Ms. Pratibha Jain is the Group General Counsel and Head of Corporate affairs at Everstone Group. Prior to Everstone, Pratibha was a Partner at Nishith Desai Associates where she founded their New Delhi office, and lead their Funds and Regulatory practice. She brings with her a breadth of international and Indian experience having worked with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with Skadden Arps Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in Hong Kong and Goldman Sachs in Mumbai.
Her educational qualifications include B.A (Economics) Hons. and LL.B. degree from Delhi University, a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford, and a LL.M. degree from the Harvard Law School.
Her areas of focus include FDI investments, banking and finance and corporate and regulatory advisory. Her client list includes marquee corporate and private equity clients including, Softbank, Amazon, Flipkart, Morgan
Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Soros, Norwest Venture Partners, General Atlantic, SAIF Partners, Bombay Stock Exchange and Ministry of Finance.
She has worked on some of the most challenging projects in financial services and regulatory sector globally and in India, including listing of companies on US exchanges, representing Private Equity investors in some of the biggest investments into India such as Mubadala’s investment in Reliance Jio and reliance Ventures, Softbank’s in its investment of USD 1.4 billion in PayTM, Ministry of Finance for structuring of India’s first USD 6 billion private sector sovereign wealth fund (National Infrastructure Investment Limited NIIF), representing investors for facilitating listing of stock exchanges in India including BSE, IEX and NSE, representing investors in investigations by the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI), designing USD 1.3 billion special ‘window for funding stalled affordable and middle income housing projects’ for the Government (SWAMIH).
She enjoys working and writing on public policy issues and is regularly quoted in news on various public policy issues. She sits on various important committees including FICCI Capital Markets Committee, CII Financial Markets Committee, Policy Committee of Ananta Centre and FICCI Sub-committee on Internet and Social Media.
She is a Fellow of the Seventh Generation Class of Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and member of Aspen Global Leadership Network. She received the “Woman Lawyer of the Year Award 2019” by Business World magazine. Recently she has been recognized as a Top Individual Lawyer by Forbes Legal Power list 2020.