India: An Evolving Market

March 16, 2010 at 8:00am10:00am
Dinsmore & Shohl 
Potter Stewart Conference Center
255 E. Fifth St., 17th Floor

Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion of the latest on-the-ground information on India's business climate. You will learn about critical tax, intellectual property and employment issues to consider when conducting business in one of the world's fastest growing markets. Your participation and questions will be welcome.

Rajesh Gandhi, an International Tax Director with Deloitte Tax LLP from India, will address tax strategies for businesses working within India's regulatory environment. Rajarshi Chakrabarti will join us live and in person in Cincinnati from nationally-prominent, law firm Kochhar & Co.'s Mumbai, India office. Raj will address the intellectual property challenges presented by the marketplace and share strategies for combating fraud and protecting IP assets. Raj will be joined by Michael Hawkins, a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl's Labor & Employment Department, to discuss hiring/firing, wrongful termination and non compete issues from the staffing side of the business equation. They also will at the beginning touch upon some of the cultural issues impacting the Indian workplace.

This discussion is geared toward executive officers, in-house counsel, tax, human resources and IP personnel.


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

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.        Welcome & Introduction
                                Harvey Jay Cohen, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

8:40 - 9:50 a.m.        Panel Discussion

Harvey Jay Cohen, Chair, International Business Transactions Group, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Rajesh Gandhi, Deloitte Tax LLP
Rajarshi Chakrabarti, Kochhar & Co.
Michael Hawkins, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Sadhna True, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.       Closing Remarks
Joe Bernot, International Tax Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

This program will provide valuable insight into the rapidly changing challenges and opportunities of conducting business in India, for professionals involved in all aspects of Indian business.