Aakash Desai’s practice focuses on the establishment, operation and organization of private investment funds, including hedge funds, in a variety of jurisdictions.

Practice & Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Desai trained at a “magic circle” law firm in its London and New York offices. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 2011. He has previously worked as an analyst at a leading consulting firm in Australia and as a researcher at the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in Melbourne.

Mr. Desai received his Bachelor of Laws (with Honors) and his Bachelor of Commerce (specializing in finance and econometrics) from the University of Melbourne and his MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford. He received his post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law (Victoria).