Kochhar & Co

Another big player in the data protection space in India is Stephen Mathias, head of Kochhar’s Bangalore office and the firm’s technology practice – which spends nearly half its time on privacy and data protection work. Mathias entered the technology and data protection scene having helped set up a number of outsourcing projects in the country, and with a history of organising technology contracts and software licensing agreements.

The firm has an international outlook, with much of its work coming from referrals from leading European and American firms. The firm helps companies in reviewing data usage and compliance; its approach is to help clients comply with the law in India with as little disruption as possible to global privacy policies. The team has worked on more than 200 privacy assignments in the past two years.

As well as offices in six cities in India, Kochhar & Co has outposts in Dubai, Singapore, Jeddah and Atlanta. Major work for Mathias and Kochhar includes helping blue-chip tech companies set up their operations in India.

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