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Nikita Lulla

Nikita Lulla

Associate

Nikita is a commercial litigator focusing on professional liability and insurance disputes.

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Experience

Nikita is an associate in our Insurance & Professional Risks team. She is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on professional liability and has represented several international law firms on a broad range of matters.  She also has disputes experience in insurance coverage, trusts and contentious employment matters.

Nikita's experience includes advising:

  • a firm of solicitors to defend a HK$450 million claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt of trust funds*
  • on a large multi-jurisdictional breach of trust dispute involving 14 defendants*
  • a publicly-listed company in relation to a US$100 million claim against an ex-director for fraud*
  • a firm of solicitors in respect of a threatened claim for negligence and breach of contractual duty*

*prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Background

Nikita studied law (JD) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She is triple qualified to practice law in England & Wales, Hong Kong and New York.  Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2022, Nikita worked in the litigation team of a leading independent Hong Kong law firm.