Our Team
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Abhishek Malhotra

Managing Partner

LL.M., BA LL.B.

New Delhi

Abhishek Malhotra, Founding Partner, TMT Law Practice and a member of the Bar Councils of Delhi and California, has two and a half decades of experience in the primary areas of expertise, including intellectual property, commercial dispute resolution, technology, media and telecommunications. He has advised clients in minimizing legal risks and devising strategies for safeguarding against civil and criminal liability. Mr Malhotras expertise in the media sector has resulted in a close alliance with production houses, broadcasters, and artists across the industry, and he is recognized as the professional for issues across broadcasting, music, and sports.
He has contributed to the policy realm by providing inputs to the Governments and think tanks on copyright issues, sports and fantasy gaming, Digital Health; and as a Principal Advisor to the Broadband India Forum on issues relating, inter alia, to satellite communication and data protection. Mr Malhotra is a guest lecturer at Indian Institute of Information Technology, the National Law School of India University, NUJS, Kolkata. He regularly speaks at conferences and forums of repute, including the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, US India Business Council, Indo-American Chambers of Commerce, World Intellectual Property Office, The Observer Research Foundation, Space & Satellite Professionals International, MediaNama, FICCI and CII.

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Aahna Mehrotra

Partner

LL.M., BSL LL.B.

Mumbai

Aahna Mehrotra is a Partner at TMT Law Practice. She was called to the Bar in May, 2011 and has gained considerable exposure through her experiences at different institutions worldwide.

After completing her schooling from the prestigious Mayo College Girls School, Aahna studied law at the ILS Law College, Pune. She then worked at TMT Law Practice, before leaving for her Master in Entertainment and Sports Law from UCLA, School of Law. During her year at UCLA, Aahna worked in the Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy department at Warner Bros., which helped in polishing her skills in the American legal system. She further enhanced her skills by pursuing a certificate course in Sports Law held at the University of Cambridge and a second Masters degree in Sports Law from ISDE, Madrid. She also has a certificate in Sports Law from the Sports Law and Policy Centre, in Italy; a certificate in Intellectual Property from the London School of Economics; a certificate in Entertainment Law from the University of New Hampshire; and attended a certificate course in Sports Law at the University of Geneva, which was held in collaboration with Duke University, U.S.A.

Aahna is actively involved in the day-to-day affairs of the business of sports. She regularly advises clients on matters relating to league formulation, transfer of players, selection disputes, arbitration, intellectual property rights, media and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandising agreements, gaming and betting laws, fantasy sports and contract law.

Aahna serves as the Vice Chairperson on the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and is a member of the Arbitrational Tribunal constituted by Football Delhi. Amongst her most notable publications is co-authoring the second edition of the book ˜Law and Sports in India published by LexisNexis.

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Sapna Chaurasia

Partner

LL.M.

Mumbai

Sapna Chaurasia is a Partner at TMT Law Practice and leads the Mumbai operations of the Firm. She has an experience of more than 15 years working with law firms and in-house. Her primary area of expertise are Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Media and Entertainment, employment issues and internal compliances by companies.

Expertise:

  • Advising clients on pre-production, production and post production of cinematographic film, television shows and web-series and providing end-to-end transactional support including legal review of script, due diligence, structuring, drafting and negotiating development agreements, production agreements, artist agreements, amongst others
  • Advising client in relation to acquisition and syndication of content for satellite and/or digital exploitation
  • Advising clients on arbitration including initiation of arbitration, securing interim reliefs and representing clients before arbitrators
  • Advising clients and representing leading broadcasters on issues relating to amendment introduced by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, royalty issues under the Copyright Act 1957, proceedings seeking to regulate content available on OTT platforms
  • Advising clients on commercial disputes including initiation or defending proceedings before Court
  • Conducting due diligence of immovable property and drafting Sale Deed, Lease Deed, amongst others
  • Advising clients on the compliance requirements under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and conducting training
  • Advising clients on ethics and integrity compliances such as code of conduct, anti-bribery, conflict of interest, amongst others
  • Advising clients on employment issues including perusing the same in Court
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    Meghana Chandorkar

    Partner

    BSL, LL.B.

    Mumbai

    An Alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune, Meghana has 12 years of experience as an Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment lawyer.

    After graduating in 2009, she has worked with the intellectual property teams of leading law firms, with a strong focus on trademark and copyright law, as an in-house counsel for a music company, and for a broadcast, media, and entertainment company.

    Working with law firms in the initial half of her career has helped her create and develop a strong base of legal knowledge and, working in-house has been instrumental in giving her an insiders perspective, to better understand client requirements, from a business and commercial point of view, and to provide specific, appropriate and well-rounded legal advice, draft and structure agreements and minimize risks, keeping in mind the business requirements.

    While working as an in-house counsel, she was selected for, and has completed, a certificate program, in 2018, called the ˜Young Leader Development Program from MICA, Ahmedabad, designed specifically to develop young leaders across business and corporate functions, to tackle real-time problems and put forth innovative business solutions.

    Her core areas of expertise include structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements, and providing advice and opinions, pertaining to the creation, maintenance, protection, acquisition, and exploitation of intellectual property rights. She is skilled in copyright, media and entertainment, broadcast, trademark, and contract law, and she has been recognized as a professional whose advice is valued in providing creative legal solutions and advice to clients.

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    Anushree Yewale

    Associate Partner

    LL.M., BA LL.B.

    Mumbai

    Anushree Yewale has over 6 years of work experience in the media and entertainment sector. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Anushree has worked with a boutique intellectual property rights law firm. She has provided end-to-end support to numerous production houses, broadcasting companies, talent management agencies, and independent artists, provided transactional and advisory related services for content creation and content exploitation across various modes, media. and formats, structured, negotiated and implemented complex transactions involving S&P compliance for scripts, development and production of audio-visual content, distribution, and acquisition of audio-visual content, merchandising deals, film licensing and assignment deals and other ancillary transactions, negotiated sponsorship and endorsement contracts including celebrity licensing, cleared advertising for use in online and off-line media, and handled product placement and media productions.

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    Bagmisikha Puhan

    Associate Partner

    LL.B., B.SC.

    New Delhi

    Bagmisikha has spoken at privacy conclaves, healthcare conferences and has also provided training to the Odisha MSME members on issues concerning Geographical Indications. She also provides training programs to students of the School of Law, KIIT University on laws governing new age technologies.

    Bagmisikha is a technology lawyer with about seven years of experience. Her primary areas of practice are regulatory advisory and general corporate and commercial with specific emphasis on subject areas such as privacy, healthcare, telecommunications and space commercial. She has advised clients in creating privacy frameworks and has helped them implement the same at an enterprise level. She has advised and assisted healthcare institutions and associations in government agencies for regulatory and policy matters.

    Expertise:

    • Advising clients across sectors, including new age technology (fintech, agritech, space technology, digital health), telecom, broadcasting, pharmaceuticals, media, publishing house, ITeS, digital gaming.
    • Advising clients and giving opinions on generation, processing and handling personal and sensitive personal data of individuals and have provided handholding services in implementing the compliance procedures within the in-house set-up and conducting training of internal teams to realign company SOPs in re the compliance framework.
    • Advising clients on compliance with RBI laws, with special focus on prepaid payment instruments, payment settlement systems, PCI-DSS compliance, and other compliance requirements for maintenance and operation of a digital finance ecosystem.
    • Advising clients in digital health, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in complying with laws related to online transactions, import regulations, labeling requirements, consumer grievance redressal procedures, and telemedicine practice.
    • Advising clients, rendering opinions and drafting of formal representations, white papers, position papers to be submitted to governmental and intergovernmental bodies for regulatory and public policy consideration.
    • Drafting and negotiating corporate commercial contracts, transactional documents, across industries.
    • Advising clients, rendering opinions on infusion of foreign investment in the sectors of IT, ITeS, healthcare, telecommunications, broadcasting, digital gaming, e-commerce, finance.
    • Advising clients, and industry associations in working for self-regulatory frameworks in the digital health, life sciences, digital gaming sectors; and providing assistance in drafting of the voluntary codes of conduct in the related domains.

    Professional Activities:

    • She has worked with NITI AAYOG on issues related to healthcare and privacy. Bagmisikha has provided inputs to central and state government agencies on geographical indications, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and broadcasting, privacy, digital gaming, etc.
    • She is part of the Executive Committee, Regulatory Committee and is the legal advisor to the Telemedicine Society of India. She works closely with the society to make representations, conduct annual conferences, and has represented the society across various panel discussions, government representations. She has conducted multiple training sessions in collaboration with the society to train the healthcare professionals, allied professionals on Telemedicine Practice Guidelines (TPG), on a pro bono basis. She worked with NITI AAYOG towards drafting of the TPG.
    • She is a part of the Ethics Committee (Academic) of Mohan Foundation.
    • She is a member of the Indian Society for Clinical Research, and is also actively involved in the work towards laws concerning pharmaceuticals.

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    Pritish Sahoo

    Principal Associate

    BBA, LL.B.(IPR Hons)

    Mumbai

    Pritish is a Principal Associate at TMT Law Practice. He has 8 years of work experience and is a motivated legal counsel with a track record of successfully handling legal and business matters in the field of media and technology. He started his career at Wadia Ghandy & co. and has gone on to work with Shemaroo Entertainment, BBC Studios, and Viacom18 Media Private Limited. He has strong expertise in drafting and negotiating various agreements related to intellectual property, digital media, online gaming & privacy, and is adept at providing legal advice to clients on complex matters and delivering excellent results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

    He is also a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E), accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    In his free time, he enjoys activities such as running and reading non-fiction books.

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    Nishtha Chaturvedi

    Principal Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

    New Delhi

    Nishtha has over 7 years of work experience in Disputes Resolution, with specific areas of expertise in Commercial Arbitrations and Corporate Insolvency issues. She started her career at Bharucha & Partners and went on to join the disputes team at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Nishtha was a part of the Saraf and Partners Disputes Team. During her tenure at Saraf and Partners, Nishtha has represented clients on several high value arbitrations, involving disputes in the infrastructure, banking, shipping, and trade sectors. She has also represented clients in arbitration-related court proceedings. Apart from arbitrations, she has acted for clients in insolvency proceedings concerning some of the largest NPA accounts. Nishtha also advises clients on a range of regulatory issues, corporate criminal matters and litigation strategy and has wide experience in drafting as well as in strategizing for matters. She has handled a wide variety of matters and appeared before various fora, including the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, Arbitral Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunal, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal. Appeared and argued extensively before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

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    Subhalaxmi Sen

    Senior Associate

    BBA LLB

    New Delhi

    Subhalaxmi Sen is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has five years of experience in the civil and commercial litigation domain. Her primary focus is on commercial disputes and insolvency matters. She has worked on a wide array of subject matters including corporate law, insolvency law, banking and finance law, employment law, energy laws, etc. She has represented and advised several multinational and joint venture companies in complex corporate/commercial disputes, including, but not limited to insolvency actions, commercial arbitrations, insurance disputes, contractual disputes and writs. Her extensive experience in various fields of law has allowed her to effectively represent clients in a wide range of cases and across various subject-matters. Subhalaxmi is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients striving to provide business oriented solutions. Her experience in the dispute resolution field thus far has not only taught her to be a better team player but has also equipped her with the skills to perform under pressure and efficiently within time constraints.

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    Aishwarya Ambardekar

    Senior Associate

    B.S.L. LL.B. - ILS Law College, Pune

    Mumbai

    "Aishwarya Ambardekar is a 2018 graduate of ILS Law College, Pune, and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She has 4+ years of experience in dealing with Trademark and Copyright prosecution and litigation, and has handled with matters before the Trade Marks Registry, the erstwhile Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the Bombay High Court. Aishwarya has had the opportunity to work with clients and companies across sectors and has advised them in connection with developing strategies for the protection, enforcement and assignment of their brands, sub-brands, and creative works. Additionally, she has also advised clients on various aspects of trade mark and copyright law, including, inter alia, strategising and preparing opinions for strengthening the clients IP portfolios, advising on the viability of oppositions/rectifications/cancellations (both, before the Trade Marks Registry and the Bombay High Court), and aspects of Legal Metrology."

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    Sanya Sehgal

    Senior Associate

    B.A. LL.B.(Hons)

    New Delhi

    Sanya Sehgal is a Senior Associate in TMT Law Practice with demonstrated experience of four years in the domain of Intellectual Property rights. She graduated from the Indraprastha University and enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. She developed an inclination in the intellectual property during her final year and since then she have interned at various IP firms. She is skilled in the trade marks and copyright laws.

    Expertise-

  • Conducting pre-filing trade marks searches and providing strategy on filing the trade marks for Indian and international;
  • Filing trade marks applications and drafting response to the objection raise in the examination reports;
  • Drafting of notice of opposition, evidence affidavit and cancellation petition;
  • Advising client on prosecution of trade marks;
  • Conducting audits for transferred portfolio and advising the clients on further course of action to be taken in these matters;
  • Attending hearing before the various forums including the Trade Marks Office, High Court, etc. to name a few;
  • Advising client on copyright prosecution and filing of copyright application;
  • Researching on legal precedents and providing opinion to the clients;
  • Devising strategy to client on trade mark matters and advising client on effective management of their trade mark portfolio.

  • Professional:
    She is on advisory board of a non-profit initiative named Caim Consulting who provides free legal assistance to start-ups, innovations, and businesses, especially those in their incubatory phases.

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    Srishti Gupta

    Senior Associate

    B.A., LL.B.(HONS)

    New Delhi

    Srishti Gupta is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has an experience of four + years. She has primarily engaged in litigation mandates, including matters relating to commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring, security enforcement, white collar crimes, money recovery, etc. She has represented banks, non-banking financial companies, alternative investment funds and insolvency professionals. She has multiple independent appearances to her credit before NCLTs, DRTs, NCLAT, DRAT, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India.

    Besides her experience in general civil litigation relating to transfer of property, injunctions & damages, specific performance of contracts, she has also dealt in large scale economic crimes and has appeared before the Adjudicating and Appellate Authority for Prevention of Money Laundering.

    She has also worked closely with leading businesses in health and fitness, construction & real estate, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing and trading industry, maritime logistics, etc. Apart from this, she has also represented Ministry of Land and Revenue, Government of India in writs before the Delhi High Court and was also actively involved in arbitrations relating to National Highways Authority of India.

    She is passionate about writing, and regularly shares her views on contemporary legal issues on legal websites. She has also co-authored a paper titled Uniformly Diversified A Theoretic Study of Uniform Civil Code & Practicality of it which was published in Marginalised Groups in India Legal Mechanism to Combat Inequalities (ISBN 987-81-8484-589-8).

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    Urjitah Srikanth

    Senior Associate

    B.S.L., LL.B.

    Mumbai

    Urjitah is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She graduated in 2018, and enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Since her graduation, she has worked with boutique IP law firms, servicing media and trademark (prosecution) clients, and has also worked in-house for a music label and publisher.

    She has had the opportunity to work with production houses, talent managers, OTT and audio streaming platforms, artists, actors, singers, performers, songwriters (authors and composers), writers, etc., and music labels and publishers. Her expertise lies in deal structuring and contract drafting and negotiating, specifically pertaining to the media industry, having dealt with transactions involving content creation and exploitation across various modes, media, and formats, brand deals for content creation and distribution, endorsements, services agreements, and marketing agreements. Urjitah caters to the requirements of clients in the media and entertainment sector, by providing advisory and consultancy services in all aspects of clients businesses, with a keen focus on intellectual property (copyright and trademarks).

    She is an experienced trademarks lawyer, and has provided services for trademark registrations and oppositions, including attending hearings at the trademarks registry. Additionally, she has also conducted due diligences on labour law compliances by a company having offices in various cities in different states of India, and for rights checks for content acquisitions.

    Urjitah is a skilful researcher and an academic at heart. She is comfortable with exploring any area of law to meet the requirements of a particular matter / transaction.

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    Tina Oommen

    Associate

    Mumbai

    Tina Ann Oommen is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has a background in commerce and has graduated with a Bachelors degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2018. She is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, has a keen interest in technology, Intellectual property (IP), data protection and dispute resolution laws. Tina has worked with a leading multinational IT & ITeS company where she gained the experience as a corporate transactional lawyer. Her work included review of agreements, licensing terms, negotiations, managing the intellectual property (IP) portfolio, and maintenance of technology applications and open source and licensed software. She also extensively advised the business teams on export control transactions, policy making, data protection, employment and dispute resolution.

    Prior to this engagement, Tina has transactional experience including due-diligence, at a law firm in the general corporate and banking team where she also got the opportunity to provide opinion to clients.

    Apart from being a lawyer, she is an avid reader, a history and adventure enthusiast, enjoys cycling, long hikes, photography and travel.

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    Mansi Rathi

    Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

    Mumbai

    Mansi Rathi is an associate at TMT Law Practice. She graduated from the Institute of Law Nirma University, where I successfully completed my B.A. LLB (Hons.) degree in the batch of 2018-2023. Throughout her academic journey, she developed a strong passion for areas such as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), media and entertainment laws, and contract law. Her commitment to these subjects is further evidenced by her internship experience. She had the opportunity of interning with TMT Law Practice for 3 months in total that helped her develop a sense of my interest in the fields. Further, she has completed various certificate courses in IPR and Drafting. Beyond her legal pursuits, she find joy in dancing, indulging in mythological fiction, watching movies, and travelling.

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    Kartikay Dutta

    Associate

    New Delhi

    Kartikay Dutta is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. He graduated from the Army Institute of Law in 2019, laying the foundation for his legal career. To further hone his legal acumen, Kartikay pursued an LLM in Corporate and Financial Laws at Jindal Global Law School, equipping himself with the skills needed to navigate complex legal landscapes. His true passion lies in dispute resolution, where he excels in providing efficient and effective solutions to his clients. His commitment to providing clients with clarity and effectiveness in navigating complex legal terrain sets him apart. He approaches legal challenges with the same discipline and dedication instilled in him during his army upbringing. Kartikay’s prior experience at a Counsel Office before joining TMT Law Practice involved diverse legal roles, including drafting, advising, client management, courtroom advocacy, and briefing seniors. He has successfully represented clients in a range of judicial forums, from the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Hon’ble High Courts at Delhi, Gauhati, Chandigarh to CESTAT, NCDRC, NCLT, NCLAT, resulting in numerous judgments bearing his name. Kartikay also has significant expertise in constitutional issues, commercial disputes, and specialized legislation matters. Outside the courtroom, Kartikay finds solace in two passions: football and animals. On the football field, he embodies teamwork, strategy, and discipline – qualities he seamlessly transfers to his legal practice. His deep affinity for animals reflects his compassionate and empathetic nature, which he extends to his clients, understanding their unique needs and concerns. Currently, Kartikay is pursuing his second Master’s Degree, specializing in addressing disputes within the defence industry. This commitment demonstrates his dedication to staying abreast of the latest legal developments and offering clients tailored, up-to-date solutions.

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    Riya Rajkumar Sharma

    Associate

    Mumbai

    Riya Rajkumar Sharma is an Associate at TMT Law Practice with core areas of practice being Sports, Gaming, Media and Entertainment. Having worked extensively in various areas of Intellectual Property such as trademarks and copyrights, Riya has worked as a legal executive with the legal department of a leading production and talent management company. She has worked on a diverse range of agreements such as Production Agreements, Celebrity Engagement and Brand Endorsement Agreement, Online Gaming Advertisement regulations, Talent Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreements, Website Terms and Conditions and Policies, IP Advisory, License Agreements, Consultant Agreements, Merchandising Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements and Assignment Agreements. Outside of law, Riya is a passionate about food, films and travel and aims to spend a month in Italy someday.

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    Shivani Misra

    Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.

    New Delhi

    Shivani Misra is an Associate at TMT Law Practice with keen interest in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. After completing her schooling from the prestigious LaMartiniere Girls College, Shivani studied at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat where she developed an inclination towards Intellectual Property Rights. She then pursued an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law from the same, which helped her gain keen interest and insight into the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Following this, she interned with TMT Law Practice for two months with the Trademark Prosecution team which enabled her to gain further knowledge and expertise in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

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    Alaqshendra Singh

    Associate

    BA, LL.B.

    New Delhi

    Alaqshendra Singh is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. After graduating from the Army Institute of Law in 2019, he worked at EY GDS for a little over a year handling direct/indirect procurement contracts for a globally renowned financial institution and then subsequently joined the Commercial IP team at Saikrishna and Associates while doing a part time secondment parallely with a leading audio entertainment platform during his tenure at the firm, where he looked after their entire operations in India. After two years at Saikrishna and Associates, Alaqshendra worked with ANM Global, where he was on a full-time secondment with a leading regional music label as their Head of Legal.

    His core areas of focus has been drafting and negotiating an array of commercial contracts and providing advisory on Media and Entertainment laws inter alia IP laws, technology laws, gaming laws as well as reviewing of content ranging from scripts to network cuts from an S&P as well as a legal perspective whilst keeping the cultural and political sensitivities in focus given the various regulatory requirements a content publisher has to abide by.

    Alaqshendra has routinely advised some of the biggest names in the digital media industry on their day to day to legal queries pertaining to their transactions, content, advising on varieties of claims and disputes, and everything under the sun, as the of-counsel for these clients.

    During his free time, Alaqshendra enjoys cooking meals for his friends and family as well as playing the guitar with his peers and band in Delhi.

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    Krishi Shah

    Associate

    BBA, LL.B.(HONS.)

    Mumbai

    Krishi is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has completed B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) from University of Mumbai Law Academy in August 2021. She has garnered experience by working in media department of law firms and a production house. She has worked on several transactions pertaining to content creation and exploitation and worked on various kinds of agreements including artist management agreements, services agreements, brand solutions agreements, influencer agreements and other agreements and documents relevant in the media industry.

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    Sai Mallik

    Of Counsel

    C.A., LL.B

    Hyderabad

    Mr. Sai Mallik Vadlapatla comes with over 12 years of experience in corporate laws and regulations with an ability to interpret and apply different corporate and tax laws along with respective regulations and with proven expertise in Financial Analysis, Due-Diligence, Valuation, Direct Tax Laws, Indirect Tax Laws, International Tax Laws, and regulatory compliances along with appropriate financial reporting requirements. He completed in Chartered Accountancy from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2013, followed by Actuaries from The Institute of Actuaries of India in 2019, further LLB from Maharishi University of Law in 2022. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Mr. Mallik worked at Brahmayya & Co, Chartered Accountants for 5 years after which he founded the firm, VASAMA CONSULTING which was now being renamed as VASAMA ADVISORY AND ADVOCACY serving his clients past 7 years . He also advised as consultant for HDFC Life Insurance in its premium pricing strategies over a period of 4 years. He also served as CFO, finance and tax consultant for various companies including startups. He appears regularly in various Tribunals in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. He has practiced extensively in the field of corporate and commercial litigation in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation, International Taxation, Arbitrations, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Financial Analysis and Valuation.

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    Sanjay Kumar

    Of Counsel

    B.SC.(Hons), LL.B., LL.M.

    Mumbai

    Sanjay Kumar is a Partner at TMT Law Practice. He specialises in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industries. He has extensive experience in scientific, medical and regulatory issues in product liability cases, including expert advice, motions and criminal issues. He has provided his expertise in performing rigorous due diligence and drafting strong legal contracts for pharmaceuticals and medical device companies and their compliance functions. He has also worked on M&A, Complex JV, In- Licensing and Out-Licensing, commercial disputes, clinical trial, Price control, Fixed Dose Combination, US Antitrust DOJ investigation and CCI DG on drug cartelization of Indian pharmaceutical companies.

    Sanjay also advises on the IP negotiation, Regulatory and compliance specific to pharma and Healthcare space. He has been involved with the International Life Science space transaction for more than two decades. In addition, he has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial and labour and employment related transactions including Joint Ventures and Acquisitions specific to pharma sectors.

    Sanjay is B.Sc Honours in Biochemistry and LL.B and LLM from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. He has been practicing law since 1999. He also has overseas legal experience of 4 years in Berlin and Boston where he had worked with German, UK and US lawyers extensively on research development, regulatory approval, product launch and commercial transactions in US, Canada and EU. Before joining TMT, he was for twenty-two years with King Stubb & Kasiva and J. Sagar Associates law firms and corporate Multinational, and he was a General Counsel with corporates and multinationals and a partner in his last assignment.

    Some of the key assignments in these areas handled include:

    • Advised on covid regulation on Clients India business, setting up arrangements with diagnostic lab and hospitals within India, sale, and distribution of medical oxygen by the Client, food recall.
    • Setting up online sale of OTC drugs and compliances under drug laws.
    • Advised on liability and operation telemedicine on Twitter.
    • Clinical Trial dispute, regulatory advice, Arbitration in clinical trial disputes.
    • FDI by clients foreign investor in green field & brown field pharma.
    • Setting up company and factory in Saudi Arabia.
    • Investigation and prosecution: participated in discovery, settled criminal prosecution by executing deferred prosecution agreement with DOJ. Extensively worked on US multijurisdictional cases on Anti-trust.
    • Patent infringement litigation: successfully handled patent infringement litigation filed by the Client and vacated the injunction in Delhi High Court.
    • Trademark Infringement litigation: successfully closed TM infringement cease and Desist notice for international brand at IPAB.
    • Fixed Dose Combination case: Successfully quashed FDC impugned notification by DCGI for Etedolac and s-Etadolac and writ petition got allowed to manufacture and market the product.
    • NSQ matter under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940: Successfully defended the company by taking stay from the Session court and High court from prosecution. Successfully got discharged application allowed in the magistrate court.
    • Biosimilar Litigation: Successfully defended the claim of counterparty against clients new drug at Delhi High court.
    • Brand acquisition: Successfully conducted due diligence on clients brand and closed brand acquisition agreement for USD 2 million for Russia market.
    • Merger & Demerger: successfully conducted due diligence and documentation for proposed demerger of client splitting into two companies. Assisted in valuation report and handled bank loan documents for seeking NOC for demerger. Handled plan of demerger document before filing it to NCLT. Handled merger of subsidiaries into one entity.

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    Ricab Chand

    Of Counsel

    LL.B.

    Bengaluru

    Ricab Chand has been practicing law for over 17 years and has extensive experience in the field of civil and commercial litigation.

    He completed BBM (Bachelors of Business Management) from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore in the year 2000, followed by LLB (Bachelors of Law) from Symbiosis Societys Law College in the year 2004. He began his career as Litigation Associate with Mulla & Mulla & Cragie Blunt and Caroe, Mumbai and Litigation Associate at DSK Legal, Mumbai. Thereafter, he has been doing litigation and did counsel practice for several years in and from the chambers of Senior Counsel Mr. Arshad Hidayatullah and did several matters before various High Courts, Tribunals and Administrative Authorities.

    He appears regularly in the High Courts, Trial Courts and various Tribunals in Bangalore and Mumbai. He has practiced extensively in the field of civil and commercial litigation including in Writ Petitions, Indirect Taxation, Arbitrations, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, IPR.

    He has represented clients not only from the private sector but has also represented government entities. His range of clientele and his experience give him a well-rounded approach for strategizing and conducting litigation in both courts and other dispute resolution fora.

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    Deepak Biswas

    Of Counsel

    BSL, LL.B.

    New Delhi

    A lawyer with over 12 years experience in the corporate/commercial sphere. Deepak has worked in both the corporate and litigation space. He works with clients across the range of their legal requirements, both litigious and non-litigious. He has represented clients before various fora, including trial courts, multiple High Courts, tribunals and quasi-judicial fora, as well as the Supreme Court of India.

    He also has valuable experience in niche areas, including the Electricity & Regulatory space, as well as in the Banking & Finance sector.

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    Abhishek Malhotra

    Managing Partner

    LL.M., BA LL.B.

    New Delhi

    Abhishek Malhotra, Founding Partner, TMT Law Practice and a member of the Bar Councils of Delhi and California, has two and a half decades of experience in the primary areas of expertise, including intellectual property, commercial dispute resolution, technology, media and telecommunications. He has advised clients in minimizing legal risks and devising strategies for safeguarding against civil and criminal liability. Mr Malhotras expertise in the media sector has resulted in a close alliance with production houses, broadcasters, and artists across the industry, and he is recognized as the professional for issues across broadcasting, music, and sports.
    He has contributed to the policy realm by providing inputs to the Governments and think tanks on copyright issues, sports and fantasy gaming, Digital Health; and as a Principal Advisor to the Broadband India Forum on issues relating, inter alia, to satellite communication and data protection. Mr Malhotra is a guest lecturer at Indian Institute of Information Technology, the National Law School of India University, NUJS, Kolkata. He regularly speaks at conferences and forums of repute, including the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, US India Business Council, Indo-American Chambers of Commerce, World Intellectual Property Office, The Observer Research Foundation, Space & Satellite Professionals International, MediaNama, FICCI and CII.

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    Aahna Mehrotra

    Partner

    LL.M., BSL LL.B.

    Mumbai

    Aahna Mehrotra is a Partner at TMT Law Practice. She was called to the Bar in May, 2011 and has gained considerable exposure through her experiences at different institutions worldwide.

    After completing her schooling from the prestigious Mayo College Girls School, Aahna studied law at the ILS Law College, Pune. She then worked at TMT Law Practice, before leaving for her Master in Entertainment and Sports Law from UCLA, School of Law. During her year at UCLA, Aahna worked in the Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy department at Warner Bros., which helped in polishing her skills in the American legal system. She further enhanced her skills by pursuing a certificate course in Sports Law held at the University of Cambridge and a second Masters degree in Sports Law from ISDE, Madrid. She also has a certificate in Sports Law from the Sports Law and Policy Centre, in Italy; a certificate in Intellectual Property from the London School of Economics; a certificate in Entertainment Law from the University of New Hampshire; and attended a certificate course in Sports Law at the University of Geneva, which was held in collaboration with Duke University, U.S.A.

    Aahna is actively involved in the day-to-day affairs of the business of sports. She regularly advises clients on matters relating to league formulation, transfer of players, selection disputes, arbitration, intellectual property rights, media and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandising agreements, gaming and betting laws, fantasy sports and contract law.

    Aahna serves as the Vice Chairperson on the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and is a member of the Arbitrational Tribunal constituted by Football Delhi. Amongst her most notable publications is co-authoring the second edition of the book ˜Law and Sports in India published by LexisNexis.

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    Sapna Chaurasia

    Partner

    LL.M.

    Mumbai

    Sapna Chaurasia is a Partner at TMT Law Practice and leads the Mumbai operations of the Firm. She has an experience of more than 15 years working with law firms and in-house. Her primary area of expertise are Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Media and Entertainment, employment issues and internal compliances by companies.

    Expertise:

  • Advising clients on pre-production, production and post production of cinematographic film, television shows and web-series and providing end-to-end transactional support including legal review of script, due diligence, structuring, drafting and negotiating development agreements, production agreements, artist agreements, amongst others
  • Advising client in relation to acquisition and syndication of content for satellite and/or digital exploitation
  • Advising clients on arbitration including initiation of arbitration, securing interim reliefs and representing clients before arbitrators
  • Advising clients and representing leading broadcasters on issues relating to amendment introduced by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, royalty issues under the Copyright Act 1957, proceedings seeking to regulate content available on OTT platforms
  • Advising clients on commercial disputes including initiation or defending proceedings before Court
  • Conducting due diligence of immovable property and drafting Sale Deed, Lease Deed, amongst others
  • Advising clients on the compliance requirements under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 and conducting training
  • Advising clients on ethics and integrity compliances such as code of conduct, anti-bribery, conflict of interest, amongst others
  • Advising clients on employment issues including perusing the same in Court
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    Meghana Chandorkar

    Partner

    BSL, LL.B.

    Mumbai

    An Alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune, Meghana has 12 years of experience as an Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment lawyer.

    After graduating in 2009, she has worked with the intellectual property teams of leading law firms, with a strong focus on trademark and copyright law, as an in-house counsel for a music company, and for a broadcast, media, and entertainment company.

    Working with law firms in the initial half of her career has helped her create and develop a strong base of legal knowledge and, working in-house has been instrumental in giving her an insiders perspective, to better understand client requirements, from a business and commercial point of view, and to provide specific, appropriate and well-rounded legal advice, draft and structure agreements and minimize risks, keeping in mind the business requirements.

    While working as an in-house counsel, she was selected for, and has completed, a certificate program, in 2018, called the ˜Young Leader Development Program from MICA, Ahmedabad, designed specifically to develop young leaders across business and corporate functions, to tackle real-time problems and put forth innovative business solutions.

    Her core areas of expertise include structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements, and providing advice and opinions, pertaining to the creation, maintenance, protection, acquisition, and exploitation of intellectual property rights. She is skilled in copyright, media and entertainment, broadcast, trademark, and contract law, and she has been recognized as a professional whose advice is valued in providing creative legal solutions and advice to clients.

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    Anushree Yewale

    Associate Partner

    LL.M., BA LL.B.

    Mumbai

    Anushree Yewale has over 6 years of work experience in the media and entertainment sector. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Anushree has worked with a boutique intellectual property rights law firm. She has provided end-to-end support to numerous production houses, broadcasting companies, talent management agencies, and independent artists, provided transactional and advisory related services for content creation and content exploitation across various modes, media. and formats, structured, negotiated and implemented complex transactions involving S&P compliance for scripts, development and production of audio-visual content, distribution, and acquisition of audio-visual content, merchandising deals, film licensing and assignment deals and other ancillary transactions, negotiated sponsorship and endorsement contracts including celebrity licensing, cleared advertising for use in online and off-line media, and handled product placement and media productions.

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    Bagmisikha Puhan

    Associate Partner

    LL.B., B.SC.

    New Delhi

    Bagmisikha has spoken at privacy conclaves, healthcare conferences and has also provided training to the Odisha MSME members on issues concerning Geographical Indications. She also provides training programs to students of the School of Law, KIIT University on laws governing new age technologies.

    Bagmisikha is a technology lawyer with about seven years of experience. Her primary areas of practice are regulatory advisory and general corporate and commercial with specific emphasis on subject areas such as privacy, healthcare, telecommunications and space commercial. She has advised clients in creating privacy frameworks and has helped them implement the same at an enterprise level. She has advised and assisted healthcare institutions and associations in government agencies for regulatory and policy matters.

    Expertise:

    • Advising clients across sectors, including new age technology (fintech, agritech, space technology, digital health), telecom, broadcasting, pharmaceuticals, media, publishing house, ITeS, digital gaming.
    • Advising clients and giving opinions on generation, processing and handling personal and sensitive personal data of individuals and have provided handholding services in implementing the compliance procedures within the in-house set-up and conducting training of internal teams to realign company SOPs in re the compliance framework.
    • Advising clients on compliance with RBI laws, with special focus on prepaid payment instruments, payment settlement systems, PCI-DSS compliance, and other compliance requirements for maintenance and operation of a digital finance ecosystem.
    • Advising clients in digital health, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in complying with laws related to online transactions, import regulations, labeling requirements, consumer grievance redressal procedures, and telemedicine practice.
    • Advising clients, rendering opinions and drafting of formal representations, white papers, position papers to be submitted to governmental and intergovernmental bodies for regulatory and public policy consideration.
    • Drafting and negotiating corporate commercial contracts, transactional documents, across industries.
    • Advising clients, rendering opinions on infusion of foreign investment in the sectors of IT, ITeS, healthcare, telecommunications, broadcasting, digital gaming, e-commerce, finance.
    • Advising clients, and industry associations in working for self-regulatory frameworks in the digital health, life sciences, digital gaming sectors; and providing assistance in drafting of the voluntary codes of conduct in the related domains.

    Professional Activities:

    • She has worked with NITI AAYOG on issues related to healthcare and privacy. Bagmisikha has provided inputs to central and state government agencies on geographical indications, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and broadcasting, privacy, digital gaming, etc.
    • She is part of the Executive Committee, Regulatory Committee and is the legal advisor to the Telemedicine Society of India. She works closely with the society to make representations, conduct annual conferences, and has represented the society across various panel discussions, government representations. She has conducted multiple training sessions in collaboration with the society to train the healthcare professionals, allied professionals on Telemedicine Practice Guidelines (TPG), on a pro bono basis. She worked with NITI AAYOG towards drafting of the TPG.
    • She is a part of the Ethics Committee (Academic) of Mohan Foundation.
    • She is a member of the Indian Society for Clinical Research, and is also actively involved in the work towards laws concerning pharmaceuticals.

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    Pritish Sahoo

    Principal Associate

    BBA, LL.B.(IPR Hons)

    Mumbai

    Pritish is a Principal Associate at TMT Law Practice. He has 8 years of work experience and is a motivated legal counsel with a track record of successfully handling legal and business matters in the field of media and technology. He started his career at Wadia Ghandy & co. and has gone on to work with Shemaroo Entertainment, BBC Studios, and Viacom18 Media Private Limited. He has strong expertise in drafting and negotiating various agreements related to intellectual property, digital media, online gaming & privacy, and is adept at providing legal advice to clients on complex matters and delivering excellent results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

    He is also a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E), accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    In his free time, he enjoys activities such as running and reading non-fiction books.

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    Nishtha Chaturvedi

    Principal Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

    New Delhi

    Nishtha has over 7 years of work experience in Disputes Resolution, with specific areas of expertise in Commercial Arbitrations and Corporate Insolvency issues. She started her career at Bharucha & Partners and went on to join the disputes team at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Nishtha was a part of the Saraf and Partners Disputes Team. During her tenure at Saraf and Partners, Nishtha has represented clients on several high value arbitrations, involving disputes in the infrastructure, banking, shipping, and trade sectors. She has also represented clients in arbitration-related court proceedings. Apart from arbitrations, she has acted for clients in insolvency proceedings concerning some of the largest NPA accounts. Nishtha also advises clients on a range of regulatory issues, corporate criminal matters and litigation strategy and has wide experience in drafting as well as in strategizing for matters. She has handled a wide variety of matters and appeared before various fora, including the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, Arbitral Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunal, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal. Appeared and argued extensively before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

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    Subhalaxmi Sen

    Senior Associate

    BBA LLB

    New Delhi

    Subhalaxmi Sen is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has five years of experience in the civil and commercial litigation domain. Her primary focus is on commercial disputes and insolvency matters. She has worked on a wide array of subject matters including corporate law, insolvency law, banking and finance law, employment law, energy laws, etc. She has represented and advised several multinational and joint venture companies in complex corporate/commercial disputes, including, but not limited to insolvency actions, commercial arbitrations, insurance disputes, contractual disputes and writs. Her extensive experience in various fields of law has allowed her to effectively represent clients in a wide range of cases and across various subject-matters. Subhalaxmi is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients striving to provide business oriented solutions. Her experience in the dispute resolution field thus far has not only taught her to be a better team player but has also equipped her with the skills to perform under pressure and efficiently within time constraints.

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    Aishwarya Ambardekar

    Senior Associate

    B.S.L. LL.B. - ILS Law College, Pune

    Mumbai

    "Aishwarya Ambardekar is a 2018 graduate of ILS Law College, Pune, and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She has 4+ years of experience in dealing with Trademark and Copyright prosecution and litigation, and has handled with matters before the Trade Marks Registry, the erstwhile Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the Bombay High Court. Aishwarya has had the opportunity to work with clients and companies across sectors and has advised them in connection with developing strategies for the protection, enforcement and assignment of their brands, sub-brands, and creative works. Additionally, she has also advised clients on various aspects of trade mark and copyright law, including, inter alia, strategising and preparing opinions for strengthening the clients IP portfolios, advising on the viability of oppositions/rectifications/cancellations (both, before the Trade Marks Registry and the Bombay High Court), and aspects of Legal Metrology."

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    Sanya Sehgal

    Senior Associate

    B.A. LL.B.(Hons)

    New Delhi

    Sanya Sehgal is a Senior Associate in TMT Law Practice with demonstrated experience of four years in the domain of Intellectual Property rights. She graduated from the Indraprastha University and enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. She developed an inclination in the intellectual property during her final year and since then she have interned at various IP firms. She is skilled in the trade marks and copyright laws.

    Expertise-

  • Conducting pre-filing trade marks searches and providing strategy on filing the trade marks for Indian and international;
  • Filing trade marks applications and drafting response to the objection raise in the examination reports;
  • Drafting of notice of opposition, evidence affidavit and cancellation petition;
  • Advising client on prosecution of trade marks;
  • Conducting audits for transferred portfolio and advising the clients on further course of action to be taken in these matters;
  • Attending hearing before the various forums including the Trade Marks Office, High Court, etc. to name a few;
  • Advising client on copyright prosecution and filing of copyright application;
  • Researching on legal precedents and providing opinion to the clients;
  • Devising strategy to client on trade mark matters and advising client on effective management of their trade mark portfolio.

  • Professional:
    She is on advisory board of a non-profit initiative named Caim Consulting who provides free legal assistance to start-ups, innovations, and businesses, especially those in their incubatory phases.

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    Srishti Gupta

    Senior Associate

    B.A., LL.B.(HONS)

    New Delhi

    Srishti Gupta is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has an experience of four + years. She has primarily engaged in litigation mandates, including matters relating to commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring, security enforcement, white collar crimes, money recovery, etc. She has represented banks, non-banking financial companies, alternative investment funds and insolvency professionals. She has multiple independent appearances to her credit before NCLTs, DRTs, NCLAT, DRAT, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India.

    Besides her experience in general civil litigation relating to transfer of property, injunctions & damages, specific performance of contracts, she has also dealt in large scale economic crimes and has appeared before the Adjudicating and Appellate Authority for Prevention of Money Laundering.

    She has also worked closely with leading businesses in health and fitness, construction & real estate, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing and trading industry, maritime logistics, etc. Apart from this, she has also represented Ministry of Land and Revenue, Government of India in writs before the Delhi High Court and was also actively involved in arbitrations relating to National Highways Authority of India.

    She is passionate about writing, and regularly shares her views on contemporary legal issues on legal websites. She has also co-authored a paper titled Uniformly Diversified A Theoretic Study of Uniform Civil Code & Practicality of it which was published in Marginalised Groups in India Legal Mechanism to Combat Inequalities (ISBN 987-81-8484-589-8).

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    Urjitah Srikanth

    Senior Associate

    B.S.L., LL.B.

    Mumbai

    Urjitah is a Senior Associate at TMT Law Practice. She graduated in 2018, and enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Since her graduation, she has worked with boutique IP law firms, servicing media and trademark (prosecution) clients, and has also worked in-house for a music label and publisher.

    She has had the opportunity to work with production houses, talent managers, OTT and audio streaming platforms, artists, actors, singers, performers, songwriters (authors and composers), writers, etc., and music labels and publishers. Her expertise lies in deal structuring and contract drafting and negotiating, specifically pertaining to the media industry, having dealt with transactions involving content creation and exploitation across various modes, media, and formats, brand deals for content creation and distribution, endorsements, services agreements, and marketing agreements. Urjitah caters to the requirements of clients in the media and entertainment sector, by providing advisory and consultancy services in all aspects of clients businesses, with a keen focus on intellectual property (copyright and trademarks).

    She is an experienced trademarks lawyer, and has provided services for trademark registrations and oppositions, including attending hearings at the trademarks registry. Additionally, she has also conducted due diligences on labour law compliances by a company having offices in various cities in different states of India, and for rights checks for content acquisitions.

    Urjitah is a skilful researcher and an academic at heart. She is comfortable with exploring any area of law to meet the requirements of a particular matter / transaction.

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    Tina Oommen

    Associate

    Mumbai

    Tina Ann Oommen is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has a background in commerce and has graduated with a Bachelors degree in Law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2018. She is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, has a keen interest in technology, Intellectual property (IP), data protection and dispute resolution laws. Tina has worked with a leading multinational IT & ITeS company where she gained the experience as a corporate transactional lawyer. Her work included review of agreements, licensing terms, negotiations, managing the intellectual property (IP) portfolio, and maintenance of technology applications and open source and licensed software. She also extensively advised the business teams on export control transactions, policy making, data protection, employment and dispute resolution.

    Prior to this engagement, Tina has transactional experience including due-diligence, at a law firm in the general corporate and banking team where she also got the opportunity to provide opinion to clients.

    Apart from being a lawyer, she is an avid reader, a history and adventure enthusiast, enjoys cycling, long hikes, photography and travel.

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    Mansi Rathi

    Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

    Mumbai

    Mansi Rathi is an associate at TMT Law Practice. She graduated from the Institute of Law Nirma University, where I successfully completed my B.A. LLB (Hons.) degree in the batch of 2018-2023. Throughout her academic journey, she developed a strong passion for areas such as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), media and entertainment laws, and contract law. Her commitment to these subjects is further evidenced by her internship experience. She had the opportunity of interning with TMT Law Practice for 3 months in total that helped her develop a sense of my interest in the fields. Further, she has completed various certificate courses in IPR and Drafting. Beyond her legal pursuits, she find joy in dancing, indulging in mythological fiction, watching movies, and travelling.

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    Kartikay Dutta

    Associate

    New Delhi

    Kartikay Dutta is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. He graduated from the Army Institute of Law in 2019, laying the foundation for his legal career. To further hone his legal acumen, Kartikay pursued an LLM in Corporate and Financial Laws at Jindal Global Law School, equipping himself with the skills needed to navigate complex legal landscapes. His true passion lies in dispute resolution, where he excels in providing efficient and effective solutions to his clients. His commitment to providing clients with clarity and effectiveness in navigating complex legal terrain sets him apart. He approaches legal challenges with the same discipline and dedication instilled in him during his army upbringing. Kartikay’s prior experience at a Counsel Office before joining TMT Law Practice involved diverse legal roles, including drafting, advising, client management, courtroom advocacy, and briefing seniors. He has successfully represented clients in a range of judicial forums, from the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Hon’ble High Courts at Delhi, Gauhati, Chandigarh to CESTAT, NCDRC, NCLT, NCLAT, resulting in numerous judgments bearing his name. Kartikay also has significant expertise in constitutional issues, commercial disputes, and specialized legislation matters. Outside the courtroom, Kartikay finds solace in two passions: football and animals. On the football field, he embodies teamwork, strategy, and discipline – qualities he seamlessly transfers to his legal practice. His deep affinity for animals reflects his compassionate and empathetic nature, which he extends to his clients, understanding their unique needs and concerns. Currently, Kartikay is pursuing his second Master’s Degree, specializing in addressing disputes within the defence industry. This commitment demonstrates his dedication to staying abreast of the latest legal developments and offering clients tailored, up-to-date solutions.

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    Riya Rajkumar Sharma

    Associate

    Mumbai

    Riya Rajkumar Sharma is an Associate at TMT Law Practice with core areas of practice being Sports, Gaming, Media and Entertainment. Having worked extensively in various areas of Intellectual Property such as trademarks and copyrights, Riya has worked as a legal executive with the legal department of a leading production and talent management company. She has worked on a diverse range of agreements such as Production Agreements, Celebrity Engagement and Brand Endorsement Agreement, Online Gaming Advertisement regulations, Talent Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreements, Website Terms and Conditions and Policies, IP Advisory, License Agreements, Consultant Agreements, Merchandising Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements and Assignment Agreements. Outside of law, Riya is a passionate about food, films and travel and aims to spend a month in Italy someday.

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    Shivani Misra

    Associate

    B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.

    New Delhi

    Shivani Misra is an Associate at TMT Law Practice with keen interest in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. After completing her schooling from the prestigious LaMartiniere Girls College, Shivani studied at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat where she developed an inclination towards Intellectual Property Rights. She then pursued an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law from the same, which helped her gain keen interest and insight into the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Following this, she interned with TMT Law Practice for two months with the Trademark Prosecution team which enabled her to gain further knowledge and expertise in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

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    Alaqshendra Singh

    Associate

    BA, LL.B.

    New Delhi

    Alaqshendra Singh is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. After graduating from the Army Institute of Law in 2019, he worked at EY GDS for a little over a year handling direct/indirect procurement contracts for a globally renowned financial institution and then subsequently joined the Commercial IP team at Saikrishna and Associates while doing a part time secondment parallely with a leading audio entertainment platform during his tenure at the firm, where he looked after their entire operations in India. After two years at Saikrishna and Associates, Alaqshendra worked with ANM Global, where he was on a full-time secondment with a leading regional music label as their Head of Legal.

    His core areas of focus has been drafting and negotiating an array of commercial contracts and providing advisory on Media and Entertainment laws inter alia IP laws, technology laws, gaming laws as well as reviewing of content ranging from scripts to network cuts from an S&P as well as a legal perspective whilst keeping the cultural and political sensitivities in focus given the various regulatory requirements a content publisher has to abide by.

    Alaqshendra has routinely advised some of the biggest names in the digital media industry on their day to day to legal queries pertaining to their transactions, content, advising on varieties of claims and disputes, and everything under the sun, as the of-counsel for these clients.

    During his free time, Alaqshendra enjoys cooking meals for his friends and family as well as playing the guitar with his peers and band in Delhi.

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    Krishi Shah

    Associate

    BBA, LL.B.(HONS.)

    Mumbai

    Krishi is an Associate at TMT Law Practice. She has completed B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) from University of Mumbai Law Academy in August 2021. She has garnered experience by working in media department of law firms and a production house. She has worked on several transactions pertaining to content creation and exploitation and worked on various kinds of agreements including artist management agreements, services agreements, brand solutions agreements, influencer agreements and other agreements and documents relevant in the media industry.

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    Sai Mallik

    Of Counsel

    C.A., LL.B

    Hyderabad

    Mr. Sai Mallik Vadlapatla comes with over 12 years of experience in corporate laws and regulations with an ability to interpret and apply different corporate and tax laws along with respective regulations and with proven expertise in Financial Analysis, Due-Diligence, Valuation, Direct Tax Laws, Indirect Tax Laws, International Tax Laws, and regulatory compliances along with appropriate financial reporting requirements. He completed in Chartered Accountancy from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2013, followed by Actuaries from The Institute of Actuaries of India in 2019, further LLB from Maharishi University of Law in 2022. Prior to joining TMT Law Practice, Mr. Mallik worked at Brahmayya & Co, Chartered Accountants for 5 years after which he founded the firm, VASAMA CONSULTING which was now being renamed as VASAMA ADVISORY AND ADVOCACY serving his clients past 7 years . He also advised as consultant for HDFC Life Insurance in its premium pricing strategies over a period of 4 years. He also served as CFO, finance and tax consultant for various companies including startups. He appears regularly in various Tribunals in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. He has practiced extensively in the field of corporate and commercial litigation in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation, International Taxation, Arbitrations, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Financial Analysis and Valuation.

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    Sanjay Kumar

    Of Counsel

    B.SC.(Hons), LL.B., LL.M.

    Mumbai

    Sanjay Kumar is a Partner at TMT Law Practice. He specialises in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Industries. He has extensive experience in scientific, medical and regulatory issues in product liability cases, including expert advice, motions and criminal issues. He has provided his expertise in performing rigorous due diligence and drafting strong legal contracts for pharmaceuticals and medical device companies and their compliance functions. He has also worked on M&A, Complex JV, In- Licensing and Out-Licensing, commercial disputes, clinical trial, Price control, Fixed Dose Combination, US Antitrust DOJ investigation and CCI DG on drug cartelization of Indian pharmaceutical companies.

    Sanjay also advises on the IP negotiation, Regulatory and compliance specific to pharma and Healthcare space. He has been involved with the International Life Science space transaction for more than two decades. In addition, he has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial and labour and employment related transactions including Joint Ventures and Acquisitions specific to pharma sectors.

    Sanjay is B.Sc Honours in Biochemistry and LL.B and LLM from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. He has been practicing law since 1999. He also has overseas legal experience of 4 years in Berlin and Boston where he had worked with German, UK and US lawyers extensively on research development, regulatory approval, product launch and commercial transactions in US, Canada and EU. Before joining TMT, he was for twenty-two years with King Stubb & Kasiva and J. Sagar Associates law firms and corporate Multinational, and he was a General Counsel with corporates and multinationals and a partner in his last assignment.

    Some of the key assignments in these areas handled include:

    • Advised on covid regulation on Clients India business, setting up arrangements with diagnostic lab and hospitals within India, sale, and distribution of medical oxygen by the Client, food recall.
    • Setting up online sale of OTC drugs and compliances under drug laws.
    • Advised on liability and operation telemedicine on Twitter.
    • Clinical Trial dispute, regulatory advice, Arbitration in clinical trial disputes.
    • FDI by clients foreign investor in green field & brown field pharma.
    • Setting up company and factory in Saudi Arabia.
    • Investigation and prosecution: participated in discovery, settled criminal prosecution by executing deferred prosecution agreement with DOJ. Extensively worked on US multijurisdictional cases on Anti-trust.
    • Patent infringement litigation: successfully handled patent infringement litigation filed by the Client and vacated the injunction in Delhi High Court.
    • Trademark Infringement litigation: successfully closed TM infringement cease and Desist notice for international brand at IPAB.
    • Fixed Dose Combination case: Successfully quashed FDC impugned notification by DCGI for Etedolac and s-Etadolac and writ petition got allowed to manufacture and market the product.
    • NSQ matter under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940: Successfully defended the company by taking stay from the Session court and High court from prosecution. Successfully got discharged application allowed in the magistrate court.
    • Biosimilar Litigation: Successfully defended the claim of counterparty against clients new drug at Delhi High court.
    • Brand acquisition: Successfully conducted due diligence on clients brand and closed brand acquisition agreement for USD 2 million for Russia market.
    • Merger & Demerger: successfully conducted due diligence and documentation for proposed demerger of client splitting into two companies. Assisted in valuation report and handled bank loan documents for seeking NOC for demerger. Handled plan of demerger document before filing it to NCLT. Handled merger of subsidiaries into one entity.

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    Ricab Chand

    Of Counsel

    LL.B.

    Bengaluru

    Ricab Chand has been practicing law for over 17 years and has extensive experience in the field of civil and commercial litigation.

    He completed BBM (Bachelors of Business Management) from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore in the year 2000, followed by LLB (Bachelors of Law) from Symbiosis Societys Law College in the year 2004. He began his career as Litigation Associate with Mulla & Mulla & Cragie Blunt and Caroe, Mumbai and Litigation Associate at DSK Legal, Mumbai. Thereafter, he has been doing litigation and did counsel practice for several years in and from the chambers of Senior Counsel Mr. Arshad Hidayatullah and did several matters before various High Courts, Tribunals and Administrative Authorities.

    He appears regularly in the High Courts, Trial Courts and various Tribunals in Bangalore and Mumbai. He has practiced extensively in the field of civil and commercial litigation including in Writ Petitions, Indirect Taxation, Arbitrations, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, IPR.

    He has represented clients not only from the private sector but has also represented government entities. His range of clientele and his experience give him a well-rounded approach for strategizing and conducting litigation in both courts and other dispute resolution fora.

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    Deepak Biswas

    Of Counsel

    BSL, LL.B.

    New Delhi

    A lawyer with over 12 years experience in the corporate/commercial sphere. Deepak has worked in both the corporate and litigation space. He works with clients across the range of their legal requirements, both litigious and non-litigious. He has represented clients before various fora, including trial courts, multiple High Courts, tribunals and quasi-judicial fora, as well as the Supreme Court of India.

    He also has valuable experience in niche areas, including the Electricity & Regulatory space, as well as in the Banking & Finance sector.

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