Nishith Desai Associates: Round Table + Webinar March0917

Framework For Effective Risk and Dispute Management For German Companies

Organized in Co-operation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Experts talking from Control Risks & Nishith Desai Associates

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SESSION: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CEST)




India is a dynamic market, and is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for foreign investment. For multinational companies, how to capture the potential direct investment, identify business opportunities, manage risk exposure and to maximise long-term value is crucial, and a key driver of success.

With myriad laws and policies in India, it is undeniable that corporates have often been caught struggling to implement an effective ethics and compliance eco-system. The onus remains on companies to tackle complaints and similar reporting – both internal and external, which are placed before them, as well as to manage and mitigate the associated risks. Issues of corruption, a changing regulatory environment and the high risk of internal fraud raise serious concerns about the liability of directors.

Join us for an interactive half day event, to hear experts from Nishith Desai Associates and Control Risks on a range of topics covering operational risks and how to manage and avoid disputes.

Focus Areas


  • India 2019: Operational Risks
  • Nature and evolution of Disputes
  • Changing Landscape of Dispute Resolution in India
  • Understanding Directors Responsibilities and Liabilities


  • Scanning the horizon – how to manage and respond to unpredictable events in a complex environment;
  • Staying on top of the challenges of cyber security, privacy and data protection issues;
  • Self-Reporting and Disclosure obligations
  • Take-Aways

Reading Material

Flow of the session

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM :


10:00 AM – 11:15 AM :


11:15 AM – 11:30 AM :


11:30 AM – 12:45 PM :


12:45 PM – 02:00 PM :




Deputy Managing Director, South Asia

Control Risks

Andrew is Deputy Managing Director for Control Risks’ South Asia practice, based in Mumbai. He is responsible for overseeing the global consultancy’s consulting practices in South Asia, and for coordinating activities with Control Risks’ other practice areas around the world. He has expertise in leading internal and independent investigations for companies that extend across jurisdictions, and leads on large and complex matters involving investigations, technology and cyber-security issues. Andrew previously led Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence, based in Mumbai, and Control Risks’ Asia Pacific technology practice, based in Shanghai. Prior to that he headed Control Risks’ fraud and forensics practice for Greater China and North Asia, and worked in the company’s Australia practice, based in Sydney.


Leader, Int’l Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Sahil co-heads the International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. He has worked on an array of matters including Indian and international arbitrations as well as advised on corporate and commercial laws, civil and constitutional matters and criminal offences. Sahil has also negotiated private equity and joint venture transactions. Sahil has conducted a number of investigations, including joint investigations with international law firms, having potential ramifications under the FCPA and UKBA. Sahil regularly participates in domestic and international conferences and has also conducted training sessions for in-house legal teams. He has authored numerous legal articles which have been published in reputed journals.

RSG India Report 2017 recognizes Sahil as ‘client focused’ and ‘solution orientated’. Sahil holds a Masters Degree in Law (Business Laws) from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.


Leader and Head, European Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Ruchi leads the European Practice of Nishith Desai Associates. She has been with the firm since 2008. At Nishith Desai Associates, she has worked on wide spectrum of matters from PIPE deals, IPOs, private equity investments, M&As to corporate litigations across various sectors and geographies. She specializes on devising entry strategy, governance aspects, corporate restructuring. She moved to Europe in 2013, from where she not only assists foreign companies having or planning activities in India but also supports Indian companies interested in overseas market. She speaks basic German and is licensed to practice India law in Germany.

She is a regular speaker at law schools such as EBS Law School, Wiesbaden and University of Tübingen and have contributed to several articles in international magazines and newspapers. She is also an active member of several chambers and associations such as International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), OAV – German Asia Pacific Business Association, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Ruchi holds a law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai and bachelors’ degree from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. She is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Prior to joining Nishith Desai Associates, Ruchi worked with the largest mortgage company in India. Outside of law, Ruchi enjoys history, international politics, swimming and skiing.


Leader, Int’l Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Payel Chatterjee is a Senior Member of the International Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice at Nishith Desai Associates. Payel specializes in commercial litigation, international arbitration, white collar investigations and cross border disputes. She has appeared and successfully handled cases before various forums and courts including Supreme Court of India, various High Court and other Tribunals. She is an integral member of the investigations practice at NDA and has worked on several cross-border investigations across various sectors and industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, education etc. She regularly participates in domestic and international conferences and her articles have been published in several reputed legal journals. Payel won the Best Paper Prize at IPBA for her article on "What's in a name'? John Doe 'orders' are here to stay" in 2012.

RSG India Report 2017 recognizes Payel as 'experienced' in dealing with international clients.

She graduated from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar and holds an Honors degree in B. Com LL.B. (Hons.) and is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.



Control Risks is a specialist global risk consultancy that helps organisations succeed in a volatile world. Through insight, intelligence and technology, we help you seize opportunities while remaining secure, compliant and resilient. When crises and complex issues arise, we help you recover.


The AHK Indien or the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1956. Today, we are with over 6000 members the largest AHK and the largest Chamber of Commerce in India. We have built up a strong local presence with our head-office in Mumbai, branch offices in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune and a liaison office in Düsseldorf. As the primary contact for Indian and German companies who want to start doing business with the respective other country, we enhance the bilateral economic relations between India and Germany.