TMT, corporate commercial, IP, and dispute resolution
Salman Waris LLM (UK), heads the TMT and IP practice groups at TechLegis. He regularly advises on legal and regulatory issues concerning IP, technology, domain name disputes, telecommunications, data protection/ privacy law, outsourcing (IT/ business processes/ LPO), M&A and joint ventures. In the recent past he has advised the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Director General of Information Systems, Ministry of Defence.
Waris has been recommended by Expert Guide to the world’s leading information technology lawyers, Chambers and Partners, AsiaLegal500, International Who’s Who of internet and e-commerce lawyers and guide to the world’s leading emerging markets practitioners, International Financial Law Review leading lawyers (TMT) and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Guide. He has also been awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award consecutively.
Indian Lawyer 250 has recognized Waris as a “top name” in the field of IP and as someone who “receives high praise” and is “highly regarded”. Law Business Research Limited, UK, recognized him among the top 40 Indian lawyers under age 45. He was recently awarded Regulatory Advisor of the Year for India at Finance Monthly Global Awards and TMT Lawyer of the Year in India by Global 100 – 2017.
Waris has been vice-chair of the International Technology Law Association, Data Protection Committee and a member of a task force on internet and cyber security at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and the Data Security Council of India – Thought Leadership Development Program. He also mentors technology start-ups at The Hatch – a virtual incubator setup by Angel Investors Consortium. He is a member of industry bodies like the International Media Lawyers Association, International Trade Mark Lawyers Association, NASSCOM Emerge, TiE, IT Policy Compliance Group.
Waris is a regular speaker at industry conferences. He is extensively quoted on Indian legal issues by industry publications including the New York Times, India Business Law Journal, E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal (UK), Asia Pacific Defense Forum magazine, Legally India, Financial Express, Economic Times, Indian Express, Times of India, Business Standard, Mint, TMT Finance (UK), and the UK Data Protection Journal.