IFLR India Capital Markets Forum 2016 - Agenda

January 21 2016 | Four Seasons, Mumbai
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08.45 Registration

09.25 Chair's opening remarks

Elizabeth Meager, IFLR

09.30 Investment appetite: India securities market outlook

  • Introduction and assessment of market direction and transactions in the last year
  • Major policy and legal changes in the past 12 months
  • Key challenges in the new policy and legal initiatives
  • Indian securities market outlook for 2016
  • Making the most of the new Reits and InvITs regulations

Mohit Saraf, senior partner, Luthra & Luthra (chair)
Himanshu Mody, head, group finance & strategy, Essel Group
Bhavna Thakur, head of capital markets and exits, Everstone Capital Advisors
PV Krishna, managing director, financing group, Goldman Sachs
Manan Lahoty, partner, Luthra & Luthra
Anuj Kapoor,
managing director, Barclays 

10.30 Coffee and networking

11.00 Domestic listings vs raising equity abroad

  • Review:  recent Sebi regulatory initiatives (disclosure rules, insider trading and research regulations)
  • Options for company to list: comparison between listing in key markets such as India, US and UK
  • How effective has regulatory liberalisation (including for Spacs) been?
  • Recent Listing Regulations  - impact on disclosure standards and deal-making
  • Game changer? A close look at Start up Listing Exchanges 

Yash Ashar, co-head, capital markets practice and partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (chair)
Arvind Vashistha, head, equity capital markets, Citigroup
Gesu Kaushal
, co-head, capital markets, Kotak Mahindra Capital
Rajesh Ramaiah,
director and CFO, Premji Invest
Arjun Lall, co-head, capital markets practice and partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

12.00 Liability management in India

  • Strategies for dealing with stress in the market
  • How to manage a financial restructuring of bonds
  • Key steps and stakeholders
  • Refinancing options
  • Analysing how a proposed new, efficient bankruptcy code could help
  • Enforcement issues and “standstills”

Ashok Lalwani, head,  Asia Pacific capital markets group and global India practice, Baker & McKenzie (chair)
Jyotirmoy Banerjee, assistant general counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Siddharth Suri
, director for debt & restructuring, Houlihan Lokey
Pallavi Gopinath Aney
, principal, Baker & McKenzie

13.00 Lunch and networking 

14.00 Diligence standards

  • How has Sebi’s order against DLF changed the way diligence is done?
  • Disclosure and due diligence obligations – developments within and outside India
  • Recent changes to related party transaction rules: has it gone far enough?

Sudhir Bassi, executive director, Khaitan & Co (chair)
Ruetveij Pandya, executive director and assistant general counsel, JP Morgan
Satjeet Sahota, senior vice president, IB legal, Jefferies International
Nidhi Parekh, senior vice president, investment banking legal, Citigroup Global Markets
Abhimanyu Bhattacharya, partner, Khaitan & Co

15.00 Coffee and networking

15.30 Indian debt market: key trends in offshore financing

  • Trend in fund raising via private placements as IndiaCos shy away from offshore bond markets
  • Will the growth of Masala bonds bring the rupee global?
  • RBI’s guidelines on how to conduct rupee denominated bonds
  • Tax hurdles that remain when issuing these bonds

Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (chair)
Purva Chadha, senior counsel, International Finance Corp
Neville Fernandes, head of debt capital markets, Citigroup
Rajiv Gupta,
partner, Latham & Watkins

16.30 Adverse developments in HY bond markets in India?

  • How higher levels of distress is changing market players’ tactics
  • What should we expect from Indian HY bond structures?
  • Why rate cut trends will make HY structures more attractive
  • The difficulty in enforcing securities and contracts, and how reforms try to ease this burden

Varoon Chandra, partner, AZB & Partners
Lionel Almeida,
partner, AZB & Partners
Pallavi Gopinath Aney,
principal, Baker & McKenzie
Neville Fernandes
, head of debt capital markets, Citigroup



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