Priya Mehra with Bharat Bahadur to head up Indigo in-house crewPriya Mehra with Bharat Bahadur to head up Indigo in-house crew

Indigo has hired a new general counsel (GC) with _Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher_ Singapore-based of counsel Priya Mehra, reported Bar & Bench.

She will be joining the airline with Gibson Dunn associate Bharat Bahadur, who will join as principal legal counsel.

Indigo has been ramping up its in-house team this year, with J Sagar Associates (JSA) partner Akshay Nagpal having joined in April as an associate GC.

(And, as an aside, in October Indigo was rather famously the beneficiary of a caustic and rather amusing Bombay high court order by Justice GS Patel against its rival GoAir).

Mehra began her career at AZB & Partners in 2002 after graduating from Delhi University and moved to Jones Day Singapore in 2007.

In 2008, Gibson Dunn had poached her as part of the 10-lawyer team headed by Jones Day partner Jai Pathak.

Bahadur had joined Gibson Dunn from AZB & Partners in 2013, where he’d worked since graduating from Amity Law School Delhi in 2005.

Mehra told Bar & Bench that her move was an “exciting opportunity” to “get a feel of the business side after being the other side for more than 14+ years”.

Jai Pathak is the brother of P&A Associates managing partner Anand Pathak. Jones Day, in turn, was the former best-friend relationship firm of P&A, but that arrangement ended around three years ago.

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Like +2 Object -0 Anon1 07 Dec 16, 18:03
what happened to the current GC?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 07 Dec 16, 18:16
I wasn't 100% sure actually. I somehow vaguely seemed to have thought that they didn't have a formal GC role for a while, is that right?

Indigo's topco Interglobe is headed up by Neena Gupta, while previous Indigo GC Aditya Ghosh, who had joined the company from JSA, of course became Indigo president 4 years later... :) http://www.businesstoday.in/magazine/cover-story/young-indian-business-leaders-aditya-ghosh/story/15125.html

I'll try to do some more research and update the story, this is all half-remembered (or if someone knows the backstory, please do share here).
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Like +1 Object -0 Anon1 07 Dec 16, 20:52
Neena was GC for Indigo.. when did she leave and where did she join?
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Like +1 Object -0 Alias 08 Dec 16, 14:28
I think Neena is the Group GC not GC
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Like +2 Object -0 Mega Scooper 07 Dec 16, 19:12
The last I heard, until last year, Vani Chandrashekhar was Indigo's GC
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Like +1 Object -2 Ex- JSA 07 Dec 16, 19:13
What happened to Neena and why preference has been changed Aditya!
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Like +2 Object -1 Kya baat 08 Dec 16, 08:53
Jones day was Jones Days best friend? Please correct.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 08 Dec 16, 14:33
Thanks, done!
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Like +3 Object -0 Lexpert 08 Dec 16, 12:43
Congrats, Priya & Bharat! Sky's the limit, guys!!
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Like +3 Object -0 Modern D days 08 Dec 16, 13:53
Congrats Bharat !!
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Like +4 Object -0 Boringgggg 08 Dec 16, 23:16
Go Dosco
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Like +1 Object -0 House spirit 06 Jul 17, 00:33
Go Jaipur!
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