Abhilasha is an experienced commercial lawyer advising clients in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. She advises both individuals and businesses working in music, film, TV, digital media, technology, gaming, and sports. She holds a B.A.LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (ranked 2nd by India Today’s “Top 40 Law Colleges 2020 in India”).
She was an in-house counsel with Sony Music India and independently led all commercial transactions and legal affairs for the music label in India and the Middle East region.
She was also an in-house counsel with Star India Private Limited (a Walt Disney Company) and led all commercial transactions and legal affairs for the broadcaster’s entire bouquet of sporting properties, both licensed and owned, comprising ‘Cricket’ – the most popular sporting property, and the most expensive in terms of intellectual property, in India. She also independently led the commercial transactions and legal affairs for all sporting properties comprising ‘Cricket’ for Disney + Hotstar (a Walt Disney Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India).
She now works with and represents some of India’s most famous artists, globally recognized music-tech start-ups, growing regional music labels, live event producers, film financiers, production houses, agencies and advertisers, sports league rights holders, teams and franchisees, athletes, gaming companies, amongst others.
Disha is a Trainee Associate at the IP team at Ashraya Legal. She completed her graduation from Gujarat National Law University in 2020 and has been active in various leadership positions and research projects in Constitution, Media law, Intellectual Property, and Prisoners’ Rights.
Currently, she is involved in trademark and copyright prosecution for the work and drafting of contracts pertaining to commercial laws.
In her leisure time, you may find her geeking about impact investment, football, or chasing cats in alleys.
Ishaan Michael is a fourth year Law Undergraduate from KIIT School of Law. He is a Sports Law and Management enthusiast and runs a Sports Law Blog LAWBEES. He is the Indian representative for the Students Sports Law Society, an international body for sports law enthusiast. Besides this he is a poet and loves to act in Nukkad and Dramas.