Arun S. Prabhu

Partner (Head - TMT)

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Arun advises extensively on matters relating to data protection and privacy including issues surrounding data collection, processing (including data mining), protection and retention, in addition to the formulation of policies and best practices designed to mitigate the legal risks associated with handling of data.

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Qualifications

  • 2005 B.A. LL.B (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
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Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Fintech

He regularly advises on the intersection between financial services and emerging technologies. He routinely assists clients in documentation in relation to large scale technology implementations such as for Core and Non-Core Banking/Insurance Solutions, outsourcing contracts, software and hardware acquisition and licensing, intellectual property and digital banking.

He writes, speaks, comments and consults extensively with various industry and government bodies in relation to developments in the rapidly evolving financial technology and data protection space in India including the Right to Privacy and Aadhaar judgements, Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, collection of financial information and Aadhaar information for conducting Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance, and notifications and guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Professional Experience

    • He has advised several Indian and overseas clients on various issues relating to digital banking.
    • He has advised on disruptive financial technologies and the emerging legal regime surrounding the same such as Unified Payment Interfaces, Aadhaar enabled payment transactions, Payment Systems (including wallets, intermediaries, payment gateways), Online Investment Platforms, P2P lending, and Cryptocurrencies.

Awards & Recognition

    • ‘Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers’, Asian Legal Business 2021
    • ‘Up and Coming’ for TMT, Chambers & Partners 2020
    • ‘Notable Practitioner’, IFLR1000, 2020 & 2021
    • ‘Notable Practitioner’ for FinTech, Chambers & Partners 2019

Memberships

    • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India
  • Qualifications

    • 2005 B.A. LL.B (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
    expertise

    Expertise

    Practice Areas

    • Corporate

    Sectors

    • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
    • Fintech