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Asia-Pacific India Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)

Technology focuses on contractual agreements in the technology field, often outsourcing contracts between large corporates and suppliers of IT services. Telecommunications concentrates on a range of legal issues arising from the heavily regulated areas of telecommunications and broadcasting. Work includes regulatory, transactional and litigation advice relating to telecommunications infrastructure and services. The media market has many different facets. Chambers guides have attempted to highlight lawyers who have an understanding of the issues related to key sectors such as Advertising, Film & Television; Music and Publishing. This includes contentious and non-contentious matters relating to copyright, distribution rights, broadcasting rights and royalties. It also includes lawyers who handle defamation matters, either in pre-publication advice or in litigation mandates representing claimants and defendants.

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Band 1
  1. 1
    Trilegal
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Trilegal offers a skilled practice especially prominent in the handling of telecoms-related contentious and regulatory matters and of cross-border mandates, where it acts for an impressive range of multinational technology clients. Regularly handles alternative internet service provider model, infrastructure sharing and network neutrality issues. Also highly sought after for its expertise in e-commerce and fintech mandates and advice on data privacy, outsourcing transactions and electronic content delivery. Key clients include Amazon, IBM and Qualcomm Ventures.
  2. Nishith Desai Associates
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. AZB & Partners
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    AZB & Partners
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    AZB & Partners fields a highly reputed practice, regularly instructed on major transactions in the TMT field, including investments, private equity and joint ventures. Also enjoys a particularly impressive following in the media, technology and sport industries, regularly assisting both domestic and international clients with the key technological and regulatory considerations attending their deals, including competition, employment and taxation issues. Noted clients include Advent International, Panasonic India and TPG Tech Adjacencies.
  2. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
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    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is highly regarded for its handling of both transactional and advisory TMT mandates and further noted for commercial work in the media, broadcasting and entertainment spheres and the maintenance of a TMT-related litigation capability. Highly sought after for advice on fintech, e-commerce and cloud-based services. Active on behalf of the providers of data centre networks and well known for its expertise in data protection, including compliance with the provisions of the 2019 Personal Data Protection Bill and data retention issues. Notable clients include Adani Enterprises, Maddock Films and South Lake Investment.
  3. DSK Legal
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    DSK Legal
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    DSK Legal enjoys a flourishing reputation for providing an array of specialist advice, particularly where contractual arrangements or contentious issues in the media and entertainment industry are concerned, but also embracing significant technology-related transactions in, among others, the biotech and bioinformatic sectors. Also offers regulatory advice on issues pertaining to data protection and cybersecurity as well as e-commerce. Counts well-known corporates, high-profile media personalities and advertising agencies among its clients. Key clients include Digital News Publishers Association, Matrix India Entertainment Consultants and RSVP Movies.
  4. JSA
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    JSA
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    JSA fields a respected practice, offering expertise across a wide range of issues in the TMT space, covering matters relating to mobile devices and payments, cloud computing, data privacy and telecoms regulatory advice. Also well regarded for its skill in related transactional work. Retains an impressive roster of clients among blue-chip international technology and telecoms companies. Additionally represents a roster of emerging and established fintech companies in relation to a full suite of issues including licensing, regulatory work and dispute resolution. Notable clients include Media Development Investment Fund, Microsoft and Nimesa Technology.
  5. 2
    Naik Naik & Co
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    The Naik Naik & Co TMT team is widely recognised as a leading group for media work, offering expertise across transactional and contentious matters. Handles areas as diverse as licensing arrangements, distribution rights, talent and production agreements, OTT broadcasting and copyright. Has additional capability in competition and trade mark-related matters in the media space. Maintains an impressive client base of pre-eminent international and domestic entertainment companies.
  6. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
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    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    The Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas team is highly respected for transactional TMT work, especially financing and investment in the technology, media and telecoms industries. Also recognised for skill in telecoms regulatory mandates as well as data protection and licensing. Acts for an impressive roster of international social media companies as well as e-commerce and mobile companies and cloud service providers, its clientele including Citibank, Instagram and WhatsApp.
  7. Kochhar & Co.
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    IndusLaw
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Indus Law's prominent practice is noted for its advice to established technology companies and start-ups on data privacy and protection, VoIP and telecoms regulation and cloud-based services. Particularly adept at advising on e-commerce and fintech-related mandates, including business structuring and regulatory compliance. Also handles related technology disputes as well as transactional TMT mandates. Notable clients include Google, PineLabs and Swasth Digital Health Foundation.
  2. 3
    Khaitan & Co
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Khaitan & Co maintains a robust practice recognised for its skill in corporate and commercial issues across the telecoms, media and technology spheres, including investments, acquisitions and demergers. Also demonstrates expertise in telecoms-related transactions and regulatory advice. Further noted for assisting with regulatory issues in the e-commerce space. Advises a diverse client base, including numerous major media services, software and telecoms companies, clients including Accenture Solutions, 3i Infotech and Twitter Communications India.
  3. Saikrishna & Associates
    3
    Saikrishna & Associates
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Saikrishna & Associates is 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.
  4. Ikigai Law
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
  5. Mani Chengappa & Mathur
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
  6. Samvad Partners
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India
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    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India fields a well-regarded practice, noted for proficiency in M&A and joint venture work in the TMT space. Also in demand for related regulatory and licensing matters as well as for handling disputes, trade mark infringements and enforcement work. Clients include The Carlyle Group, Gaja Capital and Hitachi.
  2. Majmudar & Partners
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    Majmudar & Partners
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Majmudar & Partners is recognised for its handling of mandates for technology companies, including transactional matters, outsourcing agreements and licensing. Also provides advice on matters ranging from cloud solutions and telecoms regulatory compliance to data protection and e-commerce agreements. Particularly experienced in advising clients in the fintech and IT services sectors and start-ups. Key clients include Betterworks, Fincity Corporation and Naver Z Corp.
  3. Obhan & Associates
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    Obhan & Associates
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Obhan & Associates makes a boutique-style offering, providing IP management and protection support across the TMT space and maintaining a particularly close focus on the publishing sector, where it also advises across a broad range of transactional and potentially contentious issues. Additionally counsels clients from a variety of technological subsectors on data privacy and protection concerns, particularly within the context of interactions between the EU's GDPR and developing Indian legislation. Key clients include Harappa Learning, Penguin Random House India and TechSmith.
  4. Spice Route Legal
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    Spice Route Legal
    Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Spice Route Legal provides 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. Notable clients include Adobe, IBBIC and Milaap.