Karishma Naravane

Karishma is an experienced UK corporate lawyer offering commercial and practical legal advice to companies in all stages (early stage / fast growing, SMEs and large corporates), founders and investors. Her clients range from high-growth businesses to international conglomerates, spanning across a variety of sectors.

She has extensive experience in:

  • Fundraising documentation and negotiation on behalf of companies and investors (friends and family rounds, seed funding, angel investments and series rounds)
  • Drafting and negotiating MoU/term sheets (for proof of concept discussions, VC investment, shareholder arrangements)
  • Shareholder arrangements and managing non-litigious shareholder disputes
  • M&A (acquisitions, acqui-hires, disposals, share for share exchanges, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, management buy-outs)
  • Corporate re-organisations
  • Cross-border transactions
  • General corporate advice and governance (UK company law matters like directors’ duties, authorisations, filings with Companies House)
  • Exit strategies for founders and investors
  • SEIS/EIS funding and compatibility with legal documentation
  • Advance subscription agreements (ASA) and SAFEs
  • Share incentive schemes and option documentation