Kochhar & Co.

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

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What the team is known for Notable technology team with prowess in e-commerce, cloud computing, data privacy and software licensing. Recognised for handling sector-wide disputes and for providing telecoms regulatory advice. Maintains an impressive client list which including household names in the banking and mobile technology space. Also active in VoIP implementation and bandwidth structuring.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its responsiveness and the quality of its client service, with one reporting: "They're a very client-centric team that stick to their deadlines and are available at short notice. They understand the client's business needs and deliver in a timely manner."

Another client comments that "they provide business-oriented solutions and advice to support our strategy," adding that "they have exceptional legal skills on technology and IT matters."

Work highlights Assisted Alibaba with the setting up of a cloud services and data centre in India, including advice on marketing issues.

Advised Akamai on data protection, net neutrality and TRAI regulations.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Mathias co-chairs the firm's technology practice and possesses vast experience of assisting major multinational clients in relation to technology-related M&A transactions. He is capable of assisting clients with a range of technology issues, including IT outsourcing, cloud computing and data privacy. One client reports: "Stephen is highly valued for his understanding of end-to-end support and is capable of providing advice in the context of our offerings, business model and India operations."