Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nishith Desai Associates

October 24, 1.30 pm

Nishith Desai Associates


Nishith M. Desai
Nishchal Joshipura
Parul Jain

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Nishith Desai Associates

Legal and Tax Counseling Worldwide

Mr. Nishith Desai, along with a team of experts from Nishith Desai Associates - Mr. Nishchal Joshipura, Ms. Parul Jain and Mr. Hariharan Gangadharan will be visiting Chennai on October 25, 2008 for an interactive session on “Globalization of Indian Business”

Specific topics to be discussed include:

1. "Globalization- Business, Legal & Tax Structuring Issues"



2. "Innovative Structures in Cross Border M&As". This will include a discussion on:

* Use of SPACs,

* Dual Head Mergers
* Forward Mergers, Reverse Mergers, Reverse Triangular mergers
* LBO Models, Poison Pills
* taking a U.S. company public in India (flips)



3. "International Estate and Succession Planning for HNIs and Multinational Families".




The NDA team attending this conference will consist of:

Mr. Nishith Desai: Mr. Nishith Desai is the founder of the multi-skilled, research based law firm, Nishith Desai Associates (“NDA”), which has offices in Mumbai, Silicon Valley, Bangalore and Singapore. Nishith Desai is an international tax and corporate lawyer specializing in international comparative law and creative research. He has been ranked amongst the eight best Indian tax advisors by Legal 500 and Tax Directors Handbook 2009. In November 2004, Nishith Desai was ranked as No. 28 in a global Top 50 "Gold List" by Tax Business, a UK-based journal for the international tax community for influencing tax policy, especially with respect to e-commerce, after a worldwide survey of tax professionals. Nishith Desai is also the only lawyer to hold a special licence from the State Bar of California to practice Indian law.

Mr. Nishchal Joshipura: Nishchal heads the M&A practice of NDA at Mumbai and is a senior member of the Globalisation Practice Group. His other practice areas include Corporate & Securities laws, International Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Globalization, Structuring of Inbound/Outbound Investments, M&A, Private Equity Investments, Structuring of Offshore Funds, Taxation of E-Commerce, Exchange Controls, etc. Nishchal is a lawyer, chartered accountant and an MBA. He has contributed various articles in leading publications. He has been actively participating / presenting at various conferences / seminars at both the National and International level.

Ms. Parul Jain - Parul heads the International Tax and Globalisation Practice Group of Bangalore office of NDA. Parul’s other practice areas include structuring of inbound/outbound investments, structuring of offshore and domestic funds, transfer pricing, taxation of e-commerce, exchange controls, employee stock options, etc. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.





Mr. Hariharan Gangadharan: Hariharan is a senior member of the International Tax Practice Group at NDA. His practice includes international taxation, globalization and structuring of inbound/outbound investments. Prior to joining NDA, Hariharan was a Senior Associate with the International Tax Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York where he advised foreign and U.S. based companies on a wide range of inbound and outbound international tax issues, including structuring of complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign tax credit planning and related treaty issues. Hariharan holds an L.L.M. from Columbia Law School, New York where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.
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