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Important updates to commercial leasing regulations

Just in the nick of time – the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 have been amended.

The amendments take effect from 29 September 2020.

Some of the most important changes are around the rent relief application requirements (which are now much more prescriptive – see further below) and the fact that the landlord’s offer of rent relief does not need to relate to the whole of the ‘relevant period’ but rather only from the date that the landlord receives a compliant rent relief application from the tenant. It is therefore now critically important that a tenant’s rent relief application is compliant with the statutory requirements from the date the application is made.

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Deal Update: US-based Joyance Partners Invests in Oga Fit

US-based venture capital firm, Joyance Partners, funded Oga Fit in their first India Investment. Bengaluru-based fitness tech startup Oga Fit is an interactive platform offering live and on-demand workouts from the comfort of a user’s home.

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(September 2020)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy with “ Llinks Client Alert  Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(September 2020) ” Read more…

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Deal Update: raises 5 Cr in the Seed Round

We are pleased to announce that our client, Delhi-based self-serve influencer marketing startup, (Irida Interactive Private Limited) has raised INR 5 crore in a seed round led by Venture Catalysts. Ahlawat & Associates acted as the legal counsel for which was led by its Managing Partner Uday Singh Ahlawat, along with Senior Associate Sheena Ogra, Associate Amrita Mehridatta and Company Secretary Shweta Singh.

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A Glimpse of Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List

On September 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOFCOM) issued the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (Order of the MOFCOM 2020 No. 4, hereinafter referred to as the Provisions), which provides legal basis for MOFCOMs earlier announcement to establish the Unreliable Entity List on May 31, 2019. Although the Provisions contains only fourteen articles and lacks details on implementation, it is clear response to domestic and foreign enterprises concerns on the Chinese version of Control List, and it provides institutional guarantee for preventing major risks posed to Chinese entities such as supply cut-off or economic blockade. Read more…

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Ahlawat & Associates announces new office expansion in Chandigarh

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Law Practice in Chandigarh, India. We have set up our base at Ahlawat & Associates, Spacejam, SCO 50-51, Sector 34-A, Chandigarh – 160022 with Mr. Anuj Dewan serving a pivotal role as Lead Counsel for Ahlawat & Associates’ Chandigarh practice. He is actively involved in advising and guiding Indian and international clients on diverse matters involving Civil & Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate Commercial, Banking & Insolvency, Consumer Disputes and others.

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A Necessary Update–The Amendments to the FIFA Eligibility Rules

What is the biggest dream of a football fan? Notwithstanding the predominance of club competitions in the last decades, the first answer in the social imaginary would still be to represent the national team of his/her own country in international competitions, such as the FIFA World Cup – or the AFC Cup/UEFA Euro Cup. Read more…

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Non-Personal Data Governance Framework

In September 2019, the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology constituted a committee of experts (“Committee”) to deliberate on issues related to Non-Personal Data (“NPD”) and suggest suitable recommendations for its regulation. On July 12, 2020, the Committee released its report (“Report”) for public consultation on inter alia the enactment of a legislation for regulation of NPD (“NPD Statute”) as well as establishment of an authority under NPD Statute (“NPD Authority”).

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Recent Interview with BW Legal World

Ms. Seema Jhingan, Partner of the Firm recently spoke with Ashima Ohri of BW Legal World in an exclusive interview to shed light on the New Education Policy 2020 announced by the Government of India to initiate the long overdue reforms in the Indian school and higher education sector; franchise-model businesses in India; the advent of legal technology and its impact; challenging matters including helping her client bring the very first resort time-sharing concept of holidaying to India; her journey in law and much more.

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Llinks Client Alert – Commercial IP(July-August 2020)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Commercial IP with “ Llinks Client Alert  Commercial IP(July-August 2020)”

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