September 26, 2007

Venable to Host "Investing in India" Breakfast Seminar

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On September 26, 2007, Venable attorneys Jeff Pankratz, Moxila Upadhyaya, Birch Bayh and Lindsay Meyer, in collaboration with Motilal Oswal, a leading financial services company in India, and Stone & Youngberg, a U.S. investment banking firm, will host "Investing in India: Understanding the Opportunities and Risks." The breakfast seminar will address key business opportunities and legal issues related to investing in India.


  • Vishal Tulsyan
    Director and CEO, Motilal Oswal Venture Capital Advisors
    Mumbai (Bombay), India

  • Anant Kulkarni
    Director, Motilal Oswal Venture Capital Advisors
    Mumbai (Bombay), India

  • Rajesh Begur
    Managing Partner, A. R. A. Law, Advocates & Solicitors
    Mumbai (Bombay), India

  • Sohail Bengali
    Managing Director, Stone & Youngberg, LLC
    Senior Investment Strategist, S&Y Asset Management

  • Joseph Tasker
    Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs and General Counsel
    U.S.-India Working Group on Information Technology
    Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)

  • Honorable Birch Bayh
    Partner, Venable LLP
    Former U.S. Senator and former Counsel to the Republic of India

        As well as other Venable attorneys with India-related practice experience.


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8:20 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. - Welcome from Washington, DC and introduction of Sohail Bengali 
Moxila A. Upadhyaya, Venable LLP

8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Welcome from Mumbai and Introduction of Vishal Tulsyan and Anant Kulkarni
Jeffrey Pankratz (by video conference from Mumbai)

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Investment Opportunities in India
Vishal Tulsyan and Anant Kulkarni (by video conference from Mumbai) interviewed by Sohail Bengali (in Washington, D.C.)

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Questions and Answers

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - India Opportunities: A Legal Perspective


Lindsay Meyer, Partner, Venable LLP


Hon. Birch Bayh, Partner, Venable LLP – The status of the U.S./India Civil Nuclear Power Agreement (123 Agreement) and related opportunities for investors and businesses

Joseph Tasker, General Counsel, ITAA – Key legal issues in doing business in the IT/ITES Sector

Rajesh Begur, Managing Partner, A.R.A. Law, Advocates & Solicitors – FDI in India: Key India legal, regulatory and tax issues (by video conference from Mumbai)

Jeffrey Pankratz, Former Of Counsel, Venable LLP – Current legal issues in infrastructure development finance (by video conference from Mumbai)

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Questions and Answers

10:30 a.m. - Conclusion