OUR TEAM

We are a lean team of lawyers who work closely with our clients to resolve critical aspects of their businesses.

Srishti Ojha

Partner

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Srishti graduated from NLSIU, Bangalore in 2002 and was awarded a gold medal for international law. She has also read LL.M. from New York University, graduating in 2003, and cleared the New York Bar. 

Srishti's core focus is securities law. Srishti increasingly also focuses on legal strategy for complex and sensitive situations relating to shareholders, employees, counterparties, and regulators.

At Verist Law, Srishti has represented a wide range of clients ranging from unicorn and late-stage start-ups such as Razorpay and Porter, to investment banks such as ICICI Securities and IDBI Capital and listed companies like Essar and Repco Home and emerging start-ups like Jar and Y Combinator-backed companies such as Voosh and Marketfeed.

Srishti was included in Acritas Stars (part of Thomson Reuters) and was enlisted in the Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020.

Sudha Muddaiah

Partner

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Sudha graduated from University Law College, Bangalore in 2003 and read the BCL from the University of Oxford in 2004.

 

Prior to joining Verist Law in 2016, she has on large structures debt transactions at Link Legal India Law Services. 

Sudha specializes in structured finance such as listed and unlisted non-convertible debentures including market-linked debentures and securitizations by direct assignments and PTCs.

 

Sudha has at Verist Law represented several well-known financial institutions and arrangers including Northern Arc and Bank of India, large companies such as Essar and start-up unicorns like Oxyzo and BharatPe. Sudha also has significant experience in funds formations
 

Himani Sharma

Partner

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Himani graduated from NLIU, Bhopal in 2010 and her experience primarily includes equity capital markets and general corporate advisory. 

Himani was previously at DSK Legal as a principal associate where her work primarily focused on equity capital market transactions. In her previous role, Himani has represented issuers, selling shareholders and investment banks in several IPOs including FabIndia, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, Rail Vikas Nigam, RITES, Bharat Dynamics, Narayana Hrudayalaya and Pennar Industries. 

Himani has represented issuers for QIPs of Shopper’s Stop, Talwalkars, Usher Agro, Amar Remedies  and Omnitech Infosolutions. The follow-on offers and rights issues which Himani has acted for include Steel Authority of India and Zodiac Ventures.

Shriyani Datta

Partner

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Shriyani graduated from NUJS, Kolkata in 2014 and holds an International Certificate in Business Finance from Columbia Business School.

Prior to Verist Law, Shriyani was senior associate at AZB (M&A).

Shriyani represents funds, founders and companies on legal aspects, negotiations and documentation of transactions of M&A transactions.

At Verist Law, Shriyani has represented Razorpay, Credenc, Porter, Groyyo, Upsparks, Varanium Capital and several others on buy-outs, equity financings, aqui-hirings and business transfers.

Shriyani has a particular affinity to the numerical workings of the capital table and other pure commercials in a M&A transaction.

Srabonee Roy

Adviser, M&A

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Srabonee graduated from Symbiosis International University in 2005.

Previously, Srabonee was a partner (M&A) at Veritas Legal and JSA.
She has represented several funds and companies across a range of sectors.

Srabonee specializes in negotiating buy-outs as well as private equity and
venture capital raises.

Shilpa Jhaveri 

Senior Adviser, 

Capital Markets

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Shilpa graduated from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and has several years of experience as an investment banker on the execution side of the IPOs.

Previously, Shilpa was senior vice-president with Axis Capital Limited (previously, Enam Securities Private Limited) and specialises in equity capital markets, particularly IPOs. 

Viraj Parikh

Of-Counsel*

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Viraj graduated from NLSIU, Bangalore in 2014.

Before starting his independent litigation practice, Viraj worked at McKinsey & Company and Keystone Partners.

Viraj regularly represents corporates in dispute situations and insolvency matters at NCLT and the Bombay High Court.  

*Litigation counsel with independent legal practice. 

Aditya Prakash

Senior Associate

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 Aditya graduated from the NLU, Odisha in 2016.

 

Prior to Verist Law, Aditya was senior associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas where Aditya has represented clients on debt financing transactions and regulatory advice in the financial services space.

 

At Verist Law, Aditya continues this specialty and advises Porter, Loadshare, Jar (all Tiger Global-backed companies) on financial regulatory issues and several others such as Cashe and Oxyzo (a unicorn start-up) on structured financing transactions.

 

Aditya also has experience in commercial agreements in the entertainment, food technology and logistics sectors.

Meghmala Mukherjee

Senior Associate

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Meghmala graduated from the NLU, Odisha in 2018 with seven gold medals.

Prior to Verist Law, Meghmala was an associate for two and a half years at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas where she has advised major clients in the pharmaceutical and mining sectors as well as several venture capital and private equity funds.

Meghmala currently advises a range of companies particularly start-ups on the regulatory (particularly fintech laws) as well on equity financing.

At Verist Law, Meghmala has represented Upsparks (a leading Indian micro-VC), Jar and Loadshare (both Tiger Global-backed companies), Groyyo, Cashe and several others.

Meghmala also has experience in employment and sports-related commercial agreements.

Sarayu Satish

Senior Associate

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Sarayu graduated from the NLSIU, Bangalore in 2016 and has completed her LL.M. from the Institute for Law and Finance (Goethe University), Frankfurt.

Prior to Verist Law, Sarayu worked at Khaitan & Co. for three years where she has advised on M&A, private equity and other corporate transactions. and notably has represented clients such as Temasek and Apax Partners in relation to their investments in India.

Sarayu has also worked with Hogan Lovells LLP and Deloitte Legal in Frankfurt where she has advised leading European clients on M&A transactions.

At Verist, Sarayu represents technology-centered companies such as Marketfeed, FairMoney, Tyke and others on their commercial transactions, funding and regulatory advice. 

Umang Arya

Associate

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Umang has graduated from NLSIU, Bangalore in 2021.