Tharani Dharmaraj

Baker & McKenzie


Tharani Dharmaraj is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sydney.

Practice Focus

Tharani has worked on a variety of domestic and multijurisdictional corporate transactions in both the UK and Australia in over 12 years of practice, including, private and public M&A transactions, private equity acquisitions and disposals and corporate advisory matters.

Tharani is also a co-lead of the Pacific Islands Desk.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Metcash on the acquisition of a majority stake in Total Tools Holdings Pty Ltd, the franchisor to the largest tool retail network in Australia with 81 retail stores nationwide
  • Advising Takeda in relation to the Australian aspects of the global integration of the Shire business into the Takeda business following the acquisition of Shire by Takeda in 2019
  • Advising YUM! on the sale of over 100 company owned KFC outlets through a competitive tender process
  • Advised MasterCard Inc. on the acquisition of Wamaja Ltd by way of scheme of arrangement and on the Australian aspects of the acquisition of Finicity
  • Advised Suez on its divestment and separation of an Australian division to Cleanaway Limited for AUD 2.4 billion / AUD 501 million
  • Advised Opmantek Ltd on off-market takeover by FirstWave Cloud Technology Ltd for Opmantek
  • Advising Tetra Tech on the acquisition of engineering consulting firm NDY 
  • Advising clients in renewables industry including BayWa, Neoen, Siemens Gamesa and Magnetar on corporate governance matters and the acquisition of wind and solar projects in Australia
  • Advising MasterCard Inc. on the acquisition of Pinpoint Pty Ltd (provider of loyalty solutions) including the management of a multijurisdictional due diligence process 
  • Advising FedEx on an internal global reorganisation in respect of the integration of the TNT business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW - Member


  • New South Wales~Australia (2008)
  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2008)


  • University of Sydney (LLM)
  • University of New South Wales (BCom)
  • University of New South Wales (LLB)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • London