Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a full-service, global law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology.
Vipul Nishawala is a partner in the Global Sourcing group of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He has extensive experience in counseling clients on a broad range of technology-related transactions and related issues. His experience includes: Structuring, negotiating, and drafting complex technology transactions, including: long-term and strategic information technology, business process, and human resources outsourcings; software licensing, maintenance and development agreements; Web-hosting and Internet-related agreements; equipment purchase and leasing transactions; and consulting and nondisclosure agreements; Providing assistance on all stages of technology transactions: gathering requirements and developing requests for proposals; conducting competitive term sheet negotiations among potential bidders; and recommending supplier and project management strategies; and Advising on and negotiating complex disputes arising from technology agreements, including: proving material breach; assisting in terminations for cause and convenience; renegotiating agreements; and resolving complex scope, performance and financial disputes. Mr. Nishawala has been ranked among the top tiers of Technology and IT Outsourcing lawyers in New York by Chambers USA in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He also has been recognized nationally by Chambers USA in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as a leading attorney in the area of Outsourcing. According to clients interviewed, he is “very effective in negotiations: he protects the client in terms of operational and financial impact" and is "knowledgeable about all aspects of whatever deal he’s working on - he can remember different bits of a deal and put the pieces together to address whatever issues we want addressed.” Specialties: IT, business process, and human resources outsourcings; software licensing, maintenance and development agreements; Web-hosting and Internet-related agreements; equipment purchase and leasing transactions; and consulting and nondisclosure agreements; privacy issues.