The firm’s technology vertical has extensively advised clients in various sectors (like pharma, fintech, multi-brand store operations, fin-tech, cloud kitchens, health-tech, ed-tech, B2B/B2C e-commerce, electric vehicles cab aggregation etc.,) on business structuring, day to day operations, contracts and fund raising, among other things. We are drawn towards providing legally tenable or most strongly defendable solutions given that we often advise on arrays which falls in the sphere which is grey or where there is no or lack of substantive jurisprudence. That’s how we structure business and not merely by how commercials are to be achieved. In this era of speed and start-ups, its easy to lose focus and digress to taking more commercially sound option without delving much into the issue of enforceability. However, for us, what is of upteam importance is to look at things from a legal implementation and “enforceability” perspective as if the same is to be argued/ defended in the courts or before state machinery from the lens of legal permissibility rather than justifying a decision/contract in front of the board only from a commercial standpoint.
As part of our technology practice, we routinely advise clients, both in an advisory capacity and as a part of wider transactions, on all areas of traditional and emerging technologies including e-commerce, cloud computing, software-as-a-service offerings, IT/ITeS, fintech, digital payments, social media platforms, cryptocurrencies and gaming. We also have extensive experience in the data protection space and have advised clients from various sectors on the entire life cycle of data, with specific expertise in cross-border data transfers and data governance processes.
We believe in providing clear, effective and business friendly legal advice in alignment with our client’s commercial aspirations and needs and it has helped us in becoming trusted advisor of the clients. We advise start-ups, growth stage and even public limited companies in various sectors, including, healthcare, education, e-commerce, fintech etc., on myriad commercial transactions that include strategic technology collaborations/M&A, technology provider agreements, technology licensing agreements, outsourcing agreements, amongst others.
We provide end-to-end legal and regulatory advisory relating to development, sourcing, deployment and use of various information technologies, assets, communications, networks and related ecosystems by the clients. We have advised clients from regulatory/advisory perspective on software licensing and development transactions, technology transfer arrangements, content licensing, website development agreements, master services agreements, etc. We have experience in advising social media companies on legal compliances applicable to them, including intermediaries’ obligations, laws regulating online content, e-commerce regulations, data privacy, and cybersecurity laws.
We have a data protection practice that comprises of the following key service areas, namely, privacy and data protection compliance management (advising on end-to-end data protection framework) and transactional advisory (agreements for transfer, storage, disclosure, licensing, etc. of data). We advise start-ups in various sectors, including, healthcare, education, e-commerce, fintech etc., some of the largest tech companies, and other corporations on information technology (IT) regulations (including the recent intermediary rules) and data privacy laws (including legal issues arising out of the migration of data across borders).
We have advised several online healthcare start-ups on various legal, regulatory and contractual aspects pertaining to online consultation, diagnostic vertical structuring, interaction and financial dealings between RMPs and diagnostic service providers, storage, processing, usage and disclosure of electronic healthcare records from data privacy and protection standpoint, etc.
We have advised various online gaming platforms on their entire gamut of contract drafting in respect of commercialization of their gaming business and various arrangements with several stakeholders including, celebrities, influencers, artists, game developer etc. We have a dedicated team which has a remarkable experience in structuring the different aspects of such gaming business and providing legal inputs for structuring the monetization of the business verticals in the most efficient manner and preparing commercial agreements to capture the entire commercial understanding of the clients.
We have advised several ed-tech platforms and e-commerce platforms on the legal aspects of their service offerings in light of the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 and advised on critical data protection issues given the clients’ collection, storage and use of sensitive personnel data and sharing the same with third-party entities.
We have advised clients involved in the automotive electronic products sector in forming strategic partnerships and structuring their technology license arrangements coupled with manufacturing and procurement agreements.
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We have advised several fintech start-ups in relation to its critical KYC and data protection issues given the clients’ collection and transfer of sensitive personnel data and sharing the same with banks/NBFCs and deliberation on several commercial and legal aspects and documentation of different contracts for undertaking any business transaction, including, inter alia, advising on structing and contractual arrangements in digital lending (secured and unsecured) transactions, issuance of credit/pre-paid cards by technology facilitation platforms.