Nishith Desai

Nishith Desai is a relatively large firm with four offices in India and another four abroad. It has a reputation for good work in the technology sector and is considered to take a slightly less traditional approach than some of its contemporaries. The firm’s technology law practice places a special focus on IT and business process outsourcing. The firm has developed a niche in this area and has assisted outsourcing companies with data storage and collection policies, as well as on the data protection challenges associated with cloud computing.

The firm also has a strong focus on research and strategy, which has included setting up a research centre. Clients include tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google, as well as the likes of Mastercard and Cisco. Mumbai-based partner Gowree Gokhale holds a strong reputation in the area.