Abhishek Malhotra
Rajesh Ramanathan
Kaushik Moitra
Ashok G.V.
Sourabh R.K.
Apurva A. Dave
Aditya K Singh
Angad Singh Dugal
Jadunath Behera
Nittin Bhatia
Ankit Chaturvedi
Aahna Mehrotra
Divvya Verma
Kumar Sudeep
S Diwakar
Swati Gore
Rijul Taneja
Bagmisikha Puhan
Purvasha Mansharamani
Gaurav Shukla
Gaurav Dhwaj
Vijaya Natarajan
Vinod Malhotra
Gaurav Dhwaj - Partner  
C-2/39, Safdarjung Development Area
New Delhi- 110 016, India
+91 11 4168 2996
+91 11 4168 2995
+91 9910318761

Gaurav is a Telecom, Media and Information Technology (TMT) lawyer and has a rich professional experience of ten years. His practice area focusses on TMT advisory as well as commercial contracting aspects. Gaurav has hands-on experience in (i) advising on legal & regulatory issues;(ii) ascertaining the correct license/registration on the basis of client’s needand acquiring such licenses/ registrations from relevant Governmental authorities; (iii) facilitating various approvals and permissions from relevant Governmental authorities; (iv) facilitating compliances and filings; and (v) drafting, vetting and commenting of all types of agreements.He has also advised his clients on DoT, MIB, TRAI and TERM cell compliances under various telecom and broadcasting licenses   and   also   prepared   compliance   calendar   for    his clients.

Gaurav also advises clients on issues related to e-commerce, web hosting, data protection,VPN, CUG, internet telephony, VoIP, encryption, interception & monitoring of calls & data, billing & resale of telecom services regularly. He negotiates software and other IT contracts for various clients. He has also conducted internal audits of telecom companies to ascertain compliance level, advised on the risk associated and devised mitigation strategy for the same.

  • Education:
    • Diploma in Cyber Laws, Asian School of Cyber Laws (2012 - 2013).
    • LL.B, Meerut University, (2003 - 2006).
    • Bachelor of Computer Applications, Meerut University, (2000 - 2003).
  • Representative Matters:
      Indicative List of Telecom Assignments:
    • He has advised Indian and foreign companies on variety of legal and regulatory matters including VoIP, CUG connectivity, internet telephony, transfer of asset and capacity in submarine cables, encryption, interception & monitoring of calls & data, billing & resale of telecom services, remote access, OSP, MNP framework, spectrum auction, TCCCP regulation, certified SMS, audio conferencing, reselling of international toll free services to Indian customer, outright sale of telecom towers, etc.
    • Reviewed and commented on Roaming Agreement, Network Supply Agreement, Interconnection Agreement, etc.

    • Indicative List of Broadcasting Assignments:
    • He has advised Indian and foreign clients on multiple legal and regulatory issues such as CAS, Non-CAS and DAS businesses; obligation of a Cable Operator pertaining to free-to-air channels in CAS and Non-CAS areas; compliances related to content, equipment, maintenance of register, tariff, must carry, etc. of cable operators in Non-CAS area; regulatory framework for DTH services, IPTV and up-linking and down-linking of TV channels, Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) and Indian Performance Rights Society (IPRS) licenses and consequences of violation under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
    • Reviewed and commented on TV Programme Development Agreement, Content Development Agreement, etc.

    • Indicative List of Information Technology Assignments:
    • He has advised Indian and foreign clients on various issues under Information Technology Act such as data protection, intermediaries, digital signature, interception and monitoring of messages and confidentiality of subscriber’s data. He has also advised on Internet Protocol Address scheme and its use by OSPs, encryption and sale of IT security products in India, centralized EPABX in distributed architecture environment, etc.
    • He has also drafted and negotiated Software License Agreement, Teaming Agreement, Technical Know-How Sharing Agreement, Software and Professional Service Agreement, Annual Hardware and Software Maintenance Contracts, Cooperation Agreement, Technology Transfer Agreement, etc. Further, he has drafted and reviewed ‘Privacy Policy’ and ‘Term of Use’ for website.
  • Professional Memberships:
    • Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh.
Intellectual Property Rights
IP Enforcement & Anti-Piracy
Media & Broadcasting Litigation
Technology Licensing Advisory
Entertainment & Sports Litigation
Space Law
Regulatory Advocacy & Interface
Licensing Advisory & Negotiations
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Brand Protection Strategies
Privacy & Data Protection
Shipping / Maritime Law Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Contracts & Negotiations
Dispute Resolution
Competition Advisory & Litigation
General Commercial Services
C-2/39, Safdarjung Development Area
New Delhi 110 016, India.
Tel: +91 11 4168 2996
Fax: +91 11 4168 2995
32A, Krishna Street, T.Nagar,
Chennai – 600 017, Tamil Nadu, India.
Tel: +91 - 44 - 2432 3480
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140-B, 1st Floor
9th Cross, Margosa Road
Malleshwaram, Bangaluru-560 003, India.
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Olisa House,
4 Government Place (North)
Room 216, 2nd Floor
Kolkata – 700001
F-4, Siddhi Mohammed Compound
102, Old Prabhadevi Road
Mumbai – 400025, Maharashtra
Tel: +91 9819578469
1249, Gange Road, 3rd Cross
Kuvempunagar, C & D Block
Mysuru - 570 002, Tel: +91 80 2344 1202
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Mataram Arcade, Vande Mataram Road, Gota (East), Ahmedabad – 382481, Gujarat
Tel: +91 9825555854
Plot No. 188/ 191
Unit 9, Bayababa Matha Lane
Bhubaneswar – 751022, Odisha
Tel: +91 674 2541176
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