Data Protection , Employment Law
Gopika has more than thirty five years of legal experience and is dual qualified in India after completing her BA Hons from St Stephens College in 1982 and LL.B. from Delhi University in 1985 and is also admitted to the Bar in the State of New York, USA after completing her LL.M. from Columbia University in 1986 and working in New York City during 1986-1990, prior to returning to India. She has significant experience in Indian corporate and commercial laws, including in cross border commercial transactions (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, business alliances), private equity investments and exits, information technology, banking and finance, matters relating to nonbanking finance companies, corporate restructurings, real property transactions, foreign investments into and outbound investments from India and intellectual property law. She was made Partner in India’s leading law firm prior to setting up Indian Law Partners (ILP) in 1999.
Gopika has been listed in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020 as one of the Top Managing Partners in India.
In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Gopika was honoured in the ‘A’ List of India’s top 100 lawyers by the India Business Law Journal, published in Asia from out of Hong Kong.
Gopika’s experience includes advising Times Bank in India’s first private banking merger between HDFC and Times Bank; Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in its equity investment in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMIC); JBIC in its several other investments in India; KIA Motors (Korea) on its USD 2 billion greenfield automotive cluster in India; Hyundai Motor on its USD 300 million proposed investment in OLA Cabs and Ola Electric; Hyundai Motor on its investment in Revv, India’s leading self-driving car rental start up; BUPA, UK with regard to its acquisition of 26% in a health insurance joint venture in India with the Max Group; BlueScope Steel in its joint venture with TATA Steel Limited, Serco Group plc’s acquisition of the Infovision Group in India; Toshiba’s recent investment in a waste management company in India, New Silk Route’s investment in Café Coffee Day Resorts, Kuwait Petroleum in its proposed investments in Indian petrochemical giants, Brookfield, Savills UK, Microsoft, Dow Jones, Bosch and GE on various diverse matters including business strategy in India.
Indian Law Partners (ILP) is a boutique full-service law firm in New Delhi and Mumbai, with a proven track record in setting up greenfield and brownfield businesses in India through subsidiaries, joint ventures and LLPs and assists clients with both inbound and outbound investments. ILP has a highly experienced, strong and focused team of partners complemented by a mature and well-trained team of lawyers experienced in all forms of cross border and domestic corporate and commercial matters. ILP is an award-winning law firm providing partner focused top quality legal advice.