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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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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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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 Tax Practice Member
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, 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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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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AT NISHITH DESAI ASSOCIATESRitika is a member of the International Dispute Resolution & Investigations practice of the research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai…
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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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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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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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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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