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Ms. Anushree Rauta

Partner

Email: anushree.rauta@anmglobal.net

Introduction:

Anushree joined ANM Global as a Partner from 2018 to head the Media and Entertainment practice of the firm. A familiar name in the media and entertainment sector, Anushree is considered to be the go to person for several top Media and Entertainment companies. She has been recognized in the inaugural list of India’s Top TMT/ Fintech Lawyers, 2021 prepared by the Asian Legal Business magazine , Powerful Women in IP India 2021 by the World Intellectual Property Forum as well as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ in the Asia Law Profile 2022 Edition.

Professional Experience:

Anushree started her career with an established Media & Entertainment law firm in India, where she worked for close to eight (8) years. During her career span, Anushree has been involved in advising some of the leading OTT Platforms, studios, broadcasters, production houses, talent management companies, music labels, publishers, content aggregators, digital platforms, celebrities, e-commerce platforms, distributors, animation companies, event organizers and trade associations. Anushree is experienced in structuring complex transactions and providing advisory across various issues concerning the Media, Entertainment and IT sector. Anushree has carried out Due Diligence reports for thousands of films. She has also been instrumental in setting up the S&P Policies of several leading OTT Platforms. She has also advised several music label start-ups in setting up their business and procuring memberships with collecting societies. Under Anushree’s able leadership the size of the M&E practice has increased multi-fold with the transactional and litigation media team growing exponentially. Anushree has also been a part of several path breaking litigation matters ranging from copyright, trademark infringement, content regulation, statutory licensing, etc. Few such matters include copyright infringement case between Tips vs ENIL (Radio Mirchi) and Gaana before Bombay High Court, OTT content regulation matters in multiple high courts for Zee 5 and ALT Balaji, several copyright infringement matters against You Tube and others for Zee, landmark defamation case for the web series ‘Hasmukh’ before Delhi High Court (defamation of class of lawyers case) amongst others. Anushree is also the founder of IPRMENTLAW, a knowledge sharing initiative in IPR, Media & Entertainment law (IPRMENT) sector, which has been ranked as the leading entertainment law blog in India for Media and Entertainment updates, blogs, judgements and contractual knowledge. Her blog is followed by majority of the Media and Entertainment industry and the legal fraternity. She recently authored a handbook ‘Copyright 101’ for content creators and owners which was launched in collaboration with FICCI and Creative First.

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