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FIRE India Virtual - NPL’s: Unlocking The Conundrum

10 Dec 2020

Location: 10.30am London, 4pm IST - 10 December - Virtual Event (Zoom)


FIRE India Virtual - NPL’s: Unlocking The Conundrum

Highlights

With an expert panel featuring industry heavyweight Mr. Arijit Basu, Recently Retired Managing Director of the State Bank of India (SBI), FIRE India will drill down into the key issues relating to Non-Performing Loans in a cross border context. 

What will we cover?

Join our global experts for an informative and thought provoking session on how to:

  • Unlock enforcement steps in cross border cases
  • Use funding and the Court’s powers to your advantage
Mr. Arijit Basu
Recently Retired Managing Director
State Bank of India (SBI)

Mr. Arijit Basu – State Bank of India (SBI)
Mr. Arijit Basu Recently Retired Managing Director
State Bank of India (SBI)
Dhruv Phophalia
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal (India)

Dhruv Phophalia is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and leads the firm's Disputes and Investigations practice in India.

He has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in anti-bribery and corruption consulting, fraud investigations, anti-fraud programs and controls, regulatory compliance, litigation support and bankruptcy matters. He has advised several Fortune 500 companies on a number of large global forensics and dispute engagements across the globe.

Mr. Phophalia has served clients across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, media and entertainment, financial services, construction, telecom and technology.

His extensive experience in anti-bribery and corruption consulting includes FCPA and UK Bribery Act advisory investigations, pre-acquisition and post-acquisition due diligence, compliance assessments and end-to-end implementation of anti-corruption programs and controls.

He has worked with clients on several FCPA engagements, including matters involving DOJ and SEC inquiries and the Commonwealth Games scam in India. Many of these engagements have involved conducting investigations in response to corruption-related allegations, developing and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments of business partners and third-party intermediaries, developing anti-corruption implementation and monitoring frameworks.

Mr. Phophalia has advised clients on internal investigations involving white-collar crimes and financial crimes, embezzlement of funds, financial statement fraud, misuse of corporate assets and improper remuneration to third parties. Several investigations required extensive use of data analytics, computer forensics and / or e-discovery tools to effectively analyze large volumes of data. His other engagements involved gathering business and market intelligence to collect and evaluate the subject's reputation and profile.

He has assisted clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters involving expert witness engagements buy-sell disputes, construction contracts, claim for damages and royalties, accounting issues and bankruptcy-related matters.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Phophalia was a Senior Director (Partner) at Deloitte, leading its anti-bribery and corruption consulting service in India. He spent more than a decade in Deloitte's U.S. office and played an instrumental role in establishing its forensic and dispute services practice in India.

He has also conducted compliance training programs for a number of companies in India and the U.S. Mr. Phophalia earned an MBA degree in finance from the University of Pittsburgh, and master of commerce and bachelor of commerce degrees in accounting from the University of Mumbai.


Dhruv Phophalia
Dhruv Phophalia Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal (India)
Bahram Vakil
Founder & Senior Partner
AZB & Partners (India)

Bahram N. Vakil is a founding partner of AZB & Partners.  He was a member of the Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee (which provided and led to the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)) and is currently serving on a Committee that has proposed amendments to the IBC.  Bahram is recognised by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and other publications as a leading lawyer for restructuring, banking & project finance in India.  Bahram has also served as a member on various high-level government committees on financial reform, foreign direct investment and securities market reform.


Bahram Vakil
Bahram Vakil Founder & Senior Partner
AZB & Partners (India)
Nick Wood
Partner
Grant Thornton

Nick is an Insolvency Practitioner with over 25 years' experience in tracing and recovering hidden assets from a number of jurisdictions including, Caribbean, Far East and EMEA countries, the offshore financial centres, Russia/CIS region and the USA, using civil and insolvency procedures.

I work with corporates, financial institutions, victims of fraud and the public sector.  My team has recovered over £250 million of hidden assets over the last three years.  We frequently share the risk and reward of recovery with our clients.  Internationally I have been appointed as Receiver by the Courts of Antigua, Bermuda, BVI, Nevis, Jersey, Caymans and Delaware.

I am listed as one of Who’s Who Legal’s Most Highly Regarded Individuals in their Asset Recovery Expert Guide 2016 for my “vast reservoir of expertise”.

A number of my articles on fraud, asset tracing and recovery have been published and I have presented internationally on fraud, asset tracing and recovery techniques.

I am still playing rugby in the vets and refereeing.


Nick Wood
Nick Wood Partner
Grant Thornton
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly
Partner
TLT Solicitors

Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly Partner
TLT Solicitors
Prashan Patel
Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Prashan Patel
Prashan Patel Associate Director
Grant Thornton
Paul Gair
Partner
TLT Solicitors

Paul is a partner in the Banking & Financial Services Litigation team in our London office having qualified in 2006. He has particular experience of disputes involving a range of complex financial products, trade finance issues, fraud and insolvency as well as contentious regulatory matters.

Paul has completed two secondments with Barclays Bank, most recently spending eight months with the Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement team working on regulatory investigations and a variety of litigation matters across the Corporate and Investment Bank. He previously spent seven months with the Bank's Global Retail and Corporate Bank Litigation team.


Paul Gair
Paul Gair Partner
TLT Solicitors
Chandru Iyer
Head of Business Development, South Asia Group London
Grant Thornton

Chandru Iyer
Chandru Iyer Head of Business Development, South Asia Group London
Grant Thornton

Agenda

Timings:

10.30am London, 16.00pm IST - All below times IST.

15.55pm (IST)
Audience Logon

10.25am (London Time)

16.00pm (IST)
Chair's Opening Remarks

10.30am (London Time)

Speakers:
Chandru Iyer - Head of Business Development, South Asia Group London - Grant Thornton
16.05pm (IST)
NPL's: Unlocking The Conundrum

10.35am (London Time)

  • Unlocking enforcement steps in cross border cases
  • How to use funding and the Court’s powers to your advantage
Speakers:
Mr. Arijit Basu – State Bank of India (SBI) - Recently Retired Managing Director - State Bank of India (SBI)
Bahram Vakil - Founder & Senior Partner - AZB & Partners (India)
Dhruv Phophalia - Managing Director - Alvarez & Marsal (India)
Nick Wood - Partner - Grant Thornton
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly - Partner - TLT Solicitors
Prashan Patel - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
Paul Gair - Partner - TLT Solicitors
17.10pm (IST)
Panel Q&A

11.40am (London Time)

17.25pm (IST)
Chair's Summation

11.55am (London Time)

Speakers:
Chandru Iyer - Head of Business Development, South Asia Group London - Grant Thornton
17.30pm (IST)
Close of Event

12.00pm (London Time)

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