Top Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law [TMT Law] Law Firms in India

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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is routinely sought out by various blue-chip tech companies, financial services corporations, and key entertainment industry players for assistance on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including high-profile cross-border acquisitions and implementations.

The TMT group is jointly led by Bangalore-based technology specialist Arun Prabhu, and Mumbai-based Bharat Vasani and Anu Tiwari, who lead on media and financial regulatory matters, respectively. Prabhu is noted for his prolific transactional and advisory practice, working continually with an array of high-profile businesses and investors active in the tech sector.

IndusLaw

With offices nationwide, IndusLaw‘s TMT practice is well situated to advise on complex, technical matters for a broad roster of high-profile domestic entities and multinational corporations. Delhi-based Avimukt Darr boasts a wide-reaching corporate and commercial practice, with recent highlights including regulatory analyses and multi-jurisdictional online listing agreements.

Khaitan & Co LLP

Khaitan & Co LLP ‘s sizeable TMT practice handles a broad array of regulatory and corporate advisory instructions for some of the most high-profile domestic and international entities in the market. New Delhi-based Harsh Walia is highly experienced in a range of TMT matters, most recently in relation to national telecoms policy and regulatory frameworks.

Kochhar & Co.

Kochhar & Co.‘s TMT capabilities make the firm a strong choice for a diverse array of blue-chip multinationals and major Indian companies seeking assistance on privacy law, outsourcing, licensing, and e-commerce. The team is especially noted for its expertise in voiceover IP, acting for some of the largest telecoms providers in the market on a gamut of licensing and compliance instructions.

Naik Naik & Company

Naik Naik & Company enjoys a sterling reputation in the media and entertainment space, working with some of the largest studios, distributors, broadcasters, and OTT platforms on a host of commercial and contentious matters. Practice head Madhu Gadodia also spearheads the firm’s IP practice alongside Abha Shah.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co‘s sizeable practice and broad geographic footprint enables the firm to act on a range of corporate and commercial transactions for numerous technology, media, and telecoms companies, both at home and abroad.

Trilegal

Trilegal‘s TMT practice is renowned both for its size and the scale of its expertise, advising some of the biggest names in the market – both domestically and internationally – on telecoms regulatory challenges, outsourcing contracts, policy matters, e-commerce, and alternative internet service provider models.

Practice head Rahul Matthan is a highly experienced technology practitioner who regularly works with the government on policy pertaining to spatial data infrastructure, IP, and e-governance solutions. Nikhil Narendran concentrates on telecoms and tech work, and has a particular niche in content liability issues.

ALMT Legal

Under the joint leadership of Mumbai-based tech regulatory specialist Statira Ranina and Bangalore-based sports law expert Souvik Paul Mazumdar, ALMT Legal routinely advises high-profile clients across the worlds of tech, media, entertainment and telecoms.

In recent months, the team has been engaged on a number of contract reviews and product endorsements for film and television industry artists, as well as a number of master services agreements for various IT businesses. Mumbai-based Siddhi Ghatlia is recommended for her experience in commercial transactions and telecoms regulation.

AZB & Partners

The sizeable team at AZB & Partners boasts extensive transactional capabilities across the TMT sector, working with a mix of Indian corporates and blue-chip conglomerates. Gautam Saha regularly advises leading multinationals, financial institutions, and private equity funds on acquisitions, sales, and investments, while Rachit Bahl is a key contact for foreign companies seeking assistance regarding Indian market strategy and operations.

Bangalore-based Srinath Dasari handles both transactions and regulatory mandates, particularly in the areas of payment processing, data privacy, and telecoms law. Sachin Mehta and Mumbai-based Darshika Kothari are both noted for their cross-border experience. All named lawyers are based in Delhi unless stated otherwise.

Bharucha & Partners

An interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys ensures that Bharucha & Partners‘ TMT practice is well placed to handle a variety of deals, regulatory reviews, and contentious mandates for major companies. The team is especially active in the entertainment law space, advising major studios, producers, artists and OTT platforms on distribution and production agreements and defamation claims.

DSK Legal

DSK Legal handles corporate, commercial, and contentious work for established companies and start-ups across the TMT sector. The team boasts key strengths in the media and entertainment space, where Mumbai-based managing partner Anand Desai represents numerous actors and talent agencies in high-profile lawsuits before some of the highest courts in the country.

HSA Advocates

Working across the firm’s offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata, HSA Advocates assists a range of TMT clients with both transactional and advisory matters, including outsourcing, cybersecurity, data protection, processing and localisation issues. The team is also experienced in representing clients before ministries, regulators and various regional and national courts.

Ikigai Law

Ikigai Law specialises in an array of technology and innovation matters, working with start-ups and mature companies alike on commercial, regulatory, and policy-based mandates. Core competencies include contract development and negotiation, UX modelling, and strategic policy advice. Founding partner Anirudh Rastogi is a key contact for numerous cutting-edge entities in the tech space seeking advice on a host of transactional and regulatory issues.

JSA Law

JSA Law‘ technology, media, and entertainment practice is routinely instructed by leading figures from the worlds of film and television production and distribution, music production, digital media, professional sport, and video game development. The team is also regularly engaged by clients in print media to advise on contractual issues and editorial content licensing.

Majmudar & Partners

Majmudar & Partners regularly handles transactional and advisory mandates for major clients from the worlds of fintech, telecoms, e-commerce, IT, AI, cloud computing, and semiconductors. The triple-qualified (in India, England and Wales, and California) Akil Hirani  is highly experienced in the areas of tech M&A, IT regulation, and strategic IP. Neerav Merchant is an equally seasoned tech sector practitioner, with niche expertise in data privacy and trademark law.

Mani Chengappa & Mathur

Well positioned in the regional hub of tech sector activity, Mani Chengappa & Mathur‘s Bangalore-based boutique practice acts for numerous emerging and fast-growth start-ups active in a myriad of industries, ranging from financial services and blockchain to EdTech, AI, healthcare, and telecoms.

Nishith Desai Associates

Nishith Desai Associates handles a range of IT and business process outsourcing matters for a myriad of tech and telecoms heavyweights. Key focus areas include inbound investment structuring, regulatory approvals, internet of things, and e-commerce.

S&R Associates

S&R Associates advises a number of renowned multinationals, Indian companies, and investment funds on corporate transactions and issues pertaining to data sharing and data privacy. Mumbai-based practice head Rajat Sethi is highly experienced in major TMT sector corporate deals, both for foreign and domestic clients.

Samvad Partners

With a client base that ranges from fast-growth start-ups to multinationals, Samvad Partners is regularly involved in TMT disputes, regulatory challenges, and commercial transactions. Natasha Mahajan works closely with a number of tech-focused businesses, most notably at the intersection of tech and financial services.

Scriboard

The New Delhi-based Scriboard is routinely sought out by high-profile domestic and international companies for its tech, new media, and IP capabilities. Founding partner Rodney D Ryder is highly regarded for his expertise in IT law, working with multiple corporate clients on major compliance reviews and cyber fraud investigations.

Spice Route Legal

Underscored by the opening of a new dedicated tech and fintech office in Pune, Spice Route Legal has continued to cement its position as one of the fastest growing TMT practices in the market. In recent months, the team has acted for some of the world’s foremost tech companies on content licensing and acquisition mandates, enforcement actions, and trademark disputes.

Advaita Legal

Based in Bangalore, Advaita Legal advises clients across the TMT sector on business establishment issues, data privacy, IP, and various other corporate and commercial concerns.

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Dhir & Dhir Associates’ offering spans the full spectrum of the TMT sector, with the team advising clients on a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters including regulatory compliance, IP matters, content licensing and adjudicatory proceedings. Managing partner Maneesha Dhir is recommended for her litigation and regulatory expertise in the telecoms sphere.

Fox Mandal & Associates

With offices in Chennai and Bangalore, Fox Mandal boasts national capabilities in the TMT space, advising a host of e-commerce platforms, media houses, banks, and telecoms companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. Chennai office lead Jeevanandham Rajagopal is an experienced adviser who routinely assists clients operating at the intersection of tech and renewable energy.

Juris Corp

Juris Corp fields numerous offices and TMT practitioners across the length and breadth of India, routinely advising a range of high-profile clients from the worlds of tech and financial services. The team is increasingly active in fast-growth and emerging sectors, advising clients in the healthtech, edutech, cryptocurrency, and peer-to-peer lending spaces.

Link Legal

Link Legal’s reputation in the telecoms disputes space ensures that the team is regularly sought out by a number of India’s leading service providers for representation in arbitration and litigation. TMT practice head Nusrat Hassan focuses chiefly on cross-border corporate deals for the firm’s most high-profile US, European and Indian business clients.

Phoenix Legal

Phoenix Legal‘s TMT practice advises clients on a sweep of matters ranging from software development to regulatory compliance, foreign direct investment, e-commerce, and licensing issues. Telecoms legislation and policy analysis is also a core competency.

AnantLaw

Established following a breakaway from IndusLaw in late 2020, AnantLaw – spearheaded by Rahul Goel and Anu Monga – works with high-profile clients from the worlds of tech, telecoms, AI, and cryptocurrency on an array of regulatory and technical matters. The team is also noted for its burgeoning position as an advisor in the gaming sector, which has seen significant growth over the past 12 months.

TMT Law Practice

The Firm’s practice combines an interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys advising some of India’s most prominent media, entertainment, and communications companies and individuals.


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