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Rahul Matthan

Partner - Corporate, Telecom, Media and Technology

TMT | Mergers and Acquisitions | Data Privacy and Protection

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Rahul Matthan is a Partner in Trilegal’s Bengaluru office and heads the TMT practice of the firm. He has extensive experience advising on high-value TMT transactions in the country. He has worked with companies across sectors, from telecom majors to internet and data service providers, offering advice on regulatory matters and operational issues. Rahul’s expertise spans several sectors in the technology space, including data protection, digital finance, cryptocurrencies, e-commerce, telecom, new media, platform technologies, technology acquisitions and biotech.

Rahul has been involved in a number of policy initiatives in the TMT space, including assisting the government in preparing the country’s privacy law. He has also served on the Kris Gopalkrishnan Committee on Non-Personal Data and the RBI Committee on Household Finance. He is a published author and a regular speaker across the world on matters relating to emerging technologies and the law.

Rahul now serves on the Board of Trilegal after having served for many years on the firm’s Management Committee.


National Law School of India University, Bengaluru


Bar Council of Karnataka

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Advised the following clients on contractual matters, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, data privacy/protection and business risk assessment:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Ola
  • Amazon
  • LinkedIn
  • Xiaomi


  • Listed in the Hall of Fame for TMT by Legal500 Asia Pacific, 2022
  • ‘Leading Individual’ for Data Protection by Legal500 Asia Pacific, 2022
  • Ranked in Corporate M&A, TMT and Fintech Legal by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, 2021-2023
  • IBLJ – A-List – India’s Top 100 Lawyers
  • ALB Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers

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