Actis General Counsel Ratnadeep Roychowdhury is joining Nishith Desai Associates as Leader..Commenting on the development, the firm's Founder and Managing Partner Nishith Desai said,“We are excited to have Ratnadeep join us as Leader in the PE/M&A practice. His specialised knowledge of the PE industry will be very helpful to us. His significant experience advising on marquee disputes will be an additional bonus to the team.".Roychowdhury joins Nishith Desai Associates after leading the legal affairs at Actis in India for more than three years.Prior to Actis, he was a Partner at AZB, where he specialised in PE, M&A and disputes.After graduating from NUJS, Kolkata in 2007, he started his career with the erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas. He joined AZB in 2011 and was made Partner in 2015..On his decision to join NDA, Roychowdhury said,“I am excited to be joining Nishith Desai Associates, a research-based India-centric global law firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Munich/Amsterdam and Singapore, besides India. I am eagerly looking forward to starting work with the ‘firm of the future’ and being a part of this fantastic firm that drives itself with the purpose to change the world for the better, together.”.Recently, NDA saw the exits of Pratibha Jain, who is moving to Everstone Group, and Simone Reis and Rajesh Sinhan, who have set up Anagram Partners.