S P Purwar

Purwar’s practice focuses on infrastructure in general and communications, broadcasting, IT and ITeS in particular. Currently, he is involved in helping clients to structure their business operations in accordance with appropriate regulatory regime. His scope includes corporate restructuring and dispute resolution in the telecom/broadcasting sectors. He handles mergers & acquisitions and licensing of telecommunication companies.

Having worked for over thirty five years in the Government, Purwar has held top positions in Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and its Public Enterprises. He has had exposure in all aspects of telecom functioning and has played a key role in the process of telecom privatisation, in particular in the development of its regulatory regime. He has closely monitored the development of number portability regulations and participates in the consultation process of the telecom policy maker and regulator. 

He represented Indian Telecom in bilateral, regional and international forums and acted for four years as Vice-chair of International Telecommunication Union’s Tariff Group for Asia-Pacific. In 1997, he headed the team which successfully launched MTNL’s first GDR issue. 

Purwar has been speaking on telecom law to the senior government officials. He has been conducting training sessions of NASSCOM members on IT/ITES. He has also been advising and assisting telcos broadcasting companies and companies in the IT sector on regulatory, licensing, spectrum and FDI matters as well as other companies on Government and foreign investment approvals. 

He has advised prominent multinationals like Boeing, Accenture, Inmarsat, Iridium, Fidelity, JP. Morgan, Ameriprise and Cisco amongst others for over fifteen years on different regulatory issues.

Service Lines

  • Corporate Business Operations
  • Contracting (all types of corporate and commercial contracts) 
  • Regulatory proceedings 

Some of the recent deals Purwar has been involved with, include: 

  • Advised and assisted telcos on foreign investment, acquisition, restructuring and dispute resolution
  • Advised a US multinational on obtaining Government approval, spectrum license and setting up lawful intercept mechanism
  • Advised and assisted foreign and Indian companies on IT regulations and licensing regime in India
  • Advised on investment by international merchant bankers and various other telecom regulatory matters for ISP/BWA licensee companies
  • Advised and assisted a multinational company on regulations relating to monitoring, lawful interception, encryption, data privacy and data retention 
  • Advised and assisted large number of US multinationals in IT services sector on the regulatory framework applicable to BPO business in India, particularly on regulations relating to toll-bypass, VAS, inter connectivity between BPOs and multifunctional devices 
  • Advised and assisted several vendors on terms and conditions of the contracts for supply of telecom equipment and security clearance regulations in respect of purchase orders and other regulations impacting them 
  • Advised and assisted a satellite operator on entry into India for providing inflight connectivity services and setting up of Land Earth Station   

Purwar has been handling telecom regulatory and litigation matters ever since he joined JSA in October 2002.




  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • ITU/APT Foundation of India


  • M. Com
  • LLB


  • English
  • Hindi

Last Updated on 28th January 2019

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