Partner, Kochar & Co.; Bangalore, India
Stephen Mathias is the partner in charge of the Bangalore office of Kochhar & Co., a leading law firm in India.
He also co-chairs the firm's Technology Law Practice. Mr. Mathias is a graduate of the prestigious National Law School of India University. He is a British Chevening Scholar and is also a solicitor on the rolls of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Mr. Mathias represents some of the world’s largest TMT companies and his work involves setting up software development and BPO centers, software licensing, e-commerce, outsourcing, telecom, VoIP implementation, etc. He is also active in handling corporate transactions, including M&A, venture capital investments and joint ventures.
Mr. Mathias’ listings include PLC Which Lawyer for IT and E-Commerce, Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of the Leading Names in the Indian Legal Profession for TMT, the International Who's Who of E-Commerce Lawyers, the Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunication Lawyers, and Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s the World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers.
Chambers & Partners states: “Stephen Mathias wins plaudits for his ‘responsive, clear-thinking and hard-working’ approach. Clients describe him as a top-notch practitioner with particular expertise in TMT-related matters.”