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#UKUnlock21 – Brexit and the Ease of Doing Business in the UK

Deal or No-deal Brexit?

This question is likely to be answered tomorrow as the UK and EU are expected to announce the particulars of a historic trade deal after negotiations ran late into the night.

At the same time, the British Govt. is trying to secure what is reported to be a £100 billion trade deal with India, which is the 2nd largest FDI contributing country to the UK.

In the concluding session of the LawWiser #UKUnlock21 Dialogue Series, in association with UKIBC and powered by IndusLaw we bring together industry experts, Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President – Legal & General Counsel, Hinduja Group, Meghna Misra-Elder, Associate Director, UKIBC, Vijay Goel, Founder India-EU Business Forum & Chairman, ASSOCHAM UK and Avimukt Dar, Partner, IndusLaw to discuss ‘Brexit and the Ease of Doing Business in the UK’. In this discussion we explore –

1. Shaping of future investments post the Brexit transition in the UK

2. Factors that are like to impact India-UK FTA talks

3. Incentives which the UK is likely to offer to Indian businesses to position itself as a favourable trading partner

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#UKUnlock21 – India as a Trading Partner – Gauging the UK’s Investor Sentiment

The UK and India are set to work on a 10-year roadmap towards growing #bilateral trade & investment. According to media reports, there is a £100 billion trade deal in the pipeline, irrespective of a deal or no-deal #brexit.

British PM Boris Johnson accepted the invitation to meet PM Modi in January. However, international travel restrictions have been temporarily enforced due to the discovery of a new COVID variant in the UK. As we wait & watch to see how things develop, join us in Panel 2 of the #UKUnlock21 Dialogu Series, hosted by LawWiser, in association with UKIBC and powered by IndusLaw, where we talk about ‘India as a Trading Partner – Gauging the UK’s Investor Sentiment.’

In this discussion, Kevin McCole, Managing Director at UKIBC, Fabrizio Carpanini, Partner at Dorsey & Whitney, and Suneeth Katarki, Partner at IndusLaw share insights on –
1. The main factors that attract UK companies to invest in India
2. Key priorities which need to be addressed to improve trade relations between the two countries
3. The practical and legal barriers which hinder the flow of UK FDI into India and ways to overcome these challenges

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The Post-Brexit UK-India Trade & Investment Relationship

UK-EU deal negotiations continue into the weekend as the #Brexit transition period deadline draws closer. How will these developments affect the UK-India trade & investment relationship? What are the challenges & opportunities for collaboration for both countries?

To find out, join us in the LawWiser #UKUnlock21 Dialogue Series, powered by IndusLaw and supported by UK India Business Council.

In Panel 1, we talk to Saloni Tuteja, Director – Legal, South Asia at Zimmer Biomet, Jayant Krishna, Group CEO at UKIBC, and Gaurav Dani, Partner at IndusLaw. Our experts share insights on –

1) How collaboration and investment are shaping up in priority sectors identified in the bilateral trade groups.

2) What are the challenges and how can market access barriers be minimised.

3) How has India’s legal & regulatory framework favourably evolved for FDI over the years.

4) Advice to Life Sciences companies planning to invest in India

5) Impact of Brexit on UK-India bilateral trade and investment relationship

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New Draft guidelines for Advertising- Advertise with Caution!

The central government released new draft guidelines on advertising and endorsement disclosures in September 2020.

The New draft guidelines cover all forms, formats, and mediums of advertising and marketing communications — print, TV, and social media. These guidelines also mean a world of change for celebrities who endorse products, including the social media “influencers”. LawWiser in conversation with Gaurav Dani, Partner, IndusLaw, and Akhil Prasad, Director, Country Counsel India and Company Secretary, Boeing, discuss the new advertising guidelines and the issues around it. In this video, the experts share their views on:

1.) Brief background of the Consumer Protection Act

2.) What are the key provisions in the New Draft Guidelines?

3.) Drawbacks in the Draft Guidelines

4.) Impact of Draft Advertising Guidelines on the various sectors

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Changing the way of Contracting

Contracts are the lifeblood of the economic system; business transactions cannot be executed without them. While drafting contracts can be very time consuming for lawyers, technology can come to the rescue!

In conversation with Prashant Srivastava, Vice President/ Head – Legal & Company Secretary, Securitas India, we discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way of contracting.

Augment of Artificial Intelligence

How AI contracting software & tools work?

How is AI helping legal contracts?

How Blockchain smart contracts work?

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How To Think Future – Startup Ecosystem & Law | Legal advice for startups

Law is the most crucial need for every startup. LawWiser brings you an exclusive Legal advice for startups with a conversation between:

Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman – TiE
Avimukt Dar, Partner – Induslaw, and
Aman Abbas, Founder – LawWiser

In the series – “How to think Future”

The conversation will help you to understand the current situation of the Startup Ecosystem and how they can be legally empowered.

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Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on the M&A Deals

The global impact of Lockdown has affected the businesses overall. As we move ahead of the lockdown, here’s a quick video on Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on the M&A i.e merger and acquisition Deals with Rashi Mehta, Partner, Universal Legal at the legal video platform of Lawwiser

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Resuming Businesses Activities After Lockdown | Focus- SME/MSME

As we head towards easing of lockdown, SME/MSME sector has been severely affected due to the disruptions in business activities. Mohit Kapoor, Senior Partner, Universal Legal, answers LawWiser’s questions concerning SME/MSME sector on resuming businesses post-lockdown.

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Understanding the Force Majeure Clause – IndusLaw

The businesses have been impacted by the lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19, raising the issue of performance of the contracts for them. They are considering invoking the ‘Force Majeure’ clause in the contracts to seek relief in these tough times. IndusLaw’s Corporate Law Team helps us understand the Force Majeure clause and the questions around it, in association with LawWiser

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