Abhilasha Bhatnagar is an alumna of the prestigious National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (ranked 2ndby India Today’s “Top 40 Law Colleges 2020 in India”).
She worked as a senior in-house counsel with Sony Music Entertainment India Private Limited wherein she jointly led the overall legal affairs for the music label’s business in India and the Middle East with the General Counsel.
She also worked as an in-house counsel with Star India Private Limited (a Walt Disney Company) wherein she handled a range of high-stakes commercial transactions and legal affairs for the broadcaster’s bouquet of various sporting properties. Most notably in 2017, she played an integral part in advising the broadcaster on key legal aspects of licensing the consolidated global media and digital rights of the Indian Premier League worth approx. INR 16K Crores. In parallel, she also handled various high-stakes commercial transactions and legal affairs for various sporting properties for Disney + Hotstar (Novi Digital, a Walt Disney Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India).
At Ashraya Legal, she manages a team of young and aspiring commercial lawyers and works with and represents some of India’s most famous artists, globally recognized technology start-ups and companies, music labels, live-event organizers, film financiers, production houses, agencies and advertisers, sports league rights holders, teams and franchisees, sports and gaming companies, amongst others.