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Advaita principal Satyajit Gupta joins Star as VP Legal, post Ghosh departure

Satyajit Gupta goes in-house from Advaita
Satyajit Gupta goes in-house from Advaita

Advaita Legal principal Satyajit Gupta has joined Star TV Network as its vice president legal, according to his LinkedIn page.

A 2003 NLSIU Bangalore alumnus, Gupta was with Advaita since 2015 after stints with the erstwhile Amarchand Mangaldas, the erstwhile Herbert Smith, AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co.

The principal designation at Advaita is roughly equivalent to salaried partnership at other firms. Gupta resigned from the firm on 12 July.

Update: Gupta commented: “I am very excited to join Star India which has a market-leading business team and an equally brilliant legal team.

“I am following in the footsteps of countless alumni and colleagues who have made the shift from private practice to in-house and I hope to learn from their experiences.

“I look forward to augmenting my own legal skills while continuing to strengthen the Star legal team.”

He will be reporting to Star general counsel (GC) Deepak Jacob.

Owned by 21st Century Fox, Star India is the largest media network in India and it has almost one-fourth of the Indian market under its viewership, according to Market Realist.

While Star’s viewership is not the largest in India, Walt Disney and Comcast Corp are currently trying to outbid each other to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets with Star India being a major attraction in the buy due to its ability to penetrate both the linear TV market as well as the Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming market, reported Mint.

Advaita’s co-founding partner Sujit Ghosh is also set to leave the firm to focus full-time on counsel practice, we reported earlier this month.

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