Hariharan Sekhar

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Hariharan is an associate in the Corporate Markets team in Melbourne.

He previously worked in the London office from May 2016 to June 2018, and prior to this worked at a top tier Australian law firm.

Practice Focus

Hariharan acts for Australian and global clients on cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures, reorganisations and general corporate law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for a global logistics provider on its acquisition of a leading Australian customs brokerage and freight forwarding business
  • Acted for Melbourne based hotel developers and founding investors on the creation of the Tribe Hotel Group joint venture with Accor Hotels
  • Acted for CPE Capital (formerly CHAMP) on its disposal of the Containerchain global logistics software group 
  • Acted for Hitachi Corporation’s on its USD 11 billion carve-out acquisition of an 80.1% interest in the global power grids division of ABB
  • Acted for TNT UK Limited on the sale of its records management, document scanning and document destruction business division in the UK (TNT Business Solutions) to Restore plc (transaction value: GBP 88 million)
  • Acted for Unilever NV on its successful bid and acquisition of the Latin American home and personal care business of Quala Inc
  • Acted for Emerson Electric on its multi-jurisdictional carve out and disposal of its motors, drives and alternators business to Nidec Motor Corporation (transaction value: USD 1.2 billion)
  • Acted for a leading pharmaceutical and medical devices group on UK aspects of a global post acquisition integration

Professional Associations and Memberships

Law Institute of Victoria - Member

Admissions

  • High Court of Australia (2014)
  • Victoria~Australia (2013)

Education

  • Australian National University (LLB (Honours - H1) / B. Ec)

Languages

  • English
  • Tamil