Biography

Aruna is an Indian qualified lawyer with a Real Estate and Corporate Commercial background with over 10 years’ experience post qualification. Aruna has extensive experience in advising on real estate matters across the UAE and has built a profile as a dependable lawyer who is trusted by her clients. She regularly publishes articles on real estate topics in the Al Tamimi in-house publication, Law Update and national newspapers in the UAE.

She joined the Real Estate team at Al Tamimi & Company in 2013, and has been involved in various aspects of property law, including landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, due diligence, property development and commercial and residential leases.

Aruna trained at one of India’s top tier law firms, Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh Shroff & Associates, and was admitted to the Indian Bar in 2006. After completing her Masters in Law from University of

Warwick, she worked in the Corporate team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London, where she focused on India related mergers and acquisitions.

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Recent Experience

  • Assisting international investors in purchasing and selling properties throughout the UAE, including negotiation, drafting sale and purchase agreements, conducting title searches and closing the transactions before the competent authorities.
  • Assisting a private client in the sale of a building in Dubai for an amount of AED 500m.
  • Assisting Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone with the development of its suite of leasing templates.
  • Assisting Emaar with various legal issues, including a legal due diligence related to IPOs of Emaar shopping malls and a large scale Emaar Real Estate Development.
  • Advising and assisting prominent family businesses with respect to the real estate aspects of restructuring and family succession planning in the UAE.
  • Conducting legal due diligence regarding stalled real estate projects in Dubai registered with the Dubai Land Department and assisting new developers to acquire stalled projects.
  • Acting for a leading Education provider in respect of restructuring of 52 schools located across the UAE.
  • Assisting TPG Rise Fund on the real estate aspects in relation to its USD 1 billion acquisition of Abraaj healthcare fund.

Language(s)

  • English

Education

2013 – Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, Kings College

2007 – Masters Degree (LLM) in International Economic Law, University of Warwick

2006 – Bachelor of Law, University of Bombay

Admission

2006 – Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

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