Nishith Desai Associates

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Specialises in cross-border work, particularly international arbitration. Well versed in tax, commercial and private equity disputes, as a result of the firm's strong advisory practice in these areas. Also offers excellent expertise in investment treaty issues as part of the wider dispute resolution practice. Also harbours expertise in construction, white-collar crime and corporate fraud issues. Acts for an impressive list of Indian and multinational companies.

Strengths A commentator says: "They are very client-focused and commercial, endeavouring to be innovative."

"The firm has significant experience in arbitration and is a thought leader," comments another source.

Work highlights Acted for Invisalign India and Align Technology on a dispute relating to a distribution agreement with an Indian partnership firm.

Notable practitioners

Vyapak Desai
is a skilled arbitration counsel, known for his expertise in energy, infrastructure and investment related matters. A client describes him as an "extremely thorough professional with great listening skills and a deep understanding of technical and commercial aspects of various industries."