AZB & Partners

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

India
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What the team is known for Notable firm regularly instructed on major transactions in the TMT field, including investments, private equity and joint ventures. Well reputed for its handling of technology-related litigation. Further recognised for its strong offering in the mobile wallets and online payments space as well as fintech. Also enjoys a particularly impressive following in the media, technology and sport industries, assisting clients on issues ranging from content licensing to providing advice on online entertainment regulations.

Strengths One impressed client remarks: "AZB is amongst the top firms in India. We have been impressed by their commercially savvy and client-centric approach as well as the quality of work they have produced."

Another client praised the team's "responsiveness, attention to detail and ability to understand the issues we were trying to solve," before explaining: "They found real solutions to the legal issues and helped keep the transaction moving forward."

Work highlights Acted for American Tower Corporation in its USD1.2 billion acquisition of the tower infrastructure business of Vodafone India, Vodafone Mobile Services and Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services.

Assisted Google with the launch of its Indian mobile payments service Google Tez.

Notable practitioners

Partners Gautam Saha, Srinath Dasari and Chetan Nagendra are key contacts for the firm.