Friday, October 28, 2011

Why "Local" [Law and Practice] Matters in the Age of Globalization

After attending our November 8th event on challenges in doing business with India (see below), we thought we would put in a plug for our friends at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for their November 9th event in Chicago:


The following quote caught my attention - it is exactly our role as a cross-border law practice to help businesses to understand the local dynamics of different countries - with a focus on foreign market entry, legal systems and taxation (hence my slightly modified title above):

"Marvin Zonis and Joseph Yackley argue that as global interconnectivity grows, understanding the local political, social, and cultural dynamics of different countries is critically important to the success of foreign policy and international business."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Open Invitation to a November 8th India Gathering - Chicago

We are again hosting an event to help promote the Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s annual conference – November 8th in Chicago, and surrounding dates for Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. 

We are trying to gather as many interested lawyers and business people as possible for this substantive panel and a discussion of the IPBA annual conference to take place in New Delhi from February 29th to March 3rd.

Please pass this along to whomever you think would have an interest. 


Panel discussion, sponsored by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, will address challenges facing U.S. companies doing business with India, including: Dispute Resolution from a Foreign Investor’s Perspective; India’s Progress with Corruption and Ways to Handle It; Perspectives on Working with Regulators and Bureaucracy; and Intellectual Property and Non-Competition Issues in Working with Employees and Partners. 5:45 – 8:00 p.m., 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago. No charge; advance registration required by November 4. For information & registration, please

Lalit Bhasin
Bhasin & Co., New Delhi
Incoming IPBA President

David Laverty and Chandini Prakash
InternationalCounsel, Chicago

Suhas Srinivasiah
Kochhar & Co., Bangalore

Praveen Agarwal 
Agarwal Jetley, New Delhi