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March 22, 2010

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND INDIA: NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL SECTION'S  INDIA CHAPTER TO HOLD CONFERENCE IN MUMBAI

ALBANY - Members of the India Chapter of the New York State Bar Association's International Section, as well as more than 200 representatives of India's legal profession and business communities, will come together from Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Mumbai, India at the Taj Lands End Hotel for an informative conference that focuses on India's emerging presence in the global economy.

The "Building Bridges Between the United States and India" conference will explore various business and legal issues, including strategies for business investment in India and ways to promote corporate social responsibility. Scheduled panel discussions will consist of well-respected legal and business practitioners from New York, India, China, Canada and Singapore. Among the topics to be discussed by presenters will be:

 • Corporate Social Responsibility, Regulation and Compliance
 • Strategies for Businesses Investing in India and the USA
 • Alternative Dispute Resolution
 • Infrastructure - The Emerging Landscape in India
 • Investment Strategy - Challenges and the Way Forward After Recession
 • International Trusts and Estates Program and Taxation
 • Emerging Areas of Practice in India
 • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
 • Energy Issues: How Hungry is India?
 
Several guest speakers at the conference will be available to speak to the news media, including New York State Bar Association President-Elect Stephen P. Younger (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP of New York City), India Chapter Chair Kaviraj Singh (Trustman & Co. of New Delhi), and past chair of the International Section James P. Duffy, III of New York City.

For more information about the conference, please visit  www.nysba.org/IndiaProgram.

The International Section of the New York State Bar Association is dedicated to the promotion of the international practice of law on all planes of international life - whether commercially or for the public good - and to the support of the rule of law throughout the world.  The section, which was founded in 1987, has about 2,200 members. While the majority of the section's members are admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, many members are licensed attorneys in other states of the United States or other countries. All licensed attorneys who are resident or non-resident members of the New York State Bar Association are invited to join the section.

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