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

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.

Dated: March 4, 2021

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