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TMT Law Practice
C-2/39 | Safdarjung Development Area
New Delhi – 110016

Intellectual property Tier 3

Intellectual property Tier 3

TMT Law Practice combines a range of IP expertise with its established reputation in the TMT sector and has an outstanding reputation for its copyright work in the broadcasting and music industries. Abhishek Malhotra (New Delhi), the founding and managing partner, has an extensive practice across IP and TMT, commercial transactions and disputes with a strong connection to the media and music industries. Sapna Chaurasia also has a broad practice involving IP, media and entertainment, with an emphasis on copyright cases. Other partners with this breadth of expertise include Meghana Chandorkar who joined  from Viacom in 2021 while Aahna Mehrotra  focuses on sports law. This substantial team has been enlarged with a number of new hires during 2021 including associate partner Labanyendu Das who joined from Disney.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ticktok Skill Games Private Limited

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited

Yash Raj Films Private Limited

Viacom 18 Media Private Limited

Singro Media Innovations Private Limited

DHUN, a partnership firm

Association of Radio Operators of India

DB Corp Limited

NoReliance Broadcast Network Limited

Ushodaya Enterprises Private Limited

K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited

Sun TV Network Limited

Smule Inc

Sri Krishna Talluri

Accrue Labs Private Limited

Hunger Inc. Hospitality Private Limited

Jemimah Rodrigues

Work highlights

  • Advising Tictok Skill Games Private Limited on licensing and exploitation of games and intellectual property contained therein, including for commissioning of new games.
  • Advising Viacom 18 Media Private Limited on music licensing issue between client and British music copyright society, PRS for Music.
  • Advising Singro Media Innovations Private Limited, a production company, in relation to production of a legal-drama web-series for one of the largest OTT platforms which included without limitation negotiation of agreements and advice on script to mitigate post-release claims and litigation.


TMT Law Practice is a mid-size law firm offering a wide array of services primarily in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sectors. The firm’s services include practice area offerings such as Intellectual Property, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (including White Collar Crimes), Regulatory Litigation & Advisory, Policy Advisory, Corporate/Commercial and Transactional support in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Competition Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy and Employment Law. The Firm represents a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, MSMEs and Start-ups. While the firm engages in the practice of the conventional domains of law, it is also heavily invested in the niche, emerging areas of practice including Technology, Space and Aviation; Pharma, Life Sciences and Healthcare; Data Privacy and Protection; Sports; E-commerce and Cybersecurity; IoT and AI; FinTech, Digital Health and AgriTech.

The firm has increasingly advising Clients in this space on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, with special focus on Indian exchange control regulations and permissibility of foreign direct investment. The firm has also represented Indian companies / corporate groups receiving private equity investments as part of domestic or cross-border deals. Abhishek Malhotra, the Founding Partner of the firm, graduated from National Law School India University, Bangalore. He is to the Bar in the State of California. He has two decades of experience, practicing as an Advocate, with strong expertise in Intellectual Property, TMT, as well as Commercial Disputes. The other partners include Sapna Chaurasia who leads the Disputes vertical in Mumbai; Sanjay Kumar, who has recently come on board as the practice lead for the Pharma, Life Sciences and Healthcare practice of the Firm, is also based in Mumbai; Rajeev Parashar leads the Corporate/Commercial and Transactional practice of the firm; Meghana Chandorkar is the Media & Entertainment transactional practice lead; Aahna Mehrotra Leads the Sports & Gaming and Entertainment verticals; Bagmisikha Puhan is an Associate Partner leading the Technology and Digital Healthcare space along with the Data Protection practice of the Firm. Anushree Yewale is an Associate Partner who, along with Meghana, leads the largest industry verticals for the firm’s Media Practice. We also rely upon our network of Of Counsel, Deepak Biswas (Banking & Finance, Insolvency and Employment Laws) and Ricab Chand, takes care of litigation matters in Bangalore. E-commerce and data have become key enablers in the Indian economy, and consequently are attracting several firms to make heavy investments, across sectors. With increasing investment opportunities and stricter regulations being put in place, for any entity intending to venture into this domain, or to augment their own facilities, it is imperative that there is consummate understanding of the laws relating to foreign direct investment (sectoral limits), intellectual property, consumer protection, labeling and packaging norms, telecommunications (for marketing purposes), and data privacy; this is regardless of the sector that is being unlocked. As the Firm believes in providing a holistic approach, along with the necessary handholding for execution and implementation, in us, you will find well-rounded, solution oriented professionals, who specialize in client-focused service delivery.

The Firm stresses on developing well-rounded, solution-oriented professionals, who specialise in client-focused service delivery.


The Firm’s practice combines an interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys that advise prominent Technology, Media & Telecommunications businesses. Within the TMT space, we represent clients across the following Specialist Sectors:



The entire spectrum of the Media and Entertainment industry, including OTT, Television, Films, Radio, Music, Print, Events, Fashion and Art. The Firm works with domestic as well as international clients in rendering advisory, support and litigation services which are peculiar to the media and entertainment sector. The Firm’s lawyers have worked as in-house counsels at Media companies, and hence offer sector centric expertise. The Firm represents industry associations across the film, television, events and radio domains. Lawyers at TMT Law Practice have advised on end-to-end production agreements and negotiations; broadcasting regulatory issues at the Supreme Court of India and the TDSAT; Liability of OTT platforms and News channels arising out of Intermediary Guidelines, 2021; cross-border M&A; precedent setting litigation, especially in the music licensing domain; and the like.


The Sports & Gaming sector, where our lawyers have been at the forefront of delivering solutions to National Sports Federations, League Owners of Professional Leagues, Sports Management Companies, Sportspersons and Broadcasters. Sports is an emerging area of practice in the country, both from the business as well as the legal standpoint. Our lawyers, however, have been at the forefront of discharging quality legal advice to this nascent practice area. In addition to the advisory services, our lawyers have created a large body of work in terms of developing the legal structure, including through policy / regulatory intervention. The Firm has also been at the forefront of advising on legality and operational aspects of fantasy sports, e-sports and Real Money Gaming.


A wide variety of Technology industries, such as Fintech, E-commerce, Intermediaries, Digital Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Commercial Space, AgriTech and Information Technology & IT Enabled Services.


With a volatile regulatory environment around information technology and Data Privacy in the country, the industry-wide feeling of vulnerability vis-à-vis alignment of their operations with the regulatory frameworks of several jurisdictions is real. Our team of lawyers is efficiently bridging the gap, by constantly interacting with the government representatives through think tanks on policy and regulatory issues. Our lawyers have experience in assisting in-house teams to implement the GDPR. We have rendered opinions on the domestic data privacy and protection requirements and have also represented clients in landmark cases pertaining to the right to privacy, which in turn sparked the debate around need for data privacy and data protection laws in the country. We have advised multiple businesses on compliance with the applicable data privacy and protection laws, along with focus on delivery of handholding solutions for implementation of the privacy measures at an enterprise level.


The Firm has worked with several start-ups as well as larger companies in navigating through the regulatory landscape of the FinTech sector in the country. As the sector is one of the most heavily regulated, and is a high-at-risk sector, the lawyers at the Firm have always believed in providing a handholding exercise to the clients, enabling them to implement the legal compliance requirements without any internal or external resistance.


Our healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences (HPLS) team advises across the practice areas like product development and brand protection, product liability and complex disputes, Drug Price Control, advertising and marketing, clinical trials, competition and trade, commercial agreements, data privacy, employment issues, and market entry. In addition to our substantive experience, our lawyers have diverse backgrounds – with employment histories ranging from government services to in-house industry positions. We provide our services, keeping reputational risk in mind.

We advise clients throughout a product’s life cycle to facilitate efficient research and development, and successful launch and commercialization, as well as to maximise the product’s franchise; this approach integrates regulatory and marketing strategies and patent and trademark protection. The Firm provides a full range of transactional and advisory services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and agricultural companies in India and abroad. Our clients include many of the major national and multinational pharmaceutical companies as well as a wide array of biotechnology, diagnostic and medical device companies, ranging from start-up ventures to industry leaders.

Along with our Litigation, Regulatory and general advisory work, we assist pharmaceutical / medical device companies in their corporate transactional work ranging from taking them public; Mergers & Acquisitions; creation of licensing agreements; and from Employment related issues to Real Estate matters. Having worked with the NITI Aayog on the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, 2020, and also leading the regulatory and policy conversations in relation to the Digital Healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, we are recognized as the go-to firm for issues that have arisen with the digital healthcare push by Government and industry alike. The attorneys at TMT Law Practice not only have extensive litigation experience in these areas but also have a keen understanding of the key requirements and concerns around clinical trials, liability, and insurance.

Our attorneys constantly engage with industry associations like Telemedicine Society of India, the Indian Society for Clinical Research, NASSCOM – LHIF, CII, FICCI in terms of realizing the industry goals and assist these associations in thought leadership and making formal representations to governmental and intergovernmental bodies, alike. Apart from this, our attorneys also assist not-for-profit organizations like Mohan Foundation, in matters related to end-of-life care, and organ transplantation.

Key highlights:

  • Advising and assisting clients in creating regulatory landscape which applies to them and meet the statutory compliance requirements.
  • Advising and assisting clients in complying with manufacturing, sale, marketing, labelling import and export regulations for pharmaceutical drugs (Formulations), APIs, nutraceuticals including Ayurveda.
  • Advising and assisting clients on matter related to Drug Price Control (DPCO, 2013), price fixation, price to stockist, exemption and overcharging
  • Advising and assisting clients on matter related to Drug Price Control (DPCO, 2013), price fixation, price to stockist, exemption and overcharging
  • Advising and assisting clients on matters related to advertising of emergency contraceptives, scheduled drugs, nutraceuticals, and other medical devices on digital platforms, and otherwise.
  • Advising and assisting clients in setting-up of telehealth platforms, which allow interactions between healthcare practitioners and patients.
  • Advising clients in matters related to investment, including foreign direct investment as is applicable to the sector, ranging from pharmaceuticals to delivery of digital healthcare services, and sale of medical devices via e-commerce model.
  • Advising and assisting clients in making formal representations to the government in matters related to regulations of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, digital healthcare, medical ethics, and patient care.
  • Advising and assisting clients in delivery of purchased drugs, on behalf of individual users, from pharmacies to overseas jurisdictions.
  • Advising and assisting clients in negotiating commercial agreements with pharmacies, financial services, IT platforms, registered medical practitioners.
  • Advising and assisting clients in compliance with the laws relating to Hospitals, phlebotomy, diagnostic centers, pathological laboratories, at-home diagnostics.
  • Advising clients on terms of use, privacy policy and the disclaimers that are essential to be featured to the end user, from a regulatory perspective.
  • Advising clients on the patient journey through a digital healthcare platform, and the processes and policies which may be implemented via the platform.
  • Advising clients in implementing internal protocols to ensure the ethical, legal and social implications of the digital healthcare platform is met with.



The dynamic Telecommunications sector and service providers therein, especially Telecom, Satellite, Commercial Space, In-Flight and Maritime Connectivity, VNO, and the like. The Firm has worked with domestic as well as overseas players in rendering advisory, support and handholding services specific to the nascent commercial space sector. The Firm has worked with international satellite operators and service providers, in advising them on their new service offerings, their negotiations with DTH service providers and other “consumers” of satellite services; and on making representations to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Department of Telecommunications and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India with respect to permissions around in-flight and maritime connectivity, Spacecom Policy, Space Transportation Policy, Remote Sensing Policy, Geospatial Policy and the like. The lawyers at the firm are regularly consulted on regulatory issues surrounding the telecom industry, including 5G, Orbital permissions, etc.

For the aforesaid industries and clients, our lawyers offer an array of services across a variety of Practice Areas, including:

For the aforesaid industries and clients, our lawyers offer an array of services across a variety of Practice Areas, including:

  • Corporate, Commercial, Secretarial and M&A

The Firm’s corporate and commercial team is unique in leveraging the experience of the Firm’s disputes resolution practice to offer practical advice and solutions. We have carved a niche in customizing our offering to suit the needs of different types of clients, including Family Offices, High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs), Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs), Start-ups, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), and the like. Our M&A and PE practice has a proven track record of representing clients in investments (financial and strategic) and debt structuring, share and asset acquisition and disposal transactions. We have also effectively represented and assisted investees based out of India (including registered companies, NBFCs and corporate groups), receiving private equity investments in domestic or cross-border deals, with commercial solutions across a variety of industries including gaming, media, software, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, fintech, education, insurance (including re-insurance companies) and infrastructure. Many of these transactions involved complex and novel structures and are multi-jurisdictional. We have also advised our clients (listed or unlisted, as applicable), with respect to setting up and structing business in India, legal and regulatory implications of the various applicable laws such as companies’ law, trust laws, foreign contributions, partnership and limited partnership matters and compliance under the SEBI takeover regulations and insider trading regulations. Working closely with specialists in the areas of finance, taxation and accounting enables us to add value to any transaction and effectively handle sophisticated transactions of different levels. Within a short span of time, the team has managed to successfully assist clients with negotiations, strategizing exit mechanisms, issues relating to winding up and repatriation of proceeds and drafting of other commercial and corporate documents and conducting due diligence exercises. We are consciously sensitive to the expectations and requirements of our diverse clientele, be it in a cross-border or a domestic deal.

  • Intellectual Property

The intellectual property law practice at the Firm encompasses all facets of IP, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, trade secrets, right of publicity; and the service offerings


include litigation, prosecution, advisory, enforcement and management of intellectual property rights. Notable matters/representations include:


  • First and only case of fixation of music royalty under a compulsory and statutory licensing regime;
  • First case on Standard Essential Patents;
  • First John Doe order granted by the Courts in India with respect to piracy by cable operators and websites;
  • First case of enforcement of right of publicity by a celebrity;
  • Represent clients in the prosecution and management of IP portfolios in India and overseas.
  • Assist companies in strategizing around transfer of IP from one entity to another, while ensuring the tax structure and benefits inuring in favor of the company remains intact.
  • Assist multinational corporations in structuring, negotiating and effecting their cross-border IP transmission agreements, with focus on services related to technical know-how, consultancy services and related.

Dispute Resolution / Arbitration

The Firm’s USP is its dispute resolution practice and specifically, the experience of the lawyers in presenting cases themselves with minimum reliance on Senior Advocates. Our lawyers have experience in a diverse array of subject matters, and yet, have been recognized as leading practitioners in areas of commercial contract and corporate litigation, regulatory litigation, intellectual property, energy, media and entertainment, broadcasting and insolvency. The firm has represented clients in different fora, including the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts across the country, as also various Tribunals, such as the Competition Commission of India, the National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal (which now holds additional charge of the Competition Appellate Tribunal), the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, etc. The firm has extensive experience in appearing for litigations of complex nature and its lawyers have handled various high-profile litigations before different fora across the country.

The Firm is also known for its services in the Alternate Dispute Resolution arena across wide variety of subject-agnostic commercial disputes. During this past year, the firm has:

  • Successfully represented one of India’s leading hotel aggregators in an arbitral award whose value is USD 630 Million.
  • Successfully represented a leading broadcaster in an international commercial arbitration at LCIA for the non-payment of license fee under a cross-border Channel License and Distribution Agreement.
  • Represented a leading bulk messaging aggregation service provider on a dispute pertaining to recovery of dues.
  • Represented a leading sports franchise owner on a determination of admissibility of an arbitration clause in an inadequately stamped agreement in a dispute with a sponsor.
  • White Collar Crime

The White Collar Crime Practice of the Firm includes not only representation and advice in relation to matters that are initiated or pending before Courts of law or Tribunals, but also representation before investigation authorities such as the Enforcement Directorate, Serious Frauds Investigation Office, Economic Offences Wings of the various States, etc. Our lawyers have experience in advising on matters related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Prevention of Corruption Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, the Official Secrets Act, penal provisions of economic legislations such as Companies Act, Customs Act, GST Act, Public Gambling Act, Prize Competition Act, Information Technology Act, and the like;

  • Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs

The political, regulatory, and legal landscape across the globe is posing several challenges to the businesses. We engage with clients closely to understand their business and the specific compliance requirements. It is no longer a ‘free’ world in the true sense if the word. Whether it is protectionism, terrorist threat, commerce, or plain vanilla demonstration of authority, we are now living in an increasingly Regulated world. Inherent in the decision to regulate is also the decision to forbear. In such an environment, we have, over the last 4-5 years, witnessed a sudden spurt in exercise of regulatory powers by the different departments of the Government. The TRAI, DOT, SEBI, DIPP, RBI, MIB, MeITY – have all been busy and have kept the businesses and the citizens equally engaged, both in a participative manner during the consultation process, as also as the beneficiary of the direct consequences of such regulation forbearance. TMT Law Practice is strategically positioned – both geographically (headquartered in the Capital – the nerve center of all policy-regulatory activity), as well as by virtue of having handled advisory as well as litigation work in the regulatory space, across sectors-ministries. Our lawyers are principal advisors to leading Think Tanks, and are often called upon to offer expert advice on matters of current importance by periodicals and the electronic media and have been on committees and working groups that have advised / offered assistance to government departments on critical and cutting-edge issues.

  • Competition & Antitrust

The firm has engaged in various matters in the domain of Competition Law since the Competition Act, 2002 came into effect in 2009. We have advised clients on a variety of matters and provided services that have included filing Information/Complaints before the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”), contesting Information/Complaints at the prima facie stage and final stages. We have also assisted clients during the process of investigation before the Director-General, CCI (“DG”). The Firm has also been engaged by clients in the appellate process where we have either appealed against orders passed by the Competition Appellate Tribunal or have defended CCI orders before the Competition Appellate Tribunal or the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. Our lawyers have also advised the CCI as also the office of the DG, on issues of ongoing and current importance to assist with the investigation and / or determination of market dominance. We regularly advise clients on opinions to review agreements/actions from the perspective of compliance of the terms of the Competition Act, 2002, including on issues such as abuse of dominance in the electronics business, broadcasting industry, digital gaming, digital health, sports business, etc.

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Managing Partner : 1
Partners : 5
Associate Partner : 3
Senior Associates : 5
Associates : 15
Of Counsel : 4
English (fluent)
Bar Council of India
California State Bar Association
Delhi High Court Bar Association
International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
ABA (American Bar Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)


The Firm’s practice combines an interdisciplinary team of litigators and transactional attorneys advising some of India’s most prominent media, entertainment, and communications companies and individuals. We represent clients across the entire spectrum of the media and entertainment industry, including television, films, radio, music, print and publications, events, fashion, arts, OTT platforms, etc. Sports is a sunrise sector, where our lawyers have been at the forefront of delivering solutions that are legally sound and commercially feasible with respect to governing bodies, sports federations, league owners, sports management companies, sportspersons, broadcasters, and, specialist dispute resolution mechanism.


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