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Updated: Sep 29, 2020


Building laws are complex in India and it is important to know that any major home improvement or construction of a new building requires the permission/sanction of the relevant local authorities. The legal regime governing unauthorized constructions is governed by state and local laws rather than one pan India law.

Athena Legal's Principal associate, Rohan Ahuja, and Associate Rhea Dubey authored an article in moneycontrol.com where they discuss the Unauthorized constructions in Delhi and Mumbai and discussing the rules, penalties, and what not to do.


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Updated: Sep 29, 2020

Google pulls off app citing violation of its policy against ‘simulated gambling content’, Paytm removes cashback feature, but says it’s not illegal.

Siddharth Mahajan, Partner, Athena Legal in conversation with ETtech says that Indian law draws a distinction between games of chance and games of skill. Games of skill are allowed while games of chance are considered gambling. Many states have specific laws that specifically outlaw gambling and betting while allowing or imposing some restrictions on games of skill as well.

Link to the article: https://bit.ly/2RMxwLo.

Updated: Sep 29, 2020



Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and 13 other large OTT players in India have signed a self-regulation code to govern the content on their platform. while self-regulation has been successful in some instances, in the online world the Facebook & Twitter story hasn't inspired confidence so far. RAJAT PRAKASH, Managing Partner, Athena Legal shared with Business Insider India that any failure to comply with the same can lead to future government intervention. He further added that "In order to make a complaint no legal notice is required, a viewer can make a complaint giving his details and nature of the complaint against specific content."


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