Nishith Desai Associates

Life Sciences Department

India
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What the team is known for Well respected for advice on M&A and tax issues in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Offers additional experience in pharmaceutical patent prosecution and litigation. Experience on outbound acquisitions by Indian multinationals in the healthcare sector. Also provides regulatory advice to international companies entering the market and importing products into India.

Strengths"They know the Indian market," appreciates one source, while another praises the team for being "extremely responsive."

"They deserve to be in the top band," agrees a market source.

Work highlights Assisted Janssen Pharmaceutical with the filing and prosecution of several pharmaceutical patents.

Notable practitioners


Milind Antani
leverages his experience practising as a surgeon to advise on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical and life sciences areas. "He is a game changer; he sets out practical advice, is client-oriented, focused and always responsive," reports an impressed interviewee.