Shireen Sethna Baria Sowl - India

Shireen Sethna Baria has well over two decades of experience and was admitted to the Bar in 1986. An associate with the reputed firm of M/s. J.B. Dadachanji & Co., New Delhi from 1987 to 1992, she thereafter practiced with New Delhi Law Offices, New Delhi, from 1992 to 1997 and moved and set up a Greenfield practice at Hyderabad in 1999. In 2005, she merged her practice at Hyderabad with the firm of Udwadia & Udeshi, Mumbai and was a partner of the firm as also partner in charge of Udwadia Udeshi & Co. at Hyderabad till March 2010. In April 2010 she founded the firm of Vakils Associated at Hyderabad, of which she is the Managing Partner.
She combines a vast litigation exposure ranging from the Supreme Court of India, the various High Courts of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Orissa, the National, State and District levels of Consumer Commissions and Fora all over India, the Company Law Board and MRTP Commission, Civil Court practice in Andhra Pradesh and before the Sales Tax Authorities & Tribunal with her experience in diverse areas of corporate practice and commercial law.
Ms. Sethna Baria's corporate experience includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial structuring and documentation for joint ventures, international franchising, infrastructure projects including under public private partnerships, structuring transactions, equity and assets acquisitions and sale of businesses, real estate and property documentation, establishment and management of trusts and companies, legal audits, due diligence, conveyancing for individuals, Indian and international corporate entities and advising on testamentary and succession issues.
Her corporate dispute resolution experience includes numerous arbitrations, matters of corporate fraud and related investigation into white collar crime in India and overseas, corporate governance issues, litigation against hostile takeovers and consumer related litigation for corporates. Her vast experience range in litigation helps to provide a thorough, practical commercial advisory practice for corporate and commercial work.
Her clients cover a broad spectrum, ranging from automobiles, real estate, information technology, the information technology enabled services, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, service sectors, educational institutions, agri-based and waste management companies.