Salman WarisPartner at TechLegis
Mr. Salman Waris LL.M. (U.K) (Oxon.), is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at TechLegis Advocates & Solicitors. Mr. Waris regularly advises on legal/regulatory issues concerning IP, technology, telecommunications, data protection/ privacy law, outsourcing (IT/ Business Processes/ LPO), M&A and joint ventures transactions in India and the broader AMEA Region. He has also advised Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and Director General of Information Systems, Ministry of Defence in India.
Mr. Waris has been recommended by Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers, Chambers&Partners, AsiaLegal500, International Who’s Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers and Guide to World's Leading Emerging Markets Practitioners, International Financial Law Review Leading Lawyers (TMT), Global Data Review and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Guide. He has been awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award. Indian Lawyer 250 has recognized Mr. 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, recognised Mr. Waris among the top 40 Indian lawyers under age 45. He was recognized among top 100 lawyers in India by India Business Law Journal.
Mr. Waris is currently "Regtech" Programme Co-Chair at the Big Innovation Centre, a UK based, exclusive technology & innovation network involving global leaders and regulators focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. He has been Vicechair of the International Technology Law Association, Data Protection Committee and a member of the “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 startups as part of the MENA Microsoft Startups Mentorship & Ambassador program, ‘The Hatch’- a virtual incubator setup by Angel Investors Consortium and also the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur Incubation Centre. He is a member of bodies like International Media Lawyers Association, International Trade Mark Lawyers Association, NASSCOM Emerge, TiE, IT Policy Compliance Group.
Mr. Waris is a regular speaker at industry conferences. He is quoted on Indian legal issues by publications including the Financial Times (UK), Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, Asia Financial, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Al Jazeera, India Business Law Journal, E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal (UK), Asia Pacific Defense Forum magazine, the Financial Express, the Economic Times, the Indian Express, the Times of India, Business Standard, The Mint, TMT Finance (UK), the UK Data Protection Journal to name a few.