Indian Law Firm

S&R Associates is an Indian law firm with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai providing legal services to Indian and international clients.

Our lawyers are admitted to practice in India and many have previously practiced law in other jurisdictions, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore. As a result, we offer our clients a unique combination of Indian law expertise coupled with international quality legal services.

We distinguish ourselves based on the quality of our services and legal advice and on the range of our experience. Our lawyers have advised on some of the most significant Indian transactions and matters in recent times. The quality of our legal advice and services has helped us become the law firm of choice for our clients and has also been recognised by various industry publications, surveys and rankings. Lawyers in each of our practice areas have routinely been recognised as leading lawyers in India by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal500 and RSG India Report.

Recent Publications

A New Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices: From Symptoms to Diagnosis

Pursuant to a notification dated March 12, 2024, the Department of Pharmaceuticals under India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers issued a new uniform code for pharmaceutical marketing practices (the “New Code”), replacing a decade-old version of the same code (the “Old Code”).
The New Code applies to both pharmaceutical and medical device companies and aims to provide operational clarity around promotional activities undertaken by such companies. Although several key themes of the Old Code have been retained, a more balanced approach with respect to educational events and items has been introduced. Further, while it has been generally strengthened relative to the Old Code – including in respect of penalties, complaints and appeals, along with the possibility of future standing orders – the New Code remains voluntary, although an explicit reference to its voluntary nature has now been omitted.