Date of birth:
18 March 1975
The name of the law school from which you received your first law degree:
Government Law College, Mumbai
Current law firm and office:
Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai-BKC
Position within the firm:
Head - HR Law
Key practice areas:
Employment & Labour
Why you chose to focus in these areas:
I have been involved in this area of law since the beginning and have found it to be very interesting area, especially in view of the nature of projects, clients advised, etc.
Details of the matter that you have worked on in your career to date that you are most proud of, and why:
While there is no single matter, I am currently advising several international and high-profile clients including Walmart, LinkedIn, Advent International, Nvidia, Silicon Valley Bank, Netgear, Alexandria Real Estate, anong others, on various Indian employment and labour law issues. I was invited by Littler Mendelson, the world’s largest employment and labour law firm with over 1,000 attorneys, to author the India chapter of the Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, that has been published by Lexis-Nexis since the year 2007.
The name of any more senior lawyers that you look up to or consider to be mentors:
Nishith Desai, the founder and managing partner of Nishith Desai Associates, who has been mentoring and encouraging me to develop a focus and specialisation in the area of employment and labour law.