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White & Brief continues aggressively, adds tax vertical with ELP’s Vineet Nagla, Prateek Bansal to hit 6 partners

White & Brief keeps lateral hiring apace to turn full service, adds tax
White & Brief keeps lateral hiring apace to turn full service, adds tax

Ambitiously expanding young law firm White & Brief has added another partner and department, hiring Economic Laws Practice (ELP) associate partner Vineet Nagla to head its new taxation practice.

In January the firm had added two lateral partners from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Link Legal India Law Services.

He has joined with ELP associate manager Prateek Bansal, who is now associate partner in the tax practice at White & Brief.

Nagla specialises in GST, customs, SEZ and foreign trade work, while Bansal specialises in service tax and GST litigation.

We have reached out to ELP for comment.

Founding and managing partner Nilesh Tribhuvann commented in a statement: “With Vineet and Prateek coming in, we have moved closer to our aim of transitioning into a full-service firm. We are now equipped to provide the gamut of services to our clients across the board.

“There is now a clear alignment of vision amongst the firm’s senior level members and, I see a lot of synergistic opportunities between the practice areas that we have recently added. I am glad that our expansion plans are materialising the way we have envisioned them – and there is more on the horizon in the coming year.”

In January, we had reported that Tribhuvann, who is a 2011 LLB graduate from the University of Pune and who had set up the firm in 2018, said that he was aiming to expand to Delhi and Bengaluru by 2023 and hire several lateral partners, buffeted by several solid clients and a strong work pipeline.

According to White & Brief:

Vineet Nagla has over a decade of experience in the practice areas of GST, erstwhile indirect taxes, State levies, Customs, SEZ as well as regulations under the Foreign Trade Policy. He has advised and assisted clients engaged in the real estate, services sector (especially hotels & restaurants), shipping & marine services, agri-chemicals, gems and jewellery business amongst others. Vineet is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary [...]

Prateek Bansal, who has joined the Firm as an associate partner, is a graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai and had been part of the tax team at Economic Laws Practice since 2016. Having provided advisory and litigation services to various Indian and multi-national clients on issues concerning Service tax, Customs and Foreign Trade Policy, VAT, Excise and GST, Prateek also regularly assists clients in advocacy related initiatives before various Government authorities including the Ministry of Finance, DGFT, etc. in relation to tax and other regulatory aspects.

White & Brief now has a total of 6 partners, including 2 associate partners.

Vineet NaglaWork history From: Mar 2021: Head Taxation, White and Brief - Advocates & Solicitors (Mumbai) Apr 2019 - Mar 2021: Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai) Apr 2017 - Mar 2019: Senior Associate, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai Area) Apr 2015 - Mar 2017: Associate Manager, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai) Dec 2012 - Mar 2015: Associate, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai Area) Oct 2009 - Dec 2012: Deputy Manager, Deloitte (Mumbai Area) Oct 2008 - Sep 2009: Article Assistant, V.Singhi & Associates (Mumbai Area)Education 2004 - 2007: St. Xavier’s College , Kolkata, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.), Accounting and Finance 2004 - 2007: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, company secretary, company law, labour law, economic laws, secretarial practice 2005 - 2009: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Chartered Accountant, Accounting and Finance 2012 - 2014: KC law College, Bachelor of Laws - LLB, Indirect taxes, Direct tax, Competition Law, Intellectual property law, Land Laws Prateek BansalWork history From: Mar 2021: Associate Partner - Tax & Customs, White and Brief - Advocates & SolicitorsFull-time (Mumbai) Apr 2020 - Mar 2021: Associate Manager, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai) Jun 2016 - Apr 2020: Associate, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai) Jul 2014 - May 2016: Paralegal, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) (Mumbai Area)Education 2009 - 2011: N.L.K. Inter College, Kanpur (U.P.), , 2011 - 2016: Government Law College, Mumbai, B.L.S. LLB,
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