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Ashurst bestie ILP hires 2nd Mumbai partner with sports lawyer Kiran Desai

Desai to bring celeb clients and TMT work to ILP
Desai to bring celeb clients and TMT work to ILP

International firm Ashurst’s local best friend Indian Law Partners (ILP) has hired sports and media lawyer Kiran Desai in Mumbai to head up its intellectual property, media, entertainment and sports law practice.

Desai had founded his own firm, KAD Legal, in 2007 after working for a year at the Chambers of Shyam Divan and having been a DSK Legal associate between 2003 and 2005.

He is a 2004 GLC Mumbai graduate and holds an LLM from Georgetown University Washington.

ILP’s head office is in Delhi, while in Mumbai Desai is the second partner alongside partner Kanika Premnarayen.

Delhi-based ILP managing partner Gopika Pant commented: “We are really happy to welcome Kiran to ILP and join us as a colleague. While we have added intellectual property, media, entertainment & sports law verticals to ILP, we continue to maintain our boutique status, maintaining focus on high quality work, client satisfaction and striking the difficult work-life balance required for sustained growth and professional development of our lawyers.

“We are looking to develop a sound litigation practice, Kiran brings experience in this too, so now we can add a few more practice areas to train our lawyers during their first couple of years of working, very similar to training contracts offered by international law firms.”

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