Avinash Balendran

  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Precinct Building 1, Level 3
  • P.O. Box 506698
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Profile Experience

Avinash Balendran is an associate in the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Data & Technology Transactions Practice. Mr. Balendran has experience advising clients across a range of sectors including healthcare, private equity, and financial services on a range of technology and commercial issues.


Mr. Balendran’s experience includes advising:

  • A global telecommunications services company with its internal measures to ensure GDPR compliance
  • A Saudi Arabian startup with its cross-border compliance issues and restoration on the Google Play Store
  • A multinational bank in relation to its GDPR compliance project
  • A leading publishing group in the MENA region with various technology agreements
  • A large information technology services company headquartered in the Middle East on a variety of services agreements in relation to its digital health platform
  • A healthcare company on a variety of commercial agreements regarding the construction of the largest hospital in the Middle East
  • An investment arm of one of the largest funds in the world with various commercial agreements, e.g., consultancy agreements, framework agreements, and technology agreements with market-leading software providers
  • A global payment solutions provider with an interim services agreement
  • A number of startups with acquiring finance from leading venture capital firms in the MENA region and remedial actions necessary to secure such financing
  • A number of leading venture capital firms in the MENA region with its financings of startups and the identification of intellectual property issues
  • A multinational professional services firm headquartered in the UK with its global privacy and confidentiality impact assessment and process
  • A commission that preserves and develops a 2,000-year-old archaeological and historical site in Saudi Arabia with various commercial agreements and IP licenses
  • A German multinational investment bank and financial services company with an assessment of its compliance with data privacy laws
  • A flagship airline with an assessment of whether a data breach should be notified to the regulator and/or customers
  • A Canadian pension firm on the data privacy, commercial, and cybersecurity risks associated with its acquisition of a FinTech provider
  • A number of private equity firms with their commercial due diligence during an auction process
  • A Chinese multinational internet technology company on various technology-related legal and commercial matters

In addition to his practice, Mr. Balendran speaks publically and delivers training to clients on technology and commercial law issues. Mr. Balendran’s recent speaking engagements include:

  • Discussing IP-related issues in the UAE and data privacy concerns at Womena (a platform that aims to support the MENA entrepreneurship ecosystem)
  • Delivering client training on software commercialization, outsourcing, data privacy, cybersecurity, IP, and confidentiality

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