We invite applicants to understand our organization and what entails being a part of NDA. Nishith Desai Associates has set distinct standards and benchmarks in the area of firm management. We have attempted at aligning our policies, processes and practices with our internal value system, mission statement and vision for the coming years.

As a firm, we are keen on retaining people that are in sync with our firm's energy. Our selection process is based on metrics that go beyond academia and work-experience. A cultural fit along with a desire to knowledge share, are platforms we strongly consider before accepting a candidate for a full-time position. Besides that, applicants are graded on meritocracy, good-writing skills, technical proficiency and professional credentials. We have developed a transparent system of admission that has been applauded by reputed publications such as the John Wiley.

Creativity and discipline are at the forefront of our practice. We believe in "brain count" versus a headcount and are conservative about mindless scaling. Our attorneys are intensively trained on various levels to eventually become leaders. We have long handled large, global projects via our intimately sized teams, which help maintain client confidentiality to the highest level.

Nishith Desai Associates aspires to be a distinct organization that will have a threshold of 200 smart level 5 professionals by the year 2020.

Criterions for hiring

  • Passionate about learning and knowledge sharing, client satisfaction and adhere to a dedicated work ethic
  • Associates with extensive experience
  • Research and Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Open-mindedness
  • Innovation and taking on initiatives
  • Team spirit
  • Commitment
  • Discipline
  • Leadership potential
  • An attitude to excel

Apart from new talent from law school or an equivalent background, we offer interesting opportunities for lateral hires. People at different stages of their career may apply to us. Our assessment of lateral hires remains the same as those starting their legal career.

NDA continues to attract and welcome diversity in its workforce. We take great pride in having a strong women representation amongst our members and believe in gender equality. Furthermore, we retain people with varied professional and educational backdrop. Besides law, we have recruited people with backgrounds in engineering, chartered accountancy, management, medicine, artificial intelligence and others.

Nishith Desai Associates is a flexible, breathing firm that has constantly adapted and evolved its role to meet business environment and community needs.

Mission and Vision

Distinctly Different


NDA cCep: Upcoming Programs
April 06, 2020


NASSCOM HR Forum: An interactive workshop on "The Code on Wages 2019"
February 25, 2020

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Round Table

Indian Infrastructure Sector – Decoding InvITs
November 14, 2019

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Inviting Top Talent for our Corporate Law, Infrastructure, IP and International Tax Practices

Strong credentials in Corporate Law (in particular M&A or Fund Investment), Infrastructure, IP or International Tax? Now’s the time to apply. We’re looking for the industry's best talent with scope to do extraordinary work for the world’s best, marquee clients. Reach out for a great career in a great place!

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