Adv Ashima Obhan > Obhan & Associates > New Delhi, India > Lawyer Profile

Obhan & Associates
N-94, Second Floor
Panchshila Park
NEW DELHI
110017
India

Work Department

Corporate Law

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English and Hindi

Education

LLB, B.A. (Hons.)

Lawyer Rankings

India > Corporate and M&A

Obhan & Associates assists with different facets of corporate and M&A law, including sale of business undertakings, joint ventures, foreign direct investment and regulatory compliance. The team also provides commercial contract support to in-house counsel, and corporate advisory services. Adv Ashima Obhan QC, who heads the practice, further has significant experience in private equity and venture capital deals.