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Mathew Chacko

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Mathew Chacko is the Head of our market-leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Data and Fintech practice groups and is one of the firm’s founding partners. Mathew is widely recognised as one of India’s leading TMT and Data lawyers. He has advised on intellectual property, data, licensing, regulatory issues, commercial contracts, disputes, M&A and investments in technology, media and telecom companies. His clients include some of the largest technology, media & entertainment companies, financial institutions, as well as various sovereign and investment funds.


Mathew’s recent accomplishments include structuring some of the most innovative fintech products in India, advising on the implementation of facial recognition technology, negotiating a 14-bank international joint venture that focuses on developing and exploiting blockchain technology, arguing the case that redefined Indian law on (online) contributory infringement of trademarks, and advising one of India’s leading life sciences companies on the export of genome data.

Mathew has worked across jurisdictions including at several international firms in Singapore. He has been feted as one of India’s 25 emerging leaders in law in 2019 (RSG Consulting) and as one of India’s top 100 lawyers in private practice (India Business Law Journal).