High-end international legal, tax and strategy consulting firm, Nishith Desai Associates, based in Mumbai, Bangalore and Palo Alto, has successfully gone live with 3E, the next-generation financial and practice management software system from Elite. Milind Mundankar, chief technology officer at Nishith Desai Associates, said  “The firm had been successfully billing clients using a legacy system for the past ten years. We were looking for a system that would centralise the time billing and accounting functions and that offered inbuilt conflict check and pending collection modules. Most impressive was the way in which the implementation was handled by Elite. The transition was smooth with minimal disruption to fee-earners and, since go-live earlier this month, a number of valuable training programs have already been successfully completed by Elite.”

• Nishith Desai Associates specialises in cross-border transactional work with a focus on the financial services, IT and telecom, pharma and life sciences, media and entertainment, and infrastructure sectors. Key practice areas include international finance and tax, corporate and securities, intellectual property as well as litigation and dispute resolution. The firm practices Indian law from its overseas offices in co-operation with local law firms in a wide variety of jurisdictions.