Mr. Aaron Schildhaus, a leading U.S. lawyer, and the past chair of the American Bar Association ( International Law Section) will share his insights and tips on the key legal aspects of doing business in the U.S. He will focus on the key legal mistakes to avoid by entrepreneurs/foreign companies when they set-up or do business in the U.S. including neglecting certain laws and/or as part of a merger, acquisition or joint venture transaction. Mr. Vishal Gandhi, a first generation, and leading business lawyer in India ( recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners), will moderate the session, and also share his tips and experience on these aspects.
Aaron Schildhaus - Pricipal, Martorello Schildhaus LLC
Aaron Schildhaus is a principal of Martorello Schildhaus LLC, an international law firm specializing in the representation of non-US entities with their operations and transactions with the US and internationally. (www.mslawbridge.com ). Working with executive management and corporate legal departments, Mr. Schildhaus assists with the setup of new businesses, and the negotiation of contracts, compliance with Federal, State and local laws. He helps clients expand business operations whether stand-alone or as joint ventures, mergers or acquisitions. He helps evaluate political and legal risks and often reviews corporate compliance policies, programs and training.
Mr. Schildhaus provides in-bound transactional assistance to non-US companies seeking to make acquisitions, explore options for setting up subsidiaries, or enter into joint ventures in the US market and assists corporate businesses with selecting the appropriate investment vehicles and complying with US laws and regulations including the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).
Mr. Schildhaus was Chair of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA) in 2008-2009, and has been a member of its prestigious Council since 2000. He is a member of the ABA Cybersecurity Task Force, and has written and presented papers on the GDPR and other privacy laws. He is a Fellow of the ABA. Mr. Schildhaus is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of Illinois.
Vishal Gandhi - Founder, Gandhi & Associates
Vishal Gandhi is a leading business lawyer based in Mumbai, India. He has in-depth experience of cross-border transactions including venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
He is known for finding creative solutions to the most complex legal issues and simplifying the law and deal structures for his clients. In addition to being an expert in corporate law, Gandhi also has the added and invaluable knowledge and in-depth experience of tax laws, intellectual property laws, exchange control/management laws, and arbitration and litigation. Thus, he is able to provide practical and holistic advice, and is always focused on getting a good deal done in a time efficient manner. He is also known to be an adept negotiator and his key strength lies in identifying the key issues early on in any transaction and focusing on solving them. His goal is always to assist the clients achieve their business objectives in a tax efficient and legally sound manner and with the minimum amount of risks.
Gandhi has represented several Fortune 100 and 500 companies with their India entry strategy, acquisitions, joint-ventures, licensing, franchising, outsourcing and off-shoring, tax planning, arbitration and litigation. He is often quoted in the press and is also seen on television providing his views on new and emerging areas of laws. He has been recognized as a leading and recommended lawyer on several occasions by the Legal 500 and by Chambers and Partners.
Gandhi is a first-generation lawyer and set-up Gandhi & Associates in 2003. Since then there has been no looking back, and he now manages a team of qualified associates with different verticals in the firm which focuses on corporate and securities, intellectual property, tax, and arbitration and litigation matters. Gandhi & Associates and its lawyers are well recognized by Legal 500, Chambers