Technology Law

We provide legal advisory, documentation and compliance services in relation to SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, data processing, intellectual property, licensing, electronic contracts, online policies & processes, payment systems and privacy law.

A. Technology Governance – Drafting internal policies, procedures and tech-management strategies, including statutory compliance, technology licensing, statutory registrations and permits, statutory liabilities, limitations and brand protection.

B. Legal Documentation – Drafting, reviewing and advising on contracts and policies, including documents for software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, intellectual property assignment, data processing agreements, privacy policy and data protection policy.

C. Legal Research – Undertaking specific legal research projects on evolving areas of technology law to assist in business structuring, transaction structuring, business expansion and promote innovation.

D. Policy Advisory – Conducting legal research and analysis and opining on research for think tanks, policy institutions, government departments, autonomous bodies, industry leaders and associations.

Area Of Practice

  • Competition Law – The set of regulations known as competition law are designed to eliminate market distortion brought on by commercial transactions promoting anti-competitive corporate behaviour; and administered by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  • Contract Law – This area of law deals with creating and upholding contracts and is mostly elaborated under the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and may include some special legislations like the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the Intellectual Property Law.
  • Data Protection & Privacy – The proper storage, access, retention, immutability, and security of data are all aspects of data protection and are sometimes referred to as data privacy, information privacy or privacy law. Practices and procedures covered under this area includes processes for personally identifiable information, such as names, location, identity numbers, financial information and medical information.
  • Information technology & Cyber Law – This area of law addresses the use of computers for creating, processing, storing, retrieving, and exchanging all kinds of data and information, online or offline. Cyber law specifically deals with cyber security and protection of data and information from cyber theft, phishing, email frauds, ransomware attacks etc.
  • Intellectual Property Rights – The IP Law practices covers protection, transfer, assignment and/ or licensing of different types of intellectual property like brand identities, creative works, processes and inventions; through copyright, trademark rights, patent rights, design rights etc.
  • Non-Banking Financial Companies – NBFCs are special companies licensed to operate as financial institutions that may be allowed to raise money, lend money, accept deposits or engage in microfinance, and the like. Though NBFCs do not hold a banking licence, they are regulated by the RBI and many fin-tech companies either work with and/ or qualify as NBFCs.
  • Payment and Settlement Systems – Financial transactions are governed under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 and regulated by the RBI. Apart from general rules for gross and net settlement systems, it has specific regulations for point systems, e-wallets, e-commerce, fintech, digital currency, digital lending, online transactions and the like.
  • Start-ups – Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT, formerly DIPP) defined certain early-stage entities as ‘start-ups’ and launched multiple schemes to promoter their growth. Our start-up practice focuses on provision of curated services for such early-stage entities.