Obhan & Associates




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.  

Client feedback

Ashima Obhan 

She takes a very professional approach. 

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 

Key clients 

Aditya Birla Science & Technology, G4S, HarperCollins Publishers, Tata Chemicals, TechSmith Corporation. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Okinawa Autotech on its joint venture with Italian company, Tacita SRL for the R&D, manufacturing and sales of motorcycles in India.  

Acted for Mountain Valley Springs India on its expansion in the Middle East..  

Key clients 

Anand Kashi Hospitality, Sunwoda Electronic India, Tip Tales. 

Media and entertainment

Work highlights 

Engaged by HarperCollins Publishers to conduct a legal review of Ratan Naval Tata's authorised biography. 

Represented Behno India during negotiations for a campaign with a famous Bollywood actress