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Pranay Desai





Pranay is an associate in the corporate practice group of BTG Advaya covering areas of corporate and securities law and governance, regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility.

Pranay has acted on various corporate transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, collaborations and restructuring. Pranay has experience representing a diverse clientele, comprising start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and multinational corporations across sectors. His responsibilities at BTG Advaya have encompassed due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation, incorporations, regulatory compliance and general corporate advisory for both Indian and foreign clients (listed as well as unlisted).

Pranay is a graduate from Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, with an undergraduate degree in law and is qualified to practice law in India.

Practice Areas

Commercial: Contracting and Public Procurement
Corporate: Transactions,  Structuring and Tax


Financial Services
Energy, Infrastructure and Real Estate
Industrials and Manufacturing
Technology, Media & Communications

Select Experience

Downing, Recorded Future, Crealytics, Svakarma

Assisted with incorporation of their Indian subsidiaries and post-incorporation compliances.

GoldenSource, Rotork, Recorded Future, Crealytics

Preparing and filing of compounding/ adjudication applications with the relevant regulatory authorities for rectification of offences committed by the respective entities under corporate and foreign exchange control laws.

Fairchild, RetailMeNot, HH Global, Cambridge

Prepared detailed advisory notes in relation to closure/ revival of business in India.

Leading Private Indian Bank

Provided advisory and assistance on transaction documentation entered into by the Bank in relation to lending against agricultural commodities.

Leading Private Indian Bank 

Advised in connection with legal issues in relation to the contribution of shareholding in a wholly owned subsidiary to a Section 25 company.


Provided end-to-end transaction advisory support in relation to foreign direct investment by the client in Indian entities.

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