., Advocates and Solicitors specialises in advising banks in lending transactions and disputes before the NCLT relating to loans in default, with particular strength in the real estate sector. In addition, the team also advises clients on the issuance of prepaid cards to various customer groups.

Practice head(s):

The firm: Hariani & Co. was founded in 1991, the year of India’s economic liberalisation. The firm was founded in Mumbai (then Bombay), Maharashtra by Mr Ameet Hariani, who remains the firm’s managing partner today. Hariani & Co. started out with a handful of lawyers in a single office. Today, the firm has a fast-growing team of over 75 legal professionals, offices in three cities in western India, Mumbai, Pune and Goa, and a reach throughout India and abroad.

Hariani & Co. provides 360 degree legal assistance. Over the years, the firm has been structured into teams specialised in various areas of the law.

Areas of practice: Hariani & Co. offers high-quality legal services to clients. The firm’s practice areas include real estate and construction, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, foreign investments and regulation, corporate finance and securities, banking and finance, insurance, family law and estate management, intellectual property and technology, media and entertainment, emerging growth companies, hospitality and leisure, shipping and maritime, pharmaceuticals and environment.

The firm’s clients include large domestic and international commercial and industrial corporations, banks and financial institutions, film production houses, private equity and VC funds, real estate developers, individuals and entrepreneurs and charitable, medical and educational institutions.

Real estate and construction: Hariani & Co. has a strong foundation in advising and representing clients in conventional real estate practice areas such as property sales and property title investigations. Over the years, the firm has also earned a strong reputation for developing innovative real estate structures and assisting clients with challenging negotiations in this practice area. The firm has the knowledge and capacity to advise clients on both legal and technical issues related to real estate, including on new laws and regulations affecting the real estate sector in India, such as the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. The firm also offers strategic support and inputs to clients on the Indian real estate market. Hariani & Co. has handled numerous transactions involving a combination of real estate and corporate structuring. The firm has also successfully represented numerous clients in, and obtained favourable outcomes in, high-stakes litigation in respect of strategic and commercially valuable properties.

Corporate and commercial: Hariani & Co. has a dynamic corporate practice, advising and acting for clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial laws and issues. The firm’s expertise in this practice area includes advising companies on the legal and regulatory aspects of doing business in India, advising on corporate governance issues, advising on foreign investments by and into Indian companies, advising companies on and drafting various commercial agreements, advising on corporate finance and securities law issues and assisting companies with mergers and acquisitions.

Dispute resolution: Hariani & Co. has had a strong dispute resolution practice since its inception and is known for having successfully represented clients (including major business houses and HNIs) in complicated and intricate disputes across the country. The firm has appeared for clients before all manner of courts in India, from district courts to the Supreme Court of India, and in a variety of tribunals and quasi-judicial fora. The firm has also appeared for clients in domestic and international arbitration matters, both ad hoc and institutional.

Department Name Email Telephone
Founding & Managing Partner Ameet Hariani ameet.hariani@hariani.co.in 022-22780600
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ameet Hariani  photo Mr Ameet Hariani Founding and managing partner. Mr. Ameet Hariani has handled international arbitrations, prominent…
Number of lawyers : 75
At this office : 50
English
Gujarati
Hindi
Marathi
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)
Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC)
National Real Estate Development Council - Maharashtra (NAREDCO WEST)

CLIENT: Kerban Anklesaria, Runwal Group
TESTIMONIAL: Hariani & Co has supported the Client’s real estate business with excellent support for litigation and documentation work assigned. Generally our experience has been that all matters and issues referred have been analysed in detail, and followed up with sound legal advice. We have received prompt responses and a quick turnaround time. The legal drafting, research and advice are of the highest quality and calibre. Hariani & Co.’s enjoys a highly reliable and trustworthy reputation. We have no hesitation in ranking Hariani & Co.’s as a top firm servicing the real estate sector.”


CLIENT: Jaiprakash Naidu, Prasad Labs
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been consulting Hariani & Co for the past 6/7 years and have found them to maintain the highest professional standards….prompt in responding and addressing all our legal queries and have advised us well in every aspect.”


CLIENT: Erica Martin, eNett International
TESTIMONIAL: “We have worked with …Hariani & Co. over the past few years as we work towards entering the Indian market. As a global fintech, our business is complex and the team at Hariani & Co have been thorough, diligent and helpful in understanding our business and assisting us to navigate the Indian legal regime. We are very happy to work with Hariani & Co in India.’


TESTIMONIAL: “It is with some amount of trepidation that we had approached the firm for legal advice and drafting; considering that they are a very large firm. To our surprise and happiness, they were extremely patient, co-operative and professional. The professional fees was also most reasonable. The issue being faced by us was fairly complicated; but the advice proffered to us was very correct and satisfactory. The documents have also been drafted in a very thorough manner, after a lot of thought. We are very satisfied and would be delighted to recommend them for any complicated matters.”


CLIENT: Sheroy Wadia, Crown Veterinary Services Pvt. Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: “Highly professional legal firm with a hard working team that ensures on time work completion. Multi-faceted team of specialists providing good legal solutions to business issues. Our experience with them has been very positive and we wish them the very best in the future.”


Pro Bono, Community and Diversity

Hariani & Co. is dedicated to contributing to the community it is part of.      

The firm regularly provides free legal support to individuals, public trusts, charitable organisations and non-profits. This has been an essential part of Hariani & Co. philosophy since the inception of the firm. The firm has worked with individuals and organisations working to promote various social and environmental causes. Lately, the firm has been associated with TrustLaw, the global pro bono legal programme managed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. TrustLaw connects lawyers and pro bono managers with non-profit organisations and social entrepreneurs seeking free legal help.

In support of these organisations, Hariani & Co. has provided various legal services. In addition to undertaking pro bono court matters, including by filing writ petitions and public interest litigations (PILs), the firm has also offered free legal advice on real estate, corporate, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory issues. The firm has also provided pro bono assistance with drafting various legal documents and agreements and with appearances before government authorities such as the charity commissioner and intellectual property authorities.

In addition to its pro bono work, Hariani & Co. also shows its commitment to the community in various other ways. The firm has conducted free lecture series in Mumbai and Pune for law students, legal practitioners and lay persons in order to increase legal awareness. These lecture series were endorsed by the Government Law College, Mumbai and the online legal education platform, iPleaders. The firm has also held seminars for clients and concerned individuals affected by new legislation. The firm also supports and contributes to student legal publications.

Hariani & Co. has a strong focus on protecting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, particularly taking steps to safeguard the interests of women in the workplace. The firm stands against discrimination of all kinds, whether on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, caste or age. The firm offers flexible working hours where possible, to encourage family care-givers to continue in the legal profession. The firm strongly believes in promoting work-life balance for its employees.

The firm has undertaken free legal work for individuals and organisations in the following sectors:

Education and healthcare

  • Dream Girl Foundation

Preparing draft sponsorship and service agreements for this New Delhi-based non-profit organisation working to provide basic education and healthcare facilities to girls in India.

  • Being Human Foundation

Providing legal advice to this Mumbai-based charity working to provide education and healthcare to the underprivileged in India.

  • Shree Barbhaya Orphanage and Healing Touch Foundation

The firm has provided legal assistance to both these charitable trusts working for the welfare of underprivileged children, including assisting with setting up the Healing Touch trust, formulating the scheme for the trusts, and providing drafting assistance to, and appearing before government authorities on behalf of, the trusts.

Disability rights

  • The Motivation Charitable Trust

Advising on the protection of the trust’s intellectual property rights over its designs, drawings and know-how with respect to wheelchairs.

Women’s rights

  • Red Dot Foundation

Undertaking trademark work for this foundation working to end sexual violence against women and girls.

Environment and animal rights

  • Bombay Environment Action Group (BEAG) and Conservation Action Trust

Filing and arguing several writ petitions before the Bombay High Court relating to various environmental concerns.

  • Bombay Panjrapole and Bombay Gow Rakshak Mandali

Providing advisory and drafting services to these charitable trusts dedicated to the care of livestock and stray animals.

Citizens’ welfare

  • Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Welfare Trust, Oval Cooperage Residents’ Association, Federation of Churchgate Residents

Filing a PIL petition on behalf of these citizens’ welfare organisations challenging encroachment on, and the construction of unauthorised structures on, a public recreational ground.

  • Malabar Hill Citizen Forum


Pro Bono, Community and Diversity

Hariani & Co. is dedicated to contributing to the community it is part of.

The firm regularly provides free legal support to individuals, public trusts, charitable organisations and non-profits. This has been an essential part of Hariani & Co. philosophy since the inception of the firm. The firm has worked with individuals and organisations working to promote various social and environmental causes. The firm has been associated with TrustLaw, the global pro bono legal programme managed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. TrustLaw connects lawyers and pro bono managers with non-profit organisations and social entrepreneurs seeking free legal help.

In support of these organisations, Hariani & Co. has provided various legal services. In addition to undertaking pro bono court matters, including by filing writ petitions and public interest litigations (PILs), the firm has also offered free legal advice on real estate, corporate, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory issues. The firm has also provided pro bono assistance with drafting various legal documents and agreements and with appearances before government authorities such as the charity commissioner and intellectual property authorities. The firm provides legal services for setting up of charitable trusts.

In addition to its pro bono work, Hariani & Co. also shows its commitment to the community in various other ways. The firm has conducted free lecture series in Mumbai and Pune for law students, legal practitioners and lay persons in order to increase legal awareness. These lecture series were endorsed by the Government Law College, Mumbai and the online legal education platform, iPleaders. The firm has also held seminars for clients and concerned individuals affected by new legislation. The firm also supports and contributes to student legal publications.

During the lockdown imposed in the country on account of the Covid 19 pandemic, several webinars were organised by the Firm alongwith other law firms and in association with Bombay Incorporated Law Society.

Hariani & Co. has a strong focus on protecting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, particularly taking steps to safeguard the interests of women in the workplace. The firm stands against discrimination of all kinds, whether on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, caste or age. The firm offers flexible working hours where possible, to encourage family care-givers to continue in the legal profession. The firm strongly believes in promoting work-life balance for its employees.

The firm has undertaken free legal work for individuals and organisations in the following sectors:

Education and healthcare

Dream Girl Foundation

Preparing draft sponsorship and service agreements for this New Delhi-based non-profit organisation working to provide basic education and healthcare facilities to girls in India.

Being Human Foundation

Providing legal advice to this Mumbai-based charity working to provide education and healthcare to the underprivileged in India.

Shree Barbhaya Orphanage and Healing Touch Foundation

The firm has provided legal assistance to both these charitable trusts working for the welfare of underprivileged children, including assisting with setting up the Healing Touch trust, formulating the scheme for the trusts, and providing drafting assistance to, and appearing before government authorities on behalf of, the trusts.

Disability rights

The Motivation Charitable Trust

Advising on the protection of the trust’s intellectual property rights over its designs, drawings and know-how with respect to wheelchairs.

Women’s rights

Red Dot Foundation

Undertaking trademark work for this foundation working to end sexual violence against women and girls.

Environment and animal rights

Bombay Environment Action Group (BEAG) and Conservation Action Trust

Filing and arguing several writ petitions before the Bombay High Court relating to various environmental concerns.

Bombay Panjrapole and Bombay Gow Rakshak Mandali

Providing advisory and drafting services to these charitable trusts dedicated to the care of livestock and stray animals.

Citizens’ welfare

Nariman Point Churchgate Citizens Welfare Trust, Oval Cooperage Residents’ Association, Federation of Churchgate Residents

Filing a PIL petition on behalf of these citizens’ welfare organisations challenging encroachment on, and the construction of unauthorised structures on, a public recreational ground.

Malabar Hill Citizen Forum

Others

The Firm has provided legal services to several NGO’s such as Toybank, Ghaswala Vision Foundation, Lal10 (Bhagwandas Retail Pvt Limited), Under The Mango Tree Society, TrustIn Software Services Private Limited, TNS India Foundation, Access Life Assistance Foundation and Cooked by Moms. The Firm provided services such as preparing services agreements, website privacy policy and terms and conditions, reviewing distribution agreements, vetted contractual documents etc.