Kartik Maheshwari heads the Start-Up practice group at the multi-skilled, research based
international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (www.nishithdesai.com) and at the firm. He is a
senior member of the Corporate laws, and Telecom – Media – Technology laws teams at NDA.
In his capacity as the head of the Start-Up Practice Group, Mr. Maheshwari works with cutting edge
complex disruptive technologies / business models including M2M Communication, Internet of
Things, smart cities, blockchain technology, privatization of space amongst others.
Apart from working on complex cross border technology transfer arrangements Kartik has
substantial experience in public policy matters and regularly works with the Department of Telecom,
Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and
the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Apart from representing clients, he also works with the
regulators in terms of providing inputs on policy related issues via open house meetings and
comments to consultation papers on issues in the information, technology and communication
Mr. Maheshwari was also an integral member of the team that helped the Government of Mauritius
on preparing its ‘National Innovation Framework’.
Kartik is a leading attorney in various legal, tax and regulatory issues and is often invited to speak
at conferences both in India and internationally. He also continues to author articles and research
papers on diverse legal issues which have been published by various publications.
Mr. Maheshwari graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune as the president of its student’s body
and is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.