Mr. Nishant Sheokand
Mr. Nishant Sheokand is an International Sports Lawyer and has been advising various Segunda Division B Football Clubs in Spain. He has experience in Teaching at various reputed Law Schools in India like National Law University, Sonipat and O.P. Jindal Global University. After having received his LL.M (2018) and B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from O.P. Jindal Global University in 2016; he pursued his 2nd Masters in Sports Management and Legal Skills from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía and Football Club Barcelona, Spain, where he received Economist and Jurist Magazine, Difusion Juridica Scholarship and finished top of his class. He is an Honorary Advisor for Global Sports Policy Review (GSPR), a leading Sports Law e-journal in India.
He was admitted to the Delhi Bar Council in August, 2016 and was an In-House Counsel for AL-Tech Global (Noida, U.P) between July 2016 and July 2017, assisting them with their entry and expansion in the Indian market. Along with his academic achievements, Mr. Sheokand was also awarded with the Vice-Chancellor's Outstanding Contribution award and Ashwin Maharaj Best Footballer Award in 2016 for his performance in the field of Sports.
He had the opportunity to be a part of the founding team of Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, Haryana from June 2019 to June 2020. He worked as a Legal Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor. He was responsible for the institution building and received an award of excellence and institution building in January 2020 from the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Nishant has been a professional Cricket and football player. He has taken up a pen instead of cleats and writes about emerging issues on sports law, euthanasia, evidence law. His work on Euthanasia has been published in the Book edited by Justice Dipak Misra in 2019. He is very passionate about making a career in Sports law and is currently authoring a book on intersectionality of sports law and gender issues.