U.S. - India Business:The Investment and Regulatory Climate in 2011

Kelley Drye Seminar

May 24, 2011 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (EDT)

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP presents a Continuing Legal Education event focused on doing business and risk management related to investing in India--the deals, the government regulations and the dispute resolution environment. As a firm, Kelley Drye has represented clients doing business in India, and Indian companies doing business in the United States, for more than 40 years. Our lawyers’ longstanding relationships with multinational entities and the Indian legal and regulatory bodies provide unique value to our clients. Experienced Kelley Drye partners, affiliated India-based lawyers and distinguished in-house counsel guests will share numerous insights into the rewards and risks of U.S.-India business relationships today. Presentations will provide practical guidance on such topics as:

  • Adapting to recent changes in laws governing M&A, joint ventures and foreign direct investment
  • Ensuring compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and India anti-corruption laws
  • Resolving business and trade disputes in international, United States and Indian jurisdictions
These seminars are free of charge.

Email: nycle@​kelleydrye.​com

Please indicate whether you will be attending all five sessions. If not, please indicate which sessions you would like to sign up for individually.

Additional Information:
Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30 am
Cocktail reception to follow.

8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Producing in, Exporting to, and Importing from India: International Trade Law Considerations
Michael J. Coursey

Receive 1.0 New York General CLE Credit Hours

Seeking remedies regarding India-produced goods threatened by unfairly traded imports. U.S. anti-dumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of U.S.-bound Indian-made goods. Indian AD and/or CVD investigations of India-bound U.S.-made goods.

10:15 am - 11:15 pm
Legal and Tax Strategies for an M&A Deal in India
Rahul Mahajan

Receive 1.0 New York General CLE Credit Hours

Structuring mergers and acquisitions in India. Use of international treaties for acquisitions in India. M & A regulatory framework.

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Practical Tips for Doing Business in India
Thomas N. Kendris
, GC, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Receive 1.0 New York General CLE Credit Hours

How to” tips for litigating in India. Learning the local issues, approaches, counsel, courts, judges, etc. How to handle Indian JVs and arbitrations.

2:45 - 4:15 pm
FCPA Issues Faced by Companies Doing Business in India
Receive 1.5 New York General CLE Credit Hours

Reporting obligations. What constitutes corruption in India. How to respond to complaints about FCPA violations in India. Criminal versus civil offenses. Company versus individual defendants.

4:15 - 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks

Our Speakers

Thomas N. Kendris, General Counsel of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, who has served as an in-house legal advisor on India-related transactions and litigation.

Michael J. Coursey, partner in Kelley Drye’s Washington office, has practiced international trade law for 25 years, and headed the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of AD/CVD Investigations during President Ronald Reagan’s second term.

Rahul Mahajan, special Indian counsel based in Mumbai, focuses his practice on the corporate and commercial laws of India with emphasis on cross-border transactions.

In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, these non-transitional continuing legal education programs are not approved for the newly admitted attorneys within the first two years of admission to the Bar.