Firm

We are a Practicing Company Secretary firm based in Navi Mumbai having an experience of 15 years in handling various legal aspects of Companies, OPCs, Section 8 Companies & LLPs across various portfolios of businesses. Our firm is driven by a highly qualified, passionate, and a dedicated team of Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, and Interns.

We have in-depth knowledge and expertise in handling Company Incorporation, Company based legal compliances, Listing Compliances, FEMA & RBI Compliances, POSH Compliances, Trademark Registration, Funding aspects, and Compliance & Funding aspects of Start-Ups.

We undertake Company, LLP, OPC & Section 8 company incorporation, compliance services related to all types of companies, provide advisory and consultancy services on FEMA & RBI Regulations, Trademark Registration services, POSH Consultancy services and other allied services.

Moreover, we provide a specialized and customized service for start-ups on a legal front as well its funding aspects based on its Eco System and its requirements.

MISSION

To provide maximum value to the client at reasonable cost and be agile to client’s requirements. We endeavor to serve all our clients with excellence, commitment, dedication and complete confidentiality.

VISION

To achieve standards of excellence in corporate compliance & to set a benchmark and be a pioneer in our field by providing timely & cost-efficient services.

CULTURE

“Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value” – Albert Einstein. Here at ARA, We always aim to put our clients’ interests in the forefront and be of value to them. We strongly abide by ethics in letter and spirit. Our team is open, adaptable, disciplined, time adherent & efficient.

About Founder

Ms Akansha Rathi

Ms Akansha Rathi is a commerce graduate and a qualified Company Secretary & Insolvency Professional. She is an experienced Company Secretary with over 15 years of post-qualification experience in corporate legal domain & various geographies. She is on the panel of various Banks for providing search reports and insolvency assignments. She holds a diploma from ICSI on The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 (“POSH Act”) and Intellectual Property Rights.

Recently she has been awarded Runner Up for the category “Women Power in Legal & Compliance” by Billennium Divas Fund. She has been selected for GS 10K Women Program on Entrepreneurship from IIMB and adjudged Legal Consultant of the year 2022 by Women Entrepreneur India. She actively contributes to the profession and has co-authored a book on Directors report under Companies Act 2013 in 2019.

Senior Advisor

Ashish Rathi

Ashish has over 18 years of experience in banking, distressed debt advisory and turnaround management, special situation M&A and business restructuring. Ashish’s experience included Practice Head with Mazars India and Partner with BDO India’s restructuring vertical, Head of Corporate Finance for Wanbury Limited (engaged in pharmaceuticals). Ashish also worked with ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank with exposure to over 300 SME and mid-market corporate customers across industries.

Ashish has acted as Insolvency Professional for mandates in core sectors of power, steel, EPC with debt exposures ranging between INR 15 – 40 billion giving him a sound understanding of the innate challenges of stressed assets. With his firm roots in stressed asset advisory and restructuring practice, having worked with both the lenders and corporates, Ashish has strived to provide practical and effective solutions to challenging situations.

MANJU PRAJAPATI

Manju Prajapati is a commerce and law graduate and has completed CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in 2021. She is currently Vice President-Compliance with Akansha Rathi & Associates and is responsible for overall secretarial compliances of all our clients.

SHWETA LOHIYA

Shweta Lohiya is a commerce and law graduate having more than four years of working experience in company law compliances, setting-up companies, compliances of listed companies and not-for-profit companies. She is currently Associate Company Secretary with Akansha Rathi & Associates. She also handles FEMA compliances and caters to startups compliance activities. She has authored various articles on corporate laws related topics, which have been published on our website and is actively involved with publication of our monthly newsletter covering updates across Company Law, SEBI, IBC and POSH.

PIYUSH PARMAR

Piyush Parmar is a commerce graduate and completed CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is Compliance Head with our firm having two year of experience in the field of law and takes care of corporate, securities law compliance of our retainer clients. He also assists in IBC cases for our firm and is actively involved in research in various amendments of Corporate Laws and new areas of practice for the firm.

YASH PRAJAPATI

Yash is a commerce graduate and an aspiring company secretary who has an eye for detail. He handles ROC filings and compliance calendar for our clients.

DISHA SUVARNA

Disha is a commerce graduate and has completed her CS exams. She handles the ROC filings and IBC updates in our firm.

NIDHI PANDE

Nidhi is a commerce graduate and is a CS. She is actively engaged in knowledge dissemination initiative of our firm.