[Exclusive]: Gibson Dunn’s Priya Mehra+Bharat Bahadur to join Indigo
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[Exclusive]: Gibson Dunn’s Priya Mehra+Bharat Bahadur to join Indigo

Pallavi Saluja

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher lawyers Priya Mehra and Bharat Bahadur are leaving the firm to join the in-house team of Indigo.

Both Priya and Bharat are part of the firm’s India team led by Jai Pathak, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Singapore office and the Pacific Asia region. Priya is joining Indigo as General Counsel and will be part of the leadership team. Bharat is joining as Principal Legal Counsel.

Confirming the news, Indigo President Aditya Ghosh commented, “I am excited to have Priya join the Leadership Team at IndiGo. Given Priya’s experience both in India and overseas, I am confident that she will add value in many different ways.”

He added,

“IndiGo is growing emphatically and we are constantly looking to add smart people to the team. We already have a smart, young and enthusiastic legal team at IndiGo and I am sure that Priya will have an exciting time working with them.”

Priya has been working in Gibson’s Singapore office since June 2008. Prior to joining Gibson, she was working with Jones Day in Singapore, a position she took up in 2007 after five years at AZB & Partners. She is a graduate of Delhi University.

She is dual qualified to practice in India and England & Wales, and has an extensive background working in the Indian markets. Her areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, privatization, capital markets and general corporate advice.

On her decision to move in-house Priya commented,

“It is an exciting opportunity with a dynamic organization to get a feel of the business side after being the other side for more than 14+ years”.

Bharat joined Gibson in 2013, prior to which he was working at AZB & Partners as a Senior Associate. He is a graduate of Amity Law School.

Recently, Akshay Nagpal from JSA also joined Indigo as Assistant General Counsel.

We have reached out to Jai Pathak for comment.

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