Nishith Desai Associates

We are an India-centric global law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Munich and New York. We are research-focused and provide strategic, legal, regulatory and tax advice coupled with industry expertise in an integrated manner. This diverse background and our research-based approach has helped us in being pioneers in developing innovative structures that have become industry standards. We also pride ourselves on innovative legal services and to that extent look to provide creative, out-of-the-box ideas and perspectives to our clients.

We have been conferred the title of Most Innovative Law Firm in India and Asia-Pacific for multiple years by the Financial Times. For M&A, TMT and Tax, we have been consistently regarded as a Tier 1 Indian firm and the same has been supported by various accolades from leading international rankings such as Chambers & Partners, PLC Rankings, Legal 500, RSG etc. I am also attaching our firm presentation.

We have significant experience in the crypto-asset industry since its beginning in India and advise several leading players in the industry as well as the industry association. Please find attached our research paper on blockchain technology. We were involved in drafting a self-regulatory code of conduct for the crypto-asset industry and making representations to the Government of India on this. We have also been advising businesses on the implications of the latest Reserve Bank of India circular prohibiting regulated entities from dealing in crypto-assets.

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