Sarika Raichur is a Partner in the corporate and transactional practice of the Firm. She has 16 years of experience advising domestic and foreign clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters. She often advises on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, venture debt, fund formation transactions besides matters involving setting up business in India and a wide range of general corporate, commercial and regulatory issues.
She regularly assists clients in structuring, evaluation of legal options, due diligence, drafting a variety of contracts, negotiations and achieving closures. Sarika also advises on a wide range of general corporate, commercial and regulatory issues including approvals, commercial contracts and employment law matters, as well as employee rewards including employee stock options. Sarika has advised clients in diverse sectors, whether in manufacturing or services including automobile, aviation, FMCG, retail, hospitality, healthcare, financial services, real estate, IT and ITES, e-commerce, media & entertainment and telecom.
Sarika also heads the Start-up and Emerging Companies practice in the Firm. Over a decade, she has advised and mentored numerous prominent and innovative startups and emerging companies as well as investors across verticals on investment and exit transactions. She regularly engages in mentoring startups and entrepreneurs on fund raising, various ongoing legal issues as well as legal strategies.