TMT in India


ALAYA LEGAL ADVOCATES advises domestic and international clients on drafting, negotiating and finalising documents, such as software development contracts; software licensing and maintenance agreements, software integration agreements; and teaming contracts, web hosting and development agreements; site usage agreement, preparing security policies including policies on data, and protection and privacy. The team is co-led by Suniti Kaur, who has notable strengths in structuring transactions and documentation in the IT sector, in both a domestic and cross-border context, and Divjyot Singh, who is an experienced litigator and has represented various public sector enterprises and Private Entities across a wide range of matters.

Practice head(s):

Suniti Kaur; Divjyot Singh

Key clients (India) Pvt. Ltd.

ISN ElectronicTender Services Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Structured documents and carried out a risk assessment for a leading AI company which has built a conversational automation platform, and operates in, among other places, the US, EU, and India.
  • Advised client on preparing a protocol for identification and assessment of the legal risk involved for a digital platform for patients and caregivers, legal framework and identification of parameters for preparation of terms and conditions of the Users.
  • Prepared transactional documents for a VC-backed fintech start-up which offers various debt-products including, among other things, a buy-now-pay-later facility with the objective of improving the credit and lending infrastructure in India.

Krida Legal

Krida Legal provides a wide range of advice to companies active in the technology and media sectors including agreements, IP rights, contracts, and compliance. The team is led by Vidushpat Singhania who has expertise in betting and gambling regulations, league creation and rights structure, FEMA and tax ramifications, and associated business deals as well as drafting of laws relating to gaming. Nachiket Yagnik‘s practice covers assisting in negotiations of celebrity endorsement contracts, drafting complex technology-based contracts, advising clients on potential business ventures, and a variety of assignments including providing legal opinions to a diverse clientele, and drafting legal representations, notices, and agreements. Kushagra Jain is another notable key member.

Practice head(s):

Vidushpat Singhania

Other key lawyers:

Nachiket Yagnik; Kushagra Jain


‘The Krida Legal team has always been very helpful in sorting out our queries and legal issues very promptly and with a great degree of efficiency, ethics and professionalism.’

‘The biggest asset of Krida Legal is right from the founder Vidushpat Singhania to all team members, they are genuinely passionate about sports, and they have a great deal of empathy towards the challenges faced by organisations like ours and the challenges faced by athletes at the ground level. This coupled with the fact that they are very good and ethical at what they do makes for an excellent legal advisory team.’

Key clients

Amrita Raichand, Actress and Celebrity Chef

All India Gaming Federation

AMPM Fashions Private Limited

Baazi Networks Private Limited

Dusane Infotech Private Limited

E-Sports Federation of India

Golden Gaming International Private Limited

Grid Logic Games Private Limited

Elite Pro Basketball

Extramarks Education Private Limited

HND Poker Private Limited

International Federation of Poker

Lakshyan Academy, Bengaluru; INDIA

Manika Batra, Table Tennis Player for India

MR Poovamma, Indian Olympic Sprinter

Olympic Gold Quest

Sachar Gaming Private Limited

SBN Gaming Network Private Limited


Sportz & Live Entertainment Private Limited

Sugal and Damani Utility Services Private Limited

Skilrock Technologies Private Limited

The IPG Group, Dubai; UAE

Uttar Pradesh State Rifle Association

Vijay Singh, Indian Superbike Champion

Vinesh Phogat, Indian Wrestler

M.R. Poovamma, Indian Olympic Sprinter

Work highlights

  • Advised Gridlogic Games Private Limited and engaged in negotiations with Gaming Technologies (Gametech), a US-based entity engaged in the business of offering games of skill and games of chance to consumers for stakes.
  • Assisted Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited with its negotiations and agreements with numerous production powerhouses.
  • Advised Baazi Networks in its negotiations and in vetting and reviewing the agreements with Twid Payment Network, and assisted Baazi Networks with the process of procuring the services of Twid and integration of the same into the payment system for the Ballebaazi platform owned and operated by Baazi Networks.

TMT Law Practice

TMT Law Practice has extensive experience in all media sub-sectors. From the technology perspective, the firm has particular knowledge in emerging technologies, e-commerce gaming, namely regulatory and transactional activities through all stages of the gaming lifecycle. The team works with domestic and international clients in rendering advisory, support, and litigation which are peculiar to the media and entertainment sector. The team also advises on a range of issues covering regulatory and commercial, compliance and contentious matters. The team is co-headed by Abhishek Malhotra, Sapna Chaurasia, Meghana Chandorkar, Bagmisikha Puhan, Anushree Yewale, and Harsh Buch.

Practice head(s):

Abhishek Malhotra; Sapna Chaurasia; Meghana Chandorkar; Bagmisikha Puhan; Anushree Yewale; and Harsh Buch


‘The Firm has expertise in several areas such as copyright, trademark, sports law, corporate structuring, and litigation, to name a few, which is difficult to find in one place.’

‘It is the business-oriented solutions and unimaginable turnaround time on documents, which make the firm extraordinary.’

‘In comparison to other firms, our experience has been amazing, as each assignment has complete involvement of the lawyers working on it and are approachable for any legal query. The team working on our assignments have expertise on both, transactional and litigation, which helps in having a holistic legal analysis on each transaction with highlights on the areas in case the transaction at hand goes in dispute in the future.’

‘Sapna Chaurasia’s understanding of how the business works helps in quick closure. She is always updated with the developments in the media and entertainment industry which is surely an advantage.’

Key clients

Melot Technologies Private Limited

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

HT Media Limited

Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad

3M India Limited

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited

Tata 1MG Healthcare Solutions Private Limited

Telemedicine Society of India


Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited (earlier known as Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited)

Yash Raj Films Private Limited

Jio Cinema – Reliance Industries Limited

TV Today Network Limited

Viacom18 Media Private Limited

Radical Pay Private Limited


Accenture Solutions Private Limited


Sun TV Network Private Limited

Sun Direct TV Private Limited

Vulcan Consultech Pvt. Ltd., (through its division Emaho Films)

SalesForce Inc. (USA)

GoQuest Media Private Limited

Grasim Industries Limited

WinZO Games Private Limited

Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Dhruva Space

BeFluent LLP

Hindalco Industries Limited

Fourth Frontier Technologies Private Limited

Big Bad Wolf Pvt. Ltd.

Times Internet Limited

Pinnacle Media and Entertainment Private Limited

Warner Music Group

Ten Events and Entertainment LLP

Work highlights

G&W Legal

Often working closely with the corporate/commercial, employment, and white-collar teams, G&W Legal‘s technology, media, and IP team routinely handles technology transactions, platforms and intermediary regulations/liability for clients in the internet and social media, esports, and online gaming sectors. The team also handles advertising, streaming, broadcasting, and franchising rights. Practice head Arjun Khurana advises corporations at the intersection of tech and the law, guides Fortune 500 companies through the changing data protection and privacy framework in India, acts on complex cross-border technology transactions and data transfer arrangements, and conducts data transfer impact assessments. Srijoy Das has a special focus on privacy, technology transactions, licensing, commercial contracts, and IP law.

Practice head(s):

Arjun Khurana

Other key lawyers:

Srijoy Das


‘They know the market and the regulations. They try to understand their client’s industry and business model so they can deliver accurate and relevant legal advice.’

‘Srijoy Das: very knowledgeable and business oriented. Very responsive, knows how to interpret needs and adapt local regulations to international business or requests coming from multinational companies.’

‘I am constantly impressed by their professionalism, expertise, and responsiveness throughout. They explain legal issues clearly, are creative with their strategic recommendations and are very personable. They are also very responsive and friendly. I highly recommend G & W to anyone looking for a quality and reliable TMT firm.’

Key clients

WarnerBros Discovery


Discovery Communications India

Yahoo Inc.

Dotdash Meredith

Gartner Inc.

Lululemon Athletica

Curiosity Stream

Keller Williams Realty Inc.

Digi-key Corporation, USA

Evidence Action Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing WarnerBros. Discovery [Eurosport, Discovery US and Discovery India] in high-value commercial litigation against Star TV.
  • Advising Yahoo, Inc. on multiple tech / regulatory and compliance matters including AdTech, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity etc.
  • Advising Gartner, Inc. on several issues in relation the overall expansion of their Digital Markets vertical in India.

Burgeon Law

With a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, Burgeon Law assists OTT platforms, production houses, artists, and other TMT companies on data privacy and protection, antitrust as well as general commercial issues. Practice head Roma Priya is well-versed in all aspects of corporate and commercial, fund formation, fund raising, commercial contracts and disputes. The firm welcomed the arrival of Anish Jaipuriar, who joined from AKS Partners.

Practice head(s):

Roma Priya

Other key lawyers:

Anish Jaipuriar

Work highlights

Mason & Associates

IP Firm Mason & Associates has grown its expertise to include Internet and IT, routinely advising clients on developing, registering, protecting and enforcing their IP portfolio and on issues arising in the digital era, such as those relating to e-commerce platforms, search engines, internet-based platforms and applications. The team has particular strengths in licensing deals, contractual work, and compliance issues. Practice head Neel Mason regularly advises clients on their trade mark portfolios and works with clients to enforce and protect their rights. Sabia Veqar has expertise in trade mark, copyright and design prosecution as well as contentious matters including oppositions, rectifications and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Registry, the Copyright Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India. Ankit Rastogi‘s core practice involves IP enforcement and strategy and Vihan Dang has experience representing leading film and music companies and content owners in music licensing deals with digital music platforms.

Practice head(s):

Neel Mason

Other key lawyers:

Sabia Veqar; Ankit Rastogi; Vihan Dang

Key clients

Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited

Mr. Rabbi Shergill

Snapdeal Limited

Phonographic Digital Limited

Work highlights

  • Frequently representing Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited and negotiating various content licensing deals including micro-licensing deals for various TV shows and channels, award shows, events, films, and other OTT series as well as advising/drafting the out-of-court settlement.
  • Successfully advised Mr. Rabbi Shergill, and enforced his copyright as an author of the literary and musical works of the album “Rabbi” with the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS).
  • Representing the Plaintiff in a suit filed against twitter on account of several URLs available on twitter which are infringing the trade mark and copyright of Snapdeal and Defending Snapdeal limited in a suit filed alleging the sale of counterfeit goods on the e-commerce platform, Snapdeal.

Tandon & Co.

Tandon & Co. has extensive experience in advising clients on matters related to broadcasting, telecoms, e-commerce, advertising, internet, media, content, gaming, and technology. The team has particular strengths in representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Court, District Courts, Commissions and Judicial & Quasi-Judicial authorities. The practice, which is headed by Kunal Tandon, includes Kumar Shashank Shekher and Abhinav Dubey.

Practice head(s):

Kunal Tandon

Other key lawyers:

Kumar Shashank Shekher; Abhinav Dubey

Key clients

Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

Star India Pvt. Ltd.

Culver Max Entertainment Ltd.

9X Media Pvt. Ltd.

Trust Legal

Trust Legal has in-depth knowledge of the regulations and counts leading production houses, television channels, Multi System Operators (MSOs), and Direct to Home operators (DTH) as its key clients. The team is co-headed by Sudhir Mishra, who has longstanding experience in the area of TMT, and Ritwika Nanda, who represents multinationals and listed companies in high-stake and multi-layered disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sudhir Mishra; Ritwika Nanda

Other key lawyers:

Swasti Misra

Key clients

Siti Networks Ltd.

India Cable Net Company

Sarthak Entertainment Private Limited

Buddha Films Private Limited

Siti Networks Limited (East)

BW Business World Media Private Limited

Zee Telefilms Limited

Zee Media Corporation Limited

Siti Maurya Cable Net Private Limited

ABP News

Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd

Zapped Technologies Pvt Ltd

Velox Financial Technology (UK) Limited

Exploring Infinities Edtech Pvt Ltd

Electric One Holding Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully secured restraint orders against the local cable operators on behalf of Siti Networks Limited, across Pan India in over 500 matters for illegal swapping and migration without giving due notice under the Telecommunication.
  • Representing Zee Media Corporation in its dispute against Prasar Bharatirelating to the marketing rights granted by the broadcaster during the telecast of cricketing events before the High Court of Delhi.