The partners of the Firm are highly qualified from reputed and renowned universities /institutes and have been amongst the top meritorious students of their academies. They have considerable experience over a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions and litigation consultancy for diverse industry sectors.
Arihant possesses around 14 years of extensive experience in the fields of corporate & commercial laws including Acquisitions & Takeovers, M&A, Restructuring, JVs, High-Value Cross-Border Commercial Contract & Agreements, Due-Diligence, FDI/ODI- DIPP / SIA / RBI Approvals, Foreign Collaborations, International Taxation, Corporate Advisory, Charitable & NGO Matters, etc.
He has diverse industry experience for sectors including advertising, agro, apparels, automobile, aviation, BPO, cinematography, cosmetics, distribution and franchising, e-commerce, education, FMCG, health & pharmaceutical, heavy engineering, home-furnishing, hospitality-hotels & QSRs, infrastructure, insurance, IT, iron-ore & steel, liquor, paper, power, manufacturing, media, medical, metals, mining, non-profit, railways, real-estate, retail, renewable energy, sports, sugar, technology, telecommunication, textile, trading, transportation, etc. for various national & multi–national companies including several Fortune 500 companies.
He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring complex merger, de-merger, joint-venture & acquisition (share/asset sale or slump sale) deals; conducting legal due diligence on target companies in India and abroad, negotiations on price adjustment; drafting of transactional documentation and advising/ negotiating on typical bottlenecks of an acquisition / Joint-venture deal. He has advised various Indian and multi-national companies for their structuring in India and abroad. He has been constantly advising on several cross-border high-value commercial transactions (including, supply contracts, distribution/ agency/ franchisee agreements, business-collaboration, EPC contracts, etc.) spread across several industries and sectors.
He has significant experience in advising and opining on complex matters relating to FEMA, RBI regulations for inbound and outbound foreign investment including filing of proposals and obtaining approvals from FIPB (now disavowed) / DIPP / SIA / RBI as per applicable Foreign Exchange Regulations, advising many international players on investment entry/ exit strategies for Indian markets, setting-up of WoS/ JV companies and providing corporate legal general advisory services in relation to day-to-day compliances of their company under SEBI Regulations and Companies Act as well as other regulatory, environmental and labour statutes in India and has conducted Compliance Audits for several companies on PAN India basis. He has also assisted several international non-profit organizations in their establishment in India including obtaining permission and approvals from Ministry of Home Affairs under FCRA, Income Tax Registrations, etc.
He has further advised many USA/ UK based companies for their compliances under applicable Indian anti-corruption laws as well as International anti-corruption laws like FCPA and UK Bribery Laws along with conducting specialized FCPA due diligence on several target companies. He regularly advises and handles complex matters before NCLT / NCLAT under Companies Act and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and leads strategy planning for commercial litigations before High Courts and Tribunals.
He has been a member of Executive Committee of Society of Indian Law Firms and an enrolled member of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association and other forums. He has consistently been a meritorious student and has been awarded by the Chief Justice of India Award for being the topper in academy and has been recognized for his aptitude in the legal domain. He has authored several articles in international journals, magazines and newspapers and is a mentor on several platforms for young lawyers, student and start-ups.