Pooranimaa Hariharan

Pooranimaa Hariharan, Principal Associate, JSA

Pooranimaa practices and specializes in the areas of Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions. She has advised on structuring of transactions, drafting & negotiating transaction documents and has represented buyers/investors & promoters/sellers/target entities in acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, asset acquisitions and business transfers. She has been a part of transactions across diverse sectors including e-commerce, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and software services. She has also advised several start-ups on various matters.

Pooranimaa’s practice also extends to General Corporate Commercial and advisory work including legal opinions on a variety of corporate and commercial laws.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

 

Publications

  • Co-authored an article titled – “Re-evaluating ESOPs in times of the COVID-19 pandemic”
  • Co-authored an article titled – “Recent amendments to FDI policy – a boon or a bane?”
  • Co-authored an article titled – “Sub-Leasing of space by companies with FDI”
  • Co-authored an article titled – “New disclosure requirements perplex companies”
  • Co-authored an article titled – “Decoding the beneficial ownership rules”
  • Assisted in writing an article titled – “Demystifying stamp duty on amalgamation orders”

 

Education

B.A. LLB Symbiosis Law School, Pune

 

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Malayalam
  • Hindi
  • German (Rudimentary)

Some of the key assignments (representative only) in these areas handled and being handled by Pooranimaa amongst others, cover the following:-

  • Advised eBay in relation to its investment into Flipkart Limited and sale of eBay India to Flipkart Limited. The aggregate value of eBay’s investment in Flipkart Limited would be approximately USD 735,000,000. Subsequently, also advised eBay as India counsel in relation to the sale of its shareholding in Flipkart Limited, in what is considered the largest e-commerce deal in India.
  • Advised Facebook in relation to its investment in Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited (the company which operates the online education platform, Unacademy) as part of the Series E financing round.
  • Advised Le Travenues Technology Private Limited which operates the online search engine Ixigo.com, in connection with an investment by Fosun Kinzon Capital Pte Ltd.
  • Advised TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited (TVS) in connection with the acquisition of the shares held by GS Logistics Holdings Ltd and KKR in TVS by CDPQ Private Equity Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore. Subsequently, also advised TVS in connection with a primary and secondary investment by Gateway Partners.
  • Advised Amazon in connection with its investment in Qwikcilver Solutions Private Limited as part of the second and third rounds of funding.
  • Advised Bertelsmann Nederland B.V. in connection with its investment in the securities of Ruptub Solutions Private Limited as part of a Series C funding round.
  • Advised Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte Ltd, which through its wholly owned subsidiary in Singapore acquired equity shares constituting 100% of the paid-up capital of Anisha (Mauritius) Limited from SUN-Gumberg India Real Estate PCC.
  • Advised Mapletree Investments Pte. Ltd. in connection with a forward purchase arrangement that it entered into with KSH Infra Industrial Park Private Limited and its promoter shareholders.
  • Advised Verisk Analytics Inc., which through Verisk Lux Holdco 3 S.À R.L purchased equity shares and convertible preference shares constituting 100% of the total issued, paid-up and subscribed share capital of Fintellix Solutions Private Limited.
  • Advised Cytecare Hospitals Private Limited, in relation to the investment by Goldman Sachs.
  • Advised a large real estate fund listed on the US stock exchange in relation to its exit from one of its India operations.