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The Legislature In Its Wisdom Has Conferred Precedence On The POCSO Act Above The Atrocity Act: Gujarat HC

The Gujarat High Court ruled that the comparative analysis of provisions of both the Acts [Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 & The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012] leads to the sole conclusion – that the legislature in its wisdom has conferred precedence on the POCSO Act above the Atrocity Act. Notably, in the present matter, the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia was confronted with the issue of maintainability of the an application filed under section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 instead of an appeal under section 14-A(2) of the Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

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.