Ameet Hariani

Senior Solicitor, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

2nd floor, Readymoney Mansion, Veer Nariman Road, Flora Fountain, Mumbai 400001

  +91 9821080210 , +91 2246002287


Transitioned to chamber practice. Advisory work, strategic management, and acting as an arbitrator. An independent, non executive Director of several companies.


  • BCom (Sydenham College, University of Mumbai 1981)
  • LLB (Government Law College, University of Mumbai 1984)
  • LLM (Department of Law, University of Mumbai 1989)
  • Solicitor (Bombay Incorporated Law Society, 1986)
  • Solicitor (Law Society of England and Wales, 1987)
  • Member: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Bombay Bar Association

Work Experience

Managing Partner, Hariani & Co, Advocates & Solicitors

2002 to 2022

Partner, Andersen Legal India, Advocates & Solicitors

2001 to 2002

Managing Partner, Hariani & Co. Advocates & Solicitors

1991 to 2001

Partner, Ambubhai & Diwanji, Advocates & Solicitors

1987 to 1991

Ameet has acted and advised on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and real estate financing transactions. He has represented well known corporations in high-value disputes. Ameet has acted for high profile clients but also spent a significant amount of time on pro bono legal work.

Ameet has been involved in several prominent international arbitrations. His firm acted as solicitors to the Government of Maharashtra in its dispute with Enron with respect to the Dabhol power plant. The firm also acted for Wind World during their international arbitration with their collaborators.

Ameet has also appeared for clients in several domestic arbitrations and mediations. He has advised clients in complicated proceedings for the enforcement of arbitral awards in India.

Current Activities

  • Acting as an arbitrator and mediator
  • Chamber practice and advisory / opinion work
  • Giving strategic advice to large organisations and private clients on retainership
  • Acting as an independent, non-executive company Director

Ameet is an independent, non-executive director on several well reputed companies.

Ameet is an empanelled Arbitrator with the Indian Council of Arbitration and with the Bombay High Court.

Author and Speaker

Ameet is a frequent speaker on various legal topics and also on motivational topics. He has also authored a book on real estate laws.

  • Co authored a book 'Real Estate Laws' . First edition 2011 and second edition 2012
  • Titles – The Conundrum and the Solution – How India can transform its land title system by dematerialising its land records. - Link
  • Things to keep in mind when inheriting a property [] - Link
  • Redevelopment of condominiums aligned with RERA - Link
  • RERA upheld: What it means for home buyers and the industry [] - Link
  • Lease transactions within the scope of RERA - Link
  • It's the right time for REITs in India - Link
  • NAREDCO knowledge seminar on budget 2015 - Link

Other Activities

Ameet is a trustee of several trusts, including in particular, Healing Touch, which is engaged in the medical treatment of young children, and which is run primarily by Dr Mahesh Balsekar and Dr Feroze Soonawala, two leading doctors in Mumbai.


Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2022

Ameet Hariani is based in Mumbai and is often looked to for his understanding of contentious matters in the property sector”
Now listed as a Sole Practitioner.

Legal Era 2022

Listed in Real Estate & Construction, Leading Lawyer Champions

India Business Law Journal 2021

The A-List : India’s Leading Lawyers and Legal Icons

IPleaders 2020

"Ameet Hariani is among the top real estate advisors based in Mumbai. He is also the managing partner of the firm Hariani & Co. and holds immense experience in Real estate and infrastructure laws. He has also been recognized as one of the top advisors in real estate matters. Mr. Hariani is a master in advising issues relating to RERA and other real estate legislation. He has acted for a range of clients, including real estate owners, developers, purchasers, housing finance companies, tenants, on a range of transactions."

Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and 2020

India Business Law Journal 2019

Hariani & Co, a Mumbai-based firm headed by Ameet Hariani, takes pride in having executed several innovative transactions in real estate including real estate financing transactions, advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of foreign investment in the Indian real estate sector, and structuring joint ventures for real estate development -