Digital economy in India: An overview of recent judicial and legislative developments

Digital economy in India: An overview of recent judicial and legislative developments

Venue : GoToWebinar

Event Start Date : Tuesday 18 January 2022

Event End Date : Tuesday 18 January 2022

Event Start Time : 01:00 pm

Event End Time : 02:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Monday 20 December 2021

Registration End Date : Monday 17 January 2022

Event Overview:

India’s digital economy is booming, and it is set to be worth US$1 trillion within the next few years. The country offers a number of opportunities for international players to enter and begin their journey in this space. There are already a number of global entities who have been well entrenched in the Indian landscape. But for all players, new and old, there are a number of judicial and legislative developments that they have to keep catching up with. 


Singapore has become a major hub for investments into India and Khaitan & Co’s recently-opened Singapore office regularly helps global investors decipher key legal issues they should be mindful of, along with expert partners based in India. 


Join us as we discuss some of the latest updates relevant to your India play.


Discussion Points:

  • Tax considerations stemming from the recently announced Intermediary Liability Guidelines:

    -        An overview of the new regulations

    -        Latest developments related to the new regulations

    -        Any unintended consequences stemming from tax considerations

  • Online gaming market in India:

    -        Latest developments from the courts

    -        Approach by the Union Government to regulate gambling and real money gaming

    -        Potential to generate employment and attract foreign investments

  • Digital Tax in India:

    -        Concept of Significant Economic Presence

    -        Various situations where SEP applies

    -        Way forward

In the registration process, you will have an opportunity to send in specific questions you may have for the speakers.



Karun Cariappa is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial practice group.

He specialises in the tech sector, advising corporates, founders, venture capital and private equity firms in their investments, acquisitions and related corporate matters.  He has significant cross-border experience, with a strong understanding of the Singapore, India and Hong Kong SAR markets.




Ganesh is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial practice group.

He has close to two decades of experience advising clients on various complex transactions including cross-border inbound and outbound M&A's, JV's / strategic partnerships, PE funds, general corporate law, employment, white collar investigations (FCPA), financing and corporate restructuring with a focus on technology, e-commerce and gaming sector. He is on the advisory board of All India Gaming Federation and Indian Federation of Sports Gaming.


Indruj is a Partner in the Direct Tax practice group. He specialises in Direct Tax advisory and Tax Litigation. He has vast experience in advising clients, including tech companies, funds and private equity and venture capital firms on varied matters including M&A transaction, inbound and outbound investments and restructuring of businesses.

Indruj has also successfully represented domestic and international clients at several litigation forums including Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Tax tribunals.


Vinita is a Director in the direct tax practice. She has over 15 years of experience in advising clients on domestic and international tax matters.

Her expertise covers a broad spectrum of tax matters, which includes digital tax, international tax, structuring of inbound / outbound investments, transactional tax, M&A.

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