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Anuj Desai

Anuj Desai
+44(0)7968 281 862

Anuj is an experienced in-house lawyer and a trusted business partner who is brilliant at implementing legal strategy, budget and processes. He has over 15 years’ experience working with a broad range of organisations in the media industry and other start-ups/SMEs and large corporates and loves working with both entrepreneurs and management teams to get under the skin of a business. This allows him to fully understand a company’s commercial and operational needs, and to anticipate legal issues before they become a problem, so he can provide the right level of pragmatic and strategic advice.

Anuj is used to working closely with sales, business development and other customer/ supplier-facing teams to support and promote deal closure and growth whilst managing risk. He’s also focused on showing how efficient legal can make a real difference to a business from ensuring contracts work for the products / services so it’s easier to do business to working with sales teams to drive business revenue. He’s great at streamlining contracts and processes as well as simplifying complex issues to find practical and workable solutions.


Useful to know:

In addition to Anuj’s weekly podcast ‘The Cannabis Conversation’ (you can check it out here) he loves cooking and Italian wine (who doesn’t!).

Worked with:

Anuj trained with Olswang before moving to in-house roles as Legal Counsel at Freesat, Group Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Tesco/Blinkbox and Head of Legal, Media & Sport at BT. He was also a senior member of the Commercial and Content Partnerships team at TalkTalk and has worked with BBC and HMV.

What Anuj's clients say:

Anuj’s ability to translate complex legal matters into clear and concise language that is easily understood has been a game changer for us – helping to get contracts signed faster and personally saving me considerable time. His ability to align legal strategies with our company's goals has also been instrumental in improving and streamlining our internal processes. In short, Anuj has been an invaluable asset to our business and I highly recommend him for flexible in-house GC support.

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