Khaitan & Co

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

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What the team is known for A robust practice recognised for its skill in corporate and commercial issues across the telecoms, media and technology spheres, including investments, exits and demergers. Also demonstrates expertise in telecoms dispute resolution and regulatory advice. Advises a diverse client base, including numerous major media services, software and telecoms companies. Particularly adept at advising on data and voice connectivity as well as fixed and mobile services.

Strengths The team is held in high regard among clients, one source noting: "They are very professional and very quick. They combine legal knowledge and ground realities and provide solutions."

Another interviewee highlights: "They've been very reliable. One specific thing is the clarity we receive in the advice – their opinion is very clear."

Work highlights Advised Birlasoft and its promoters National Engineering Industries and Central India Industries, on the acquisition of KPIT Technologies through a combination of secondary share purchase, open offer and eventual consolidation of Birlasoft’s IT business into KPIT.

Notable practitioners

Associate partner Harsh Walia is a key contact at the firm.