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Aruna Kumari

Senior Partner

LOCATION
Hyderabad
EMAIL
aruna@hyderabad.kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 40 4011 5222

Profile

Aruna Kumari is the Senior Resident Partner in the Firm’s Hyderabad office. She is a seasoned lawyer with experience of 20 years in the areas of Real Estate laws, Litigation, Corporate & Commercial laws, Intellectual Property and Employment Laws. She also has a strong hold in the practice area of Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace (POSH). 

Aruna is a counsel to many MNCs, real estate & infrastructure companies, IT companies and banks, having extensively advised such clients on various transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, leases, joint development ventures. She provides strategic advice and assistance to foreign corporates in establishing their business in India, especially companies of the IT/ITES sector. 

Aruna has been involved in advising numerous corporate clients on routine and complex Employment Law disputes and labour compliances, statutory compliances, and CSR. She has also played a pivotal role for many corporates in formulating their HR and labour policies.  

She has advised leading MNCs and software companies on critical issues under the IT Act 2000 and on technology agreements, website and IT policies.  Aruna has also advised reputed listed companies on cross border marketing and IP assignment agreements. She also has rich experience of advising telemarketing companies on domain name dispute resolution and high value trademarks infringement cases.  

Aruna has extensive experience in advising various banks and NBFC on recovery matters in Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), corporate debt restructuring and securitization related issues. She is actively representing some of the largest public and private sector companies in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad. She also represents various banks in NCLT for insolvency applications filed under the IBC. 

Expertise

Corporate/M&A
Real Estate & Construction
Dispute Resolution
Employment Law
Corporate Compliance & Advisory
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Projects & Infrastructure
Start-Up

Awards & Recognitions

Recognised as a woman entrepreneur by ISB (Indian School of Business) sponsored by Goldman Sachs, for Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)
Featured amongst India’s 100 remarkable women in the annual yearbook “Phenomenal She” 2019, by Indian National Bar Association

Education

  • LL.M, Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • LL.B, Osmania University
  • MBA, Annamalai University
  • B.A Economics, Osmania University

Memberships

  • Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates Association, Hyderabad
  • Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI)
  • Admitted to the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh, 1999

Select Experience Statement

  • Assisted the State Government's development authority in finalizing and standardising the land allotment policies, for the new capital region to be developed at Amaravati.
  • Counsel to Amaravati Development Corporation Limited (ADCL), a Government of Andhra Pradesh undertaking.
  • Advised a client operating in management services space for its outbound investment in a US company and has counseled them on the foreign exchange laws including structuring of the transaction.
  • Advised a Dubai based leading aviation company on commercial operations in India and statutory compliances.
  • Acted as the Indian counsel in a transaction involving the merger of the foreign parent company with another foreign company.
  • Advised a leading MNCs in the agro business sector, on post demerger licensing compliances.
  • Advised a reputed listed company on cross border marketing and IP assignment agreements for their software product.

Industry Presence

  • Conducted a master class on Commercial Contract – Negotiation, Dispute & Arbitration
  • Addressed a seminar on Understanding legal aspects in Real Estate Due Diligence
  • Addressed a workshop on Contract Drafting Dispute Resolution
  • Moderated a panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence: Risk to Lawyers’ Profession?, at Global Legal & IP ConfEx and Law Tech Exhibition
  • Addressed and advised on RERA and property laws in an exclusive phone-in program, broadcasted by one of the leading Telugu television channel
  • Addressed and advised on POSH and Employment Laws in an exclusive phone-in program, broadcasted by one of the leading Telugu television channel
  • Conducted orientation sessions on POSH for employees and HR team of various client organisations
  • Addressed a webinar on Liability issues for patent infringement by AI, conducted by Global Legal & IP ConfEx

Contact Details

  • Plot No. 1263-A/1, Road No. 63A, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500033, Telangana (India)
  • +91 40 4011 5222
  • +91 40 4020 5224
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