Aarthi Belani focuses on M&A, joint ventures, and social enterprise and impact investment.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Aarthi was on the in-house legal team covering strategy and corporate development at Credit Suisse in New York, where she worked on proprietary deals, M&A, strategic alliances (including revenue-sharing), spin-outs and divestitures, joint ventures governance, and asset management finance. She also advised on U.S. legal, regulatory, and compliance matters such as the Volcker Rule and the Advisers Act. In addition, Aarthi was a member of the Sustainability Network, a Credit Suisse OneBank (cross-divisional) initiative to develop impact investment products, and served as a compliance officer for asset management alternative investments businesses, including venture capital, private equity funds and funds-of-funds, and asset management joint ventures in emerging markets, frontier markets, and infrastructure.
At the start of her career, Aarthi was an associate in the New York office of an international law firm for five years, where she was involved in numerous complex transactions. She is an advisor to Change Catalyst, an accelerator and investment platform for women entrepreneurs; and a director of Bidoun, a not-for-profit publishing, curatorial, and educational initiative that prints a quarterly magazine showcasing art and culture from the Middle East. She also has been a director of Keep a Child Alive, a pediatric AIDS nonprofit.