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Senior Associate in the General Corporate Practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Sanchit has more than 5 years work experience in advising several domestic and international clients (listed and unlisted) in matters pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and general corporate. He has advised clients across diverse business sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, media & entertainment and finance, in matters concerning corporate laws, securities laws and foreign exchange laws. He can be reached at sanchit.garg@cyrilshroff.com.

Draft Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021

Unlike the erstwhile Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“CPA 2019”), has defined ‘direct selling’[1], and expressly included any person who buys products or avails services through direct selling or multi-level marketing within the definition of ‘consumer’. However, a framework for regulating direct selling under the CPA 2019 has not been put into place till now. With the recently released draft Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021 (“Draft Rules”), the Department of Consumer Affairs has finally taken demonstrable steps towards formalising the regulatory framework for direct selling entities in India.


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Safe Harbour Protection for E-Commerce platforms

In recent times, the debate around safe harbour protection has grabbed media attention on account of the recently notified Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“2021 Intermediary Rules), and the ensuing spat between the Government and social media heavyweights like Twitter.


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