Vidushpat Singhania

VIDUSHPAT SINGHANIA (MANAGING PARTNER, KRIDA LEGAL)

Vidushpat is an advocate registered with the Delhi Bar Council. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, FICCI National Sports Committee, Gaming and Leisure Group of UK-India Business Council, Election Observer Panel of the International Association of Athletics Federations, Regulatory Commission of the Indian Super League, The Rummy Federation, All India Sports Council, Gaming Group of Internet and Mobile Association of India and ASSOCHAM’s Sports Committee.

Vidushpat advises on issues pertaining to betting and gambling laws, league formulation and rights structuring, government policies, corporate agreements’, TV and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandising contracts, tendering procedure, anti-doping, ticketing, venue hire and brand protection. He has advised the Government of Bhutan on gaming laws, sports leagues on regulations, a race club on entertainment tax and a number of companies offering poker and rummy services on betting and gambling laws, corporate structuring, JV’s, FEMA issues, payments systems and dispute resolution. Vidushpat has represented the wrestler Narsingh Yadav, the Commonwealth Games Federation and the Athletic Federation of India before Court of Arbitration for Sports, renowned cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Pradeep Sangwan before the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and a few sportspersons before the National Anti-Doping Panels. He has represented football clubs’ and players’ before AIFF’s Club Licensing Committee, Player Status Committee and Disciplinary Committee.

Vidushpat is the Co-author of the book, ‘Law and Sports in India’. He has written a chapter on India in the Gambling Law Review. He has also written articles for the International Sports Law Journal, World Sports Law Report, online sport and gaming portals and various national dailies. He was involved in drafting the National Sports Development Bill, the Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill and the Anti-Doping Bill 2018 for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and has assisted the Justice Mudgal Doping Probe Committee and the National Sports Development Code Committee. He was a member of the committee established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development considering the integration of sports within the higher education system. He also advised on the Right to Play Bill (Haryana), Slum Dwellers Model Act and the Rickshaw Pullers Act.

He has previously worked with the corporate team at Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan attorneys, the OC CWG Delhi 2010 and as a junior in the chambers of Senior Advocate Mr. Dushyant Dave. He has also seconded in the sports law department at Squire Sanders LLP, London.

viduHe has completed a LL.M in Sports Law from the DeMontfort University, Leicester; MBA specializing in Human Resources and a LL.B from the Government Law College, Mumbai.He also holds a certificate in sports law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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