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Spice Route Legal advises ESCO Micro on their Series A fundraising of $200M

Esco Micro Pte. Ltd., manufacturer of some of the most innovative life science tools, has successfully raised a Series A investment of USD 200 million from a club of investors, including Vivo Capital, Novo Holdings, China Investment Corporation, K3 Ventures, and EDBI Singapore. This financing – the largest private fundraising round by an Asia-based life sciences …

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Spice Route Legal assists Savex Technologies with a strategic investment into Inflow Technologies

The Spice Route Legal team comprising of Praveen Raju, Arun Jerome, Renuka Abraham, Janhavi Joshi, Swarna Jain and Aakash Agarwal assisted Savex Technologies, India’s third-largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) distributor, on its strategic investment into Bengaluru-based Inflow Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The investment will strengthen Savex Technologies’ enterprise technology channel as the value-added services network …

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Square pegs, round holes, and Indian cybersecurity laws

Square pegs, round holes, and Indian cybersecurity laws   India, with one of the world’s largest software manpower infrastructures, is also one of the countries with the highest number of hacks, ransomware attacks, and other cybersecurity incidents. Significant ambiguity arises out of the lack of a comprehensive cybersecurity framework, with many sectoral regulations and penal …

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Key Changes Announced in the Regulation of Geospatial Data & Data Services

On 15 February 2021, in an effort to boost innovation in the sector, the Government of India announced the liberalisation of policies on the acquisition and production of geospatial and mapping data. In this regard, the Department of Science and Technology (“DST”) has issued a set of guidelines that has removed all prior approvals for …

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A Unified Securities Market Code: Enough to Boost Investor Confidence? We Think So!

In an attempt to further ‘Ease of Doing Business’ policies in India, the Finance Minister, in her Budget 2021-22 speech on Monday, proposed to introduce a unified Securities Market Code. This unified code will aim to consolidate multiple laws that currently regulate the market for securities and stocks in the country – namely the Securities …

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Is Knowledge a Defence To Breach in M&A Transactions?

  AN INTRODUCTION TO SANDBAGGING PROTECTIONS Sandbagging, a term borrowed from golf, is used in M&A parlance when a buyer seeks indemnity on a breach of a representation or warranty, in cases where the breach was known to the buyer, prior to closing the transaction.  What happens when a buyer is aware of a breach …

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The Right To Be Forgotten in India: Recent Developments

Recent discussions on the scope of the right to privacy often centre on the ambit of the “right to be forgotten”. Finding significant footing in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the right to be forgotten substantiates erasure obligations, and requires companies that publicise personal data to erase links to, or copies of, such …

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APAC Update: Data Protection Developments in China

It has been an interesting quarter for data protection developments in China. Shortly after the National People’s Congress issued a draft of a proposed data protection law in October 2020, the country’s cyberspace regulator has initiated steps to limit the scope of information sought by operators of mobile applications.  The Cyberspace Administrator of China (or …

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