Technology & Outsourcing


TLA’s technology practice is sophisticated and cutting edge and combines a sound knowledge of technology/industry verticals, such as gaming, animation, cloud computing,mobile application development and computing, ecommerce and IT outsourcing. The firm specialises in cross-border and local technology deals and techno-commercial contracts,including outsourcing, technology transfer, collaboration, reseller and licensing transactions (including software, gaming and SaaS contracts), and software services supply, sourcing, reseller, subscription and other commercial contracts related to the development, licensing and use of software. TLA’s lawyers also have significant experience in advising clients in the IT/BPO space on structuring their India entry, including by way of BOT, captive and joint venture structures, and advising on related compliance and operational issues.

TLA also extensively advises technology start-ups and mobile application developers on their IP protection, development and commercialization strategy, including building EULAs, Terms of Use, Privacy Policies for applications, APIs, and securing application listing on Android and iOS platforms. The firm also advices on employment IP, IP audit and management in a employment environment, trade secrets and data protection in India, and protection of confidential information at the employee and corporate level. The firm also advises on the implications of India’s recent data privacy regulations to data controllers and data processors as well as in the workplace and conducts compliance audits to align data security/protection practices with these regulations.

TLA’s technology practice brings professionals with pertinent cross-domain expertise to every transaction, such that the client receives holistic, 360 degree advice that optimizes the business yield from such transactions. TLA’s lawyers have the capability to help technology start-ups commercialize their technology and build out the associated transaction structures.

Mr. Sheahan Verghese, with over 17 years of experience, heads the Technology & Outsourcing, Privacy, and transactional IP (software licensing and copyright) practice at TLA. Ms. Vidyut Bedekar, with over 13 years of experience, heads the Start-ups, M&A & Investments and Transactional IP (trademarks) practice at TLA, with a strong focus on technology start-ups and assisting their commercialization efforts and investment.