Founder, AM Sports Law & Management Co
Ms. Aahna Mehrotra is the principal lawyer at AM Sports Law and Management Co. She was called to the Bar in May 2011 and has gained considerable exposure through her experiences at different institutions worldwide.
After completing her schooling from the prestigious Mayo College Girls’ School, Aahna studied law at the ILS Law College, Pune. She then worked at TMT Law Practice, before leaving for her Master in Entertainment and Sports Law from UCLA, School of Law. During her year at UCLA, Aahna worked in the Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy department at Warner Bros., which helped in polishing her skills in the American system. She further enhanced her skills by pursuing a certificate course in Sports Law held at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with ISDE and a second Master’s degree in Sports Law from ISDE, Madrid. She also has a certificate in Sports Law from the Sports Law and Policy Centre, Ravello; a certificate in Intellectual Property Rights from LSE; a certificate in Entertainment Law from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre; and has attended a certificate course in Sports Law at The University of Geneva, Switzerland, held in collaboration with Duke University, U.S.A.
Aahna set up AM Sports Law and Management Co. in May, 2017 and both, her practice and team, have grown manifolds ever since. She is actively involved in day-to-day affairs of the business of sports. Apart from working on matters in the various High Courts across the country and the National Anti-Doping Tribunal, she regularly advises her clients on matters relating to league formulation, transfer of players, selection disputes, dispute resolution and arbitration, intellectual property rights, media and broadcasting rights, sponsorship and merchandising agreements, gambling and betting laws, fantasy sports and contract law. She has been instrumental in setting up some of the major franchise-based leagues in India and serves as a visiting faculty at several institutions of repute. Amongst her most notable publication is co-authoring the second edition of the book ‘Law and Sports in India’ published by LexisNexis.
Having been chosen to play cricket for the India Under-19 women’s team and several other sports at the state level, Aahna has always had a strong desire to club both vocation and passion and therefore, hopes to make a marked contribution in realizing the Indian Olympic Dream through her various engagements. Keeping this goal in mind, she regularly participates in sports conferences, both in India and overseas.
- Editorial Board Member, LawInSport
- Supreme Court of India Bar Association
- Delhi High Court Bar Association
- International Association of Sports Law
- ISDE Sports Law Alumni
- Women in Sports Law
- ASSOCHAM, Sports Council
- Women’s Council Young FICCI Ladies Organization
- Why the BCCI refuses to come under the jurisdiction of India’s National Anti-Doping Agency
- To ban or not to ban: How the ancient sport of Jallikattu (bull-taming) is being regulated across India
- How India’s demonetization is impacting Indian sport
- The need for better dispute resolution systems in Indian sport and the Government’s new Guidelines