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Ms Ashima Obhan
Corporate Law and TMT (Technology, Media and Telecom)
Senior Partner, Corporate Law and M&A
Ashima Obhan heads the corporate law and M&A practice at the Firm and is registered with the Bar Council of Delhi. She has been advising clients on complex, high-value, cross-border work as well as a range of transactions across different industries such as information technology, education, publishing, retail and real estate. She has been advising clients on structuring of investments, formation of Indian entities, joint ventures, asset purchases and acquisitions and divestments. Her team is recognized for delivering excellent legal strategies and commercially viable advice within prescribed timelines.
Under her aegis, the Firm has established a robust practice in the Indian publishing sector. Ashima and her team regularly advise publishing houses on issues that are specific to their industry. She has been advising clients on author contracts, film option contracts and undertakes regular review of non-fiction manuscripts before the same are published. The team has also been defending its clients in defamation matters across different forums in India.
Ashima has also been responsible for developing the data protection and privacy practice at the Firm. She and her team regularly advise clients on the implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation as well as the implications of the proposed Indian Data Protection Bill on their business. She has also co-authored a book on the same, titled “Data Protection Laws Demystified”.
Ashima and her team also work closely with members of the Firm’s IP team on licensing transactions. The Firm’s commercial contract team has extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating IP licensing agreements, highlighting the legal and commercial risks and preparing clear and workable contracts. The synergies between the corporate and IP departments of our Firm has resulted in our advising our clients on mapping their technologies and enabling them to commercialize their IP in an optimal manner.
English and Hindi
LLB, B.A. (Hons.)
Reading, yoga and traveling
Ashima Obhan leads Obhan & Associates‘ niche practice that combines TMT and IP expertise. On the media front, the team handles a range of book publishing transactions and litigation whilst in the fintech space it advises on various transactions such as acquisitions, assignments and the negotiation of agreements. Clients range from those in robots and AI through to media and consumer tech sectors.
Obhan & Associates advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular strength across joint ventures, commercial contracts and agreements, regulatory issues, and company law. The firm advises a number of clients in the publishing space, alongside founders and businesses in the technology, hospitality, and private equity spaces, among others. Ashima Obhan leads the team from New Dehli, advising Ashima domestic and multinational corporates on commercial and regulatory matters alongside transactional issues, and is supported by Pune-based Vrinda Patodia , who is known for her work on deal structuring, and principal associate Akanksha Dua, also in New Dehli.