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Kapil Raina

Education: BSL - LL.B.; DES Law College, University of Pune [2009]

Enrolment: Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa [2009]

Areas of Practice: Intellectual Property; Information Technology; Internet and E-Commerce; Regulatory Compliance; Domain Name Disputes; Data Protection, Privacy & Corporate Compliance

Kumar Saurabh

Senior Litigation Counsel

Education: LL.B. [Hons.]; Amity Law School, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University [2004]

Enrolment: Bar Council of Delhi [2004]

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes, Commercial Fraud, Service Law, Property Law, Conveyancing and Documentation.

Vinay Preet Singh

Head, Public Policy and Government Affairs

Education – B. A. [Economics], St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Master of Law [Global Economic Law], Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, [LL.M in International Development law & Human Rights and International Economic Law]. Recipient of the International Office Scholarship, University of Warwick.

LL.B., Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.

Awarded the National Excellence Award in Youth Politics, All India Muslim Intellectual Forum [2011],

Awarded the Title of Icon [2011] by the Parwaz Media Group.

Positions – Honorary National Advisor, Urdu Press Club [A Federation for Media Persons]

Published Papers on:

  • Present Globalisation: Prosperity or Impoverishment.
  • Alternative Paradigm for debt reduction strategy for poor under-developed countries.
  • Resolving Kashmir Issue ‘peacefully’
  • Peoples’ Tribunal on Anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984, Justice remains elusive
  • Workers conditions in the supply chain of IKEA, focused on mid-supplier Firms in South and North India.
  • Biotechnology trading (Biosafety Protocol) in the era of free trade (WTO)
  • India’s perspective in the on-going UN Security Council Reform Debate.

Rodney D Ryder


Rodney D. Ryder is a leading technology, intellectual property and corporate lawyer. He is the founding partner at Scriboard®; He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a 'Leading Lawyer' in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who'sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards.

His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.

Selected Publications:

“Telecommunications Regulation in India: “Converging” telegraph, cable broadcasting, satellite and the Internet”, presented at the Communications Law Committee Session at the International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference at Durban, South Africa, October 2002.

“Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security in Asia”, presented at the Technology and E-commerce Committee Session at the International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference at San Francisco, USA, September 2003.

 “Data Protection: Strategies for Compliance in Asia”, presented at the Computer Law Association [iTech Law], First Asian Conference, Bangalore, 2005.

“Intellectual Property Strategies: Concept to Commercialisation”, presented and taught at the Institute of Judicial Training & Research; Lucknow, 2007.

“Intellectual Property and the Internet”, presented and taught at the Judges’ Round Table; Judicial Academy, Bangalore 2007.

“Data Protection, Privacy and Outsourcing”, presented at the International Bar Association [IBA], Annual Conference, Singapore, 2007.

“Legal Issues in the IT and Telecom Industry”, workshop at the Judicial Academy, Hyderabad, 2007.

“Regulating ‘Indian’ Cyberspace – Law, Technology and Governance”, workshop conducted at the Karnataka Judicial Academy, July 2008.

“Regulating ‘Indian’ Cyberspace – Law, Technology and Governance”, workshop conducted at the National Judicial Academy, December 2008 and May 2009.


Adjunct Professor [legal management] to the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow [IIML], the Fore School of Management, New Delhi [FSM] and the Amity Business School [ABS]. Adjunct Professor [Internet related laws, intellectual property, telecommunications and media laws] to the National Law School of India University [NLSIU], Bangalore, NALSAR, Hyderabad, National Law University National Law University [Delhi], Symbiosis Society’s Law School, [NLU], Jodhpur, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Amity Law School, Indian Institute of Technology[Kharagpur] and the CBI Academy [Ghaziabad].


"Guide to Cyber Laws [E-commerce, the Information Technology Act, 2000, Data protection and the Internet]". {LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, India}. Third Edition 2007.

“Intellectual Property and the Internet”. {LexisNexis, 2002}.

“Brands, Trademarks and Advertising”. {LexisNexis, 2004}.

“Internet Law and Policy”. {Oxford University Press, to be published in 2010}.

 “Drafting Corporate and Commercial Agreements: legal drafting guidelines, forms and precedents”; {Universal Law Publishing, 2005; Reprint 2007}

“Right to Information – Law, Policy and Practice”. {LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, India, 2006}.

“An Introduction to Internet Law and Policy: a course book on cyber law”. {LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, India, 2007}

Advisory Work:

Member, ‘Legal Action Group’ constituted by the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India, to advise on the implementation of the ‘Act’ [www.cca.gov.in].

Legal Advisor, Nepal Telecom Authority [NTA]

Legal Advisor, Computer Association of Nepal [CAN]

Legal Advisor, Office of the Attorney General, Sri Lanka

Advisor, Cyber Crime Police Station, C. O. D. Head Quarters, Bangalore.

Advisor, Cyber Crime Police Station, Hyderabad.     

Advisor & Visiting Faculty, Delhi Police Training Centre

Ashwin Madhavan

He is a lawyer working with Scriboard. Before joining Scriboard, he worked for a brief period in a Canadian Law Firm. He completed his law from Gujarat National Law University in 2010 and an LLM in Technology Laws and Intellectual Property Laws from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2011, He is a founding member of Law Wire and Enhelion. His areas of expertise are Domain Names and Cybersquatting, Trademarks, Copyrights and Information Technology Laws. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He has advised various Fortune 500 companies on various aspects of India's technology and IP Laws. He has written several articles for various journals National and International publications. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Legal Research, GNLU and also a member of Law Wire’s Editorial Board.  Ashwin loves to read books related to history, business management and foreign policy. He has travelled extensively to different parts of the globe. He has taken part in discussions pertaining to India’s foreign policy matters at Jawahar Lal Nehru University. He is a trained classical singer and is also currently learning to play the Piano. He has conducted workshops on Intellectual Property and Management in Indian law schools. He has been an instructor in a training programme for Government Scientists at the Ministry of Agriculture, Goverment of India. Recently he was a speaker at an Intellectual Property Conference organized by the US India Business Council and Gujarat National Law University. He can be reached at ashwin@scriboard.com

Enrolment: Bar Council of Delhi [2010]

Selected Publications

  • ‘Outsourcing Legal Services: Implications on Indian Legal Fraternity’, Indian Journal of International Law, Vol. 47, 2007, p. 96 – 105
  • ‘Domain Names and Cyber squatting’, India Law Journal, March - April, p.63 –67 
  • ‘Intellectual Property League: The Importance of IP in the Indian Premier League’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press 
  • Regulating ‘Indian’ Cyberspace – The battle for ‘control’ in the New Media Version 2.0’, Convergence, International Bar Association, The CONVERGENCE, October 2009, p. 250-256
  • ‘Menace of Cybersquatting’, ICFAI Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. VIII, No 2, May 2009, p. 48 – 58
  • ‘Protecting IP in India- Concept to Commercialization’, Halsbury’s Laws Monthly, Lexis Nexis Butterworths India, Vol. 2 September 2008 p. 9 -14
  • ‘Data Protection, Privacy and Corporate Compliance’, the law and emerging trends in India, Law Wire Magazine, Vol. I. March 2009, p. 8 – 13
  • 'Intermediary Liability under Indian Law: Twitter', Convergence, International Bar Association, December 2012
  • Intermediary Liability under Indian Information Technology Act, Chartered Secretaries Journal, March 2013
  • IP in the Indian Premier League, Managing IP Magazine, March-April 2013