Amrut Joshi

Location: Bengaluru

Phone: +91 99723 02080


Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi


Amrut Joshi is the Founder of GameChanger Law Advisors (GLA). In a career that has spanned almost 15 years, he previously worked with some of India’s most reputed law firms, before founding GLA in October 2011.

Amrut's practice is focused on Venture Capital, M&A, Sports and Gaming Laws. However, to use a cricketing metaphor, he has evolved into an “all-rounder” corporate lawyer, having advised numerous entrepreneurs and start-ups at various stages during their business lifecycle, and on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions.

Apart from being a retained counsel for several fast-growing startups, he has also been trusted in equal measure by marquee angel investors, venture capital funds and promoters to represent them on various corporate transactions. His experience has spanned various sectors, including companies in the TMT, Education, Medtech and Sports sectors.

As a sports lawyer, he has played a lead role in the legal and commercial structuring of several sports leagues in India. He has also represented clients in landmark sport-related litigation, player representation transactions, broadcast rights negotiations and in licensing & merchandising rights transactions. He is widely published on sports law and is currently a Member of the Editorial Board of World Sports Advocate, a leading global publication on sports law issues.

Amrut regularly speaks at various fora on contemporary corporate law and sports law issues. He is also a frequent visitor to campuses, including the International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) in Mumbai where he has taught Sports Law, and at the Gujarat National Law University, where he has taught a certificate course on Gaming Laws. He is also an alumni of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, the pre-eminent track-two young leaders’ dialogue between Australia and India, and currently serves as an Ambassador of the German Indian Startup Exchange Program.

Amrut graduated from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2003.

  • Sports, Entertainment and Gaming
  • Education and Healthcare
  • Technology (Cloud Computing, Digital Media, E-Commerce)
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Advising a social impact fund on multiple portfolio investments in the Education, Healthcare and Agriculture sectors
  • Advised a leading online learning services provider on its acquisition by a leading Indian people supply chain company
  • Representing a seed stage investment fund on multiple portfolio investments, including investments in an electric mobility startup, a scooter rental startup and in cloud computing startups
In the News

In this, the inaugural podcast on "Social Enterprises and the Law", listen to Amrut Joshi and Mahit Anand discuss the UGC's Online Education Regulations and its potential to transform the landscape for online education in India.

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Writing for the Cyber Security Practitioner Journal, Amrut Joshi and Namrata Bhagwatula provide an overview of the existing data protection framework in India and look ahead to the future in light of recent jurisprudence and legislative proposals.

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In this video, watch Sanjay explain why high net worth individuals make for better investors in the sports industry as compared to private equity investors.Sanjay also outlines his thoughts on the sectors within the sports industry which are attractive from an investment standpoint.

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