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Harsh Walia

Harsh Walia

, New Delhi

Partner | Technology, Media and Telecom

education

  • LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune (2004)

 Harsh Walia is a Partner in the Technology, Media and Telecom Practice Group in the New Delhi office. His practice focusses on dealing with regulatory, transactional and commercial contracting aspects in the TMT sector. 

Harsh has advised both Indian and foreign clients in plethora of regulatory areas such as data protection, intermediaries, telecom licensing, video streaming, satellite connectivity, CUG, spectrum sharing and trading, EMF emission norms, virtual network operators, M2M communications, VAS services, internet telephony, OTT services, other service providers.

Harsh has previously worked in-house with large multinational companies and has hands on experience in handling bespoke and complex contracts involving parties in different jurisdictions. He has dealt with large procurement and supply contracts on behalf of telecom companies, media houses and IT companies. Contracts related to software, hardware, managed services, sharing of passive and active infrastructure, interconnection of networks, roaming agreements, marketing & distribution agreements, outsourcing are some of the contracts he has been dealing for his clients

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of West Bengal
  • Associate Member of International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
  • GDPR Foundation, Application & Substance (FAS) certification from EU GDPR Institute

Representative Matters

Harsh Walia has represented and advised the following clients

Reliance Jio

Advised (i) on regulatory issues pertaining to cable landing station and negotiated a USD 25 million agreement for taking fiber pair on IRU basis from India to Singapore, and (ii) for the launch of mobile services in India.

Microsoft

Advised on regulatory issues related to Cloud based communication systems.

Salesforce.com Inc

Advised on regulatory aspects of SDWAN connectivity, interconnection between data centres and OSP centres.

Maxis Group

Advised on regulatory issues in merger of Aircel with RCOM and conducted telecom regulatory due diligence for reporting licensing and spectrum issues to top management of Aircel.

BMW

Advised on IoT services for offering a special feature in cars to be sold in India.

Reliance Communication

Advised on telecom regulatory issues pertaining to merger with Sistema.

Microsoft

Advised on internet telephony-based services in India.

A US based MNC

Advised on deployment of Aeronautical Mobile Satellite System (AMSS) in India and met senior officers from Department of Telecommunication for it.

IBM

Advised on the deployment of Distributed Antennae System (DAS) in India.

Publications

iconArticle

21 Nov '19
A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection

iconErgo Newsflash

26 Oct '19
A silver lining for Other Service Providers

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