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Vyapak Desai

Vyapak Desai heads the International Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice at the multi-skilled, research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. A senior attorney with the firm, Vyapak specializes in bringing in the highest level of analytical arrangement in cross border complex disputes while also leading the Corporate and Securities practice in the past at the firm. Known for his reasonable, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach, Vyapak is also a trained Mediator and an experienced arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations.

Vyapak’s vast experience in legislation includes representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex cases including investment treaty arbitrations, commercial disputes related to shareholders agreements, international trade and across industries such as oil & gas, infrastructure, construction, private equity funds, and TMT. The law has become more intricate and intertwined. Keeping in sync, Vyapak has cultivated expertise in insolvency and corporate law as well as in investigation/white collar crimes.

Vyapak is the Co-chair-council of MCIA, Director of CIArb India Branch, Member, Advisory Board, MARC (Mauritius), member of ICC India Group, member of IBA and IPBA. He has also been listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC, AIAC, LCIA, THIAC, BVI IAC and NCDEX (SEBI). Highlighting law as a dynamic discipline, Vyapak has also co-authored a chapter in the book titled Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India published by Lexis-Nexis 2017 in addition to writing several articles and speaking on various forum internationally.