IFLR India Capital Markets Forum 2017 - Agenda

January 18, 2017, Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai


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09.00 Registration

09.40 Chair’s opening remarks

09.45 Securities market in India: an overview

  • An assessment of capital markets in the past year: challenges and opportunities
  • Regulatory and legal updates in the past 12 months from Sebi and RBI
  • What can the Government do to attract more investment and sustain capital markets growth?
  • What are the top trends and securities market outlook for 2017?

Mohit Saraf, senior partner, Luthra & Luthra (chair)
Manan Lahoty, partner, Luthra & Luthra
Rahul Saraf, managing director, Citi
Sanjeev Sehrawat, senior director, ICICI Venture Funds Management

10.45 Coffee and networking

11.15 Indian equity market: key trends in listing

  • Investigating regulatory updates, including stock exchange amendments
  • Accessing Indian capital markets through IPOs: what are the reasons behind growing investor interest?
  • Trending sectors: infrastructure, e-commerce, banks and fintech
  • ICICI Prudential Life IPO: what does the first life insurance listing mean for the insurance and equity markets in India?
  • Should your company list domestically or abroad?
  • A guide to private equity exits in India

Yash Ashar, head, capital markets practice and partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (chair)
Gesu Kaushal, executive director, Kotak Mahindra Capital
Sachin Wagle
, managing director, head – India FIG & Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

12.15 Demystifying REITS and InvITs

  • An overview of REITs and InvITs: progress so far
  • Sebi’s wide-ranging relaxations for REITs and InvITs and what this means for investors
  • The IRB InvIT Fund and Blackstone’s REIT listing- will it pave the path for further investment?
  • What to be aware of before investing in REITs and InvITs, including conducting proper due diligence and taxation issues
  • Issues surrounding the regulatory framework of these investment vehicles

Bhakta Patnaik
, partner, Trilegal (chair)
Karan Suri, executive director, Morgan Stanley
Sundareswaran S
, executive director, Morgan Stanley
Ananta Baura
, executive director, SEBI
Stephen Peepels
, partner, Hogan Lovells
James Grandolfo
, partner, Millbank

13.15 Lunch and networking

14.15 High yield: challenges and opportunities

  • Opportunities and challenges: what should we expect from Indian HY bond structures?
  • Greenko: India’s first high yield green bond issuance explained
  • The appetite for high yield offered by rupee-denominated bonds in India
  • Structuring and tax considerations to be aware of

Stephen Peepels, partner, Hogan Lovells (chair)
Aniruddha Sen, partner, Trilegal
Sanjay Ratra
, managing director, head of commercial real estate & infrastructure (South Asia), Standard Chartered
Andy Ferris
, partner, Hogan Lovells

15.15 Coffee and networking

15.45 Tapping into the offshore and onshore debt markets

  • The offshore rupee bond market: challenges and opportunities
  • What is the preferred platform/jurisdiction for masala bonds?
  • Adani Transmission, HDFC, NTPC and Indiabulls: recent masala transactions and what it means for issuers and global investors in the future
  • Developments in the rupee-denominated bond market, including RBI’s corporate bond market reform initiatives
  • Potential tax hurdles that remain when issuing these bonds
  • Sebi’s proposals for possible direct FDI investment – what will this mean for the debt market in India?

Sudhir Bassi, executive director, Khaitan & Co (chair) 
Manisha Shroff, associate partner, Khaitan & Co
S. Ranganathan
, group CFO, Edelweiss Group
Sonali Sharma
, senior counsel, Standard Chartered Bank
Jayen Shah
, head- debt capital markets, IDFC Bank
Rakshat Kapoor
, executive director, Nomura

16.45 Due diligence standards

  • Developments in the diligence space within and outside India
  • Key considerations when conducting due diligence and disclosure in India, including regulatory and taxation issues
  • Case studies
  • India’s ‘black money’ initiatives: will they have a tangible effect?

Naomi Ishikawa, partner, Millbank (chair)
Mohit Shukla, managing director and head of India legal, Barclays
Meetali Jain
, director, investment banking division, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nidhi Parekh
, senior vice president, Citigroup Global
Gaurav Gupte
, partner, CAM
James Grandolfo
, partner, Millbank

17.45 Close




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