Partner, Nisith Desai & Associates
Ms. Adhikari co-heads the Media Entertainment & Gaming practice groups at Nishith
Desai Associates in Mumbai.
While she has been engaged in the advisement and representation of clients across various industries
and sectors, her niche focus has been advising gaming clients including a number of top European and
domestic poker and sports betting businesses. She has experience particularly on the structuring and
documentation for cross-border joint ventures and technology collaborations, international commercial
contracts, licensing agreements and intellectual property issues.
She has been listed as the Recommended Attorney for Gaming Laws in India by Global Law Experts
since 2015 and won the “Excellence in Gaming Law – India” awards at both the 2015 and 2016
Corporate Live Wire Legal Awards. She has also been inducted as a member of the prestigious
International Masters of Gaming Law and actively advises All India Gaming Federation on their
endeavors for the industry.
She has been invited to speak regularly at a number of seminars and conferences, both within India
and abroad and is also the recipient of the Microsoft Scholarship for Intellectual Property Rights in