Updated: May 03, 2021 2:50 p.m. IS
New Delhi [India]May 3 (ANI / Everstone): Pratibha Jain, Head of Nishith Desai Associates’ Delhi office, joins Everstone as Group General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs.
Everstone Group is a leading private equity and real estate investment firm focused on supporting the growth aspirations of entrepreneurs, businesses and wealth owners in India and Southeast Asia. Everstone was founded in 2006 by Atul Kapur and Sameer Sain and has since grown to become a market leader.
With a large institutional platform and a team of over 350 experienced professionals in Singapore, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru), London, New York and Mauritius, the company manages more than $ 5 billion in private equity, real estate assets , green infrastructure and venture capital.
In March 2021, the renowned “Private Equity International” (PEI) again honored the Everstone Group as “Company of the Year – India” and “Medium-Sized Company of the Year – Asia” at the PEI Awards 2020. The group has won these awards for the ninth and fourth time since 2011. The PEI Awards are the largest and most prestigious awards in the global private equity industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Sameer Sain, Co-Founder and CEO of Everstone Group, said: “I am delighted to have an established attorney of Pratibha’s caliber in the Everstone family. This association is based on a long history and we are delighted very much to have her as part of the leadership at Everstone. I wish her all the best and look forward to a great journey together in the company. ”
Professor David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives in the Legal Professions, Faculty Director, Center for Legal Professions at Harvard Law School, noted, “Pratibha Jain’s appointment as General Counsel of the Everstone Group is just one more reference to that Increasing importance and sophistication of this position in the Indian legal market. Pratibha brings unparalleled world-class law firm and in-house experience both in India and globally to her new role. I have no doubt it will accelerate the trend documented in Our Book The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization (2017) for Indian GCs who are becoming key players in the country’s legal ecosystem – and increasingly critical players on the world stage. Everstone is very fortunate to have received such a great new General Counsel. ”
Pratibha Jain was the founder of the Nishith Desai Associates office in Delhi. She was the head of the M&A and private equity practice at NDA. Jain brings broad international and Indian experience to the table at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in Hong Kong and at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and Mumbai. Jain’s educational degrees include BA (Economics) Hons. and LL.B. Graduated from the University of Delhi, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from University of Oxford and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School.
Jain has worked on some of the most challenging projects in the financial services and regulatory sectors, including representing the Treasury Department for the structuring of India’s first quasi-sovereign wealth fund with a proposed corpus of over $ 6 billion and structuring the debt of the SWAMIH Fund – Government Amount of $ 3 billion plus blocked housing fund and listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Most recently, she advised foreign investors on their investments in Reliance Retail and Reliance Ventures.
Jain is the seventh generation Fellow of Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She recently received the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award 2019 at the Global Legal Summit and the Legal Leaders Award 2019 organized by Business World magazine, and was named one of the best private equity lawyers by Forbes magazine.
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