Extension Lecture Series - Page 2

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 25, 2018
Speaker: Prof. Christopher Lingle
Topic: Legislation & Public Policy versus the Rule of Law

Prof. Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977. Since then, he has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA. Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA – Kathmandu), Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (Brussels) & Senior Fellow, Advocata (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Dr. Lingle’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus on emerging market economies and public policy reform in East and Central Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and Southern Africa.

Dr. Lingle’s work has appeared as chapters in books, the international media, and scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Kyklos, and Pacific Review. His book on the political economy of Singapore’s development was entitled, Singapore’s Authoritarian Capitalism: Asian Values, Free Market Illusions, and Political Dependency (1996). He is widely credited with anticipating the turmoil in the East Asian economies that began in 1997 (The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’, May 1997).

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 13, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Namita Bahri, Partner, JSA Advocates and Solicitors
Topic: E-Commerce and Related Laws

Ms. Namita’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial with a specific focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Corporate Commercial Advisory.

Ms. Namita’s scope of work includes conducting legal Due Diligence and drafting and vetting of various commercial agreements including guarantee agreements, services agreements, confidentiality and non disclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, lease deeds and transaction documents such as joint venture agreements and share purchase agreements.

Ms. Namita has advised clients on various issues under Company Law and FEMA (including Foreign Direct Investment Policy) and sector specific laws relating to across various sectors including retail and franchising, real estate, FMCG sector and the pharmaceutical sector.

Ms. Namita has advised international entities in setting up their presence in India and has also assisted in rendering tax advice for structuring of inbound and outbound investment.

Prior to joining J. Sagar Associates in 2009, Ms.Namita was working with Khaitan & Co. from 2007 – 2009. She is alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (2002).