Partner Nishith Desai & Associates
- Ms. Gowree Gokhale, is a senior partner who heads the IP, Technology, Media and Entertainment law and gaming practice of the multi-skilled, research-based international law firm,
Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com).
- Her specializations include IP, TMT laws, gaming, commercial laws, strategic M&As and cross border dispute resolution and pharma and life sciences laws.
- Ms. Gokhale regularly advises clients on IP management and protection strategy and has led several IP and technology related matters. She is also involved in devising IP litigation strategies for clients and has lead several IP litigations before different forums in India.
- She has advised several Indian and foreign gaming companies on variety of issues, including general gaming laws in India, IP issues, setting of India operations, payment solutions for gaming businesses (including virtual currency), mobile and internet gaming related laws, tax issues, data protection and privacy issues.
- She has assisted several international media production houses and pharmaceutical companies in structuring of their India operations, including IP structuring, and advice on regulatory issues. She has spearheaded several IP centric M & A transactions, especially in the pharma, IT and media & entertainment space. Her specialization also includes structuring of cross border outsourcing and franchising arrangements and advising Indian and MNC clients on the Indian data privacy laws.
- Ms. Gokhale has been practicing for last over 20 years. She is a Solicitor and a registered Patent & Trade Mark attorney. She is also a member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and a mentor and advisor at ZoneStartups India.
- She was a visiting faculty at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law Studies at Mumbai. Ms. Gokhale has authored research reports and articles on variety of IP centric subjects and has presented at various national and international seminars and conferences on IP, media and technology and gaming laws.
- About your Organization (in not more than 100 words):. Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is a research based international law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), Singapore, New Delhi, Munich and New York. We provide strategic legal, regulatory, and tax advice coupled with industry expertise in an integrated manner. As a firm of specialists, we work with select clients in select verticals. We focus on niche areas in which we provide high expertise, strategic value and are invariably involved in select, very complex, innovative transactions. We specialize in Globalization, International Tax, Fund Formation, Corporate & M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, International Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Employment and HR, Intellectual Property, International Commercial Law and Private Client. Our industry expertise spans Automotive, Funds, Financial Services, IT and Telecom, Pharma and Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Education. Our key clientele comprise marquee Fortune 500 corporations. Equally passionate about philanthropy and the social sector, our forte includes innovation and strategic advice in futuristic areas of law such as those relating to Bitcoins (block chain), Internet of Things (IOT), Privatization of Outer Space, Drones, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Med-Tech and Medical Devices and Nanotechnology.
- Nishith Desai Associates is ranked the ‘Most Innovative Asia Pacific Law Firm in 2016’ by the Financial Times – RSG Consulting Group in its prestigious FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2016 Awards. With a highest-ever total score in these awards, the firm also won Asia Pacific’s best ‘Innovation in Finance Law’, and topped the rankings for the ‘Business of Law’. While this recognition marks NDA’s ingress as an innovator among the globe’s best law firms, NDA has previously won the award for ‘Most Innovative Indian Law Firm’ for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, in these elite Financial Times.
Organization: Nishith Desai Associates
Phone: +91 9867640714