Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) Department

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What the team is known for A skilled practice especially prominent in telecoms joint ventures and investments as well as media acquisitions. Particularly adept in alternative internet service provider models, infrastructure sharing and network neutrality. Frequently handles telecoms dispute resolution, acting for a strong roster of multinational technology clients. Also highly sought after for its expertise in e-commerce and fintech mandates. Remains active in data privacy, outsourcing transactions and electronic content delivery.

Strengths One client remarks upon the firm's knowledge of the Indian TMT sector: "They are able to offer technical knowledge as well as practical experience of the market."

Another client asserts: "Trilegal’s approach is a fine blend of legal analysis and practical advice. When we seek legal assistance, the firm not only has the ability to advise us on the applicability of law but also invests time and effort in understanding the underlying business and the context and advising on the real risks."

Work highlights Assisted Hewlett Packard Enterprise with the documentation and compliance for the purchase of Nimble Storage's flash and hybrid data storage business in India, as part of a global acquisition of the Nimble group.

Assisted Vice Media on its proposed joint venture with The Times Group for the India launch of its digital business as well as a television channel in India.

Notable practitioners

Rahul Matthan is an esteemed practitioner who possesses vast experience in the area of technology regulations and e-commerce mandates as well as cross-border telecom acquisitions. He is popular amongst clients with one labelling him a "seasoned attorney who is very conversant in telecom laws," whilst another regards him as a "well-reputed lawyer who is adept at advising on technology matters."