I am Fladgate's Senior Partner, with overall leadership of the firm. This involves ensuring that the partnership achieves its strategic goals while focusing on engagement and communication both internally and externally. I also co-lead the India Desk with Mythily Katsaris, and I am recognised for my expertise in advising Indian companies, and overseas companies wanting to do business in India, as well as high net worth clients from the Indian diaspora.
I have been dealing with companies and entrepreneurs in India since the mid-1980s, and under my leadership, Fladgate’s India team has established a market reputation as leading advisers to Indian companies and high net worth individuals. My clients benefit from my wider knowledge of international tax and estate planning, wealth management and private funds.
I have a wealth of contacts in India, not just with intermediaries such as lawyers and accountants, but also with promoters and controlling shareholders of significant companies. I advise clients in sectors including financial services, real estate, infrastructure, hotels and hospitality.
I am passionate about leveraging resources and influence to meet the needs of vulnerable people in societies, and have led major philanthropic efforts to do so. I have chaired the disability rights charity Sense International since 2011 and been a trustee since 2004. I am also the Chair of Anti-Slavery International, a UK charity established in 1839 and regarded as the oldest human rights organisation in the world. I am a trustee of The Hospice Biographers, a charity which offers terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their pleasure and relief, and for their families to hear their voices and memories for generations to come. I was a trustee of One World Media Trust and a trustee of Victim Support, where I acted as Vice Chair from 2007-2010 and was also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. I was also a Founder of the Society of Asian Lawyers, and was Chair of the organisation for many years.
I have taken to hiking and trekking recently, which helps me appreciate nature in the best way possible. I was exhilarated to complete a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal in November 2018 with a group of friends, family and clients.
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