Hariani & Co

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1991
    • Partners: 8
    • Lawyers: 54
    • Recommended for: Litigation, Real Estate
    • Split of work: Domestic 80% International 20%
    • Offices: Mumbai, Panaji, Pune
    • Practice Areas: Arbitration; Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial Transactions; Infrastructure; IP; Litigation; Media and Enter tainment; Real Estate; Shipping; Trade and Investment

    A name synonymous with real estate law, Hariani & Co has a global reputation for its ground-breaking work in relation to foreign direct investment in the sector. Sources praise the firm’s tailored approach to transactions for multinational real estate clients, emphasising its “progressional approach to the issues and timely advice”. Elsewhere, Hariani has distinguished itself in disputes proceedings, as well as M&A and private equity deals in various sectors.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Ameet Hariani is the founding and managing partner of the firm and brings more than 30 years of experience in real estate deals, court-based and alternative dispute resolution, general corporate work, and pharmaceuticals matters to the table for clients. Ajay Vazirani adds notable expertise in funds matters and issues related to the media industry to the firm’s offering, alongside a  sterling” real estate and litigation practice.

    CLIENTS

    The firm has advised long-term client Godrej Projectsin a redevelopment project in Malad this year. Other engagements include counselling Leoni in a “built to suit” transaction to set up a manufacturing unit in Pune; advising John Deere in expansion projects; and acting in the Trump Towers development in Pune.

    On the contentious side, the firm has represented Bombay Nursing Home Association in its litigation against the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in relation to licensing issues; HT Media in a criminal defamation case filed against it by an IRS officer; and BAG Films in litigation.

    Wadhawan Group, Sheth Creators, and Landmark Group have all retained the firm in corporate transactions this year.