Nishith Desai Associates

We are an India-centric global law firm with four offices in India and the only law firm with the licenses to practice Indian law from our offices in Munich, Singapore, Palo Alto and New York. We are the go-to firm of specialists for companies that want to conduct business in India and grow. Over 70% of our clients are foreign multinationals and over 84.5% are repeat clients.

Our reputation is well regarded for handling high-value complex transactions and cross-border litigation; that extends to supporting and mentoring the start-up community (more). We also enjoy global recognition for our ability to anticipate and address challenges from strategic, legal and tax perspectives in an integrated way. In fact, in the early 1990s, we pioneered the framework and standards for the Asset Management industry in India.

Research is in our DNA. Recently, we set up a first-of-its kind IoT-driven Blue Sky Thinking & Research Campus named Imaginarium AliGunjan (more), near Mumbai, to explore the future of law and society. We enjoy high credibility for our independent research and also assist governments in policy and regulatory developments. We are consistently ranked at the top as Asia’s most innovative law practice by the Financial Times. We are renowned for our advanced predictive legal practice in emerging areas of the law, such as blockchain, AI, robotics, flying cars, drones, autonomous vehicles, IoT, medical devices, and genetic engineering, etc.

Because the safety, security and confidentiality of our client’s information are of paramount importance to us, we have invested heavily in military-grade security systems and technology (more). We do extensive pro bono and public policy work as a socially conscious law firm. We have significant diversity with female employees with over 40% representation both in the firm and leadership.


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