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‘Disabled Person Needs to Pay 5% Tax To Walk’: Plea In SC Against GST On Disability Equipment

The Supreme Court heard a writ petition challenging the imposition of Goods and Services Tax(GST) on products meant for the aid of persons with disabilities(Nipun Malhotra v Union of India). ‘A normal person need not pay tax for walking. But a disabled person needs to pay 5% tax for walking’ : Senior Advocate Pinaki Mishra, appearing for the petitioner, submitted before a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee.

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.