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GAUTAM KARHADKAR

Senior Associate

Email Id: gautamkarhadkar@kridalegal.com

Gautam is part of the Sports & Gaming and Litigation practice at Krida Legal. Having considerable experience in the domain of Sports, Gaming, Anti-Doping laws and Litigation, he has represented leading sportsmen, government authorities and private organizations in these domains of law.

Gautam has advised gaming companies, private corporations and government bodies with respect to the laws governing gaming & gambling, data protection & privacy, advertisement, broadcast (including OTT) and online marketing in India. Gautam has advised sports organizations (clubs, teams, franchises, governing bodies) and players with respect to issues pertaining to FIFA Regulations for Status & Transfer of Players [RSTP], FIFA Third Party Ownership rules [TPO] and FIFA Regulations on Intermediaries (Agents).

Gautam has advised sports federations and private organizations with respect to tendering process [RFP/EOI] for commercial sports leagues/tournaments, league/tournament structuring (collaboration agreements and Intellectual Property rights), broadcasting,Corporate Social Responsibility partnerships [CSR] and Public Private Partnerships [PPP].

Gautam also advises clients on anti-doping proceedings, civil and criminal litigation as well as consumer protection matters. He regularly appears before the Delhi High Court, Delhi District Courts, Consumer Redressal Forums, National Anti-Doping Agency [NADA] Tribunal, All India Football Federation’s [AIFF] Player Status Committee [PSC], AIFF Disciplinary Committee and Court of Arbitration for Sports [CAS].

Gautam is an ardent footballer who represented his Alma Mater in Zonal tournaments and continues to try and defy the ravages of time by playing in amateur tournaments across Delhi NCR. He is a passionate Chelsea FC supporter.