Arun Babu




Arun is a Partner with the Bangalore office of Kochhar & Co. Arun is dual qualified and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and telecommunication engineering along with his LLB. Arun is also a Certified Ethical Hacker and is a registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent office.

Arun is regularly involved in reviewing new products and technology solutions of customers and advising on regulatory aspects governing such products and solutions. Arun is an expert on Indian data privacy laws and cyber security regulations, and advises clients on cyber security issues, assists on data breach situations and has also been part of teams assisting clients on data theft matters. He also does substantial telecom regulatory work and is involved in advising offshore operations on their use of voice over IP, cloud PBX providers and video conferencing providers on services to India, and various telecom companies on telecom licensing and product certification requirements under Indian law. Arun has also been involved in advising some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers on Indian drug regulatory laws. Arun has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in India. Arun also has experience in advising on e-commerce laws, fintech laws, outsourcing regulations, and foreign trade laws.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co., Arun has worked as an in-house counsel with various leading multi-national corporations.


Drug Regulatory Laws


Cyber Incident Response and Data Breach Notification (India) – Thomson Reuters Practical Law, June 2023
Information Security Considerations (India) - Thomson Reuters Practical Law, June 2023

Awards & Recognitions

Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Recommended Lawyer for TMT, Data Privacy 2022 & 2023


  • Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council
  • Master of Business Laws, National Law School of India University
  • Bachelor of Laws, IIT Kharagpur
  • Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Cochin University


  • Bar Council of Kerala
  • Patent Agent at Indian Patent Office

Select Experience Statement

  • Advisory on compliance with Indian data privacy laws for various multinational companies.
  • Advisory on applicable telecom regulatory requirements for one the world’s biggest telecom equipment and calling service providers.
  • Advice on regulations governing inflight and maritime connectivity services to one of the pioneers of such services in India.
  • Advisory on setting up payments system for a global payment system provider based in Singapore.
  • Advisory on outsourcing regulations and payments regulations for one of the world’s largest and leading payment system providers.
  • Advisory on requirements for collection and transfer/export of human biological samples from India for a pharmaceutical company based in US.
  • Advising one of the world’s biggest drug manufacturers on Indian drugs and medical device regulations.
  • Patent Prosecution at the Indian Patent Office on behalf of some of the world’s biggest patent law firms.
  • Advice on import and sale of telecom equipment for various MNCs.
  • Advice on law governing provision of cloud services to government agencies for one of the world’s biggest Cloud Service Providers.

Industry Presence

  • Speaker at Global GRC, Data Privacy & Cyber Security ConfEx, Bangalore, November 2023.
  • Speaker at the Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce Webinar on the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, September 2023.
  • Speaker at the Indo American Chamber of Commerce Webinar on the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, September 2023

Contact Details

  • 201, Prestige Sigma, No. 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001 Karnataka (India)
  • +91 80 4030 8000