Trilegal partner Rahul Matthan, based in Bangalore, is widely acknowledged as one of a few Indian data protection leaders. He helped formulate the existing data protection rules, and is cited by others as having a highly comprehensive, policy-based approach to assisting clients. Bangalore-based Nikhil Narendran, who works as part of Matthan’s team, also holds a strong reputation in the area.

Data work at Trilegal falls under the firm’s TMT practice. Work has included advising Accenture on the country’s rules for sensitive personal data, carrying out a review of privacy policies for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and assisting JP Morgan on data protection issues related to an outsourcing effort. The firm’s TMT lawyers also work in M&A, tele­communications regulation, commercial contracts, technology outsourcing, ­e-­commerce, IP, and media and entertainment. The firm has four offices across India.

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