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 15 years of practice, including, private and public M&A transactions, private equity acquisitions and disposals and corporate advisory matters.

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.
  • Advised MasterCard Inc. on numerous transactions including the acquisition of Wamaja Ltd by way of scheme of arrangement, on the Australian aspects of the acquisition of Finicity, on the acquisition of Pinpoint Pty Ltd (provider of loyalty solutions) and minority investment in tech start-up.
  • Advised FetchTV, an Australian IPTV provider and its shareholders on the acquisition of and subscription for a controlling interest in FetchTV by the ASX-listed telco company Telstra.
  • Advised Suez on its divestment and separation of an Australian division to Cleanaway Limited for AUD 2.4 billion/AUD 501 million.
  • Advised Criteo, a global commerce media company on the acquisition of Brandcrush, a company whose platform enables the buying and selling of omnichannel retail media.
  • Advised Syngenta, a global agriculture company on the acquisition of Macspred, specialists in industrial, forestry and non-crop weed control.
  • 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 Opmantek Ltd on off-market takeover by FirstWave Cloud Technology Ltd for Opmantek.
  • Advising Tetra Tech on the acquisition of engineering consulting firm NDY.

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 Hons)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • London