Mumbai-based legal and tax advisory firm Nishith Desai Associates has appointed Pratibha Jain to head its Delhi operations. In her new position, she will focus on areas like private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate & regulatory advisory and public policy matters.

Prior to this appointment, Pratibha worked with i-banking firm Goldman Sachs India where she was the vice-president and counsellor. Earlier, she was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, working in its New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. She had also worked with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates in Hong Kong.

Pratibha, who has extensive experience in US and Indian securities laws, has graduated from Delhi University and holds an LLB degree. She is also a BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law) from the University of Oxford and has done her LL.M. (Master of Laws) from the Harvard Law School.

Nishith Desai Associates specialises in strategic legal, regulatory and tax advisory services, and has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Basel.

Some of the recent deals in which the firm was involved include private equity firm Providence’s Rs 260 crore investment in UFO Moviez India Ltd, SEAF’s Rs 26 crore investment in Abhay Cotex and Nirvana Venture Advisors’ maiden investment in, besides Blackstone’s exit from the holding company of Intelenet, SKR BPO Services, to UK’s Serco Group for around $634 million.

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