Naik Naik & Company

India

Analysis

Overview

Naik Naik & Co basks in its reputation as one of the foremost specialist firms for media and entertainment matters. It homes one of the largest dedicated teams in the country to this growing industry and is well regarded for the range of services it offers, such as media convergence, Internet of Things and content-related issues for digital and OTT broadcasting platforms. This year the firm debuts in the dispute resolution and intellectual property rankings. Founder and managing partner Ameet Naik is recognised by the market as one of the premier experts in the media and entertainment space. He is supported by partners Bharat Sharma, Abhishek Kale and Madhu Gadodia.

Client feedback

“They are approachable and client friendly.” – Dispute resolution

“Naik Naik & Co understands the client's requirements well and strategise accordingly. Accessibility and a team with relevant experience are the positive attributes.” – Dispute resolution

Abhishek Kale

“He is client friendly, responsive and does the work.”

Intellectual property

Work highlights

Assisted Digital Blinc Technologies on the copyright application of its software and successfully obtained trademark registrations for the client’s trademarks.

Successfully obtained trademark registrations for The Drive, Makers Maxcity Marks and Bay Club marks before the Trademark Registry.

Key clients

Denzonb Breweries, Offroad Films, Runaya Metsource

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing Essar Global Fund on its litigation against ArcellorMittal North America Holdings relating to the enforcement and execution of a foreign arbitral award.

Acted for Sony Pictures Films India Private on an acquisition and licensing agreements with Ellipsis Entertainment Media for the adaption of rights relating to the production of Hindi films based on German movies.

Key clients

Mriga Films, Super Cassettes Industries

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Collective Artists Network India on its investment from a Singapore-based technology unicorn.

Assisted French record label and music distributor Believe International on its $20 million acquisition of a majority stake in Think Music, a South India-based music and films distribution company.

Acted for FlexTrade India on its transfer of its business undertaking housed in its Indian subsidiary to a Singapore-based listed entity.