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India has the fastest growing telecom network in the world with its high population and development potential. The firm provides a range of services to its telecom clients on strategic M&A activity, cross-border regulatory issues and major commercial contracts. The attorneys of the firm have advised on a wide range of complex issues pertaining to the technology, media and telecom sectors. The members of the firm have also acted for clients across various sectors on several legal and regulatory issues. A snapshot of some of the assignments handled by us in these sectors is set out below.

Advised and assisted the Indian venture of a popular social networking website on various regulatory aspects, including online advertising and online gaming

Advised and assisted a leading multinational company, which is involved in development and manufacturing of interactive white boards, in setting up its Indian venture

Assisted a leading company engaged in designing and delivering domestic and international automated payments systems in setting up their operations in India

Involved in negotiating and concluding a 110 Million US Dollar Master Services Agreement with a nationalised bank, which entailed outsourcing of the entire IT network of the bank to an IT corporation on an all India basis and transition to the Core Banking Solution software platform to an IT service company

Advised a prestigious international technology institute in their negotiations with the Ministry of Information Technology for the setting up of their non profit organisation aimed at bringing benefit of ICT to common man

Helped set up the BPO operations in various Indian cities for one of the largest BPO companies in the world and advised them on regulatory issues, employment issues and office lease matters

Helped a UK-based company set up a BPO presence in India and advised them on corporate governance and other legal issues

Obtained Foreign Direct Investment approvals from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for a leading computer manufacturer and technology solutions provider. This was a challenging assignment and required several clarificatory meetings with the concerned industry ministry officials because this was the first time that the FIPB was allowing foreign investment in an Indian entity that would not manufacture but merely trade in personal computers.

Advised a leading global news agency having its presence in India on various regulatory and real estate matters

Undertook detailed due diligence on a company engaged in software development services on behalf of a leading provider of technology solutions to Asian markets, including preparation of all acquisition related documentation to complete the purchase of a minority stake in the target company

Advised a leading Singapore-based business space solution provider in connection with the due diligence and acquisition of an IT Park in Hyderabad

Provided extensive advice and assistance to a multinational telecommunications equipment manufacturer on issues pertaining to licensing and detailed consultations in this regard with the Department of Telecom, New Delhi

Was actively involved from the inception stage of the economic regulator for major Indian airports. Since the regulator was starting from scratch, the role involved extensive interaction and hand-holding in the formulation of policy and regulation.

Advised on regulatory, contracting and licensing issues for a telecom equipment manufacturer

Advised a leading IT services and business solution provider on new regulatory developments impacting telecom sector in India

Advised a large television network on various media-related legal issues

Obtained approvals from Software Technology Parks of India for various software companies and advice on issues pertaining to tax holiday, Domestic Tariff Area sales, etc.

Liaison with the office of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which is the regulatory body tasked with setting safety standards for aviation, licensing of airports, certification of pilots, etc.

Provided assistance to a large US company on issues pertaining to IT security, assignment of employee generated proprietary material, confidentiality, etc.

Liaison with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Industry, Director General of Foreign Trade, etc. on various matters.