Kartik Maheshwari Head, Start-Up Practice Group, Nishith Desai Associates

Kartik Maheshwari heads the start-up practice group at the multi-skilled, research based international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. He is a senior member of the Telecom - Media - Technology laws teams at NDA. Kartik is a leading attorney in various legal, tax and regulatory issues and works across cutting edge complex disruptive technologies/business models including M2M Communication, Internet of Things, smart cities, blockchain technology, and privatization of space amongst others.

He co-authored the recently released 'Bharat Navodaya: StartUp India Reform Report’, which recommends several changes required to make entrepreneurship simpler in India. He also 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.