What the team is known for
Widely acknowledged as one of the leading IP firms with specialisms in telecoms, technology, and media and entertainment. Offers particular expertise in litigation, including counterfeiting, copyright and trade mark infringement cases. Also handles transactional mandates such as film acquisitions. Enjoys an impressive client following among media companies and major publishing houses.
The team's media and entertainment-related expertise attracts particularly favourable comment, one source identifying it as "one of the firms that leads the field in media," while another reports: "Any OTT issues we have, we go to them."
One client says: "They are exceptional: technically very proficient, most robust in their advice and maintaining high levels of commercialism and pragmatism." Another speaks of lawyers at all levels of seniority demonstrating "a self-driven commitment to quality and loyalty to the client."
acts principally on policy-related and regulatory mandates in the media and technology spaces, offering notable experience of matters concerning e-commerce, social networking and performance rights. A client speaking of his work in the entertainment space calls him "an exceptional lawyer with a superb understanding of copyright law."
Managing partner Saikrishna Rajagopal
is particularly well known for his assured handling of contentious issues for leading domestic and international players in the media and entertainment sphere, but is also noted for having "argued landmark cases in the tech space."
One client characterises him as "an excellent litigator whose strategic advice helps us turn things around fast when the stakes are high."