IPBA 2021

Vyapak Desai

Head, Int’l Dispute Resolution and Investigation

Nishith Desai Associates


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 input in cross border, complex contentious matters while also leading the Corporate and Securities practice at the firm focusing on insolvency and corporate laws.

Vyapak’s vast experience in legislation includes representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex litigation and arbitration cases including investment treaty arbitrations, commercial disputes Known for his reasonable, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach, he is also a trained mediator/conciliator and acts as Arbitrator across international jurisdictions such as London, Singapore, Malaysia and India. Vyapak has cultivated expertise in highly sensitive investigation/white collar crime matters advising the Board of Directors and senior management in dealing with internal and regulatory inquires arising out of fraud, manipulation of accounts, non compliance of laws and policies etc.

Vyapak is the Co-chair-council of MCIA, Director of CIArb India Branch, Convener – Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF), member of ICC India Group, Advisory Board at MARC, Mauritius, Member of IBA, IPBA and the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.

He is listed as highly recommended lawyer in prime directories like Legal500, Chambers&Partners, Benchmark Litigation, Asia law profies and others. He has also been listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC, AIAC LCIA, THIAC, NCDEX (SEBI), and BVI IAC.