The Team is an amalgamation of domain specialised lawyers who are dedicated to handle issues arising in the IT/ITeS Sector in India. The firm frequently advises on regulatory, policy & legislation and also handles contentious disputes leading to litigation and arbitration. The team spread across offices in New Delhi and Mumbai provide regular support in coordination with the Mergers & Acquisition, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory & Public Policy, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax Law and other teams across various offices to provide transactional, advisory and litigation services.
The Information Technology(IT), Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) and outsourcing such as Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a vital part of India’s economy and grown exponentially in the previous two decades.
India stands a preferred destination for IT and ITES companies, as well as for business process outsourcing. The Firm assists the sector on aspects related to regulatory & public policy, Intellectual Property and Tax. the primary policy regulator in India is the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India and the Information Technology Act, 2000 and other initiatives such as Software Technology parks, Export promotion zones as well a various tax incentives.
The firm also handles regular transactional work in the sector relating to the Information Technology contracts and manages a gamut of Intellectual property related aspects.
The firm also advises on the complex tax related concerns such as transfer pricing, Permanent Establishment (PE) and assisting in tax related compliances related to DTAA jurisdictions. etc.
Privay and data protection is also an important practice of the firm, the firm also handles confidentiality agreements, Information technology agreements, employment related contracts and compliance of labour laws as well as shareholders agreements, joint ventures and other agreements.
In this sector, the firm also advises on agreements such as software license agreements including shrink-warp and click-wrap agreements, end-user license agreements, reseller agreements, software development agreements, technology transfer agreements, call center agreements, tele-marketing agreements, etc.