Embracing Asia conference – by UBS on 29th October 2013

UBS is a client-focused financial services company that offers a combination of wealth management, asset management and investment banking services on a global and regional basis.  As one of the world’s premier advisory – it provides clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. Whether clients require investment, banking, equities, fixed income or foreign exchange services, it has the global strength and industry experience to meet the needs. Every day, UBS uses its’ intelligence, market insight and global coverage to help the client to capture opportunities and manage risk.

UBS has been hosting the Embracing Asia conference for the past six years, designed to introduce private European investors and entrepreneurs to their Asian counterparts in order to foster mutual learning and potential partnerships.

This year, guests from Europe traveled to India to examine the Asian growth story. The guests were from the automotive, dairy products, health care, private equity, machinery, food production, finance and banking sectors.

 Experts and entrepreneurs were invited by UBS to share their insights and expertise in a conference, which took place on 29th October 2013 at Leela Palace, New Delhi.  The conference began with a panel discussion on the topic of “Challenges of Entrepreneurship in India” where panelists spoke about their best practices, strategies, and challenges they faced when building up their business empire in India. Speakers talked about ‘What do companies need to know about establishing a local presence in India? They mentioned that despite inflationary pressure, India has retained its rapid-growth potential, attracting international companies seeking to profit from the local market environment. They shared their experiences about the ways to identify the key barriers and scale-up challenges. Experts shared their ideas – how to seize new opportunities and forge strategic partnerships to drive change and evolve- to become indispensable leaders in the world.

SMA Legal as a Legal Advisory firm, was invited by Mr. Matrin Stadler from UBS Wealth Management Services for Ultra High Net Worth individuals from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, to attend this exclusive networking opportunity in 2013 where a large number of willing investors were present.UBS appreciated the participation of Mr. Shantanu Mohan Puri, Managing Partner, SMA legal as a speaker in the conference.  He was invited there to deliver a talk on the topic “Doing business in India- Challenges and Chances”. Mr. Puri shared his legal views on “investment policy and solutions” as well as addressed concerns and questions of  the participants and guests. He was especially there to talk about the latest regulatory, commercial and technology law issues, which can be faced by emerging industries in India. He was the only Indian lawyer invited by UBS  as a Speaker.