Scriboard is a full-service commercial law firm with a strong emphasis on technology and new media work. In less than five years of trading it has managed to attract the patronage of a host of international blue chips and government entities with its “outstanding” technical expertise, which is complemented by its strong commercial savvy and further activity in fields such as banking, cross-border leasing, financing and the realisation and enforcement of security interests.
Founding partner Rodney Ryder was named as one of Indian Lawyer 250’s “40 under 45” last year in recognition of what sources praised as his “superb work…all the more dazzling in one so young.” A former partner of both Fox Mandal and Khaitan & Co, Ryder is known for his work in a variety of disciplines, including litigation and arbitration, private equity, IP, and TMT matters.
Scriboard acts as Indian counsel to Facebook, Schlumberger, TCS, and Wells Fargo, as well as advising the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation on internet security and cyber crime issues.
The banking and finance team has recently acted for two of India’s largest public sector banks – Punjab National Bank and the State Bank of India – on a variety of issues, and has been retained by numerous other banks and financial institutions for advice on internet banking issues in India. The disputes team has also acted for Punjab National and the State Bank, as well as SAP AG and GE Money, in the past year.
On the IP side, Scriboard has conducted patent prosecution and portfolio management on behalf of such clients as General Electric, Victor, Purolator, Gabriel, Biocon and Jubilant Organosys in recent times. Data protection and compliance clients meanwhile include GE, NIIT SmartServe and Infosys, as well as the Data Security Council of India (NASSCOM) and the Ministry of Information Technology.