Media Law

JSA bets on sports, media with Vidhii media & ex-UTV head

UFCUFCJ Sagar Associates (JSA) to go big on media and sports – including the violent kind - with Nandini Mehta.

Not a post box: Disney counsel Naina Chhugani on dearth of media lawyers, getting the business, copyright amendments and theme parks

Disney-Naina-ChhuganiDisney-Naina-Chhugani After joining The Walt Disney Company India as associate principal counsel from J Sagar Associates (JSA), Naina Chhugani was quickly disabused of the notion that in-house is nothing but a post box. Instead, as studios and TV content head, she now knows the media business “inside-out”, practices cutting-edge law and has seen a half-billion dollar takeover first hand.

And Disneyland is apparently not half-bad either.

[Update: Download Gangs of Wasseypur order] Bombay HC passes first anti-piracy John Doe order, as law firms commoditise the new vertical

PiratesPiratesBreaking: Following the recent trend set by the Delhi high court since 2011, the Bombay high court passed its first ex parte, unconditional “John Doe” order to pre-emptively ban the piracy of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures film Gangs of Wasseypur, said the company’s lawyers Naik Naik & Co.

Vidhii opens Delhi office, retains media/banking industry seniors

Vidhii-Partners_Manish-Desai Exclusive: Vidhii Partners will open up an office in Delhi with three former Paras Kuhad Associates lawyers and has taken two senior industry experts onto its internal advisory board to bolster its new media practice and growth strategy.

Naik Naik & Co nestles up to Bollywood with Andheri ‘burb office; Parel & Delhi in offing

imageimageExclusive: Naik Naik & Company, as it will be now known after a rebranding effective tomorrow, has opened up a new office focusing on media law in Andheri in order to be closer to Bollywood studio clients, while finalising a third Mumbai office in mid-town and preparing to open in Delhi.

Vidhii starts media law practice in heart of Bandra with ex-UTV movies legal chief

imageimage Exclusive: Start-up Vidhii Partners has opened its second Mumbai office, branching out into Bandra with a media law practice headed by new partner and former UTV Motion Pictures legal head Nandini Mehta.

Naik Paranjpe gets Bigg Boss out of late-night back to prime-time

imageimage Exclusive: Naik Paranjpe & Co said it won back the 9pm prime-time slot for Viacom18 Media television show Bigg-Boss 4, following the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s categorisation of the show as an adult show after complaints of vulgarity, having pushed the show’s airing to the later 11pm slot.

Naik Paranjpe wins release of Knock Out, despite Phone Booth plagiarism claims

knock-out-movieknock-out-movie Naik Paranjpe & Co has yesterday secured the scheduled release of Sanjay Dutt-starring Hindi film Knock Out for its Indian producer clients by getting a stay on the movie vacated after initial allegations of copyright violation by Twentieth Century Fox were heard in the Bombay High Court on Monday.

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