J Sagar Associates

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

India
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What the team is known for An outstanding practice offering expertise in a wide range of issues in the TMT space, covering matters relating to mobile devices and payments, cloud computing, online gaming, data privacy and telecoms regulatory advice. Also well reputed for its skill in related transactional work. Particularly adept at assisting with fintech mandates including blockchain as well as issues concerning AI. Retains an impressive roster of clients among blue-chip international technology and telecoms companies.

Strengths One market commentator values the team's client-centric approach: "They are able to see issues from a business perspective and suggest the pros and cons."

Another interviewee reports: "They've been knowledgeable, prompt and they always follow up to confirm that they have provided sufficient assistance."

Work highlights Advised Reliance Communications and Reliance Infratel on the proposed USD1.6 billion sale of its mobile towers business to Brookfield Infrastructure Group.

Acted for SSTL and its majority shareholder Sistema JSFC in connection with the demerger of SSTL’s telecom wireless business to Reliance Communications.

Notable practitioners

S P Purwar is a well-respected practitioner with over 30 years of experience representing clients in the telecom sector. His counsel is sought primarily in relation to telecom regulatory, contentious and licensing mandates.

Sajai Singh is a market-leading practitioner who has extensive experience of the technology and telecom sectors. He frequently assists clients in relation to technology-related transactions as well as providing advice on issues concerning mobile devices, data privacy, fintech and cloud computing.