The Lawyer

Pavan Duggal is a practicing Advocate in the Supreme Court of India specializing in Cyberlaw & E-commerce Law, Mobile law, Privacy Law, Intellectual Property Rights & Information Technology, Information Security law and Business Process Outsourcing Law.

Pavan is a Member of Supreme Court Bar Association of India, Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Pavan has been associated with, Legal and Societal Challenges of Cyberspace in Asia and the Pacific.

He is the Legal and Policy Consultant to Internet Mark 2 Project, which is examining the next level of Internet.

Pavan has been invited to the Associated fellow of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy (CAPTEL) at Singapore.

Pavan has been invited to join Indian Chapter of Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance.

He is associated with AMIC Singapore on Cyberlaw issues.

He is associated with Wired Safety in providing inputs from the Indian legal perspective on how to protect children online.

Pavan served as the Country Manager for India for the Global Internet Jurisdiction Survey 2003 conducted by American Bar Association and International Chamber of Commerce alongwith Internet Law and Policy Forum.  This survey sought to determine the International Impact of e-Commerce on jurisdiction issues.

Pavan 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 Cyberlaws. He is engaged in providing online consultancy relating to various issues of Cyberlaws and E-commerce.

He has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyberlaw and Electronic Governance legal issues.  He is advising the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on amendments that need to be incorporated under the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000.

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.

He has been providing his inputs and experience to the Adjudicating Officer at Delhi, who is a statutory authority for grant of damages by way of compensation, constituted by the Government of India under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

He is associated with Government of Karnataka on legal issues relating to their Electronic Governance Project namely Project Bhoomi. Pavan is a member of Brainstorming Group on legal requirements of Project Bhoomi by the Government of Karnataka.

Pavan is advising the Government of India on enacting rules and regulations under the Indian Cyberlaw namely Information Technology Act, 2000.

He was the counsel for the complainant in India’s first decided Cybercrime case namely CBI vs. Arif Azim, a case of online cheating.  He is the counsel for the complainant in India’s first case for cyber damages by way of compensation filed under section 43 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.  He was the counsel who represented the accused persons for bail in India’s first case of hacking registered under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Pavan Duggal is also the exclusive contributor on India’s only portal on Cyberlaw in India being Cyberlaw India.

He is the Cyberlaw correspondent for the Global Legal Publication JURIST: The Legal Education Network.

Pavan was the Chairman of the Cyber Law Committee of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Pavan Duggal’s contribution to the growth of Cyberlaw has been immense. This is recognized by various international entities.

“The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06, recommends Pavan Duggal, lawyer with Superb Reputation, in the Specialist IP Firms category”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms included Pavan Duggal Associates in the Specialist IP Firms category and recommended as follows:

“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.”

“Cyber-lawyer par excellence ”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2005/06 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms, in the Dispute Resolution category, included Pavan Duggal and rcommended as below:

“Pavan Duggal is a cyber –lawyer par excellence at nice IP/IT outfit Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates, a firm which has notched up a string of outstanding achievements in recent years, including representing the complainant in India’s first case of cyber crime conviction, and acting for the plaintiff in one of Asia’s first cases of cyber defamation.”

“Leading Individuals-IT and Telecommunications (2005/06)”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2005/06 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firmsincluded Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- IT and Telecommunication” category.

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2010/ 2011)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2010/ 2011

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2010/11- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- TMT” category.

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2010/ 2011, Recommends Pavan Duggal for Data Protection Matters”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2010/ 2011

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2010/11- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included in the TMT category and recommend as below:

“Niche technology law firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates advises clients across a range of cutting-edge technology issues.  Managing partner Pavan Duggal has secured various orders from the Delhi High Court in relation to data protection matters.”

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2012)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2012

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- TMT” category.

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession (2012) Recommends Pavan Duggal, lawyer with considerable repute, for cyber law and e-commerce

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2012

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “TMT” category and recommended as under:

“Niche technology firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates handles contentious and advisory work but ‘excels at IT 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 judgment regarding the privacy of information stored on a laptop.”

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession (2013)Recommends Pavan Duggal as a Cyber Law Expert”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2013

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal Associates in the Intellectual Property category and recommended as follows:

“Niche technology firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates’ IP practice focuses on emerging technologies and their relationship with existing IT law.  Pavan Duggal is an expert on cyber law and e-commerce law.”

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2013)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2013

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a Leading individual in “Leading Individuals-TMT” category.

“Leading Lawyers (2014)”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific

2014

Pavan Duggal has been listed in the “Leading Lawyers” list under the TMT and the Intellectual Property category.

“The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014 Recommends Pavan Duggal for Intellectual Property and TMT”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific

2014

Pavan Duggal ha been recommended by The Legal 500, Asia Pacific editorial in the following practice areas:

Intellectual property, New Delhi

TMT, New Delhi

Pavan heads his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, which has practice areas, amongst others, in Cyberlaw, Business Process Outsourcing Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law, Information Security Law, Defence, Biotech and Corporate Law.

Legal 500’s recommendation that “Pavan Duggal has a superb reputation amongst fellow lawyers, and is the first port of call for many who require advice on cyberlaw matters”, sums up his contribution as a leading lawyer, who has made his mark in the area of his expertise.