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Mani Chengappa & Mathur

TMT

2 ranked lawyersBand 3IndiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A prominent technology boutique with skill in commercial and regulatory technology matters. Acts for technology start-ups and investors on early-stage capital raising, including in the fast-moving fintech space. Also adept at IT outsourcing, data protection, e-commerce contracts and software licensing.

Strengths

The team receives high praise for its excellent service, one client recalling: "Whatever we wanted, we got complete support from them," while another similarly satisfied source says: "Providing business-friendly advice to young tech companies is where they stand out."

Sources also cite the founding partners' previous in-house experience in the technology sector as a key practice advantage, one noting: "Their domain expertise is a reason to go to them."

Work highlights

Advised Muthoot Fincorp on the wholesale outsourcing of its IT infrastructure to a single vendor, the transaction involving the gradual transformation of the infrastructure to leverage cloud computing.

Notable practitioners

Samuel Mani regularly advises both start-up technology companies and parties investing in them on a broad range of transactional and related issues, the latter including licensing, commercialisation and regulatory concerns. One client says: "He understands what your business means and objectives are and is very good at keeping you on track with what is going to happen, which is especially useful for young companies."

Bengaluru-based Utham Chengappa acts across a wide range of outsourcing, procurement, licensing and other contractual arrangements, including those involving complex cross-jurisdictional issues. A client values him as "an outstanding lawyer with an excellent understanding of IT law. I go to him for strategic legal advice."

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India

Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)


Samuel Mani
Band 4
Utham Chengappa
Band 5