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Kerala Gold Smuggling Case : Swapna Suresh Moves Kerala HC For Pre-Arrest Bail; Says ‘No Connection With Smuggled Gold’

Apprehending arrest by the Customs Department in the case related to smuggling of 30 kilogram of gold through diplomatic cargo dispatched to UAE Consulate at Thrivananthapuram, Swapna Suresh, a woman associated with the Consulate General Office, moved the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail. She has denied any connection or involvement with the case, which has snowballed into a political controversy due to her alleged links with M Shivashankar IAS, who was both the Principal Secretary to the office of Chief Minister and Secretary to the Department of Information Technology. Following the controversy, Shivashankar was removed from both the posts.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.