Ashwin Sapra

Partner (Head - Healthcare)

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Ashwin is a member of the firm’s corporate practice and is a subject matter specialist in the areas of pharmaceutical/ medical device regulatory/ compliance and patent law.

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Qualifications

  • 2004 LLM, Duke University, North Carolina
  • 1998 LLB, Symbiosis Law College, Pune University
  • 1995 B.Sc. (Zoology), Delhi University
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences

He brings extensive domestic and international experience which spans a period of 20 years.

Ashwin routinely advises clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences sector on regulatory compliance and patent issues arising out of regular business operations and complex transactions.

Professional Experience

Healthcare and Regulatory Compliance:

      • Regulatory issues pertaining to development, manufacture, and marketing of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices in India. He routinely advises clients on regulatory, ethical and compliance issues pertaining to clinical trials in India and further advises clients on government and industry anti-kickback statutes and guidelines relating to physician-patient and drug representative- physician interactions. He regularly engages in review and analysis of regulatory approvals and registration licenses of target companies as part of business incorporation and due diligence efforts in large scale business merger/ acquisition matters. Ashwin also advises bio-tech companies on regulatory requirements that govern access and use of domestic biological resources.

Intellectual Property:

      • Advising clients in the pharmaceutical and bio-technology/ life sciences sector on IP portfolio protection strategy, management, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. Apart from deep rooted experience in supervising freedom-to-operate searches for domestic and foreign clients. He has extensive experience in conducting IP portfolio audits for clients and providing guidance on the setting up of in-house standard operating procedures pertaining to IP asset protection and has previously been involved in creating IP concept presentations to educate client employees on IP issues.

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association

Qualifications

  • 2004 LLM, Duke University, North Carolina
  • 1998 LLB, Symbiosis Law College, Pune University
  • 1995 B.Sc. (Zoology), Delhi University
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences