Mathew Chacko

Mathew Chacko

With over two decades of experience, Mathew heads our market leading Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice group at Spice Route Legal. He is widely acknowledged as one of India’s leading TMT lawyers by most global directories, including Legal500 and Chambers & Partners.

Mathew combines transactional expertise with deep insight into India’s labyrinthine regulatory, data, and intellectual property matrix. In 2021, Mathew advised on (i) investments in and acquisitions of companies in technology, media, and telecommunications worth over USD2billion; and (ii) over 20 outsourcing contracts cumulatively valued at above USD5billion.

His recent accomplishments include – 

  • assisting an international joint venture of 18 commercial banks, with an award-winning incorporation, licensing, and implementation of a blockchain powered trade finance platform;
  • assisting a German infrastructure focussed fund on 19 investment deals in the last year, across multiple jurisdictions including India, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and Vietnam;
  • advising multiple prominent fintech players on the Indian regulatory framework, new initiatives, and corporate governance compliances applicable to the financial services sector, alongside liaising with the RBI, the regulatory watchdog, and structuring some of India’s most innovative fintech products; 
  • assisted many of the largest technology companies in the world on some of the most complicated data protection and cybersecurity issues;
  • obtained the first injunction in India against Google for contributory infringement of trade marks.

University of Oxford; NALSAR University, Hyderabad


English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Spanish



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