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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.

 

Ipsita Agarwalla is currently a Member in the International Tax Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. She is experienced in advising on domestic and cross border M&A transactions and…
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Associate
Anirudh is currently working as an Associate at Nishith Desai Associates. His areas of practice include M&A, Corporate Transactions and Capital Markets. He has been involved in…
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International Dispute Resolution and Investigations Practice Leader
Alipak is a Leader in the International Dispute Resolution and Investigations Practice and co-heads the International Investment Arbitration practice group at the research-based…
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Associate
Dibya Behera is an Associate in the Investment Funds practice at NDA and is based out of its Mumbai office. Having graduated from the National university of Study and Research in Law,…
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Associate
Morvi has over 5 years of experience in taxation. She is experienced in tax litigation and advisory. She has done regular appearances before quasi-judicial forums, particularly the Income…
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Khyati Dalal Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Khyati is currently working a senior member in the Private Equity and M&A Practice of the research and strategy driven law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.
She has been actively involved…
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Associate
Aarathi is currently working as an Associate at Nishith Desai Associates. Her areas of practice include M&A and Corporate Transactions. She graduated from the National University of…
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Founder and Managing Partner
Nishith Desai is the Founder of the research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates ranked amongst the Asia-Pacific’s Most Innovative Law Firms by Financial…
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International Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice Group Leader
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…
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Shruti Dhonde is a member in the International Dispute Resolution and Investigations Practice of the research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. AREAS OF…
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Senior Member of the Fund Formation and Regulatory Practice
Prakhar Dua is a Leader of the firm’s Financial Services & Regulatory Practice and Co-Head of the firm’s Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) Practice Group. He specializes in securities…
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Senior Member IP & TMT Teams
Aparna is a senior member of the IP and TMT team at Nishith Desai Associates. She is integrally involved in IP transactional and advisory work and handles patent prosecution and IP…
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Arijit is a Member with the International Tax Practice of Nishith Desai Associates. He primarily focusses on international tax advisory, digital taxation, transfer pricing, domestic tax and…
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A practicing lawyer for 24 years, Gowree Gokhale leads the IP, Technology, Media and Entertainment, data protection law practice of research and strategy driven international law firm,…
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Soumya is a member of the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations practice of the research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (“NDA”).
AREAS…
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International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice Leader
Arjun is a Leader in the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice and co-heads the Global Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice group at the multi-skilled, research-…
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Member
Vivek is a member at Nishith Desai Associates’ Labour and Employment Practice. Nishith Desai Associates is a research based international law firm having offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley,…
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International Tax and Fund Formation Practices Co-Head
Parul co-heads the International Tax and Fund Formation Practices at Nishith Desai Associates. She focuses on international taxation, cross border transactions and fund formation practice…
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Regulatory Practice Leader
Kishore is the Leader of the Regulatory Practice at the research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates with offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Bengaluru,…
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Head of the Private Equity and M&A Practice
Nishchal Joshipura heads the Private Equity and M&A Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He is a Lawyer, Chartered Accountant and MBA. He has lead several high profile deals in M&A…
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Head of International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice
Ashish heads the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Singapore. He focuses on commercial litigation, international arbitration and…
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Member of the International Dispute Resolution and Investigations Practice
Mohammad Kamran is a Member of the International Dispute Resolution and Investigations Practice at the multi-skilled, research based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (www.…
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Sahil Kanuga co-heads the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice at research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.  
 
Known for his…
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Vasavi Kaparthi Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Vasavi is a senior member of the Corporate team. She has extensive experience in private equity & venture capital funding, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate advisory, venture…
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Karishma is a member of the TMT and IP Practice of the research and strategy driven international law firm, NishithDesai Associates.
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Technology-Media-Telecom and International Dispute Resolution Practice Group Member
Tanisha is an integral member of the Technology-Media-Telecom and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups at the multi-skilled, research based international law firm Nishith Desai…
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Harman is currently a member of the Corporate team at Nishith Desai Associates. His areas of practice include Private Equity and M&A transactions. He has experience on transactions…
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Associate
Purushotham Kittane is a lawyer and member of the TMT, and IP Practice Group at Nishith Desai Associates based out of Bangalore. He regularly advises domestic and international clients on…
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Member
Tanya is a member of the Disruptive Technologies and Pharma and Life Sciences Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai. Tanya graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2021. She has…
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Member, International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice
Adimesh Lochan is a Member in the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice Group and the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Practice Group at the multi-skilled, research-…
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Nipasha Mahanta of Nishith Desai
Nipasha is a member at Nishith Desai Associates’ Labour and Employment Practice. Nishith Desai Associates is a research based international law firm having offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley…
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Member
Aniruddha is a member of the TMT, IP and Education practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai. Prior to this, he worked with Talwar Thakore and Associates in Mumbai with their finance,…
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Associate
Parina is a Member of the Corporate Transactions Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai. Her
areas of practice primarily include M&A and Private Equity, and she has been…
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Yogesh Nayak Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Yogesh Nayak is a Leader in the Private Equity and M&A Practice at Nishith Desai Associates and is based out of Mumbai.
Yogesh advises various domestic and foreign entities on Corporate…
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Nishith Desai Associates' international tax team plays an integral role in the firm's cross-border practice and is particularly recognized for its innovative approach to tax structuring.…
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Dr. Mihir A. Parikh Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Dr. Mihir A. Parikh leads Research and Innovation as well as Strategic Legal Consulting Practice of Nishith Desai Associates—an India-centric global law firm, from the firm’s Silicon Valley…
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Investment Funds Practice Member
Radhika Parikh is currently a Member of the Investment Funds practice at Nishith Desai Associates with a strong focus on PE / VC Funds. She has advised both international and domestic…
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Head of U.S Office of Research
Vaibhav Parikh heads the U.S office of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. Based in the New York office, he also leads the practice areas of…
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Nandini Pathak is a Leader in the Investment Funds practice at Nishith Desai Associates With a strong focus on VC / PE funds, she has advised several international and domestic clients on…
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Member
Eshika Phadke is a core member of the pharmaceuticals and healthcare team at Nishith Desai Associates. 
Eshika advises pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies on how to…
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Leader of the Patent Drafting & Analytics Group
Abhay leads the Patent Drafting and Analytics group at Nishith Desai Associates. He also helms overall operations at IPpro (www.ipproinc.com) that provides a suite of patent services geared…
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Senior Member of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Healthcare and Med-Tech Team
Darren Punnen is a senior member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Healthcare and Med-Tech team at Nishith Desai Associates. His practice particularly focuses on advising several multi…
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Member
Varsha Rajesh is a member of the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Medical Device Team at Nishith Desai Associates.
Varsha is a core member of the Pharma, Healthcare, Medical Device and…
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Social Sector Practice and Impact Investing Leader
Rahul Rishi leads social sector practice and impact investing at Nishith Desai Aassociates. He is a graduate in law from Gujarat National Law University with Masters in development studies…
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Ratnadeep Roychowdhury Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Ratandeep leads the Private Equity & M&A Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He has over 13 years of experience as a commercial lawyer, primarily with top law firms and in the…
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Labour and Employment Practice Member
Sayantani is a member at Nishith Desai Associates’ Labour and Employment Practice. Nishith Desai Associates is a research based international law firm having offices in Mumbai, Silicon…
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Shweta Sahu Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Shweta is actively involved in several high-stake litigations before the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts of Delhi, Bombay and Hyderabad, company law tribunals, district courts, and…
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Associate
Maulin has over 12 years of experience in corporate governance, compliance and secretarial field. He is experienced in advising several clients on transactional matters under corporate law…
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Dr. Dhruv Sanghavi Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Leader, International Tax and International Tax Litigation Practice
Dr. Dhruv Sanghavi leads the International Tax and International Tax litigation practices at Nishith Desai Associates…
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Ritul Sarraf Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Ritul is a member of the Financial Services Regulatory and Funds Formation Practices at Nishith Desai Associates. She graduated from Amity Law School, Noida and shares a keen interest in…
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Transactions Attorney
Anurag is a Member of the Transactions team at Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai. His areas of practice primarily include deals involving listed securities, M&A and Private Equity, and…
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Harshita co-heads the M&A Practice of the research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.
AREAS OF PROVEN EXPERTISE
She has extensive experience in…
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Leader of HR Law Team
Vikram is the leader of the HR Law (employment & labour) team at the research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates with offices in Mumbai, Silicon…
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Labour & Employment Law Practice Leader
Ajay Singh Solanki is Leader of the Labour & Employment Law practice at Nishith Desai Associates and is based in Mumbai, India. Ajay has been advising a wide range of high-profile multi…
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Preetha Soman Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Preetha Soman is a Leader of the HR Laws (Labor & Employment) team at Nishith Desai Associates (NDA). From routine compliance matters to matters involving hiring, workforce management,…
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Head of Bangalore Office
Huzefa Tavawalla heads the Bangalore office along with the Disruptive Technologies Practice at NDA. He is also a techo enthusiast and has worked on several matters relating Drones, RPAS,…
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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. 

 

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