Vanditta Malhotra Hegde

Vanditta Malhotra Hegde

Vanditta Malhotra Hegde

Vanditta is the Founder and Managing Partner of Singh&Singh | Malhotra & Hegde and leads the firm’s practice in Mumbai. SSMH specializes in Media & Entertainment and other Intellectual Property law practice. She is a founding member of the Global (Goa) IPR Protection Forum that propagates IP awareness and conducts various debates and discussion on various facets of IP. The firm SSMH, currently advises some of the biggest studios, internet companies and media groups including broadcasters operating in India.

She believes in providing solutions based advisory to her clients that too in short timelines. Vanditta provides legal advisory for established enterprises as well as start-ups in media & entertainment, film industry, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, FMGC, Internet digital Industry, and other new age businesses in relation to preparing, creating documentation related to numerous business agreements; procuring music licenses and permissions, negotiating royalties with copyright owners, etc. She specializes in setting up robust legal systems and process for many start-ups and business houses across industries, extensive documentation for content: creation, protection, exploitation, management of intellectual property, copyright licensing, etc.

Vanditta is a well reckoned legal name in media and entertainment industry for her strategic work and progressive advocacy in both fields of litigation as well as non-litigation work.

Vanditta has been in the forefront of advocating progressive copyright laws and taking up other media and entertainment industry issues.

Her most notable achievements have been successful management of litigation for Times Group on issues of applicability of the most difficult compulsory license provisions of the Indian copyright law to radio business before the Supreme Court of India and various other Courts across India. She has been applauded for her extensive contribution towards reduction of music royalty rates for the radio industry before the Copyright Board.

She has an extensive in- house experience of over a decade with India’s leading media conglomerate Times Group where her last role was as Senior VP and Head of Legal, Entertainment Network (India) Limited (Radio Mirchi). Vanditta has been responsible for numerous businesses at the Times Group: Events, Movies, Out of Home, Internet and Radio.

Vanditta is a commerce graduate from H.R College and law graduate from the famous Government Law College, Mumbai. She began her career in law practice with one of India’s prestigious law firms,Mulla&Mulla, Craigie, Blunt &Caroe, Solicitors and Advocates.

Corporate and Commercial, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Mediation

B.Com., LL.B

English, Hindi

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