Who We Are

Who We Are

Niche #technology firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates handles contentious and advisory work but ‘excels at #IT, Intellectual Property litigation’ and, in the form of managing partner Pavan Duggal, has a practitioner ‘of considerable repute’ for #cyber law and #e-commerce. Recent highlights include securing a landmark judgement regarding the #privacy of information stored on a laptop.

#Cyberlaw specialist Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates is the first port of call for many in terms of cases involving data theft, usually companies that have experienced theft of #confidential or commercially #sensitive #information by former employees.

Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates advises various corporations on their complex IP matters in the context of the electronic medium. Pavan Duggal has a superb reputation amongst fellow lawyers, and is the first port of call for many who require advice on cyberlaw matters.

Our website www.pavanduggal.net provides a deep insight into the various contributions made by Pavan Duggal, Advocate , Supreme Court of India and President, #Cyberlaws.Net.

Pavan Duggal is one of the key #Cyberlaw thinkers of our times. Pavan Duggal has contributed in his remarkable manner to the growth of jurisprudence pertaining to #Cyberlaw and other #technology law related areas.

One of the foremost minds in the area of cyber legal scholarship, Pavan Duggal has been dedicatedly working towards the growth of technology law related issues since the last more than one decade.

A distinguished jurist,academician, scholar, author, columnist and prolific speaker, Pavan Duggal has made an immense and invaluable contribution to the evolution of legal thought process pertaining to complicated issues concerning #Cyberspace, Internet and the world wide web and their regulation in India and in Asia.

The present website, Pavanduggal.Net, is endeavoring to accumulate at one place, glimpses of his varied contributions in the above areas.

Pavan Duggal is one of the pioneers in the field of #Cyberlaw and is Asia’s leading authority on #Cyberlaw. He is a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India and a Cyberlaw Consultant. He is the President of Cyberlaws.Net, The Cyberlaw Consultancy which is Internet’s unique and first ever consultancy dedicated exclusively to the new field of Cyberlaw. He is the Founder President of #Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic #Cyberlaws in the Asian continent. #Cyberlaw Asia is engaged in the process of creating greater awareness about #Cyberlaws in different countries of Asia.

Pavan has been associated with UNESCO on Ethical, Legal, and Societal Challenges of Cyberspace in Asia and the Pacific. He is the consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on the Asia Pacific Conference on Cybercrime and Information Security 2002. He is Member of Nominating Committee of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) . He is also member of the Membership Advisory Committee and Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF) of ICANN and is involved in the legal issues of At Large Membership of this global body.

He is the Member of the Public Interest Registry’s.Org Advisory Council . Pavan is doing a lot of work in the area of Intellectual property rights in the electronic medium and in cyberspace. He is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre’s Panel of Neutrals. He has acted as an arbitrator in various domain name disputes of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Pavan is the member of AFACT Legal Working Group of UN/CEFACT. Pavan has vetted and reviewed the e-primer on Cyberlaw prepared by e-Asean Task Force as an expert authority. He is the Cyberlaw correspondent for the Global Legal Publication JURIST: The Legal Education Network. He is advising the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India on issues concerning the Indian Cyberlaw namely, The Information Technology Act, 2000. He is also the Member of the IT Act Legal Advisory Group constituted by the Controller of Certifying Authorities.

Pavan has also the credit of having done pioneering work in the field of Convergence Law. Pavan Duggal has testified before the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, on the Communication Convergence Bill, 2001. Pavan is the Founder President of Cyberlaw India . He has also founded The Cyberlaw Association. He is the Founder of Cyberarbitration, an online system of alternative dispute resolution.

Being a prolific writer , he has authored seven books few of which are entitled as “Cyberlaw in India” , “Cyberlaw The Indian Perspective”, “Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, “Law of Business Process Outsourcing” and “Indian Convergence Law” . Pavan writes regularly, inter-alia amongst others, every Sunday his Cyberlaw column ” Brief Cases ” in The Economic Times. He has been invited as a distinguished speaker on various issues of Cyberlaw at numerous International Internet Fora, conferences and exhibitions like India Internet World, 1998, 1999 , 2000 & 2001 at New Delhi; E-biz-2000, E-BizIndia-2000, E-Governance Conference; Apricot 1999 at Singapore; and Regional Meeting of Infoethics (UNESCO), 2000 at Beijing.

Pavan has been invited as a speaker on Cyber Terrorism at the 11th Annual AMIC conference in Perth, Australia. He was also plenary speaker at the Regional Seminar on the Root Causes of Terrorism and the Role of Youth organized by the World Youth Foundation on the subject of Cybercrime and Cyber Terrorism. He was invited by the Mauritian Management Association to conduct the first of its kind seminar on Cyberlaw in Mauritius in August 2002.

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Practice Areas

Pavan Duggal Associates has focused on the following key areas of legal scholarships involving cutting edge thought process.

  • #Cyber Law
  • #Cyber Security Law & Information Security
  • #Cyber crime Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights And Information Technology
  • Business Process Outsourcing And Information  Technology Enabled Services
  • #Mobile Law
  • #Electronic Discovery
  • #E-commerce Law
  • #Defence
  • #Biotech Law
  • #Nanotech Law
  • #Virtual Law
  • #Green Tech & Climate Change
  • #Commercial Practices and Other Allied Spheres
  • Compliances with local, national laws and international legal regimes
  • #Technology, Media and #Entertainment Law.
  • International Arbitration on Intellectual Property Compliance (cross-border disputes in jurisdictions internationally under a wide range of arbitral bodies)
  • #Intellectual Property #Landscaping (National as well International)
  • Technology and IP due diligence, licensing, portfolio management (including counseling, prosecution, litigation, dispute resolution, trade secrets and licensing transactions in patent, trademark and copyright matters.)
  • Data Protection and Legal Compliances
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution (This would be the addition in Litigation)
  • Competition Law
  • IT & Outsourcing
  • #Cybersecurity Compliance for IT and other companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions including advice on legal and compliance components thereof.
  • IP asset management and protection strategies
  • Cyber and IP Insurance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Antitrust and Intellectual Property
  • IT Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development and Technology Contracts

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – We specialize in matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights including Copyright, Trademarks, Patents & Trade Secrets and Information Technology. We are advising various corporations on their complex IPR matters in the context of the electronic medium.

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING AND INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY ENABLED SERVICES  – We are providing legal services to entities who are engaged in Business Process Outsourcing and IT Enabled Services including call centers, back end operations, vetting and analysis of contracts, ensuring compliance with local laws for setting up local offices and setting up local operations and other related aspects.

COMMERCIAL PRACTICES AND OTHER ALLIED SPHERES–We do a lot of work relating to Commercial Law. Some of the areas in which we are working include the following: –

      • All kinds of Corporate Law and litigations.
      • Setting up Corporation of India.
      • Compliance with existing Law.
      • Arbitration and Mediation.
      • Commercial contracting.
      • Drafting of agreements and contracts.
      • Property Law.
      • Banking Matters.
      • Cable Television Laws.
      • Telecommunication Law.
      • Privacy Law
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Clients

We have a diverse list of clients, which covers a large spectrum of the industry. The names of our clients cannot be divulged for reasons of confidentiality. However, we are providing herein the list of industries, from where our client base is drawn: –

  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Networking Applications Services
  • Networking
  • Software Development Centers
  • Music Systems And Digital Music
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • Mobile Telephony
  • Electronic Tendering
  • Electronic Governance
  • Wireless Internet protocol
  • Smart Cards
  • Banking Industry
  • Digital Signatures
  • Information Security
  • Database Firms
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Call Centers Operators
  • Industry Associations
  • Trade Associations
  • Government of India
  • State Governments
  • Government Organizations and Undertakings
  • Electronic Banking
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Online Education Providers
  • Content providers
  • Search Engines Companies
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Statutory Authorities
  • International Organizations
  • Domain Name Agents
  • Online arbitration Providers
  • Foreign clients.

Our clients include many of the world leading companies including major technology and electronic goods companies, leading corporate entities, Law enforcement Agencies, Governments, Central and State, amongst others. We assist our clients, in all legal matters, thereby enabling them to achieve their targets of growth and progress. Our services are billed on a per hour billing system.

 We are actively involved in various legislative approaches and public policy projects and assignments directly with the Ministries of Central and State, Governments of India, Trade association as also a number of state Government initiatives.

 The legal advice rendered by us is backed by strategy relating to business, which all ultimately results in efficient and effective solutions for our clients. We assist foreign companies and entities in setting up their operations in India as well as complying with the requirements of local laws.

 We work in close association with various accounting firms, universities, Governmental organizations, semi-Governmental organizations and international firms to provide our clients with comprehensive legal solutions.

 We are associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CH), being the premier trade association in India on issues relating to Cyberlaw, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Governance and Data Protection. We also work in close association with FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) on legal issues relating to electronic business in India. Our head Mr. Pavan Duggal has been the Chair Person of the Expert Sub Committee on Legal, Regulatory And Taxation Aspects Relating To Electronic Business formed by FICCI.

 Mr. Pavan Duggal has been also associated with ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) on issues relating to Cyberlaw and Business Process Outsourcing. Mr. Pavan Duggal has been the Chairman of Cyberlaw Committee and member of the Business Process Outsourcing Steering Committee of ASSOCHAM.

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Online Courses by Dr. Pavan Duggal
 

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