Asialaw Profiles 2022

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, 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 debuts in the technology and telecoms table this year due to its varied work in this space. 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.

Client feedback: “They have your back at all times, listen patiently to your challenges, provide solutions that would not only resolve the current situation but also prevent future problems.” – Investment funds

Work highlights:
• Defended MakeMyTrip against multiple claims of patent infringement from patent trolls.
• Acted for a client on a pre-grant opposition against a pending Indian patent application
on the grounds of lack of novelty, inventive step and lack of sufficiency.
• Defending Pine Labs against plaintiff Innoviti Payment Solutions before the Karnataka
High Court in relation to a patent infringement suit.