(B.Com, LL.B., LL.M., P.G.D.I.T.L.)
Arihant is a partner of a full service law firm, Integrity Law Offices, based out of Delhi and he has around 12 years of rich experience in the field of corporate laws including Acquisitions & Takeovers, Merger-Demergers, Corporate Restructuring, Joint-Ventures, High-Value Cross-Border Commercial Contract, Due Diligence, FEMA-RBI Matters, FDI/ODI–FIPB/DIPP/SIA Approvals, Foreign Collaborations, Entry/Exit Strategies in India, International Taxation, Corporate & Secretarial Advisory, Charitable & NGO Matters, etc. He has considerable experience over a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions for diverse industry sectors including agro products, automobile, aviation, BPO, energy, health & pharmaceutical, heavy engineering, hospitality, infrastructure, IT, liquor, manufacturing, media, mining, non-profit, railways, real-estate, retail, sugar, telecommunication, textile, trading, etc.
He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring merger, de-merger & acquisition (share/asset sale or slump sale) deals; conducting legal due diligence on target companies in India and abroad, negotiations on price adjustment; and drafting of transactional documentation. Further, advising on many joint-venture deals with new/existing shareholders and negotiating on typical bottlenecks of a JV or shareholders deal for several clients add on to his expertise in corporate legal consulting. He has advised and assisted various Indian and multi-national companies for their structuring in India and abroad. He has also advised on several cross-border high-value commercial transactions (including, supply contracts, distribution/agency/ franchisee agreements, business-collaboration agreements, EPC contracts, etc.) spread across several industries and sectors.
He has significant experience in advising and opining on specific matters relating to FEMA & RBI regulations for inbound and outbound foreign investment including filing of proposals and obtaining approvals from FIPB/DIPP/ SIA as per applicable Foreign Exchange Regulations for investors, 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 a company. Further, he has also assisted several international non-profit organisations in their establishment in India including obtaining permission and approvals from Ministry of Home Affairs under FCRA, Income Tax Registrations, etc.
He had been a member of Executive Committee of Society of Indian Law Firms and an enrolled member of Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association. He is also member of ASSOCHAM National Council for Mergers & Acquisitions and ASSOCHAM National Council for Company Law, Corporate Governance & CSR. He has consistently been a meritorious student and has been awarded by the Chief Justice of India and recognized for his aptitude in the legal domain. He is an author of several articles in law and business journals, magazines and newspapers.