Practice Areas

Technology, Telecommunications & Media

We have a cutting-edge technology, media and telecommunications practice that has sealed many deals for major clients.  We have extensive experience in advising clients on challenging and grey areas in this field.  This practice area covers legal advice on fintech, health-tech, edu-tech, cloud computing, digital transformation, technology transfer deals, licensing, outsourcing and data privacy matters.  We also advice on and draft security compliance policies for clients and advises clients on internet-related and work-from-home issues.

Recent Transactions in TMT

  • Finicity Corporation on its sale to Mastercard for US$825 million plus an earn out up to US$160 million.
  • Betterworks Inc. on its acquisition of HyphenMark, Inc., a US-based employee engagement software company.
  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc. on Indian data protection compliance issues, including some very tricky issues pertaining to the transfer and localization of health data of individual customers as a part of a multi-jurisdictional project.  
  • Naver Z Corp on privacy compliances in connection with collecting user data on its app.
  • Charles Schwab on the permissibility of recording telephone conversations between employees and agents of a technology support service provider for quality and training purposes, without providing any notification to, or obtaining any explicit consent from, each agent of the technology support service provider in India.
  • Splunk Inc. on different public procurement guidelines and regulations applicable to government undertakings and entities in India in order to provide services to such undertakings.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. on Indian data protection compliances pertaining to collection of personal data of employees of third-party business partners.
  • TikTok / Bytedance in drafting a comprehensive privacy notice compliant with Indian data privacy regulations for collection of personal data of potential employees. 
  • Sloki Technologies Private Limited on a strategic investment by Technopro, Japan.
  • Granicus LLC in reviewing a master services agreement executed with a listed technology company in India. 
  • Gallagher Service Center LLP on export of back-office support and information technology enabled services to global jurisdictions, finalizing the privacy policy and terms of use for its website, and on implications of India’s data privacy laws on collection of employee data on a mobile application used for managing a remote workforce. 
  • SendBird on its master services arrangement with Husys in India.
  • Appear TV AS, Norway on the legal steps and issues in connection with infringement/passing off the client’s domain name.
  • Empaxis Data Management, USA on structuring and establishing its Indian technology subsidiary and ongoing legal assistance.
  • Epsilon International Consulting Services Private Limited on export of marketing consultancy services to the US, from an Indian regulatory perspective.
  • Baidu (Hong Kong) Limited in reviewing various user agreements, service agreements, registration agreements, payment policies and privacy policies for various web services such as DU AdPlatform, MoboMarket and Cliponyu.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with Indian compliance and regulatory issues regarding data management, business continuity and change management.
  • Lumiata Inc. on its India technology and IP protection matters.
  • TA PDI Holdings, Inc. on an acquisition of a major Indian IT company.
  • Metricspace Technologies Private Limited in reviewing and finalizing an outsourcing services agreement with a Singapore based e-government solutions company, CrimsonLogic.