May 16, 2022

Volume XII, Number 136

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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.

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Contributing authors from Nishith Desai Associates:

Ipsita Agarwalla Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Shivam Ahuja Investment Attorney Nishith Desai Associates Law Firm
Shivam Ahuja is a member of the Investment Funds Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. Shivam primarily focusses on VC/ PE funds and has extensively advised on setting up of several leading...
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Anirudh Arjun Financial Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Afaan Arshad Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Afaan Arshad is member of the International Tax Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, a research and strategy driven international firm. Afaan is based out of the Mumbai office of Nishith...
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Dr. Milind Antani Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Dr. Milind Antani, a renowned surgeon turned lawyer, leads the Pharma & Healthcare practice at multi-skilled, research-based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates where he...
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Alipak Banerjee Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Vibhore Batwara International Tax Attorney Nishith Desai Associates
Vibhore Batwara is a Member of the International Tax Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, a research and strategy driven international law firm. Vibhore is based out of the Mumbai office...
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Dibya Behera Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Varsha Bhattacharya Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Varsha is a Leader in the International Tax Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. Her area of focus is cross-border taxation, including aspects of taxable nexus, withholding taxes, and...
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Payel Chatterjee Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Payel Chatterjee is a Leader in the International Dispute Resolution practice at Nishith Desai Associates and heads the firm’s European Practice. She focusses on International Commercial...
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Srishti Chhabra Corporate Funds Attorney Nishith Desai Associates India
Srishti Chhabra is a member with the Funds practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai. She graduated from National Law University, Jodhpur, and shares a keen interest in corporate laws....
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Aarathi Das Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Nishith Desai Founder Attorney Financial Law Nishith Desai Associates India
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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Vyapak Desai Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Prakhar Dua Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Prakhar Dua is a senior member of the Fund Formation and Regulatory practice at the Nishith Desai Associates. He has advised several international and domestic clients on fund structuring,...
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Aparna Gaur IP Lawyer Nishith Desai Law Firm
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 Ghosh Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Eshvar Girish Merger Acquisition Leader Nishith Desai
Eshvar Girish works with the corporate team at the research and strategy-driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. He deals with transactions related to mergers and...
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Gowree Gokhale Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Supratim Guha Senior Member, Private Equity & Mergers & Acquisitions Nishith Desai India
Supratim is a senior member of the firm’s corporate practice. He has experience in cross-border corporate transactions and has advised acquirers and private equity funds in their...
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Arjun Gupta Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Aishwarya H Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Aishwarya is a lawyer and leader of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group at Nishith Desai Associates. Aishwarya primarily focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private...
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P Vivek Ilawat Labor Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Aarushi Jain Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Aarushi Jain co-leads the Education and Intellectual Property Groups at the multi-skilled and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. With a niche focus on...
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Palash Jain Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Palash is an Indian qualified lawyer and graduated from Hidayatullah National Law University in 2017. He is currently part of the PE, VC and M&A Team at Nishith Desai Associates. He is...
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Parul Jain Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Pratibha Jain Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Ms. Pratibha Jain heads the Delhi office of Nishith Desai Associates. She is a Leader in the Funds and Regulatory practice at NDA. Ms. Jain brings with her a breadth of international and...
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Devanshi Jaiswal Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Devanshi Jaiswal is a member of the corporate practice at international law firm Nishith Desai Associates which includes Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Structural Finance....
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Kishore Joshi Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Nishchal Joshipura M&A Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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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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Ashish Kabra Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Aaron Kamath Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Aaron is a lawyer and leader of the International Commercial Laws and Technology-Media-Telecommunication Laws Practice Group. Aaron advises clients on complex cross-border transactions...
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Mohammad Kamran Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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-Head of International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice
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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Mohak Kapoor M&A Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Mohak is currently working as an Associate at Nishith Desai Associates. His areas of practice include M&A, Corporate Transactions, Financial Services Regulatory and Investment Funds. He...
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Vivek Kathpalia Education Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Vivek Kathpalia heads the Singapore office of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates, leading the firm's various initiatives across East Asia...
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Moazzam Khan Global Litigator Nishith Desai Law Firm
Moazzam heads the Global Litigation Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He also leads the Human Resources litigation practice at the Firm. After attaining his degree in law from Symbiosis...
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 Tanisha Khanna Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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 Khorana M&A Acquisition Corporate Lawyer Nishith Desai Associates
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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Purushotham Kittane Intellectual Property Attorney Nishith Desai Associates Law Firm Bangalore, India
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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Tanya Kukade Life Sciences Pharma Disruptive Technologies Attorney Nishith Desai Associates Law Firm Mumbai
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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Adimesh Lochan Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Kshama Loya International Dispute Attorney Nishith Desai Law Firm
Kshama A. Loya is a Leader in the International Dispute Resolution practice at Nishith Desai Associates. She focusses on International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration. Kshama...
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Aniruddha Majumdar Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-Centric Global Law Firm
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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Archita Mohapatra Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Archita 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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Meyyappan Nagappan Tax Lawyer Nishith Desai Law Firm
Meyyappan Nagappan is a Leader in the International Tax practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He leads the tech and tax practice, impact investment, social finance, tax policy and GST...
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Shipra Padhi Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Shipra Padhi is a leader in the International Tax and Private Client practice. She specializes in providing tax advice in complex cross border transactions. She is extensively involved in...
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MIhir A. Parikh Research, Innovation and Strategic Legal Consulting Practice Nishith Desai Associates
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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Radhika Parikh Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Vaibhav Parikh Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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 Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Abhay Porwal Patent Attorney Nishith Desai Law Firm
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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Prashant Prakhar Aviation Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Prashant Prakhar is a senior member of the Regulatory & Public Policy Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He has advised clients on a wide array of services including regulatory and...
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Aparimita Pratap Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Aparimita is a member of the Dispute Resolution practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Delhi. She has worked on matters involving International Commercial Arbitration, Insolvency and...
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Darren Punnen Healthcare Device Attorney Nishin Desai Law Firm
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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Nitish Raj Labor Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Nitish Raj is a member of the international law firm Nishith Desai Associates where he primarily works in their employment law team. Previously, he worked as an associate to Mr. C.S....
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Sanjana Mohan Rao Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Sanjana Rao is a member of the Regulatory & Public Policy and Funds Teams at Nishith Desai Associates. She is based out of the Firm’s New Delhi office. She is a law graduate from...
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Jaideep Reddy Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Jaideep is a technology lawyer whose practice focuses on disruptive technologies and their interaction with the law. In particular, he advises on Fintech regulations, privacy and...
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Rahul Rishi Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Puja Saha Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Technology-Media-Telecommunication Laws Practice Group Member
Puja is a member of the Technology-Media-Telecommunication (TMT) Laws Practice Group at the multi-skilled, research-focused international law firm Nishith Desai Associates. Since graduating...
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Sayantani Saha Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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 Advocate Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Dr. Dhruv Sanghavi Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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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Athira Sankar Telecommunications Media IP Member India Nishith Desai Associates
Athira is a member of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups at the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm Nishith Desai...
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Shreya Shenolikar Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Healthcare and Med-Tech Team Member
Shreya Shenolikar is a member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Healthcare and Med-Tech team at Nishith Desai Associates. Her practice particularly focuses on advising several multi-...
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Vinay Shukla Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Senior Member
Vinay Shukla is a senior member of the Competition Law Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He regularly advises and represents international and domestic clients on matters before the...
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Rajesh Simhan Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Rajesh Simhan Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Rajesh Simhan leads the International Tax & Tax Controversies Practice at research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates.   Over the years, the...
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Ashish Sodhani Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Leader of the International Tax Practice Group
Ashish is a leader of the International tax practice group at the multi-skilled and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. He focuses on cross border tax and...
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Ajay Singh Solanki Lawyer Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
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 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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 Harshita Srivastava Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
M&A and Private Equity Practice Leader
Harshita Srivastava is a Leader at the M&A and Private Equity Practice at the multi-skilled, research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. She also...
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Huzefa Tavawalla Disruptive Tech Lawyer Nishith Desai Law Firm
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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Yashasvi Tripathi Attorney Nishith Desai Assoc. India-centric Global Law Firm
Yashasvi is a member of Corporate and Securities Practice of the firm and has keen interest in International Dispute Resolution Practice. She assists in representing international clients...
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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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