8th Annual Legal Services Conference: Legal Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections on U.S. & Indian Corporates (Delhi)

18
November
Friday
2:30 PM
18
November
Friday
8:00 PM

USIBC Hosts 8th Annual Legal Services Conference: Legal Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections on U.S. & Indian Corporates (New Delhi)
 

2:30-3:00pm
Registration, Tea, and Networking
 
3:00-3:10pm
Welcoming Remarks by Neil Bjorkman, Director, U.S.-India Business Council and Ralph Voltmer, Partner, Covington & Burling and Co-Chair, U.S.-India Business Council Legal Services Executive Committee 
 
3:10-3:15pm
Opening Remarks and Introduction of Ambassador Richard Verma by 
Paku Khan, Executive Director, Khaitan & Co. 
 
3:15-3:30pm
Ambassador Richard Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India
 
3:30-4:20pm
Panel Discussion 1: Boom or Boomerang: The Legal Considerations of the e-commerce Industry in India and what a Trump Administration means for e-commerce
 
Discussion Leads: 
Yogesh Singh, Partner Trilegal
Thomas Butler, Partner, LeClair Ryan
 
General Counsel Leads: 
Akshat Sulalit, Legal Counsel, IBIBO
Ashish Chandra, Legal Counsel, Snapdeal
 
4:20-5:10pm            
Panel Discussion 2: India as a Private Equity Destination: An examination of the current landscape in Private Equity Investments in India and the Success of Exiting Investments?  
 
Discussion Leads: 
Rashi Dhir, Partner, DMD Advocates
Robert Nelson, Partner, Sherman & Sterling LLP
 
General Counsel Leads:
Mrinal Chandran, Head of Structuring & General Counsel, Altico Capital
Gaurav Dalmia, Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings LLP
 
5:10-6:00pm
Panel Discussion 3: Indian Companies Going Global: legal issues related to expansion and entering of new markets in the United States
 
Discussion Leads: 
Krishna Sarma, Managing Partner, Corporate Law Group
Sonia Baldia, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
 
General Counsel Lead:
Inderpreet Sawhney, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Wipro
 
6:00-6:10pm
Transition to Plenary, Taj Mansingh Poolside Lawns
 
6:10-7:10pm
Liberalization of Legal Services in India: Where are we now? Where are we going? 
 
Introduction of Secretary Suresh Chandra by Ralph Voltmer, Partner, Covington & Burling
 
Remarks by Secretary Suresh Chandra by Secretary, Minister of Law and Justice 
 
Panel Discussion: A View from the Bar Associations
Lalit Bhasin, President SILF and Partner, Bhasin & Co. 
Ashok Sharma, President, Indian Corporate Counsel Association
Kaviraj Singh, Executive Director, Indian National Bar Association
Ralph Voltmer, Partner, Covington & Burling (moderator)
 
7:10-7:30pm
Closing Plenary and Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award by 
Ralph Voltmer, Partner, Covington & Burling
 
7:30-7:50pm
Keynote Address and Acceptance of Lifetime Achievement Award
Indira Jaising, Founder Lawyers Collective, Activist, and First Women Appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India
 
7:50pm onwards Buffet Dinner

For questions or to RSVP, please write to Ketan Thakkar (kthakkar@usibc.com)