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Who We Are

Who We Are

Towards 2016, 20 years since the inception of R&A Associates

Established in 1996, R & A Associates is an integrated Corporate Secretarial & Legal Services Firm, offering One-Stop solution for all Corporate Compliances and Legal Requirements.

Headquartered in Hyderabad, with branches in Gurgaon, Chennai and Mumbai, R & A has been on the forefront of the Corporate Legal Services sector – advising, guiding and servicing companies in India and abroad. The core team of the firm has over 100+ years of collective experience.

Our legal and advisory services play a vital role in implementing robust control mechanisms to facilitate proper compliance in accordance with the challenging and ever changing regulations of the country. We have a formidable track record and are distinguished for the expertise of our team, the good esteem of our clients and our reputation for unyielding work ethic.

R & A is a pioneer in adopting tools and technologies that help us perform efficiently and also help us serve clients better. R & A also undertakes various knowledge sharing initiatives on an ongoing basis for the enrichment of the team and the clients. One such initiative is the monthly newsletter ‘R & A Knowledge Connect’ which is being consistently published for over four years. R & A’s policy towards its human resources is holistic, and aims at attracting, retaining, developing and nurturing employees to ensure mutual growth on a continuing basis. R & A therefore deals with its people with respect and trust at all levels and under all circumstances.

R & A is registered as a practicing Company Secretaries firm with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

The Corporate Legal and transaction advisory practice of R&A has been spun off into Samisti Legal. Both the firms work closely and share knowledge and expertise. To know more about Samisti.


  • Rashida Adenwala

    Rashida Adenwala

    Co-founder & Partner

    Rashida Adenwala has an experience of over 25 years in the field of Corporate Law. She is renowned for her innovative thinking and professional approach.

  • Ramakrishna Gupta Racharla

    Ramakrishna Gupta Racharla

    Senior Partner

    Ramakrishna Gupta Racharla (Ramki) is a Senior Partner of R & A Associates. He has thorough knowledge and experience on Corporate Law matters and has over 14 years of hands on experience in Secretarial and Corporate law matters.

  • Vaishali Vohra

    Vaishali Vohra

    Senior Associate

    Vaishali Vohra is a Senior Associate of the firm. She has over 10 years’ experience in Corporate Secretarial matters and has worked as a Full-Time Company Secretary with various Corporates in Bangalore and in Delhi.

  • P. Surya Prakash

    P. Surya Prakash

    Senior Associate

    P. Surya Prakash is a Senior Associate of R & A and a part of its core group. He has an experience of about 10 years, inclusive of 6 years of service as Whole-Time Company Secretary in listed companies.

  • Anita Nair

    Anita Nair

    Senior Associate

    Anita Nair is the Senior Associate of the firm and has over 12 years of experience handling company law matters applicable in India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Mauritius and Singapore. She has worked with several corporates in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

  • G. Raghu Babu

    G. Raghu Babu

    Co-founder & Partner

    Raghu has an experience of over 18 years in areas such as setting up business in India and overseas, Capital Structuring and Capital Raising, Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Foreign Collaborations, Legal Due Diligence, Transaction Advisory, M & A, Advising on Corporate Governance, Advising on Corporate Legal matters etc.

  • B. Bhavani Raj

    B. Bhavani Raj


    She heads the Labour Law Compliances Vertical, Legal and Regulatory issues and the applicability of various Employment Laws (for both Centre and State).

  • K. Vanaja

    K. Vanaja

    Senior Associate

    K. Vanaja is a Senior Associate and is a part of the core group of the firm with an experience of about 10 years. Her areas of specialization covers Secretarial Compliance
  • Manisha Arora

    Manisha Arora

    Sr. Associate

    Manisha Arora is a Senior Associate of the firm and has a work experience of over 10 years. Manisha is based out of Gurgaon and manages the Delhi & Gurgaon clients of R & A.
  • Srivani Tyarla

    Srivani Tyarla

    Senior Associate

    Srivani Tyarla is a Senior Associate and is a part of the core group of the firm with an experience of over 8 years. Srivani oversees the entire gamut of Company Secretarial functions of the Smartgenie Team (KPO Vertical).
  • Lokesh Agarwal

    Lokesh Agarwal


    Lokesh Agarwal is an Associate of the firm with 6 years of experience in Company Law, Secretarial Practice, Listing Compliances and Foreign Exchange Laws

  • Mohammed Younus

    Mohammed Younus


    Mohammed Younus is an Associate of the firm with an experience of 5 years in Corporate Secretarial Practice and Listing Compliance’s.

  • Makthyar



    Makthyar is an Associate of the firm with an experience of 5 years in Business Registration, Compliance Management and Labour Laws

  • G Kameshwar Rau

    G Kameshwar Rau

    Sr. Manager Finanace & Accounts

  • Deepesh Pipalwa

    Deepesh Pipalwa


    Deepesh Piplawa is an Associate of the firm with 4 years of experience in IPR, Listing Compliance’s, Secretarial Practice, and Foreign Exchange Laws

  • Nikitha Sarda

    Nikitha Sarda


    Nikitha Sarda is an Associate of the firm with an experience of 3 years in Company Law, Secretarial Practice, Listing Compliance’s and Foreign Exchange Laws

  • Firoz Kathawala

    Firoz Kathawala

    Accounts Manager