Bird & Bird launches India Practice Group with key appointment

07 April 2008

International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the appointment of partner Nipun Gupta, who joins the firm to launch its India Practice Group in London.

Nipun joins the firm from White & Case where she was a partner in the firm’s India practice, specialising in advising international clients on inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions and disposals - with a particular focus on metals, mining, and financial services within emerging markets.

Prior to White & Case, Nipun was Global Head of Legal at ISPAT International (now Arcelor Mittal), the world’s largest steel-making group, and in 2006 was presented with the prestigious “Law Day” award by the Indian Prime Minister in recognition of her contributions in the field of law.

David Kerr, CEO of Bird & Bird, said; “Nipun’s extensive experience and reputation within both the financial services and Indian markets, will prove to be an invaluable asset to the firm as we look to establish our India Practice Group.”

Commenting on her appointment, Nipun added; “Bird & Bird is renowned for the strength of its practitioners across the business. I hope that with the impressive growth of the International Corporate Group over the past few years, coupled with the firm’s existing experience within the Indian market, I will continue to successfully expand my practice.”

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