Arya Tripathy

Arya graduated in 2011 and has advised various domestic and international clients on diverse aspects of business law, such as cross-border and domestic M&A, joint-ventures, investments, general corporate & governance, regulatory, labor & employment, and environment law aspects. She is focused on advising clients in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, defence, IT/ITES, technology & media, automobiles, and heavy manufacturing industries. She has substantial experience in advising global and national clients on the evolving aspects of data protection and privacy rights regime, with specific focus on EU and Indian legal landscape, helping them navigate and create robust organizational data management and lifecycle processes. She has conducted data protection trainings for leading IT/ITES multi-national companies, organized round table sessions and spoken at public forums on comparative data protection jurisprudence.

Arya pro-actively contributes to the Firm’s pro-bono services and has advised several well-known as well as emerging not-for-profit clients. She is actively engaged with not-for-profit incubator, Nudge Foundation as the legal mentor for several social impact start-up organizations.

She is a member of Society of Women Lawyers – India, IPBA and contributes as part of ICC Taskforce on “Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes”. She has represented the Firm and spoken at various national and international conferences and seminars on a wide array of subjects. Arya has also published various articles in reputed international and national journals on contemporary legal topics.

  • Advised various domestic and foreign companies for acquisition of majority stake in phased manner in Indian targets, court driven restructuring, business transfers, asset purchases and investments
  • Advised global conglomerates in their world-wide group restructuring activities, with specific focus on structure analysis, taxation impact, and implementation steps for Indian group entities
  • Advised various global companies on contractual and court driven restructuring routes as exit strategies
  • Advised a US based healthcare multi-national on its exit transaction involving complex regulatory approvals and prolonged transition service periods and setting up its greenfield project for housing group’s global information centre as a IT/ITES special economic zone unit
  • Advised several MNCs and Indian companies on various issues under the Companies Act, 2013, such as buy-back of securities, related party transactions, corporate governance, inter-corporate loans and investments, matters concerning the board of directors, court restructuring, infusion of share capital, reduction of share capital, etc.
  • Advising healthcare and diagnostics MNC for their India operations and expansion, including regulatory & licensing, corporate, compliance, employment and environmental matters
  • Advised a US based multinational providing automated home solutions in employment position redundancy and elimination strategy, implementation and closure of factory units in Chennai
  • Advising large-scale manufacturing, infrastructure, IT/ITES MNCs and Indian companies on all kinds of labor and employment matters, such as drafting trade union settlement agreements, representing in industrial disputes, prevention of sexual harassment, drafting contracts, periodic audits, assisting in disciplinary proceedings, retrenchment processes, compliances, and other regulatory aspects
  • Advising international and domestic clients engaged in different sectors such as healthcare, insurance, technology and media, e-commerce, SaaS providers on comparative laws around data protection in EU, Australia and India, informational privacy, data audits, inventorization, data breach management and risk mitigation and confidentiality matters
  • Advised leading phone manufacturing company in hardware, software and service procurement transaction
  • Advising manufacturing and services conglomerates and Indian companies on environmental and regulatory compliances under applicable environmental laws
  • Advised leading US, Israeli and French defence companies on sector-specific legal matters, including structuring joint-ventures, offset policy, industrial licensing, procurements, technology transfer, security obligations and other aspects
  • Advising various trusts, societies and non-profit organisations on their activity structuring, taxation impact on operations, governance, FCRA, compounding of offences thereunder, domestic funding, borrowings and operational issues
  • Undertaking company due diligences, drafting company policies, merger schemes, all kinds of contracts, and transaction documents such as shareholders’, share purchase, joint venture, investment agreements, key managerial contracts, and closing documents for various clients
  • Advised clients on negotiation of settlement structures for separation of closely held companies in family settlement disputes and drafting of deeds and contracts
  • “Code on Wages: Recipe for Chaos!”, PSA E-Newsline, November 2019
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Outsourcing 2019 – India accessible at https://iclg.com/practice-areas/outsourcing-laws-and-regulations/india
  • The exclusive India chapter of Global Legal Insights to : AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2019 accessible at https://www.globallegalinsights.com/practice-areas/ai-machine-learning-and-big-data-laws-and-regulations/india
  • “Taxation of Non-compete Fee”, PSA E-Newsline, August 2018
  • India Chapter 2018 on Environment and Climate Change Law in “International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law 2018” accessible at https://iclg.com/practice-areas/environment-and-climate-change-laws-and-regulations/india
  • “Industrial Automation and Robot Law in India”, PSA Bulletins, Issue XVI, July 2017
  • India Chapter 2017 on Environment and Climate Change Law in “International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law 2017” accessible at https://iclg.com/practice-areas/environment-and-climate-change-law/environment-and-climate-change-law-2017/india
  • “Crowdfunding in India – a trend gone wrong?”, PSA E-Newsline, October 2016
  • “New Listing and Disclosure Obligations: An Analysis”, PSA E-Newsline, October 2015
  • “Waste Management in India – An Overview”, PSA Bulletins, Issue IV, May 2015
  • “Investor Protection Measures under Companies Act, 2013 – Lessons from the past”, PSA E-Newsline, December 2014
  • “The Dawn of New Land Acquisition law – Will it survive its promise?” Nov 3, 2014, All India Reporter (citation 2014 AIR Jour/11 161)
  • “Analysis of Circular shows SEBI is being too Cautious” India Business Law Journal (Volume 7, Issue 2, July/August 2013)
  • “Control under Indian Corporate Law”, The In-House Lawyer (Issue 194, October 2011, Thomson Reuters & Westlaw, UK)
  • “Women’s Right to Abort”, Supreme Court Cases (citation (2011) 10 SCC J-23)
  • “Critical analysis of accomplice witness in India” Criminal Law Journal, December, 2011 (citation CLJ 4(12): Journal, pages 353 – 362)
  • “Legal Services in India and GATS”,  Consolidated Commercial Digest (citation Volume 29: Part 5, July 1, 2011, pages 365-375)
  • “Place of Arbitration in WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism”, International Journal of Trade in Services (citation International Journal of Trade in Services, Volume 3: Issue No. 1, Serials Publications, pages 65-95 (2011))
  • “Corporate Criminal Liability for Environmental Wrongs”, Madras Law Journal (citation MLJ (Crl) 2009 (3) Vol. 59)
  • “Consumer Right-Transcending into a Human Right” Madras Law Journal (citation (2010) 2 MLJ page 70 (Part 6)); re-published in Indian Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice (citation Volume 2010: Issue 1, Serials Publications, pages 241 – 253)
  • “Section 9 of CPC vis-à-vis Arbitration Agreement: Does it go hand in hand?”, All India Reporter (citation 2009 AIHC (Aug) page 97 Journal)