WEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Business – Contractual Issues for In-house Counsels in APAC

WEBINAR: Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Business – Contractual Issues for In-house Counsels in APAC

Venue : GoToWebinar

Event Start Date : Tuesday 14 April 2020

Event End Date : Tuesday 14 April 2020

Event Start Time : 02:00 pm

Event End Time : 03:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Tuesday 07 April 2020

Registration End Date : Tuesday 14 April 2020

COVID-19 is having unprecedented material impact on global businesses. In this webinar, Partners from Khaitan & Co will brief members of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association as well as other APAC-based in-house counsels on the likely impact of this pandemic on businesses in India, common issues being encountered by us and ongoing policy developments to bear in mind. 

In this webinar, the panellists will:

  • Cover contractual and employment issues arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, such as the invocation of force majeure, termination of contracts, deferral of obligations in relation to sales and purchases, import / export restrictions, real estate arrangements, payment obligations, reduction in force, etc.
  • Offer practical guidance on where things stand in India, the path towards a relaxation of the lockdown and lingering contractual issues that may impact operations of companies doing business in India in the foreseeable future.
  • Provide a high-level overview of rule changes / relaxation of corporate and other compliance requirements in India in response to Covid-19
  • Highlight some of the policy responses in India and how they can have an effect on international businesses operating in this jurisdiction. 
  • Touch upon how limited functioning of Indian courts is having an impact on commercial litigation / enforcement actions. 

This webinar will be relevant for

  • General counsels and legal teams of global companies with business in India
  • Professionals involved in cross-border transactions


Click the ‘Register here’ link above to register for this webinar.

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


In case of any issues, please email us at


Khaitan & Co has created a COVID-19 Resource Centre, which is available to all clients and partners on this link.

On this page, we provide regular updates and daily insights on some of the key issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are affecting global businesses and possible solutions for various sectors.



Haigreve Khaitan

Senior Partner, Mumbai

Haigreve is a Senior Partner and leads the Firm’s Corporate / M&A and Private Equity practices at the Firm. He is an elected member of the National Executive Committee of the Firm, which is responsible for the Firm’s strategic growth and development. He is also one of the co-founders of the Firm’s Mumbai office. He advises companies, boards of directors and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and other corporate and securities laws matters.

He has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex M&A and private equity transactions in India and is sought after for his expertise by some of the most prominent Indian promoters, Indian and international companies, Indian regulatory agencies as well as some of the largest global funds investing in India. He advises a range of large Indian conglomerates and multinational clients in various business sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, infrastructure, steel, software and information technology. A well-known name in India’s legal industry, Haigreve is counted among the top lawyers of the country.

Haigreve is consistently recommended by many of the world’s leading law chambers and accreditation bodies. Chambers and Partners have ranked him as ‘’Star Individual’’ for M&A and an ‘’eminent practitioner’’ for Private Equity. Sources praise him as an ”outstanding lawyer” who is ”extremely good and very sharp when it comes to large transactions’’. Legal 500 has recommended him as a ‘’Leading expert’’ for Corporate and M&A. IFLR 1000 ranks him as a ‘’market leading’’ lawyer for Corporate M&A. He is ranked amongst top 100 lawyers in India by India Business Law Journal through an independent survey of General Counsels.

Haigreve is on the board of directors of various public listed companies, including Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, CEAT Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Tech Mahindra Limited and Gujarat Borosil Limited.


Kartick Maheshwari

Partner, M&A and Restructuring,


Kartick represents private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and corporate strategic investors in a range of transactions in the healthcare, real estate, financial services and consumer sectors. This has included transactions involving complex restructurings and workouts in India.

He also advises hedge funds and family offices on the Indian insolvency regulations, acquisition of distressed loan portfolios and general enforcement related strategy.

Recent peer recognition for him has included being featured: (i) in the 2019 - 40 Under 40 list of Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters); (ii) as an Emerging Leader by RSG (2019 India Survey); and (iii) as a Notable M&A Practitioner by IFLR 1000. In addition, Chambers & Partners (2020) lists Kartick as an Up & Coming private equity practitioner, with Chambers publishing the following client feedback: “bright, pragmatic and deal-oriented”.


Vinay Joy

Partner, Employment,

Labour & Benefits, Bengaluru

Vinay is a Partner in the corporate and commercial law team of the Firm. Vinay specializes in advising a wide variety of clients on merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, due diligence exercises and contractual matters.

Vinay is also a member of the Firm’s Employment, Labour and Benefits practice and specializes in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including those arising as a consequence of business transfers, integration of acquired businesses and internal compliance audits. He advises various domestic and multinational clients on all aspects of employment law and assists with the drafting and review of employee documentation, HR policies, employee stock option schemes. Vinay has considerable experience in advising companies and their promoters in carrying out internal investigations, sexual harassment investigations, domestic inquiries, conducting workshops on being prepared against dawn raids by various statutory authorities and on matters concerning allegations of fraud and wrongdoing.

Vinay is a regular speaker on Indian employment law matters at the events conducted as part of the “Make in Mittelstand Programme” run by the Embassy of India, Berlin.

Login Here


Past Events

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2022

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2022

Saturday 30 July 2022



SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge is Singapore’s first in-house...

View All