Yajas Setlur

Yajas is a member of JSA’s technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice. In this capacity, he advises clients extensively on various aspects of Indian information technology, data privacy and e-commerce laws. Yajas has assisted multinational clients in the domestic launch of global product initiatives and technology-based service offerings. He has counselled clients on Indian payment system regulations and foreign exchange laws, including regulations pertaining to pre-paid payment instruments, peer-to-peer fund transfer solutions and crypto-currencies.

Yajas has abundant experience in handling complex and high-value commercial transactions in the technology space. He has advised major communications and technology companies on outsourcing agreements, such as IT and transformational outsourcing contracts, co-sourcing agreements and other services arrangements.

Yajas also handles PE/VC investments and M&A transactions focused in the technology sector. He has advised various financial and strategic investors in their minority investments in digital payments companies, social media platforms, SAAS companies, real-money gaming platforms, and ed-tech companies.



Karnataka State Bar Council



Computer Law Review International (CRi)

  • The Cost of Content – Social Media Platforms Put Under the Scanner
  • Landmark Ruling on Fundamental Right to Privacy with Far Reaching Consequences


Economic Times

  • Plenty at Stake: The status of Rummy in India
  • Cryptocurrencies in India: Fortunes in the face of uncertainty



B.A., LL.B. from University Law College, Bangalore University



  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments handled by Yajas are as follows:-

  • Advised Google LLC in its US$ 4.5 Billion investment in Jio Platforms Limited.
  • Advised a multinational technology conglomerate on its UPI based payments offering and related product launches.
  • Advised US based technology clients on the implementation of payment structures consisting of onshore and offshore payment intermediaries and prepaid payment instruments.
  • Advised a global social media platform on music licensing arrangements with Indian authors, publishing houses and copyright societies.
  • Advised an American multinational technology company on the launch of street level surveys and mapping services in India.
  • Assisted several multinational companies on their compliance initiatives and product launches in view of India’s forthcoming Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.
  • Advised the world’s leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming provider on Indian’s digital broadcasting laws, content regulations and censorship guidelines.

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