Spice Route Legal

India

Analysis

Overview

Established in 2016, Spice Route Legal is a rising star in the technology and telecommunications space, with one of the largest dedicated fintech and data practices in the country. It is swiftly climbing our tables since its debut last year, going up one more rung for corporate and M&A, private equity, media and entertainment and technology and telecommunications. It has four offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Kochi. The firm is also an active player in the mid-market M&A and private equity segment. The firm houses multiple generalist lawyers who have expertise in technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, energy and healthcare. Key contacts include founding partners Mathew Chacko and Praveen Raju, who each have spent numerous years practising law outside of India. Their experience is the backbone of the firm’s border agnostic deal perspective.  

Client feedback 

They have an uncanny appreciation of how the law interacts with technology and meld their global experience with extremely practical advice. – Technology and telecommunications 

Mathew Chacko 

Mathew has an excellent grasp of his domain and is able to read client requirements intuitively. 

Private equity

Work highlights 

Advised SILRES Energy Solutions on its received $25 million investments by international financial and strategic investors, South Lake One and Fenice Investments.  

Acted for German investment fund Foundmental on multiple investments in the construction and proptech space 

Represented fintech startup SETU on its series A fundraise from an investor club including Falcon Edge, LightSpeed Ventures, and Bharat Fund. 

Key clients 

Aerem Solutions, Ambee, SenseHawk Technologies, Velocity 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advising SunEdison Infrastructure on a complex cross border restructuring of its business verticals.  

Engaged by a consortium of 14 public and private banks in India for the implementation of a blockchain focused trade finance platform. 

Represented the minority shareholders of CPS Oil & Gas Equipment on a divestment of their shareholding. 

Advised Test and Verification Solutions on its acquisition by Tessolve, an engineering solutions company.  

Key clients 

GritFirstInstamojoMoneyviewMozev, Strand Life Sciences 

Technology and telecommunications

Work highlights 

Advising DigiSahamati Foundation, India’s collective of an account aggregator ecosystemon setting up operations and multiple other mandates 

Engaged by a consortium of 15 public and private banks in India for the implementation of a blockchain focused trade finance platform. 

Advised Adobe on Indian data protection laws, anti-piracy and software licensing with multiple players 

Key clients 

DecentroIBM, NexxoShopX