Technology, Internet, Media & Telecommunications

Our Expertise

We have a very strong focus on the technology, internet, media & telecommunications sector, and regularly advise blue-chip corporates and start-ups on regulatory, operational, and transactional matters. We are also often engaged by reputable private equity and venture capital investors in such companies for their transactional needs.

We have deep expertise in cutting-edge areas such as artificial intelligence, fintech, blockchain, and digital currencies, among others, as well as in areas like e-commerce and internet aggregation platforms, that are subject to a challenging and ever-changing regulatory landscape. Further, given the rapidly evolving nature of technology, our clients often seek our expertise on the appropriate legal structures that they need to adopt for their businesses.

We regularly advise on complex foreign investment issues in certain regulated technology/internet businesses like e-commerce, fintech, etc. We advise several global companies and investors on structuring their investments into such sectors in India, and also assist with procuring approvals/clarifications from the sectoral regulators.

We advise on privacy and data protection related issues, and represent our clients on negotiating and finalising agreements relating to the development, licensing, and use of software.

Our Indicative Experience

Represented Coinmonk Ventures, a bitcoin mining and trading company in India, in relation to an investment into the company by Bitcoin Opportunity Corp, promoted by Mr. Barry Silbert. The investment was the first investment in the virtual currency space in India.

Advised and assisted a company on building a gold-backed cryptocurrency related business, including payment system, across the globe. We advised the promoters on the Indian regulatory, legal, and tax related issues in relation to the proposed business and assisted them with the structuring of business in India.

Represented the selling shareholders of the Skenzo (now known as Media.Net; Yahoo.Inc.’s global partner for the development of a product akin to Google’s AdSense), in connection with their USD 80 million strategic sale of a significant minority stake in the company to a reputed foreign investor.

Represented Mez Mobile, a US based company engaged in the development of an AI based personal travel assistant app, in relation to its acquisition by American Express. Our role in the transaction involved assisting with structuring, documentation and closing related matters.

Represented Verlinvest in connection with its investment in Manash Lifestyles Private Limited, which operates an online beauty retailer Purplle, in a series of transactions with an aggregate value of USD 85 million.

Represented GAVS Technologies, a US based AI-led digital transformation company, and its investor Basil Technology Partners, in connection with the acquisition of a significant majority stake by Kedaara Capital for over USD 100 million.

Represented Accion Labs, a US headquartered digital-focused software product engineering company, and its investor Basil Technology Partners on the strategic growth investment from TA Associates involving complex, multi-jurisdictional restructuring.

Acted as the lead global legal counsel to Capital Square Partners in connection with its significant majority investment in Bits In Glass, a Canada headquartered technology firm in the digital transformation space having global operations in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and India.

Represented Infosys Limited in connection with its USD 200 million acquisition of Panaya, Inc., a leading provider of automation technology for large scale enterprise software management.

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