Mr Salman Waris LL.M. (U.K), heads the TMT and IP Practice groups at TechLegis. Mr Waris regularly advises on legal/regulatory issues concerning IP, technology, domain name disputes, telecommunications, data protection/ privacy law, outsourcing (IT/ Business Processes/ LPO), M&A and joint ventures. In the recent past he has advised the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and the Director General of Information Systems, Ministry of Defence.
Mr Waris has been recommended by Expert Guide to the World's Leading Information Technology Lawyers, 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) and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Guide. He has also 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". In 2013, Law Business Research Limited, UK, recognised Mr Waris among the top 40 Indian lawyers under age 45. In 2014 he was awarded Regulatory Advisor of the Year for India at Finance Monthly Global Awards. He has been recommended by Chambers&Partners and nominated for International Intellectual Property Awards by Acquisition International and M&A Awards by Corporate LiveWire.
Mr Waris has been, Vice-chair 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 technology stratups at 'The Hatch'- a virtual incubator setup by Angel Investors Consortium. He is a member of industry bodies like the 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 extensively quoted on Indian legal issues by industry publications including the India Business Law Journal, E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal (UK), Asia Pacific Defense Forum magazine, Legally India, 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.