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Gopika Pant, Indian Law Partners

Gopika Pant

Indian Law Partners
New DelhiIBLJ A-List Icon

Tel: +91 11 4515 4000
Email: gopika.pant@ilps.in

Practice areas

Corporate & commercial; data protection; mergers & acquisitions; restructuring & insolvency


Gopika Pant has more than 37 years’ experience, and is dual qualified in India and New York. She completed her BA (Hons) History from St Stephens College (1982) and LLB from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi (1985); she was admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in the same year. She completed her LLM from Columbia University (1986) and admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1987. She is also a member of the ABA and the Supreme Court Bar Association. Gopika worked in New York during 1986-90 after which she returned to India and was named a partner in a leading law firm and then set up Indian Law Partners in 1999.

Gopika has significant experience in Indian corporate and commercial laws, and is a specialist in cross-border commercial transactions, inbound and outbound, including restructurings, acquisitions, JVs, business alliances, foreign portfolio investments, PE investments and exits, insolvency and bankruptcy, banking and finance, infrastructure and project finance and real property transactions.

Gopika’s experience includes advising Times Bank in India’s first private banking merger with HDFC Bank and Japan Bank for International Co-operation in various equity and debt transactions, including in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Takshasila Hospitals and TechnoTrends Auto Parks. She has also advised various clients such as ADNOC, Kuwait Petroleum, BlueScope Steel, Toshiba, Mitsui, Nippon Paper, Hyundai, Dow Jones, KIA Motors, Merlin Entertainments, Savills, Blueair, STOA, McLaren, JPM, S&P Global, Chiyoda Corporation, Green Gravity, Konoike Transport, Masuri, McKinsey, Rashtriya Raksha University, Victaulic, Fujitsu General, Microsoft, Brookfield, Trivest Partners, Diligent Corporation USA, Navitas, NCR (Cardtronics) and Major League Baseball on diverse matters.

Gopika is currently an independent director in Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd, Colgate Palmolive India Limited and ABB India Ltd and has completed tenures on the boards of various reputed MNCs such as GKN Driveline (India) Limited, Aegis BPO and Xchanging.

Gopika is a keen environmentalist and has completed a Diploma in Environmental Law with the World Wide Fund for Nature. She is an enthusiastic public speaker and has addressed various domestic and international conferences.

Gopika is a keen sportswoman and has played several national level badminton and squash championships in India and the Lawyers League Championships in New York.

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