10th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Regulating E-Commerce in India

following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India
The National Law School of India Review
(NLSIR), the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University
(NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to announce the 10th Annual NLSIR
Symposium on Regulating E-Commerce in India
 scheduled to be held
on 26-27 November, 2016 at the International Training Centre,
National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

The E-commerce sector in India has seen tremendous growth in recent years.
However, the legal environment has imposed one of the biggest challenges to the
growth of the sector, with the development of law seldom keeping pace with
business innovation. The Symposium puts these issues in the spotlight with four
sessions discussing various aspects such as foreign investment, taxation, and

Confirmed speakers for the Symposium include Mr. Chetan Nagendra, Partner,
AZB Partners, Ms. Ashwini Vittalchar, Partner, Samvaad, Mr. Mahesh Murthy,
Founder, Pinstorm, Mr. Suhaan Mukerji, Partner, PLR Chambers, Mr. Samsuddha
Majumder, Partner, Trilegal, Mr. ​Rajesh Simhan, Partner, Nishith Desai, Mr.
Promod Jain, Tax-Director, Flipakrt, Ms. Nisha Uberoi, Partner, AZB Partners,
Mr. Manas Chaudhary, Partner, Khaitan & Co., Mr. Ramji Srinivasan, Senior
Advocate, Mr. Yaman Verma, Senior Associate, Shardul Amarchand​, Prof. Rahul
Singh,​ ​NLSIU, Bangalore, Mr. Pranav Mehra, Snapdeal and Ms. Pratibha M.
Singh, Senior Advocate; and more are yet to confirm.

This year, the discussions will be divided
into four panels:
Session I: Business Models and Regulation of
Foreign Investment
(Forenoon, 26 November 2016)
Session II: Indirect Taxation: Challenges and
(Afternoon, 26 November 2016) 
Session III: Interplay between E-Commerce and
Competition Law
(Forenoon, 27 November 2016)
Session IV: Liability Regimes: Ensuring Compliance
(Afternoon, 27 November 2016)
Registration charges are Rs. 500 for
Students and Rs. 1000 for Professionals. To register for the event, please fill
out this form – 
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About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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