Vyapak Desai heads the International Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice at the multi-skilled, research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. A senior attorney with the firm, Vyapak specializes in bringing in the highest level of analytical and innovative input in cross border, complex contentious matters, corporate/regulatory investigations while also leading the Corporate and Securities practice in the past at the firm.
Vyapak's vast experience in legislation includes representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex cases including investment treaty arbitrations, commercial disputes related to shareholder’s agreements, international trade and contractual disputes across industries such as oil & gas, infrastructure, private equity, Pharma & Healthcare and TMT. In India, and all over the world. The law has become more intricate and intertwined. Keeping in sync, Vyapak has cultivated expertise in bankruptcy, corporate and securities laws as well as in white-collar crimes. Known for his innovative, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach, he is also a trained mediator/conciliator and acts as Arbitrator across international jurisdictions such as London, Singapore, Malaysia and India.
Expert in Constitutional, Commercial, and International Law, Vyapak is a brilliant mind who has helped shape key insights within the practice area. Vyapak is the Co-chair-council of MCIA, Director of CIArb India Branch, Convener - Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF), member of ICC India Group, Co- chair of Society of Construction Law- India (Western India Chapter), Advisory Board at MARC, Mauritius, Member of IBA, IPBA and the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. He has also been listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC, AIAC LCIA, THIAC, MCX/NCDEX (SEBI), and BVI IAC. His ability to balance strategic flexibility and concession to formulate powerful winning moves accentuates this very dynamism. Vyapak has also co-authored a chapter in Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India published by Lexis-Nexis 2017.
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