We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.
I lead the India Desk and the Luxury Assets Group at the firm. I am dual-qualified in England and Wales as well as India. I am recognised by Legal 500, Chambers and the India Business Law Journal for my specialism in cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures. I have particular expertise in advising entrepreneurs on a variety of business interests including real estate, manufacturing, hospitality and leisure.
After qualifying as a lawyer in India, while working for a former Solicitor General, I came to London to study at the LSE. I then joined Fladgate as a newly qualified solicitor, where I rose through the ranks to become the youngest female partner at the firm in 2013.
My clients include Indian companies and HNW individuals from the Indian diaspora. I also advise companies wishing to do business in India.
I have a pragmatic approach when advising clients who appreciate my handling of difficult situations with tact, calm and a positive, can-do attitude. I provide innovative commercial solutions to a wide ranging client base. I have particularly enjoyed advising on the sale and purchase of container ships, private jets, helicopters, vintage cars, boutique hotels, restaurants and more.
When not lawyering with my clients, I am busy being a trustee of Sense UK, a charity for people with complex disabilities and a member of their Finance and Audit Committee. I am also a trustee of Kamal India Foundation UK and a member of the Development Committee of PAN Intercultural Arts.
My husband (whom I married 3 times in 3 different countries) and two boys, take up what is left of my time. For this reason I love travelling extensively to meet clients, and, on occasion, take them along to adventurous treks. Some will never forgive me for dragging them to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal.
In spring 2021, I was selected by Operation Black Vote (OBV) on the Pathway to Success Leadership programme to equip 60 talented BAME individuals with the tools and knowledge required to step up to senior civic leadership positions, delivered by Magdalen College School and Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, the House of Commons and Lloyds Banking Group. In March 2022, I was highly commended as a ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the Burberry British Diversity Awards. In May 2022, I was awarded ‘Law Firm Leader of the Year’ at the Women Influence & Power in Law UK Awards. I was also shortlisted in the professional category for the Women of the Future Awards 2017 and have since been an ambassador of the programme.
I speak Hindi, Tamil and Greek and can cook a decent ‘Indo-Greek’ meal.
Advised Bharti Group Limited on the sale of its 20% stake in SB Energy Holdings Limited to Adani Green Energy Limited, the largest acquisition in the renewable energy sector in India, valuing SB Energy Holdings Limited at an enterprise value of approximately USD 3.5 billion.
Engaged, thoughtful and had a full grasp of the subject matter, including past interactions that would affect the present negotiations.