Akash Karmakar

Akash Karmakar

Partner, Law Offices of Panag & Babu

Akash Karmakar is a partner with the Law Offices of Panag & Babu and leads the firm’s fintech and regulatory advisory practice. Akash has advised several technology, telecom, and fintech companies to navigate regulatory challenges stemming from the intersection of law and technology. Through the course of his career, he has also assisted several multinational companies structure their entry into India, evaluate and address regulatory risks, and ensure compliance with Indian privacy laws.

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Skipping Regulation & Banning Cryptocurrency: A Lackadaisical Legislation Without Legitimate Aim?

A move towards banning cryptocurrencies without grandfathering investments made in the past, while imposing usurious taxes on capital gains from cryptocurrencies is a self-contradicting stand

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Is RBI's Diktat to Retain Payment Data in India Decelerating Fintech Driven Financial Inclusion?

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Personal Data Protection Bill 2018: Will the Legislation Introduce a GDPR-esque Compliance Regime in India?

Ushering in an era of extraterritorial data privacy compliance for global firms operating in India

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