Aditya Shamlal

Location: New Delhi

Phone: +91 99100 79572


Languages: English, Hindi


Aditya Shamlal is a Partner at GameChanger Law Advisors (GLA) and heads the Firm's New Delhi office. He previously worked as an Associate at one of India’s largest law firms and as a junior attorney with an eminent Supreme Court Advocate in Delhi, before joining GLA in 2012.

Armed with nearly 10 years of experience, he is spearheading GLA's practice in the startup and sporting hotbeds of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Aditya’s experience is also “all-round” in nature. Apart from being the retained legal counsel to several exciting technology startups, he represents Investors and Investee Companies on a host of angel and venture capital deals and strategic acquisitions. Some of his most prominent deals have been in the TMT, Education, Manufacturing and Logistics industries.

As a sports lawyer, some of his landmarks have included advising a sports-themed investment fund on a due diligence exercise pertaining to an investment in a digital streaming rights holding company, and representing a marquee Indian football club in quasi-judicial proceedings before the All India Football Federation. He has also published articles in the World Sports Law Report and the World Online Gambling Law Report.

Aditya graduated from 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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