Invitation – Webinar
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013, 5 PM TO 7 PM IST
Companies incorporated in the United Kingdom remain the third largest foreign investors in India. In recent years with the increase in overseas expansion by Indian companies, India has also emerged as the third largest investor in the UK. This emerging trend of cross border deals between India and UK presents significant legal challenges and complexities for companies in India and UK alike. With the aim to explore, discuss, debate and share our experience in respect of such cross border deals, Nishith Desai Associates in collaboration with Weil, Gotshal & Manges is organizing a round table discussion on June 28, 2013 in Mumbai.
Focus Area
Structuring the Deal: Indian and UK Legal and Tax Issues and Use of Intermediate Jurisdictions
Financing the Deal: Options, Challenges and Trends
Key Negotiation Terms (MAC, earn-out models, reps, indemnity, non-compete, IP, etc.)
Due Diligence and Key Considerations: UK Bribery Laws
Innovative Risk Mitigation Measures: Post the Financial Crisis
Vaibhav Parikh   Peter King
Partner, M&A & Fund Investment, Nishith Desai Associates   Partner, M&A and Capital Markets, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Vaibhav Parikh is a partner and heads the Bangalore office of Nishith Desai Associates. In addition to his management responsibilities, he heads the Fund Investment practice of the firm. He is also regarded as an expert in IT, Telecom and Media. He has been nominated by ‘Who's Who Legal’ as one of the world's leading practitioners for Regulatory Communications. He is a Charter Member of TiE, Bangalore Chapter and is also on the executive council of the Franchising Association of India.   Peter King is a partner in the Corporate group in London. Peter is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in the London market in public and private M&A and equity capital markets. His principal areas of work are cross-border M&A and equity capital markets business, including leading major transaction work personally. Peter advises boards of directors on corporate governance and related issues, including the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Jamie Maples   Nishchal Joshipura
Partner, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Weil, Gotshal & Manges   Partner, M&A, Nishith Desai Associates
Jamie Maples a partner in the firm's dispute resolution practice in London and a member of the International Arbitration Group.He regularly acts in a wide range of major international commercial disputes, both in arbitration and in court proceedings in variety of jurisdictions. These disputes have concerned a broad range of matters, including jurisdictional issues, joint venture agreements, shareholder rights, breach of warranty claims, confidentiality agreements and regulatory matters.   Nishchal Joshipura is a partner in the firm. He heads the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group at Nishith Desai Associates. Nishchal specializes in legal and tax structuring of cross-border transactions and assists clients on documentation and negotiation of mergers and acquisition (M&A) deals.
Simon Lyell    
Partner, Corporate and Private Equity , Weil, Gotshal & Manges    
Simon Lyell is a partner in the Corporate Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ London office. Simon’s practice focuses on private equity, both domestic and cross-border, advising clients in a variety of transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings, together with general corporate advisory work for portfolio companies of private equity clients.    
Simone Reis    
Senior Member, M&A, Nishith Desai Associates    
Simone Reis is a senior member of Mergers & Acquisitions and the Fund Investment practice of the firm. Simone's practice focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions, competition law, private equity and venture capital investments, domestic and international, capital markets, general corporate laws and advised a wide spectrum of clients.    
Flow of the session
5:00 PM TO 6:20 PM (IST): Round Table
6:20 PM TO 7:00 PM (IST): Q&A
7:00 PM TO 8.00 PM (IST): High Tea
Weil’s premier position in the legal industry is recognized both by peers and by the press. The firm’s four departments and over two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Weil and its attorneys have been consistently top-ranked by the most authoritative legal and financial industry directories, including those published by Chambers & Partners, Euromoney, and The Lawyer Group. Most recently, the firm was named among the “Transatlantic Elite” of international law firms for the fifth consecutive year by The Lawyer magazine. The latest International Financial Law Review recognized Weil with a multitude of IFLR America awards. Furthermore, Chambers & Partners ranked more than 100 Weil attorneys in 50 practice categories. Additionally, Weil has been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List of top 20 US law firms for eight consecutive years.
Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database – resulting in real revenues for clients.
Lex Witness
India’s 1st Magazine on Legal & Corporate Affairs
LEX WITNESS vows to be a high quality monthly magazine with the powers of fresh and original content that would deal exclusively with subjects pertaining to legality. Country's top notch practitioners and experts are being invited to contribute in WITNESS with what we feel is relevant to all stakeholders in this profession, aiming at brainstorming between the legal luminaries and hence bettering this practice in all its aspects.
Participants who cannot attend in person, may dial-in to the numbers below at 4:55 pm (IST)
Location (Country):
New York (USA):

Friday, 28 June 2013, 07:25:00 EDT UTC-4 hours

Silicon Valley:

Friday, 28 June 2013, 04:25:00 PDT UTC-7 hours


Friday, 28 June 2013, 19:25:00 SGT UTC+8 hours

London (UK):

Friday, 28 June 2013, 12:25:00 BST UTC+1 hour


Friday, 28 June 2013, 20:25:00 JST UTC+9 hours

Dial–in Details

Primary Number: +91 22 6629 0347

Secondary Number: +91 22 3065 0347

For participants who can attend in-person,
please join us at the venue by 5:00 pm (IST)
Venue (in-person):

Nishith Desai Associates


2nd Floor, 3, North Avenue,
Maker Maxity,
Bandra – Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Tel: +9122-6159 5000
Email :
There is no delegate fee being
charged for this programme.
Seats are limited.
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About Nishith Desai Associates

Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is a research based international law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Mumbai-BKC and New Delhi. It specializes in strategic legal, regulatory and tax advice coupled with industry expertise in an integrated manner.
Core practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Equity, International Tax, Fund Formation, International Tax Litigation, Capital Markets, Corporate & Securities Law, Fund Investments, Employment and HR, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, JVs & Restructuring, General Commercial Law and Succession and Estate Planning. Our specialized industry niches include financial services, IT and telecom, education, retail, pharma, life sciences, healthcare, media and entertainment, real estate and infrastructure.