Rahul Matthan

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Rahul Matthan is a partner of Trilegal and the head of its technology practice based in Bangalore. He is a member of the management committee of the firm and is actively involved in a number of industry associations relating to the technology sector. 

Much of Rahul's work is focused in an around information technology and high technology clients to whom his team offers a full range of services. His work includes, technology transfer, Intellectual Property strategy advice, technology M&A, private equity investment, business process outsourcing, unfair competition, distribution and supply arrangements, dispute resolution relating to technology companies, electronic commerce, etc.

He has advised on some of the largest telecom transactions in India and has Rahul has advised various departments of the Government of India in respect of policy matters pertaining to the national spatial data infrastructure, and intellectual property and is an active consultant to organizations involved in bringing e-governance solutions to various municipalities around the country. He is currently assisting the Government of India in the preparation of a draft data protection legislation to create for the first time in the country a comprehensive and dedicated legislation addressing data protection issues.

Rahul Matthan's book, "The Law Relating to Computers and the Internet" is recognized as a seminal work on the subject. As a recognized expert in the field he is frequently quoted in the national press on matters pertaining to information technology. He contributes regularly to national and international publications on the subject.

He is a frequent speaker at events pertaining to law and technology including at such national institutions as the Indian Institute of Science and the National Institute of Advanced Studies and around the world.