Nishith Desai is the founder of research & strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. A renowned International Tax, Corporate & Technology lawyer, Nishith’s interest span a wide spectrum of law, society and ethics.
With a keen interest in technology, Nishith has remained ahead of the curve by actively driving legal and ethical research into emerging areas such as blockchain technology, autonomous vehicles and CRISPR gene-editing. Mr. Desai has been invited by the Government of India to help formulate a regulatory policy governing crypto-assets. Nishith Desai has also pioneered innovation in the Financial Services sector and advised the Government of Mauritius and the Government of India in launching their respective offshore financial centers. The firm has worked for over 1400 funds across all classes of assets.
Combining technology with innovation and social good, Nishith has built the Imaginarium Aligunjan, a research center operating as a private property for public good that stands as an ode to ‘Blue Sky Thinking,’ near Mumbai, India.
Within the legal industry Nishith Desai Associates has won several accolades most notably being recognized by the Financial Times and RSG Awards as Asia-Pacific’s Most Innovative Law Firm in 2017 and India’s Most Innovative Law Firm for the past 5 years consecutively.