Aditya Shamlal

Location: New Delhi

Phone: +91 99100 79572


Languages: English, Hindi


Aditya heads the firm’s New Delhi office, which he set up in 2012. Prior to that, he had cut his teeth as a corporate lawyer at Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co. He also practiced as a litigation lawyer in the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court and various other tribunals, before taking the entrepreneurial plunge with GLA. With 12 (Twelve) years of post-qualification experience, he has established himself as a trusted advisor among the startup and business circles in India’s capital.

Aditya spearheads the firm’s practice in the technology, media, and telecom industries. Over the years, he has been able to acquire specialized legal knowhow by working closely with clients in India’s burgeoning FinTech, OTT, Software as a Service (SAAS), and Social Media industries on operational legal issues as well as fundraising transactions. He is also passionate about the practice of sports law. Over the last few years, he has represented multiple marquee Indian football clubs in transfer disputes, contractual disputes, and disciplinary proceedings, before India’s national football governing body, the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Aditya graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2008.

  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Sports, Entertainment & Gaming
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • FDI/Foreign Trade
  • Venture Capital
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Representing a leading team communication app and online collaboration platform on various commercial contracts
  • Represented an integrated vehicle management startup in its $3.42 Mn (INR 22 CR) Series A funding from the India arm of a reputed American Venture Capital Firm
  • Representing an Indian professional football club based in Chandigarh on various corporate, commercial and dispute resolution matters
In the News

On our second podcast of our flagship SEGment Podcast series, Namrata Bhagwatula, Aditya Shamlal and Abhimanyu Baheti discuss ambush marketing at the FIFA World Cup 2018.

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Writing for the World Online Gambling Law Report , Aditya Shamlal and Vishnupriya Sainath propose a controlled sports betting market in India.

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Aditya Shamlal conducted a workshop titled “Legal Issues for Startups” at the Himalayan Startup Trek, a two day residential bootcamp organized by IIT Mandi Catalyst in collaboration with HP Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.

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