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“We want to win and we want to ensure that we always exceed the expectations of our clients.”
ARA LAW a leading law firm that is known for its creative and agile thinking, commitment to its clients and the ability to provide sound and innovative solutions to the most complex business challenges. Situated in India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, and IT capital Bengaluru, ARA LAW believes in forging sturdy and long-term relationships with its clients. ARA believes in team-based work because it knows that the only way it can secure its clients business interests is by leveraging the expertise of the entire firm to achieve the desired result.
The Firm has a domestic and multinational client base that includes government and public authorities, commercial banks, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, equity and venture capital funds across a range of sectors, including Pharmaceutical, Infrastructure, Telecom, Media, IT, Insurance, Mutual Fund and Banking. ARA’s commitment to its client needs has helped the company maintain long-term relationships with them and has brought recognition in international publications for being a leading and reliable law firm in India in its core areas of practice.
ARA LAW is guided by five core values – (a) accountability (b) adaptability (c) collaboration (d) commitment to excellence (e) desire to succeed
ARA Practice Areas
ARA LAW was established almost at the cusp of liberalization of the Indian economy. Its team has, therefore, grown along with the market and grappled hands-on with all the challenges that a rapidly growing economy has thrown up.
The firm’s solid and sustained presence in the commercial/corporate law space, its understanding of the dynamics of the market and the constantly evolving regulatory regime and its strong relationships with key stakeholders have all ensured that high profile private capital investors and venture capitalists seek its advice on all aspects of market investment. It represents a wide range of global and domestic investors as well as investee companies.
With over two decades of rich experience in all aspects of M&A, ARA’s clients span the entire gamut of businesses, both international and domestic. They include buying and selling companies, investment banks and other financial institutions, government and public sector bodies, domestic and international investors, entrepreneurs, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and hedge funds. This diverse client base is reflective of deep technical and sectoral knowledge of the market and its complexities. It allows to quickly identify the contours of a deal and to put together a multi-disciplinary team to craft a cost-effective strategy that it believes will best advance client’s business interests.
ARA’s team at ARA LAW is recognized for its trustworthy legal guidance and broad-based experience relating to all aspects of investment funds and asset management activities, including assessing risks and navigating the legal and regulatory labyrinth. Its experience with a broad spectrum of the industry gives the company the advantage of staying current in an investment environment that is so dynamic.
ARA LAW’s real estate practice has grown as rapidly as this sector has developed in India and is now a key focus area for its team of senior lawyers. With the knowledge that ARA has garnered over the years of the real estate industry, it now has the expertise to provide a perspective that is all-encompassing, strategic and will help clients stay ahead of the competition.
The firm has have advised a wide range of financial institutions, commercial banks, corporations, property owners, real estate fund managers, domestic alternative investment funds, real estate developers and foreign and domestic investors on all aspects of real estate transactions.
ARA LAW has over the last two decades developed a knowledge-backed practical and common sense approach to complex banking and finance transactions covering a wide spectrum of financial products, including project finance, syndicated lending, and structured products. It regularly advises public and private sector banks, non-banking financial companies and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border transactions. And in all these matters, the company always takes its clients on board as an important member of the team to ensure that their commercial objectives are met within stipulated transactional timelines.
ARA LAW’s capital markets lawyers always have their ear to the ground and bring to the table a deep understanding of not just their area of specialization, but also of the political and economic landscape as well as the ability to forecast policy directions that could have a bearing on their client’s business. The advice it offers to clients on domestic and international securities transactions is always pragmatic and digs deep into product knowledge.
ARA LAW regularly advises issuers, issue managers, underwriters, institutional investors, brokers, investment funds, listed companies and merchant bankers on domestic and international capital market transactions across a wide range of sectors on recognized stock exchanges in India and abroad.
“Mr. Rajesh Begur is a very well respected and reliable lawyer for matters in the Corporate/M&A and Private Equity sphere. He is very client friendly and is innovative in his ways to serve clients with commercially sound advice. He is happy to get on a call and help with quick questions. He always goes that extra mile”
- Manish Kanchan, Founder & Managing Director, Sage Capital Funds Management Private Limited
“ARA LAW has a dedicated team of lawyers that provides prompt turnaround of documents who have domain knowledge and expertise and are always responsive to clients needs. Mr. Rajesh Begur, a senior partner, understands commercials of the deal and accordingly provides thoughtful, practical and prompt legal advice.”
- Yezdi Khariwala, Chief Compliance Officer, HDFC Asset Management Company Limited
“We expect every member of the Firm to be accountable to our clients as much as they are to the Firm as a whole. We believe that the reputation of the Firm is intertwined with the service we provide to our clients and we ensure that the interests of our clients always come first.”