What the team is known for
Comprehensive coverage of the technology, media and entertainment sectors, embracing transactional, contentious and regulatory mandates and acting for leading players from both the domestic and international markets. Particularly active on matters in the fintech space, including blockchain-related issues, and in the representation of both investors in tech-focused businesses and of start-up investees. Advises extensively on data protection and privacy issues and maintains co-counsel relationships with a number of noted foreign firms.
Interviewees identify this as a practice which stands out, not only for its "subject matter knowledge and expertise," but also for its "personal touch" and "commitment to the customer." One remarks: "They understand our business and are able to customise their offering according to our needs."
The team's "diligent and comprehensive" coverage of regulatory questions attracts particular praise from more than one interviewee, one reporting: "They give new tech companies that are not well versed in the regulatory scene clear answers in simple terms, not a lot of legal jargon you can't understand."
Advised supply chain management platform Locus on a comprehensive range of data protection, protocol and security issues impacting on its business in India, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Founding partner Mathew Chacko
operates across the full range of issues covered by the practice, taking the lead role on most key mandates. Interviewees praise him, not only as "knowledgeable, straightforward and easy to deal with,"
but also for "his excitement and forward-looking view"
and as "a great resource who sees the commercial issues very clearly."