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Independent Legal Counsel (Private Client Practice), Former Journalist (Bombay samachar), Columnist (Parsania)
Having practiced transactional and dispute resolution laws, for 37 years, Berjis Desai, upon reaching 60, retired as Managing Partner of JSA, a national law firm having more than 300 lawyers across seven locations in India. A Master of Law (starred first) from the University of Cambridge, Berjis is now an independent legal counsel engaged in Private Client Practice, that is, succession and estate planning for HNIs and promoter families through wills, trusts, and family arrangements; resolving family, testamentary and business disputes through mediation and confidential fast-track arbitration; and regulatory aspects of offshore investments, residential status, and citizenship, insolvency and asset reconstruction advisory.
He is as an independent director of leading listed and non-listed public companies in India including The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, Adani Enterprises Limited, Edelweiss Capital Limited, Praj Industries Limited, Jubilant Foodworks Limited, Man Infraconstruction Limited and Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Limited.
A former working journalist with ‘Bombay Samachar’, Berjis Desai is a part-time writer and a columnist with Parsiana. His other interest includes breeding of thoroughbred horses and study of comparative religion. He considers himself a failed community activist.