U.S.-India Business Council Concludes 8th Annual Legal Service Conference: Legal Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election on U.S. & Indian Corporates

The three-city conference featured keynote addresses from U.S. Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Maharashtra Industries Minister Shri Subash Desai, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma, and CoFounder of TeamLease Manish Sabharwal; Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Indira Jaising

NEW DELHI – November 21, 2016 – The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) on Friday concluded its 8th Annual Legal Services Conference in Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai. This year’s conferences, entitled “Legal Implications of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election on U.S. & Indian Corporates,” attracted attorneys from the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. Discussion focused on substantive legal areas including e-commerce, government investigations, employment and immigration, litigation and arbitration, private equity, and Indian companies going global. USIBC facilitated a keynote conversation with Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Maharashtra Industries Minister Subash Desai and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Indira Jaising, the first female Additional Solicitor General of India. The U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma provided keynote remarks at the conference in Delhi, and Co-Founder of TeamLease Manish Sabharwal provided a keynote in Bangalore.

The conference was supported by U.S. and Indian law firms and organizations including Covington & Burling, Khaitan & Co., Baker McKenzie, DMD, Trilegal, Kroll, Alverez & Marsal and Capital Novus. Witness Magazine was a media partner and the Indian Corporate Counsel Association was a supporting partner.

“USIBC law firm attorneys and in-house counsel participated in lively discussions that touched on some of the world’s more pressing issues and brought our legal communities closer together. Conferences like USIBC’s Annual Legal Services Conference not only help promote the rule of law and sharing of best practices, but also deepen connections and relationships between our two countries” said Amy Hariani, Director and Legal Policy Council at the U.S.-India Business Council.

“Our time together shows that the U.S. and India relationship grows stronger every day. The conferences allowed us to discuss and address challenging issues that, when resolved, will bring us closer and create greater opportunities for business between India and the U.S.,” said Ralph Voltmer, USIBC’s Legal Services American Co-Chair. Haigreve Khaitan, USIBC’s Legal Services Indian Co-Chair added, “U.S.-India relations are truly at a place in time where the opportunities for the world's two great democracies are endless. Yes, there is uncertainty, but when is there ever not uncertainty. Ralph and I both see immense possibilities, and the USIBC events gave a chance for lawyers to discuss things that could impede those opportunities and how to solve them."

About U.S.-India Business Council:
Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 400 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.

Contact: Sukanya Sen| ssen@usibc.com

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