OUR TEAM

Roma Priya

Founder

An entrepreneurial lawyer and startup enthusiast, Roma advises early-stage startups, emerging growth companies, incubators, accelerators, angel investors, family offices and venture capital/private equity funds. A mentor to entrepreneurs and high growth startups, Roma actively conducts workshops and mentorship programs in collaboration with various organizations and Govt. initiatives such as Invest India.
In 2015, Roma envisioned a law firm that is innovative and collaborative with startup entrepreneurs providing affordable and quality legal advisory and support. Over the last 10 years, Roma has worked with over 500 clients and with her distinctive perspective and strong market understanding she advises them on complex legal issues ranging from formation to exit including angel investment, venture capital/private equity financing, convertible-debt financing, acquisition, founder compensation, employment, stock option plan and contract negotiation.
Roma believes in adding real value to her clients by focusing on building long-term relationships with them and understanding their business needs. Belonging to a school of thought that is contemporary, adaptive and dynamic, Roma has imbibed the same in Burgeon Law. For her contribution to the start-up ecosystem, Roma was awarded The Build India Award for excellence in the field of investment by Bharat Nirman and the Industry Excellence Award on the occasion of National Summit on Women & Education Empowerment 2020.

Abhay Vohra

Partner

Abhay graduated in 2010 from NUJS, Kolkata. He has worked with leading corporate law firms in India namely L&L Partners (formerly Luthra & Luthra) and J. Sagar Associates/JSA for 5 years prior to commencing practice as an independent practitioner. He assisted Mr. Sanjeev Narula (now appointed as a Hon’ble Judge of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi) in respect of his various matters defending and representing the Union of India. Abhay’s expertise and practice areas cover diverse areas of corporate commercial law including M&A, Infrastructure, Retail & Marketing, e-commerce/IT, Media and Entertainment. Abhay’s work profile includes advising clients on their day to day corporate/commercial issues like contract drafting, negotiations, transaction structuring, advisory. He has extensively advised several domestic and international clients from start-ups to mature private and public companies in respect of whole array of their corporate, contractual and legal arrangements including, inter alia, vendor/procurement/re-seller contracts, distribution and franchise agreement, consultancy and various service agreements, technology and IPR licensing agreements, variety of collaborations and tie-up arrangement dispute resolution matters.
Abhay has enormous experience in transactional advisory and has advised various clients on their domestic and cross-border investments, mergers & acquisitions, transaction structuring, technology transfer and private equity/seed/venture capital funding. His role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with in-house counsels, foreign law firms and financial advisers.

Parveen Choudhary

Partner Compliance

is a qualified Company Secretary and a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretary of India and a law graduate with over 7 years of experience of Corporate Laws. He has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas including Corporate Compliance & Management, Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Secretarial Audit, Due-Diligence, Private Equity, Approvals Services under the Companies Act, 2013 and Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.
He is affluent in secretarial works. At Burgeon Law, he handles the secretarial compliances for funding round, ESOP, setting up of Business, stamping of shares certificate, preparation of various documents and forms for filings with ROC and RBI.
He regularly appears before departments and appellate authorities’ up to the NCLT.
(parveen@burgeon.co.in)

Ankit Bhasin

Principal Associate

is a corporate attorney with more than 7 years of professional experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, legal due diligence, contract drafting and corporate law advisory.
He advises various start-ups in relation to their fund-raising activities, contract drafting, undertaking corporate compliances and obtaining licenses and approvals.
He was earlier associated with one of India’s largest and leading law firms, as part of their mergers & acquisitions and general corporate practice, where he worked on numerous cross border and domestic acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate advisory matters on an array of subjects, including corporate and securities law, foreign exchange and labour laws.
He graduated from National Law University, Delhi (2014), one of India’s premier institutions, and is registered with the Bar Council of Delhi.
He has also been part of the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ surveys for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, with respect to incorporation of business entities, obtaining regulatory approvals and practices adopted by various sectoral regulators in India.

Puneet

Principal Associate

Puneet has an overall working experience of 7 years. She is a corporate lawyer by profession and is also a qualified company secretary. She started her career with Vaish Associates Advocates, Delhi office and prior to joining us, she was heading the legal department at Indian Angel Network and IAN Fund I. At IAN, she was representing IAN Fund and angel investors and was responsible for providing end-to-end legal strategy and support on fund raising. The scope of her work included structuring and execution of investment and exit transactions, determining the parameters of diligence, leading negotiations, closing and post investment monitoring of the portfolio companies. She has a transactional experience across PE/VC, M&A in early to late-stage companies. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, binge watch series and loves to swim.

Anupam

Principal Associate

Anupam is an India-qualified corporate lawyer with 7 years of professional experience and graduated with the degree of B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2014. Prior to commencing his independent venture, he worked with two of India’s premier law, as part of their general corporate practice and mergers and acquisitions practice. Anupam has extensive experience in transactional law and advising clients on acquisition and exit transactions, across sectors and industries. His experience also includes matters pertaining to employment, corporate governance and compliance related matters. He has overseen end-to-end documentation of transactional documents and commercial agreements for clients operating in various sectors including energy, hospitality and insurance.

Ashima Bhargava

Associate

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Ashima Bhargava is a 2021 graduate of Amity University Lucknow Campus. She is keenly interested in M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Advisory matters. She has previously interned with reputed corporate law firms of the country where her work involved legal research in Corporate Advisory, Securities Law and M&A; assisting in drafting legal opinions on matters related to SEBI & RBI and preparing notes on current legal developments.

Varshini Ramesh

Associate

is a batch of 2020 graduate from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore having a keen interest in private equity, venture capital and angel investment transactions with a focus on startup companies. Prior to joining Burgeon, she was part of a tech-startup called GoLaw LLC in New York, where she assisted in building a library of legal terms and functionally developing an AI-Based software that would assist lawyers in drafting and reviewing commercial and financial contracts. She has an affinity for writing research papers and articles and has even co-authored a chapter in a book published by Cambridge Scholars, UK, on antitrust trends in e-commerce M&A. She is also interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has participated and won awards in international negotiation competitions in Brazil.

Soma Silpa Swain

Associate

is a graduate (Batch of 2020) from Institute of Law, Nirma University (ILNU), Ahmedabad. She has an honours in Business Law and has a keen interest in M&A and Commercial Law. At ILNU, she acted as the Secretary of the official newsletter of the college and contributed as a student editor at the NILS India Blog. She represented her university at the International Round of Stetson International Environment Moot Court Competition and also stood semifinalists at its National Round. At Burgeon Law, she works with the General Corporate team. She is a blockchain and technology law enthusiast with experience in General Corporate having drafted and reviewed commercial contracts for information technology, education and healthcare sectors.

Sharmishtha Sharma

Associate

is a 2021 graduate of Symbiosis Law School, Noida, having a keen interest in Private Equity/M&A, corporate advisory, and capital markets. She has previously worked on PE/VC transactions, debt financing for municipal corporations, SEBI and SAT matters, liquidation proceedings, labour laws, aviation related matters and government contracts. Her role across transactions included drafting and vetting of information memorandums, transaction documents, and extensive research on several legal issues.

Pranav Rao

Associate

is a graduate of the 2021 class from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore and is interested in private equity, M&A and corporate governance. Prior to joining Burgeon, he had interned with firms such as Touchstone Partners and Poovayya & Co.
He has an affinity for debating and quizzing, and has spoken and judged various national and international competitions during his time at law school.

Aastha Agarwalla

Associate

is a recent graduate of the 2021 class from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and is inclined towards fundraising and fund formation. Prior to joining Burgeon, she had interned with firms such as L&L, Khaitan, AZB. She takes keen interest in legal writing and publications on topics pertaining to financial and commercial law.

Rishabh

Associate

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Rishabh graduated from Symbiosis International University in 2019 and holds a key interest in corporate commercial transactions and investment transactions. He has over two years of experience in handling corporate and commercial issues which includes contracts drafting, transaction structuring and related legal advisory and has worked with clients in the IT, F&B and FMCG industry. Apart from being a corporate lawyer, Rishabh is also a professionally trained musician and was a part of the western music society in his college.

Shilpa Sharma

Office Manager

Shilpa holds the baton of managing administration and operations at Burgeon.

She has done her bachelor’s in business administration and has over 9 years of experience in the management world encompassing rich exposure in organisational administrative, operations and sales functions where she has served organisations ranging from Offshore Software solutions company to South Asia’s largest media and political research agency to an Indian telecom giant.

She understands the thick of Overseeing planning, Operations, direction and effective execution of organizational policies, directives guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures

Himanshu Vij

Admin Assistant

is B.com hons graduate with specialization in Human Resource from the Delhi University, he has worked with the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights & has been a faculty, SME & HR person for some of leading educational institutions. He brings with him a wide experience of working with national & international clients from a wide array of fields.