Joined firm: 1990
Partner since: 1994
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Nilufer has developed a wide corporate, commercial and financing practice, with a corporate client base ranging from large listed companies to small listed and unlisted companies. Her practice includes private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs and other UKLA work, financings, equity and debt capital markets transactions and corporate governance.
She has worked in a range of industries, including financial services, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, infrastructure, retail and media.
Highlights include advising:
- UKFI on its disposal of approximately 6% of Lloyds Banking Group for £3.2 billion
- HM Treasury on the assessment of whether to separate RBS into a good bank and a bad bank
- Lagardère on the sale of its entire stake in EADS for approximately EUR 2.28 billion
- Investec Asset Management on the acquisition by management of a 15% shareholding in Investec Asset Management for £180 million in cash
- the Portuguese Ministry of Finance on the EUR1.4 billion recapitalisation of the Portuguese bank Banif - Banco Internacional do Funchal, S.A. as well as similar recapitalisations of three other banks (Banco Comercial Português, S.A., Banco BPI, S.A. and Caixa Geral de Depósitos, S.A.) completed by the Portuguese Republic in 2012
- Borneo on its $1 billion investment in Bumi plc (re-named Asia Resource Minerals plc) and on ongoing matters related to that investment, including the proposed acquisition of a further stake in Asia Resource Minerals for $223 million
Nilufer is Head of our Equity Capital Markets practice. She is listed for M&A in The Legal 500, 2014, as a leading lawyer in the Capital Markets - Equity section of IFLR 1000, 2015 and also features in City A.M.'s 'Power Hundred 2011', a list of the most influential people in the City. Nilufer was awarded 'Best in capital markets - equity' by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Europe Women in Business Law Awards in 2013 and 2014.
Nilufer has contributed the UK section in the Kluwer Law International best-selling publication entitled 'Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers'.
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