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Senior Associate

Barkha Doshi

Barkha is a Senior Associate at KARM Legal and the most recent addition to the KARM team, having previously practiced in India as a corporate and capital markets lawyer for over 5 years. Barkha has experience in equity and debt capital markets, IPO and general corporate/commercial matters. She has advised multiple clients on various capital raising methods via initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issue, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and qualified institutions placement (QIP) by the companies in sectors such as re-insurance, diagnostic and healthcare, real estate, media and education. 

She has led these transactions and assisted in drafting and reviewing of prospectus and other offer related documents and conducts legal due diligence on the issuer including due diligence on loan portfolios, regulatory approvals, share capital history, board of directors, corporate governance compliance etc. and drafts and finalizes various documents and necessary consents and approvals relating to the Issue. Further, she is also involved in corporate restructuring and she participates in negotiating, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, and subscription agreements, as well as various other commercial agreements. 

At KARM, she is also closely working in the firm’s fintech, crowdfunding and token offerings practice. She has assisted clients in the process of obtaining a crowdfunding license from the concerned regulatory authorities and drafted the regulatory business plan along with the related policies. She is also engaged with the firm’s funds practice where she advises on all aspects of incorporation of funds in DIFC and ADGM and their management, operation and related carry arrangements.

Education

  • B.A. LLB, Symbiosis Law School, Pune (Symbiosis International University)

Memberships

  • Member of the Regulatory Fintech Working Group of the Arab Monetary Fund

Additional Qualifications

  • Diploma in International Business Law, with A+ Grade, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2014.
  • Diploma in Arbitration and Mediation, with A+ Grade, Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), 2014.
  • Certificate Course on European Union of Legal Studies (EULS), with A+ Grade, Symbiosis Law School Pune, 2012.
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights, Asian School of Cyber Law, Pune, 2012.

Articles Authored/Co-Authored

  • SEBI informal guidance in the matter of Suzlon energy limited, AIBI Magazine, December 2016
  • SEBI allows additional avenues to Listed Companies for achieving Minimum Public Shareholding (2018) PL May 83

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