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Mr. Dominic D’Souza

Mr. Dominic D’Souza

Legal Professional, Indian media & entertainment industry,
Former Head Legal, Balaji Group, Mumbai, India

Dominic D’souza has been part of the Indian Media & Entertainment Industry for over two decades. He holds a Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. He has been appointed as Vice Chair at the Indian National Association of Legal Professionals, and was recently recognised in the list of Leading Lawyers of the World by the World Intellectual Property Forum.

Dominic’s media related experience, incudes being associated with several national and international production houses, broadcast channels (sports, general entertainment and news) and print and newspaper publications.  He has been with major media conglomerates, having various business interests in print, broadcasting, internet and broadband, new media and OTT platforms, involved in litigation and non-litigation related matters pertaining to M&E and IP and to Property, Labour and Corporate matters.  This has also encompassed policy, regulations, strategy, documentation, advisory, setting up SOPs and systems for and on various business verticals. While being associated at the senior level, Dominic is also a source of authority and reference to Indian governmental bodies and industry trade bodies in the media, IP, the broadcasting and telecom regulatory sectors.

Having received recognition for his comprehensive knowledge as mentioned above, he has also contributed in various ways including through sharing his knowledge pro-bono, to younger generations via educational institutions, as well as professionally, and has been part of various IPR summits as well as APAC conferences and summits.