Aakash Desai is a member of the firm’s investment management practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Desai represents fund sponsors in the formation and structuring of private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds and fund of funds, in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, he represents institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, in connection with their investments in private investment funds. Mr. Desai has also recently represented an emerging market sponsor in secondary transactions.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Desai trained at a magic circle law firm in its London and New York offices. He has previously worked as an analyst at a leading Australian consulting firm and as a legal researcher at the University of Oxford, Duke University and the University of Melbourne.