Nishith Desai Associates Wins Financial Times Award For Most Innovative Indian Law Firm

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We are excited to inform you that Nishith Desai Associates has received the award for ‎Most Innovative Indian Law Firm by Financial Times in its 2014 study of Innovative Lawyers across Asia-Pacific including Australia (APAC). We have also been ranked as the second most innovative firm amongst APAC headquartered law firms.

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The Financial Times has given us the highest score in India for innovation in Corporate Strategy for: "A different approach to management, training and sharing knowledge to build a different model of law firm in India." We are also recognized as a top 3 'standout' firm for Corporate Strategy in the APAC region. We have also received the top aggregate score in India for Corporate & Commercial and second in Finance & Capital Markets, and the firm is 'highly recommended' for innovation in these areas.

We are privileged that our Founder and Managing Partner, Nishith Desai is the only Indian lawyer to be shortlisted for the award of most Innovative Individual Lawyer in the Asia-Pacific region. The survey by Financial Times recognizes Mr. Desai's "constructive contrarian" approach which is "radically different from that of most international premium law firms." It further states that: "The model was ahead of its time, particularly in Mr Desai's decision to focus on specific areas such as funds and technology. Nearly 25 years later, his model has both profitability and quality ratings in legal rankings...Before deciding on his firm's model, which combines research,...

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