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.
The National Law Review names Nishith Desai Associates a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader in the field of data privacy law. Throughout 2022, the firm has provided timely and insightful thought leadership on data privacy in India, specifically discussing the recently proposed data protection law that seeks to revolutionize data privacy and cybersecurity throughout the country. Authors Gowree Gokhale, Aaron Kamath, and Purushotham Kittane provided critical breakdowns of the legislation’s nuances, including privacy standards, location services, spyware, and more.
The National Law Review wishes to recognize Nishith Desai Associates as a Go-To Thought Leader for the firm’s analysis of India's Finance laws. The firm provides consistent coverage of India’s legislation changes concerning investing, SPACs, and fund management. In addition to Nishith Desai Associates' financial law analysis, the firm provides coverage on a broad range of topics including India's Supreme Court rulings, Labor Code Provisions, and how India's courts treat arbitration awards.