Doing Business in India Today's Key Opportunities and Challenges by eqt50313


									Doing Business in India: Today's Key Opportunities
                       and Challenges

On Tuesday, September 23,
2008, Baker & McKenzie and
Economic Laws Practice
(ELP) invite you to attend a
CLE breakfast briefing on
doing business in India.

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Chicago Office
One Prudential Plaza                      AGENDA
130 East Randolph Drive, 39th Floor       8:00 AM
Chicago, Illinois 60601
                                          Registration & Continental Breakfast
Date & Time:                              8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Registration & Breakfast - 8:00 AM        Welcome and Introduction
Program - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM             Michael Mensik, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP - Moderator

Attendance                                8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
There is no fee to attend but             Investment Opportunities and Challenges in India's
registration is required and will be      Financial and Manufacturing Sectors.
accepted on a first-come,
                                          Rohan Shah, Economic Laws Practice - Speaker
first-served basis. This seminar is not
                                          Sameer Desai, Baker & McKenzie LLP - Q&A
open to attendance by other
professional service providers.
                                          Our speaker will provide an overview of the tremendous opportunities
Registration                              available in India's financial and manufacturing sectors, and the
To register for this seminar, please      regulatory challenges that foreign investors may face while tapping
click on the Register Now button          into these sectors.
below. If you have any questions
regarding this program, please            9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
contact Teresa Carpenter at               Panel Discussion: Doing Business with Indian Companies            in Joint Venture and Licensing/Franchising Settings
                                          Suhail Nathani, Economic Laws Practice
                                          Sujjain Talwar, Economic Laws Practice

                                          Valerie Demont, Baker & McKenzie LLP
                                          Sameer Desai, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Approved for 1.75 Hours of General        Panelists will discuss the challenges that foreign investors face while
CLE credit hours for Illinois. Baker &    entering into and exiting from joint ventures and licensing/franchise
McKenzie LLP is an Illinois CLE           agreements with Indian counterparts.
approved provider.
                                          10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
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                                          Featured Speakers
                                          Rohan Shah, Managing Partner, Economic Laws Practice
                                          Mr. Shah is based in the Mumbai office. His areas of expertise include
                                          Taxation, Corporate and Commercial laws including Real Estate.
                                          Mr. Shah obtained an L.L.B. in Mumbai and is a qualified Solicitor of
                                          England & Wales. He is currently the Managing Partner of Economic
                                          Laws Practice. Mr. Shah leads an excellent and robust advisory team
                                          and has one of the largest indirect tax litigation practices in India that
                                          handles more than 350 cases a year. He has been featured in Legal 500
                                          for heading one of the largest indirect tax practices in India and has also
                                          been recommended for corporate and mergers & acquisitions related
                                          work. Mr. Shah has been also recognized by clients as one of the best 8
                                          tax advisers in India and globally around 200 tax advisers for the Tax
                                          Directors Handbook 2009.

                                          Suhail Nathani, Partner, Economic Laws Practice
                                          Mr. Nathani obtained an MA in Law from Cambridge University and an LL.
                                          M from Duke University. He is a member of the New York Bar and the
                                          Bar Council in India. His areas of practice include private equity, general
                                          corporate matters and international trade. He has acted for a diverse
                                          range of industries including real estate, media, manufacturing and
                                          telecom. Mr. Nathani was named by Chambers and Partners as a leading
                                          practitioner in international trade and in Legal 500 has been
                                          recommended as an International Trade and WTO lawyer and for Dispute
                                          Resolution. He represented the Government of India at a dispute before
                                          a Panel at the WTO. Previously, Mr. Nathani was Vice President and
                                          General Counsel in a telecommunications carrier.

                                          Sujjain Talwar, Partner, Economic Laws Practice
                                          Mr. Talwar is a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. He is a leading
                                          Infrastructure lawyer in India with a focus on ports, power projects and
                                          roads. He also has a strong focus on the hospitality sector and general
                                          corporate matters. Prior to joining ELP, Mr. Talwar was an attorney in
                                          Masons' London office.

                                          Michael Mensik, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, LLP
                                          Mr. Mensik is a Parnter in Baker & McKenzie's Chicago office. Mr. Mensik's
                                          practice concentrates on information technology, sourcing and privacy. He
                                          regularly advises information technology and e commerce companies on
                                          various aspects of their domestic and foreign operations, including intellectual
                                          property protection, data protection, anti-trust issues and tax planning. Mr.
                                          Mensik also has assisted numerous information technology and e-commerce
                                          companies establish their global operations, whether on the web, indirectly
through independent agents and distributors or directly through branches or
subsidiaries, and in forming domestic and foreign joint ventures and other
strategic alliances.

Valerie Demont, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Ms. Demont is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie's New York office. Her
practice focuses primarily on public and private securities matters and
cross border mergers and acquisitions. She has acted for U.S. and non-U.
S. issuers and underwriters on a wide range of securities offerings
involving equity, debt, convertible and hybrid securities as well as on U.S.
and cross border mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Demont also regularly
advises on corporate governance and other compliance and reporting
obligations under U.S. laws and stock exchange regulations. Ms. Demont
regularly advises issuers in Europe, North America and Asia, including

Sameer Desai, Associate, Baker & McKenzie, LLP
Mr. Desai is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie's Chicago office. Mr. Desai
advises clients in the areas of cross-border and domestic outsourcing
transactions and licensing. Mr. Desai counsels both providers and users in
domestic and multi-jurisdictional outsourcing and offshoring transactions. Mr.
Desai also advises clients on issues relating to foreign investments and
technology transfers, particularly with respect to India.

About the Firms
Economic Laws Practice
Economic Laws Practice was founded in 2001 by lawyers from diverse
fields. The key practice areas of the firm are Tax, Litigation & Dispute
Resolution, WTO & International Trade, Corporate and Commercial,
Venture Capital & Equity Fund, Real Estate and Construction, Media.
Clients include several Fortune 500 companies, leading Indian and
international companies, industry associations and the Government of
India. The firm is well known as a provider of practical solutions. ELP has
offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad & Pune and services clients across
India, the US, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Most of ELP's
partners have international qualifications and international experience
and worked in or with UK and US firms.

Baker & McKenzie
Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie provides sophisticated advice and
legal services to many of the world's most dynamic and successful
organizations through 3,900 locally qualified lawyers in 70 offices and 38
countries. For more than 40 years, Baker & McKenzie has been assisting
Indian companies with their business interests worldwide and global
companies who have an interest in investing or operating in India. Our
India Focus Group is a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of over 200
lawyers and our exposure to Indian businesses covers many industries
including automotives; telecommunications; banking and finance;
pharmaceuticals; energy, oil & gas; mining; infrastructure and information
technology. We have an instinctively global perspective and deep
understanding of the language and culture of business, both in India and
elsewhere in the world.
Baker & McKenzie

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