Former IndusLaw Partner Basava Rao has joined Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) as of October 1. The firm also welcomed Vasavi Kaparthi, Shipra Verma and Aishwarya Rao, who is set to join the firm on November 1..Basava Rao is 2008 graduate of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. He was part of NDA from January 2009 till April 2012, after which he joined IndusLaw, where he worked as a Partner at Hyderabad. Vasavi Kaparthi completed her B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2015. She has previously worked with leading firms like Trilegal and Samvad Partners. Prior to joining NDA, she was a Senior Associate at IndusLaw.Shipra Verma has completed her B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Chanakya National Law University, Patna in 2016.Aishwarya Rao is also CNLU graduate. She has previously worked with Tempus Law Associates and IndusLaw..On the new hires, Founding Partner Nishith Desai said,“We are looking having one of the best years in all respects including research and thought leadership and moving towards our purpose - to change the world for the better, together. NDA follows the policy of ‘No Poaching’ though it welcomes back its alumna. All the people joining come with passion, stay with passion and when they leave for any reason they passionately remain NDA family members. It’s a purpose-driven firm that believes in shaping the future of law and being socially useful. Its entire clientele is international. It enjoys solving complex problems.”.If you would like your Deals, Columns, Press Releases to be published on Bar & Bench, please fill in the form available here.