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Nitish Upadhyaya

Senior Innovation Manager


Nitish Upadhyaya

Senior Innovation Manager


Nitish leads the ideas and investment (i2) team within the Legal Technology Group based in London. His multi-disciplinary team support staff from across A&O’s network to analyse, design and prototype solutions to problems or in response to opportunities. The i2 team also help clients surface and capture ideas and challenges, with the aim of designing creative solutions that unlock value. He regularly leads user-centred design workshops across the globe.

Nitish was previously an Associate in the Litigation & Investigations Practice where he advised clients on multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and financial services cases in the English Commercial Court. He has spent time across London, New York and Hong Kong during his time at A&O.

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Publications: 08 June 2021

Viewpoint: How to make innovation-based change work for lawyers

Embracing design thinking is a start, but incorporating behavioural science and data science has to be next on the agenda.

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Publications: 02 December 2020

The Evolution of the Lawyer – moving beyond traditional delivery

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Publications: 18 October 2017

No contractual recourse against issuer for investor in bearer notes

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Blog Post: 16 October 2017

Grin and bear it. Your contract is your bond.

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2014


BA Hons (Cantab), Law, 2010

Pro-bono experience

  • Trustee of Mondo Challenge Foundation an international development charity which works in North East India, Nepal and Tanzania.

Published work

  • The Spectre of Crown Immunity after the End of Empire in Hong Kong and India" (2013)  21 Asia Pacific Law Review 77 by Christopher Forsyth and Nitish Upadhyaya.
  • Development of the Prerogative Remedies in England and India: The Student becomes the Master’ National Law School of India Review, Vol. 25, Special Issue (2013), pp. 168-177, Forsyth, Christopher; Upadhyaya, Nitish 25 Nat'l L. Sch. India Rev. 168 (2013) (reprint of National Law School of India Review, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (2011), pp. 77-86, Forsyth, Christopher; Upadhyaya, Nitish 23 Nat'l L. Sch. India Rev. 77 (2011-2012))