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Nandan Kamath, Principal Lawyer, LawNK - E113

Nandan Kamath, Principal Lawyer, LawNK - E113
Friday, 16 July 2021

Nandan is Principal Lawyer at LawNK, based in Bangalore, India. His practice specialises in sports, technology and media laws, with clients ranging from international and national sports federations, to leagues, teams, sponsors and athletes.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports of India and is also a member of the Editorial Board at LawInSport.

Nandan graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, B.C.L. and Msc degrees from the University of Oxford (on a Rhodes Scholarship) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.  He acts as Managing Trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships and support to junior Indian athletes.


In this podcast Nandan talks about his career path in Indian sports law and gives advice to those wanting to break into the market


  • 3:20 – His background and what made him get into law

  • 10:48 – His career path and how he ended up setting up his own law firm

  • 22:22 –Where does he see potential growth in Indian Sports Law and what potential opportunities are there for aspiring sports lawyers

  • 24:11 – His take on the commercialisation of the IPL

  • 28:52 – Advice for international colleagues trying to break into the Indian sports law market

  • 36:01 – How data and tech is influencing Indian sport law

  • 42:55 – Overcoming adversity in Indian sports law sector

  • 45:18 – LawNK’s conferences and why he runs them

  • 50:30 – Having a meaningful impact in the world through sports law

We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

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