Managing Partner


Prem Rajani

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961001

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: prem@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Structuring and Mergers and Acquisitions

    Prem is the founding partner of Rajani Associates with a valued experience of more than 25 years. Having passed his LL.B. examination from Government Law College, Mumbai in May 1990, Prem went on to then pass the Solicitors examination conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in March 1992 and the Solicitors examination conducted by Law Society, London, in April 1994.

    Prem has been fortunate to have his career evolve with the evolvement of Foreign Exchange Laws in India. He has been lucky to study and practice FERA along with FDI Policy as soon as the same was introduced in India in 1991 and also see the advent of FEMA and its evolvement. Along with the gradual opening up of various sectors, Prem continued to gain knowledge with respect to each such sector, including telecom and aviation.

    Although he created a niche for the corporate practice, Prem has not been away from and has had a fair share of experience in both the specialised fields of conveyance and litigation. This diverse experience of Prem, across various practice areas of Law, has helped him evolve into the complete lawyer he is today.

    Having said that, what Prem enjoys the most today is Structuring and Mergers and Acquisitions.

    It can easily be said that Law is Prem's hobby, but when not practicing Law, Prem likes to indulge in old melodies and movies.

    Rankings:

    • Chambers and Partners have recommended Mr. Prem Rajani as a "Leading Lawyer"
       or Corporate/ M&A and Private equity

    • IFLR1000, has recommended Mr. Prem Rajani as a "Leading lawyer" for capital
       markets and M&A.

    • AsiaLaw Profiles has recommended Mr. Prem Rajani as a "Leading lawyer".

    • Legal 500 has recommended Mr. Prem Rajani as a "Leading lawyer" for Capital
       Markets and corporate and M&A

Senior Partners


Sangeeta Lakhi

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961002

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: sangeeta@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: International Capital Market and Banking & Finance

    Sangeeta has been with the Firm since inception and has been instrumental in the Firm's development and growth. Sangeeta passed her LL.B. examination in 1993 and carries with her an experience of 22 years. Sangeeta has been handling the International Capital Markets practice of the Firm since 2004.

    Sangeeta has recently completed 100 issues of GDRs, FCCBs and QIPs, each of them full fledged transactions, handled by her. Each transaction has been unique and no one transaction has been the same as the other. Sangeeta has handled these issues for companies in almost all sectors, whether they be pharma, textiles, oil, manufacturing, service, etc.

    While the capital market sleeps, Sangeeta is busy with her Banking & Finance activities, not to mention the usual corporate work. Sangeeta advises corporates in domestic and international (external commercial borrowings) loan transactions, as well as, advance payment supply agreements.

    Sangeeta has a thirst for adventure and, when not travelling to different parts of the world, is an avid watcher of the Discovery Channel.

    Rankings:

    • Chambers and Partners have recommended Ms. Sangeeta Lakhi as a Recognised
       Practitioner for Capital Markets.

    • AsiaLaw Profiles has recommended Ms. Sangeeta Lakhi as a "Leading lawyer".

    • Legal 500 has recommended Ms. Sangeeta Lakhi as a "Leading lawyer" for Capital Markets.

PARTNERS   (set out alphabetically)


Aradhana Bhansali

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961009

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email:aradhana@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Real Estate & Trusts

    Aradhana handles mostly the Real Estate and Trusts related practice of the Firm. Aradhana passed her LL.B. examination in the year 2000, L.L.M from University of Mumbai in the year 2002 and has done Financial Management from N.M.I.M.S. Aradhana carries with her an experience of 15 years.

    Aradhana has a wealth of experience in handling Real Estate transactions including Hospitality transactions, IT Parks, Development and Re-development projects, SEZs, Testamentary matters.

    Aradhana has also, in her years of practice, handled a number of cases pertaining to civil litigation and arbitration.

    Creativity to Aradhana, is another form of a true blessing! The ability to think and create something beautiful, be it a story or a poem has been an all time favorite hobby of hers.

Ashish Parwani

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961008

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: ashish@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Private Equity and Fund Formation

    Ashish passed his LL.B. examination in the year 2000 and has been with the Firm for the past 8 years.

    Ashish has experience in handling various forms of Merger and Acquisitions deals either through court process (merger, demerger, etc.) or through usual share, asset or business acquisitions.

    He has successfully handled various companies group structuring and restructuring (listed and unlisted) including, capital and corporate debt restructuring.

    He has also advised quite a few real estate funds not only in their investment in real estate projects but also at the time of exit from such projects including, arbitration and legal proceeding that may be required for suitable exit.

    He also handles the fund formation (both domestic and overseas) services rendered by the Firm.

    In his spare time, he likes to play table tennis and listen to soothing soft music.

Devesh Juvekar

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961011

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: devesh@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation & Arbitration)

    Devesh has an experience of 20 years at the Bar in traditional and alternate dispute resolution. Devesh is a litigation partner in the Mumbai office. He has handled, a wide array of matters such as Commercial Arbitrations, Recovery proceedings, Intellectual Property issues, Conflict of Laws, Product Liability cases, Writ Petitions and General Commercial Litigation.

    Devesh has appeared as well as briefed Senior Counsels, in numerous fora including at the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Bombay (Original and Appellate Side), various High Courts in India, City Civil Court, Small Causes Court, Sessions Court, Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Company Law Board, Securities Appellate Tribunal and various other tribunals and quasi judicial authorities.

    Devesh Juvekar started his career with M/s Gagrat & Co in 1995 and went on to work with Hariani & Co, Dua Associates, Khaitan & Co and Kalpataru Ltd prior to joining Rajani Associates.

Poorvi Sanjanwala  

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961004

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: poorvi@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Private Equity, Joint Ventures and General Corporate & Commercial.

    Poorvi has been with the Firm since 2006. Poorvi passed her L.L.B. examination in 2003 from the Mumbai University and is a gold medallist in law. Poorvi has also completed her Masters in Commerce from the Mumbai University.

    Poorvi's practice area in the Firm is private equity wherein her clients have been a healthy mix of target companies and investors. She also handles joint ventures and collaborations along with general corporate and commercial documentation which varies from supply contracts to debt and security documents. Poorvi also renders general corporate advice to clients including on issues relating to prevailing foreign exchange policies and regulations in India.

    In her spare time Poorvi likes to paint, read, travel and listen to music.

Purvi Kapadia

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961005

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: purvi@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice Area Specialisation: Private Equity

    Purvi has been with the Firm since 2006 and primarily handles the private equity practice of the Firm. Having passed her LL.B. examination, with a gold medal, in 2002, Purvi carries with her an experience of over 13 years. She passed the Solicitors examination conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in October 2004.

    As a part of her domain practice, Purvi mainly focuses on corporate and foreign exchange laws and heads many of the private equity investments as well as joint venture transactions handled by the Firm. Purvi has an extensive and varied knowledge of specialised commercial deals and handles various commercial contracts of general corporate nature, both as a part of the private equity transactions headed by her as well as on a standalone basis.

    Purvi holds a keen interest in exploring different parts of the world and combines this passion with experiencing diverse cultures. She loves taking part in adventure sports.

Shisham Priyadarshini

Tel: + 91 (022) 40961000

Dir: + 91 (022) 40961006

Fax: + 91 (022) 40961010

Email: shisham@rajaniassociates.net

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  • Practice area: Project and Project Finance and Corporate & Commercial

    Shisham primarily handles Project and Project Finance practice of the Firm. Shisham passed her LL.B. examination in 2002 and LL.M in 2003.

    She has experience in infrastructure projects, project finance, commercial contracts, debt related transactions and general corporate matters. She advises the client right from structuring the transaction, to review of the RFP, RFQ, forming consortia, drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPA), EPC contract, BTG contract, O&M contract, tolling agreement, long term supply contract, off-take agreements, consultant contract (FIDIC or otherwise).

    She assists the clients in debt-related transactions including with loan documents (non-recourse/ limited recourse; secured/ unsecured; syndicated loans), project refinance, debt restructuring, security documents like mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, security trustee agreement, bank guarantees, corporate guarantees, personal guarantees, letter of comfort; letter of credit.

    Shisham also handles a number of technical collaboration matters.

    She is a creative person and likes to sketch in her spare time.