State of the Market discussion Delhi
This session was led by Platinum Partners, and gave attendees the opportunity to discuss topics relevant to the Indian legal market and beyond. Watch the exclusive insights on the Indian legal market offered by the area’s top legal advisers here.
It will take a closer look at the economic drivers affecting investment into the region. It will identify 'hot' sectors and industries, including any barriers to foreign investment and how the market views outbound transactions.
Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
When: 14:00 - 15:30
Karam is a dual qualiﬁed lawyer, qualiﬁed to practice both in England and India. After graduating in 1995 from the University of Cambridge with a First Class, Karam worked with Freshﬁelds Bruckhaus Deringer in London for many years. On returning to India, Karam worked with an established Indian law ﬁrm, before co-founding Platinum Partners in May 2008. Karam has extensive experience in advising large multinationals and leading financial investors in making investments in India. Karam has advised numerous leading organizations, including Tencent, the WPP Group, British Petroleum and a leading North American pension fund.
Senior Expert, Competition Law & Policy
Vinod Dhall was the first Member and acting Chairman of the Competition Commission of India. He laid the groundwork for the eventual functioning of the Commission. Earlier, he was involved in the enactment of the Competition Act.
Vinod Dhall is an active and respected expert in competition policy and law, and is sought out for his high level strategic advice and unique perspective on complex issues, including in mergers, cartels and abuse of dominance matters. He is among the few experts who can bring a combination of commercial, legal and regulatory perspectives to a case. He has advised global and Indian clients in several high profile cases.
He is one of the Non-Governmental Advisors to the International Competition Network and has been engaged (on pro bono basis) as an ‘expert’ of the subject to assist the Competition Commission of India.
Deepak Jacob is currently the President and General Counsel of Star India, which is one of India’s largest Multinational Television Broadcasting companies. Star India is a wholly owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox and has multiple business units such as TV, Film Studio, Sports, Sports Leagues, and Digital. Star currently broadcasts over 40 channels in 8 languages across India and over 100 countries worldwide. His role at Star is unique since it encompasses not just the legal and compliance functions but also the regulatory, government affairs and public policy functions thus covering the entire gamut of the risk landscape.
Mr. Mathur is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of the 1986 batch. A first Class Graduate in Economics and an MBA in Finance, he has had long stints in various positions in the Finance Department including African Development Bank.
Prior to his appointment as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Exim Bank, Mumbai.
Head of Legal
Neeta is a dual qualified solicitor (India, England & Wales) with over 21 years of wide ranging experience as legal counsel in banking, finance and asset management.
Neeta has extensive exposure to the financial service industry successfully leading legal roles in the local as well as international asset management businesses, ECM (including blocks), DCM, M&A (public & private), global markets, transaction banking, trade finance, structured finance, sponsor financing, leveraged buy outs, acquisition finance, distress asset financing, project financing, litigation including enforcements, investigations and engaging with regulators, securitization, private equity, equity sales and trading, research and the entire suite of private banking products. She further specializes in internal management of legal/regulatory risk for financial institutions.
Upendra Kumar Sinha
Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India
Mr. Sinha served as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period over six years between 2011 and 2017. During his stewardship SEBI is credited with having brought in significant regulatory amendments in areas such as Takeover Code, Foreign Portfolio Investors, Alternate Investment Funds, REITIs, InVITs., Corporate Governance etc. Prior to this; Mr. Sinha was the Chairman and Managing Director at UTI Asset Management Company Pvt Ltd from 2005 until February 2011.
Preceding this, he was the Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs at Ministry of Finance and looked after Banking Division and Capital Markets Division – including external commercial borrowings, pension reforms and foreign exchange management functions.