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Kerala HC: Lockdown Restrictions also Applicable to Political Parties & Associations

A Chief Justice led division bench of the Kerala High Court has clarified that the directives issued by the Centre and the State Governments restricting social gatherings in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, are equally applicable to political parties and associations. Therefore, it held that the political parties should not hold dharna, processions, demonstrations, etc. as such gatherings are also likely to be infected with the disease. The direction has come in a writ petition seeking de-recognition of certain political parties in the state of Kerala, for violating the lockdown restrictions and conducting dharna, processions, demonstrations, etc., thus increasing the risk of more positive Covid-19 cases.

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.