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Regulating Social Media Intermediaries: Part II of the IT Rules, 2021

The clarion call to regulate the conduct of big – tech companies worldwide finally reached our shores with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MEITY”) notifying the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021 (“Rules”) [...]

Concept and Applicability of CSR

Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable-to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. The concept of CSR has evolved over the years and now used as strategy and a business opportunity [...]

IBC Amendment Ordinance 2021: A Pre-Pack Resolution?

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 was promulgated by the President of India on 4th April 2021 introducing a Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (“PIRP”) for micro, small and medium enterprises (“MSME”)[1]. In this article, we analyse the provisions [...]

Online Curated Content (OCC): Code of Ethics under Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Introduction With the advent of digital media revolution in India, major Online Curated Content (“OCC”) publishers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar have endeavoured to curate more creative and thought provoking content as an alternative to conventional formats. [...]

Schrems II: Court of Justice of the European Union invalidates the Privacy Shield between the US and the EU

PROLOGUE This article provides the historical context to the first ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which invalidated the Privacy Shield Program between the EU and the USA. There remain conspicuous cultural differences between Europe and the [...]

Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation agreements for Legal Professionals

Introduction: Restrictive covenants like non-solicitation and non-compete agreements are a mainstay of many businesses’ world over and seek to validly protect an employer’s interest. Interestingly, they are almost entirely absent from the legal profession. This is not a matter of [...]

Shareholder Valuation – Discounts and Premiums

Introduction The subject of shareholder valuation is often viewed through the lens of finance; however, there are meaningful insights to be had by viewing the subject through a legal lens too. This article seeks to explain how shareholder valuations are [...]

Laws applicable to International Commercial Arbitrations

In international commercial trade when parties enter into agreements, they are free to agree upon their own terms and to make their own law as they may choose, subject to public policy and ordre public.[1] It has become a trend [...]

The National Education Policy, 2020- The Legal Structure

Looking at the Indian historical context with regard to the educational policies, the Indian Governments give out a new policy every few decades. We have had 2 policies, the 1st and 2nd Education policies were issued in 1968 and 1986 [...]

Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 and the Sports Industry

Technology has brought us closer to multiple tools and methods to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Various corporations like Apple, Nike Training, Fitbit, Mi, Samsung have launched bespoke devices or applications to help us track our heartbeat, [...]

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.