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
- 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
Harsh Walia has represented and advised the following clients
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.
Advised on regulatory issues related to Cloud based communication systems.
Advised on regulatory aspects of SDWAN connectivity, interconnection between data centres and OSP centres.
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.
Advised on IoT services for offering a special feature in cars to be sold in India.
Advised on telecom regulatory issues pertaining to merger with Sistema.
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.
Advised on the deployment of Distributed Antennae System (DAS) in India.
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News and Events
Harsh Walia has featured in the following news and webinars
A Need for Reform: Current Legal and Regulatory Framework Baneful to Ease of Doing Business in Satellite Services Sector
Aarogya Setu: Why govt must take more steps to ease data privacy, liability concerns
DoT relaxes work from home for call centres, ITES sector - but uncertainty looms large
Three Supreme Court judgments and nineteen months later, telecom companies are back to square one