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Rising Star Legal Nomination

Flash Entertainment’s Contract Specialist Akshay Narula has been nominated for the Middle East Legal Awards 2020 Rising Star Award – In-House!

Akshay is part of a four-member legal team comprising the General Counsel, Senior Legal Counsel, Contracts Specialist (Akshay) and Legal Coordinator (temporary hire). He reports to the General Counsel.

As part of his role, Akshay reviews and negotiates artist agreements with leading talent agencies including William Morris Endeavor, Cara Lewis Group, Creative Artists Agency, etc. for the services of major touring artists.

Akshay is responsible for drafting and negotiating all required legal documentation in relation to various events organised by the company, including commercial agreements such as client services agreements, contractor agreements, sponsorship agreements, consultancy agreements, concession agreements, waiver forms and competition T&Cs for various activations related to the events.

Akshay reviews player services agreements for the services of leading tennis players for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. He also manages the legal operations of the department by leading pivotal projects on e-signature solutions and contract automation.


Fraser MacKinven, General Counsel

“Akshay is an invaluable member of Flash legal team . He deals with a superhuman volume of work across a broad range of high-profile events and legal topics. Akshay often works directly with Flash’s commercial teams, meeting their tight deadlines while ensuring Flash is appropriately protected. Akshay has also championed the introduction of E-Signature at Flash, which has significantly streamlined the execution process across the business. Akshay regularly goes “above and beyond”­ including volunteering for our marketing/ operations teams at events and even attending police stations in the middle of the night to charge people selling fake tickets.”

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