Ameet B.Naik

Ameet B. Naik is a third-generation lawyer and the Founder & Managing Partner of Naik Naik & Co. He is truly a multifaceted lawyer and has, over the span of his career, garnered deep knowledge in various fields. He is an ace litigator, deeply focused on domestic disputes and international arbitration. His knowledge and experience in the TMT space are clearly evidenced in the position the firm holds in the domain. He is also an experienced corporate lawyer, having spent the initial years of his career as a corporate-commercial lawyer. Mr Naik’s varied experience allows him to provide bespoke advice to clients, enabling them to achieve their business and commercial objectives while ensuring legal compliance. Several big conglomerates consult him for his impeccable legal strategy and the course of action suggested by him at the onset of an issue. He ensures personal involvement in handholding the promoters, virtually sitting down with them with a solution-oriented approach and nailing outcomes to their benefit. Clients are most appreciative of the ease with which they can approach him round-the-clock and his ability to prioritize their needs at any given point in time. His entrenched knowledge of sector-specific operations and laws makes him the first choice of all his clients for any issue related to corporate practice.

Mr Naik has several important reported judgments and decisions to his credit. He has been at the forefront of several high-stake litigations and has represented one of the major Indian stock exchanges in its dispute against SEBI. In the international arbitration space, he has handled a variety of claims from shareholders’ disputes to representing international players from key sectors like oil & gas. He has personally represented the clients at all the key courts and forums ranging from the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various states, NCLT, SAT, SEBI, CCI, CBFC, FCAT, TDSAT and APTEL. As a corporate lawyer, Mr Naik has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, guiding a large variety of companies, ranging from multinational companies to medium-sized and small private companies. This, combined with his litigation skills, allows him the ability to structure and strategize transactions, effectively focusing on commercial objectives whilst mitigating risks. In the Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) sphere, Mr Naik is considered to be the epitome of quality legal advice, turnaround time and domain expertise. Being one of the first lawyers who extensively worked in the Media & Entertainment sector, he is regarded as a true visionary and has represented some of the biggest names in the sector. He has successfully led the firm to transition from a traditional media practice to advanced niche practices like digital platforms, sports and gaming laws, etc. He has been consistently ranked, as one of the leading individuals in India in the field of TMT by reputed international publications like Chambers and Partners - the Asia Pacific and Legal 500. He has also been listed in the “A-List: India’s Top 100 Lawyers” thrice in a row from 2016 to 2018. The Economic Times, a leading Indian publication, has conferred on him “Young Professional Award” in 2018.

Mr Naik has authored two books - “The Role and Rule of Law: A legal handbook on the Indian Media & Entertainment Industry” and “3600 of Law on Cinematograph Works”; both of which have been very well-received by the fraternity and have established him as a thought leader in the field of media & entertainment laws. As an accomplished commentator, he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars. He has in the past spoken at various events organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), International Bar Association (IBA), Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF). He has also regularly been invited and has appeared as a panellist on television shows across all channels. He is a visiting faculty at the ILS Law College, Pune, and other leading law schools in India. 

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