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Bar Council Cannot Suspend Licence To Practice While Referring Complaint Against Lawyer To Disciplinary Committee: Punjab & Haryana HC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a resolution passed by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana suspending the licence of practice of a lawyer who allegedly posted derogatory comments in Facebook about the judiciary and lawyers. The Court held that the the provisions of the Advocates Act and the BCI Rules do not bestow power on the State Bar Council to suspend the licence to practice of an Advocate while referring the complaint against him to it’s disciplinary committee.

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.