Nandini is the Legal Programme Manager for South Asia, managing TrustLaw’s network of NGOs, social enterprises, and lawyers in the region. She facilitates pro bono legal assistance for members, and supports strategic legal research programmes on regional and cross-border issues. She has particular interest in the interaction between business and human rights and leveraging multi-sector partnerships for sustainable development.
Before joining the Foundation Nandini spent over 6 years in the Corporate Commercial Practice of Amarchand & Mangaldas (now Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas) in Mumbai. As a principal associate, she represented multinational enterprises, private equity investors and venture capital funds on corporate transactional matters, especially foreign direct investments in India across different sectors.
Nandini also has experience working with governments and state owned enterprises in countries like Peru, Afghanistan, Tanzania, and Georgia on projects in the natural resources sector, where she provided transactional advisory services, advised on legal and regulatory framework and assisted in enhancing institutional capacity. She advised governments on issues related to environmental and social impact assessments, human rights due diligence, and corporate accountability. She also has experience undertaking large research projects on issues related to corruption in the natural resources sector, foreign direct investment and international investment treaties and investor-state arbitrations that arise under them.
Nandini is a qualified attorney in India and is in the process of being admitted to the New York Bar. She received a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia Law School and holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law in India.