Nishith Desai Associates nominated for the Thomson Reuter's Trust Law Impact Award of the year.


We are excited to let you know that Nishith Desai Associates has been nominated for the Thomson Reuter’s TrustLaw Impact Award for their project on “India Impact Investing Guide”.

The TrustLaw Impact Award recognizes projects that demonstrate significant impact for an NGO or social enterprise, their community, and beyond. The paper was co-authored by Meyyapan N, leader International Tax practice and Rahul Rishi, leader Social Sector practice at Nishith Desai Associates. NDA worked with several NGOs and Social Enterprises through Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs. The idea was to make impact investing as easy as traditional investing for both sophisticated impact investors and to help social entrepreneurs take the right decisions while setting up social enterprises.

The nomination is an addition to the glorious history of NDA having previously been awarded with several accolades in the pro-bono sector such as Asian Law Firm of the Year ( Pro-bono) award in 2001, Prof. Mohd Yunus Social Business Pioneer Award in 2010. NDA has also consistently been recognized as Financial Times Asia Pacific Most Innovative Lawyers and our work with Blueprint for Free Speech to develop the Perugia Principles, 12 Ways Journalists Should Protect Their Sources, won the Financial Times’ Asia Pacific Lawyers Awards 2019 in the category of Innovation in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice.

With the coronavirus pandemic challenging every aspect of our lives, this year Trust Law has decided to honor the nominees and winners on social media on November 5, 2020.

The research paper can be accessed here.