Arya Tripathy

Arya Tripathy graduated from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2011. Prior to joining PSA, she was working with the General Corporate, M&A team of Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff, New Delhi for more than 3 years. Arya 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 related aspects. She is focused on advising clients in industry-specific practice areas like healthcare, pharmaceuticals, defence, IT/ITES, technology & media, automobiles, heavy manufacturing industries, and education. 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, including personal information inventorization, privacy contracting and negotiations, data export-import, privacy governance framework, data protection compliances, developing policies and implementation tools and allied aspects. 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, and firmly believes that advocacy and awareness are cornerstones for achieving good privacy governance.

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 on structuring, establishment, compliance, FCRA, white-collar crime, taxation and governance matters. She is actively engaged with not-for-profit incubator, Nudge Foundation as the legal mentor for several technology centric and social impact start-up organizations.

 She is a member of Society of Women Lawyers – India, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and contributes as part of ICC Taskforce on “Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes”. She has represented the Firm in conferences and seminars organized by Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Trade & Investment, Consul General of Belgium, ITECH Law Association, Indian Corporate Counsel Association and Indian National Bar Association. Arya has also published various articles in reputed international and national journals on contemporary legal topics like All India Reporter, Supreme Court Cases, Madras Law Journal, International Journal of Trade in Services, Indian Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice. Post law school, she has judged various moot court competitions and has published articles on contemporary legal topics in International Comparative Legal Guide, The In-House Lawyer (Thomson Reuters & Westlaw, U.K.), Indian Business Law Journal, and newsletter of International Law Office.

  • Advised various domestic and foreign companies for acquisition of majority stake in phased manner in Indian listed and unlisted targets, business transfers, asset purchases, investments, demergers, minority exit and court restructuring
  • 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
  • Advising domestic and foreign companies on aspects concerning data protection, processing, privacy, retention, cross-border transfer and individual information rights
  • Advising foreign companies for commencing greenfield operations and setting up special economic zone units
  • Advising clients on exit strategies and deadlock resolution from Indian investments
  • Advising healthcare and diagnostics MNC for their India operations and expansion, including regulatory & licensing, corporate, compliance, employment and environmental matters
  • 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
  • Advised leading phone manufacturing company in hardware, software and service procurement transaction
  • 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.
  • Advised large-scale manufacturing and infrastructure MNCs and Indian companies on labor and employment as well as environment matters, such as drafting trade union settlement agreements, representing in industrial disputes, prevention of sexual harassment, drafting contracts, periodic audits, and assisting in disciplinary proceedings
  • Advised international and domestic clients engaged in different sectors such as healthcare, insurance, technology and media, e-commerce, on data protection, privacy, intellectual property, and confidentiality matters
  • Advising various trusts, societies and non-profit organisations on their activity structuring, governance, FCRA, compounding of offences thereunder, domestic funding, borrowings and operational issues
  • Advised a leading foreign university in United States for collaboration with an Indian online education provider
  • Advised a French company for setting up factory in Rajasthan
  • Advised a foreign company on white collar crimes and preventive steps
  • 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
  • “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)