Purwar focuses his practice on Infrastructure in general and Communications & Broadcasting in particular.
Currently, he is involved in helping develop an appropriate Regulatory environment, Corporate Restructuring and Dispute Resolution in the Telecom sector. He also handles Debt Financing, Refinancing, Mergers & Acquisitions and licensing of Telco’s.
Having worked for over three decades and grown to the top in the Department of Telecom, which was till recently the policy maker, the regulator & the operator, all rolled into one, Purwar has had exposure in all aspects of Telecom functioning. He has played a key role in the process of Telecom privatization as also in the development of the Regulatory regime. He has closely monitored the development of number portability regulations and has attended consultation processes.
As a nominee Director on the Boards of HTL (Hindustan Teleprinters Ltd.), TCIL (Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd.) and MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.) and as a Finance Director of BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.), the largest landline and one of the largest fixedline telecom operator in India, Purwar also brings with him a rich experience of Public Sector Telcos engaged in fields as diverse as manufacture, consultancy & operations.
He has also represented Indian Telecom in various bilateral, regional and international fora and acted for four years as Vice-chair of ITU’s (International Telecommunication Union) Tariff Group for Asia-Pacific. In 1997, he headed the team who successfully launched MTNL’s first GDR (Global Depositary Receipt) issue.
For over twelve years in JSA now, he has been advising & assisting Telcos and Broadcasting companies in regulatory, licensing, spectrum and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) matters and other corporates in Government and FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) approvals.