FCRA 2020: How the landscape for NPOs in India has been altered

Recently, the Government of India amended various provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. These amendments came into force on September 29, 2020. Samheeta Rao and Aditi Sanghi share their thoughts on the implications of these amendments to civil society organizations through a short primer. Read on to learn more!

What we learnt at the AVPN Virtual Conference 2020!

The GameChanger Law Advisors Team was present at the AVPN Virtual Conference 2020 (Asia's largest convening of different stakeholders in the social impact ecosystem), held between June 08 and June 12, 2020. For easy reference, we have collated summaries of the 10 sessions that we tracked, in one place. Read all our summaries here!

Press Note 3 (2020) - Potential impact of DPIIT’s attempt to prevent opportunistic acquisition of Indian companies

Atulaa Krishnamurthy and Subhashini Narayanan discuss the changes introduced by Press Note 3 of 2020, through which the Government of India has altered its FDI Policy. The stated objective of the Government is to curb opportunistic takeovers /acquisitions of Indian companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Will this objective be met? Read more here.

PUBG-Punjab and Haryana High Court's Missed Opportunity

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently disposed off a petition by directing MEITY to take a decision as regards a ban on PUBG. In this post, Ashish Nath Jha argues that the High Court appears to have missed an opportunity to determine what is “undesirable” in the context of online games, by laying down objective parameters.


It is indisputable that the advertising sector has become a high-stakes field which merits a comprehensive and well-defined regulatory system to ensure that the interests of the all the relevant stakeholders are represented and cared for. In this post Namrata Bhagwatula and Nikita Tanwar analyse the status-quo pertaining to the regulation of advertisements in India and discuss the urgent need of a comprehensive and uniform statutory framework to comprehensively govern the advertising sector.

The Global Undertones of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

The introduction of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (the “Bill”) and the advent of the new data protection regime in India has brought along new apprehensions with respect to the potential effect of these changes on the currently thriving Indian digital economy. In this post, we analyse the provisions of the proposed Bill against its global counterparts, with special emphasis on the GDPR, in an effort to contemplate upon the future of informational privacy in India.

FIFA World Cup 2018: The Subasic Conundrum

On the eve of the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 between Croatia and England, Abhimanyu Baheti focuses his attention on the man of the moment - Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, who garnered attention for a historic penalty shootout performance against Denmark and his celebration afterwards.

Football Hero Turned Administrator Villain: Examining the Legal Issues of Michel Platini's Downfall

Michel Platini is one of the most revered footballing hero in France. He is also one of the most maligned names in world football because of his involvement in FIFA's corruption scandal that broke in 2015, taking down powerful administrators like Sepp Blatter and Chuck Blazer. Platini was convicted for accepting a "disloyal payment" of CHF 2,000,000. In this article, Abhimanyu Baheti explores the legal implications of the "disloyal payment" received by Platini and the rulings of the various judicial bodies that adjudicated on this issue.

Can Directors Attend Board Meetings Through Video Conferencing?

In this informative post, Namrata Bhagwatula & our intern Ashish Nath Jha examine the Companies Act, 2013 to determine whether directors can attend and participate in board meetings remotely via video conferencing or any other audio-visual means. The post is replete with a comprehensive FAQ section that answers any factual queries that may arise.