Squire Patton Boggs has added Nimi Patel, former head of the India practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, as a director in its India practice in London. Patel has wide-ranging experience in the UK, and in cross-border M&A, JVs, securities, capital markets, the structuring and establishment of funds, and other corporate finance work. She launched the India practice of Herbert Smith Freehills in 1994 and, under her 20-year leadership, it became a recognised market leader. Patel has assisted numerous Indian corporates, public sector undertakings and financial institutions in a variety of transactions. She has senior board level experience with a wide range of leading Indian corporates, where she advised on strategic, regulatory and other business issues. She is also a non-executive director at JP Morgan Indian Investment Trust.