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Nipun Gupta

Co-Head India Strategy Group

About Me

As joint leader of our India Strategy Group, I advise Bird & Bird on our international strategy for India. My focus involves advising our international clients on inbound and outbound mergers, acquisitions and disposals with a particular focus on emerging markets.

Since arriving at Bird & Bird, I have been a key driver for India, including Indian related M&A and corporate finance and dispute resolution work. Today I am an independent director with Aricent Technologies and Rackspace India.

Before joining the team at Bird & Bird, I was a partner at a US headquartered international law firm, where I was recognised by Chambers Global as 'a driving force behind the India practice'. Prior to that, I was Global Head of Legal at Ispat International which has since rebranded as Arcelor Mittal to become the world's largest steel manufacturing group.

In 2001, I was recognised as one of the 'Hot 100' lawyers in the UK, and received the 2001 International Professional Award EFBWO. In 2006 I received the prestigious Law Day award from the Indian Prime Minister recognising my outstanding contributions in the field of law as a 'role model for women lawyers in India and abroad'.
  • Advising clients on their M&A/corporate matters across the world particularly in emerging markets.


  • Brunel University, LLB (Hons)


  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1994
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One of the top 100 international lawyers for India-related matters.

IBLJ 2019

UK-India M&A Lawyer of the Year in England.

2019 by the Global Law Experts

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