Sarika Raichur


New Delhi
+91 11 4111 5222


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.


Private Equity & Venture Capital
Employment Law
Banking & Finance
Corporate Compliance & Advisory


Interview with Lawyer Monthly Magazine, April 2020

Awards & Recognitions

Recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Corporate M&A in India by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Recognised as one of the 50 top future leaders of India (young & dynamic lawyers) by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ)
Rising Star 2020-21 by Asia Legal Business (ALB)
UK Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad) 2012
India Corporate/M&A (Foreign Experts), 2013 and 2014


  • BSL. LL.B, ILS Law College, University of Pune, 2005
  • Intermediate Level, German Language


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Select Experience Statement

  • Advised Tech Mahindra on its global acquisitions of DigitalOnUs and Perigord.
  • Advised an American Fortune Global 500 company on its worldwide acquisition of a global industrial coatings manufacturer.
  • Advised a leading telecom company on its internal restructuring.
  • Advising and representing Omega Thermo Products and other shareholders on their joint venture dispute.
  • Advised a joint venture in the space of educational institutional construction development.
  • Advised Anblicks on the acquisition of Knowarth Technologies.
  • Advised an operationally focussed American private equity firm, on its worldwide acquisition of a provider of industrial furnace maintenance services.
  • Advised India Quotient on multiple investments in early stage businesses such as a Series A investment in WebEngage, Giva and FabAlley.
  • Advised Sugar Cosmetics on several rounds of investments including on its Series B investment.
  • Advised The Moms Co. on several rounds of investments including on its Series B investment.
  • Advised HubHopper on several rounds of investments including its pre-series A investment from HT Media.
  • Advised GetMyParking on several rounds of investments including from leading venture capital funds.
  • Advised Coolberg Beverages on several rounds of investments including from leading venture capital funds.
  • Advised NVentures Singapore on its investment in Mindler.
  • Advised Edupreneur Village Fund on sale of its shares in Scholr to Byju’s.
  • Advised Ginesys, a leading Point-of-Sales solution provider, on its Series A investment.
  • Advised PagarBook, a payroll solutions software provider, on its Series A investment.

Industry Presence

  • Speaker at a session titled - How does an Investor think?, organised by JSS Business Incubator, Noida, March, 2021
  • Speaker at webinar on - Opportunities for Indo European/Swiss Cooperation and Investments - Demystifying Legal and Regulatory Framework, organised by The Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICC), Swiss Business Hub India and EBG Federation, June 2020
  • Speaker at Master Class & Start-up Investors Meet organised by Assocham, May, 2020
  • Speaker at Invoking Force Majeure – Performance of Contracts under Indian Law during Covid-19 times organised by Renous Learn and Renous Consulting, May, 2020
  • Conducted a series of workshops for Capital Fortunes on private equity and venture capital, April, 2020
  • Speaker at the Mergers and Acquisitions panel at the GC Summit Mumbai: The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific 2019 organized by Legal 500
  • Speaker at the IHK Dusseldorf addressing CEOs, CXOs, CFOs and other decision makers from Germany on Recent opportunities and challenges in India, June, 2012
  • Speaker at a round table for European General Counsels on Outsourcing to India, June, 2011

Contact Details

  • 11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola, Jasola District Center,
    New Delhi 110025 (India)
  • +91 11 4111 5222, 4312 9300
  • +91 11 4056 3813