Asia Law Profiles 2023

Obhan & Associates is a four-partner firm with strengths in corporate and M&A, IP, and media and entertainment. The corporate practice specialises in joint ventures, acquisitions, FDI, and regulatory compliance and contracts, among others, and its private equity workflow is steadily increasing. It has an impressive client roster of international publishers and media houses. The firm moves up a tier in the media and entertainment table. As data protection and GDPR compliance take centre stage for many corporates, the firm has been active advising clients on this front. Senior partner Ashima Obhan is the main contact for corporate and media matters, while managing partner Essenese Obhan is the contact for IP, and technology and telecommunications.

Intellectual property
Work highlights:
• Advised Huntsman Advanced Materials against Jay Chemical Industries in a patent
infringement lawsuit before the Delhi High Court and was successful in securing an injunction.
• Defending Pine Labs against plaintiff Innoviti Payment Solutions before the Karnataka
High Court in relation to a patent infringement suit.