Vikram Shroff


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3, North Avenue,
Maker Maxity, Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Mumbai 400 051, India

Tel: +91 – 22 – 6159 5000
Fax: +91 – 22 – 6159 5001


Vikram Shroff is the head of the HR Law (Employment & Labour) practice at Nishith Desai Associates.

He specialises in various employment and labour related projects including advising on employment and labour laws; drafting and negotiating employment contracts; drafting of non-disclosure agreements and assignment of intellectual property; advising on competition and solicitation restrictions; structuring of expatriate, secondment and deputation arrangements; drafting service rules, standing orders, company policies and employee handbooks; assistance in compensation structuring; structuring and documentation of employee stock option and share purchase plans; advising on employee transfer and post-merger integration; advising and documentation in relation to employment termination, downsizing and reduction in force; advising and support on employment litigation matters; and advising on employment related immigration laws.

Vikram has been recognised as being among the world’s pre-eminent Management Labour & Employment lawyers by the International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2013.

He is also recognised as a leading employment and employee benefits lawyer by Practical Law Company.

Recognised as India’s leading young lawyer in India’s 40 under 45 list by Indian Lawyer 250 (a publication of Law Business Research Ltd., UK)

Nominated for the ‘Young Achievers Award of the Year in the Firm Category (40 Years & Below)’ by LegalEra, India’s leading legal magazine, for the LegalEra Awards 2013

Recognised as a “Subject Matter Expert” for Industrial Relations by Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) India

The HR Law (Employment and Labour) practice at Nishith Desai Associates addresses all legal, tax and regulatory issues pertaining to an employer – employee relationship. HR Law includes several central (federal) and state specific employment statutes, administrative regulations as well as judicial decisions. In the Indian context, there are a plethora of labour laws, enacted at the central as well at the state level. Each organization is required to be familiar with the applicable HR Laws as ignorance of law cannot be an excuse.

We have successfully leveraged HR Law and tax specialization and rich international experience to develop a vibrant HR Law practice group. The HR Law practice group adopts a business-focused approach in advising clients, so that the HR strategy of clients is implemented in the most effective manner, along with complying with HR Laws.

The firm advises both domestic and international clients on the complex regulatory and legal aspects of employment and labour law in order to enable full compliance with all the applicable laws and tax provisions. The firm is actively involved in drafting and/or reviewing of employment documentation and advising on a wide range of labour law related queries, including structuring of ESOPs, transfer of employees, termination, non-compete issues and the like. The group predominantly represents companies and their management on employment related projects and litigation.

Representative clients: Advent International,, Amdocs, Amnesty International, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Broadcom, Capgemini, CollabNET, Continuum, De Beers, Deloitte, Dun & Bradstreet, Expedia, Foundation Capital, Fragomen, Gates Foundation, General Mills, GIC Singapore, GlobeOp Financial Services, Groupe Aeroplan, Herman Miller, Hersheys, Impetus, IMS Health, India Capital, Integreon Managed Solutions, Intel, JEOL Asia, JP Morgan, Life Technologies, LinkedIn, Manulife, Merck, Millennium Limited Partners, Netgear Technologies, New Enterprise Associates, Netgear Inc., Nvidia Corporation, Och-Ziff, Oracle, OrbiMED, Providence, Quinstreet, ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Silicon Valley Bank, Skillsoft, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) India, State Farm, Synaptics, Synopsys, TA Associates, Takeda, TeachForAll, The Rohatyn Group, Time Warner, Tishman Speyer, TJX Inc., Tower Research Capital, TripAdvisor, Viacom, Visa, Walmart, Zensar Technologies

Nishith Desai Associates is a research-based Indian law firm with offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Bangalore, Singapore, Mumbai BKC, Delhi and Munich that aims at providing strategic, legal and tax services across various sectors; some of which are IP, pharma and life-sciences, corporate, technology and media. We contribute insight through articles and other resourceful reports to publications on the growing Indian economy and its legal impact on the US and other developed nations. Our firm has had many accomplishments and won several accolades internationally as well as domestically for being an industry leader; and continues to be ranked consistently as one of the top 5 in India. Our expertise and opinion is regarded as an authority amongst the upper echelons of international law. In addition, our client list includes many of the Fortune 500 and other successful Indian businesses. As an intimately sized firm, we have an intensive client selection process in order to maximize our strengths to areas where we can best add value.

Technology is the cornerstone of our practice and we invest heavily in updating our system to match global demand. Our team of attorneys comprises of a surgeon, engineers, management consultants, chartered accountants and solicitors who are well versed in providing solutions according to industry specifics.

Founder and Managing Partner, Nishith Desai spent extensive time studying management styles of top global law-firms prior to setting up Nishith Desai Associates in 1989. He has been inspired by the principles of trusteeship and democracy by legendary thinkers, Mahatma Gandhi and Charles Handy. Since its inception, Nishith Desai Associates has continued to evolve based on these beliefs in its vision, values, policies and culture; and is rooted firmly in its ideological and philosophical approach on conducting fair business.

“Head of department Vikram Shroff is recommended for his advisory work. Sources universally note that his advice is insightful and helpful, with one saying that he is a “one-stop solution for all of our enquiries.”
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2015