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New Delhi, May 27, 2022: Alpha Rajan & Partners has announced the joining of their new Partner – Nikita Misra to head their UAE/MENA practice desk and its Dubai office. The Firm had recently set up an affiliate entity in Dubai to focus on the UAE/MENA region, the Law Firm said in a press statement.

With over 12 years of experience, Nikita specializes in advising and handling corporate transactions, drafting and vetting commercial contracts and on corporate restructurings, it said. Prior to joining Alpha-Rajan & Partners, she has worked with various law firms and corporate legal departments in India before moving to Dubai in 2018. She has also assisted clients with their internal POSH policies and trained their employees, managers, and Internal Complaint Committee on issues pertaining to POSH laws. She has advised leading multinationals including Havells India and real estate majors including Emaar MGF, Sobha Real Estate Developers among many others. 

Based out of Dubai, she will be heading the Dubai operations of the Firm and will be responsible for expanding footprints in the UAE/MEAN region and developing the practice.

The Firm’s Dubai entity is strategically located within IFZA free trade zone, one of the UAE’s dynamic business gateways. IFZA Dubai is a leading free zone that provides local and international businesses the ideal platforms, infrastructure and location that optimize the benefits of the UAE’s geographic position, world-class infrastructure and business- and tax-friendly environments

As part of its strategic growth plan, the Firm has been on a hiring spree. With this addition, there are now 5 Partners and 20 Associates. While Nikita will be heading the UAE/MENA operations, Co-Founders & Managing Partners – Akshat Pande and Rajan Gupta will continue to support the team and be available for the clients, the Law Firm said in the press statement.

Welcoming Nikita, Mr. Akshat Pande, Co-founder & Managing Partner of the Firm said, “I am delighted to have her onboard, she is exceptional. This is part of our strategic growth plan for driving our expansion into the transactional and international markets. Our clients will benefit from their cumulative expertise, knowledge, and commitment”.

Speaking on this development, Mr. Rajan Gupta – Co-Founder & Managing Partner of the Firm said, “I extend my best wishes and welcome Nikita in our Firm. This is an extension of our strategic outbound growth plan. While it’s a new phase of our firm, our focus and philosophy remains the same – client service and satisfaction is paramount”. 

Nikita Misra, Partner said, “I am thrilled to have joined Alpha Rajan & Partners.  They are known for their quality work. I feel encouraged at the prospect of learning and growing as a professional while I explore my true potential trying to develop the Dubai operations of the Firm”. 

Alpha-Rajan & Partners (ARP) is a multidisciplinary firm with its principal offices in New Delhi and Bengaluru; and an overseas office in Dubai. Focused on providing holistic services to deliver exceptional client experience, the Firm is a preferred counsel for the multinational companies doing business in India. With wide-ranging experience the firm has traversed multifarious areas of law, covering all aspects of commercial transactions including projects, regulatory & compliance, funds & investments, labour & employment, real estate, tax and dispute resolution.

As lead counsels, the Firm has been at the forefront of transactions and litigations for its Indian as well as multinational clients from multiple sectors, including e-commerce & retail, agro-tech & food, start-ups, healthcare, IT/ ITES, lifestyle & hospitality, import/export, real estate & constructions, media & communications, sports & management consulting, manufacturing, infrastructure, BSFI, FMCG, amongst others. 

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