Manish Desai - Founder

Manish founded VIDHII and heads team VIDHII. Manish has nearly 30 years of experience as a lawyer. He has appeared and argued matters before the Supreme Court, High Court, DRTs, DRATs, ITAT, CLB, NCLT, Consumer and Criminal Courts. Manish focuses on strategy in litigations and other legal aspects, whether it be transactions relating to corporate or real estate or trade disputes. The same is done in consultation with team VIDHII and the same is then executed by the team.
Apart from advising clients on structuring of complex transactional matters, Manish is also an arguing counsel and his propositions on law find a mention in several reported judgments of the Supreme Court, Bombay High Court, DRT-Mumbai and the DRAT-Mumbai.

Sowjanya Menon - Co-Founder

Sowjanya co-founded VIDHII along with Manish and heads the banking practice of the Firm. With close to 30 years of practice, Sowjanya has extensive knowledge and experience in areas of Insurance, Debt Recovery, Securitisation and Asset Reconstruction, Insolvency, Due Diligence including Land Due Diligence and General Civil Litigation and has serviced many Banks, NBFC's, Asset Reconstruction Companies, Financial Institutions and Corporates.
Sowjanya has the benefit of having conducted legal audits, developed documentation and has advised on issues relating to Banking and Insurance. She advises Asset Reconstruction Companies on their legal due diligence and acquisition of portfolios and documentation. She also conducts title due diligence for the banking and real estate clients of the Firm. She conducts and oversees arbitrations and litigation in the DRT, DRAT, NCLT, City Civil Court, High Court and Supreme Court.