Faculty (Certifying Diploma in Understanding Sports Law in India with special focus on Football Law )
1. Rodney D Ryder
Rodney D. Ryder is the founding partner at Scriboard and is a leading technology, intellectual property and corporate lawyer. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000.Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a 'Leading Lawyer' in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who'sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards. His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.
2. Vidushpat Singhania
Vidushpat Singhania is the managing partner of Krida Legal where he heads the Sports and Gaming practice of the Firm. Vidushpat has been actively involved in the policy making including drafting of the National Sports Development Bill, 2013, Prevention of Sporting Fraud Bill, 2013 and the Anti-Doping Bill, 2018. Vidushpat has also been a part of the Regulatory Commission of Indian Super League, Supreme Court appointed Justice Mudgal’s IPL Probe Committee and MHRD’s committee on integration of sports with higher education. He is amongst the leading litigators at the National Anti-Doping Agency and has represented several sportspersons. He advises various sport leagues and sport federations’. He is also regular speaker at various renowned conferences including ICE Gaming conference, iGaming conference and the World Lottery Association’s conference.