On January 24, 2024, the Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg (IBCL) orchestrated a successful networking event at DSM Avocats à la Cour. Attended by over 50 professionals, the event entitled “Taxation and Investment Policies of India and Luxembourg for cross-border financing” provided a platform for insightful presentations, networking opportunities, and shared discussions over a delightful glass of wine. DSM Avocats à la Cour and ArcelorMittal generously sponsored the event. AmCham Luxembourg, represented by Paul SCHONENBERG, was the supporting chamber. Chronicle.lu and Delano were media partners.
The event started with welcome address by Mario DI STEFANO Managing Partner, DSM Avocats à la Cour followed by an interesting context setting by Paul SCHONENBERG, President, AMCHAM. The speakers provided a very insightful yet crisp information and analysis. They were Alex PHAM (Tax Partner, DSM Avocats à la Cour; Rocio RIVAS from ArcelorMITTAL; Shahid KHAN from Kochhar & Co and Yogesh MITTAL from JBM Environment. Their slides are available on the links below. The Master of Ceremony was Maxime CUCHE (Marketing Officer), DSM Avocats à la Cour who managed the time quite well.
Aditya SHARMA, EU – India Trade Policies Expert and IBCL President, presented an update on the EU-India Free Trade Agreement, highlighting the key challenges and the potential for Luxembourg. He also updated the audience about implementation of the Lux-India Social Security Agreement and the efforts of IBCL to make the administrative process simpler.
President Aditya updated the members about the upcoming three Mission visits to New Delhi and Mumbai, namely –
ET Global Business Summit, Feb 9-10, New Delhi
CII India Europe Business and Sustainability Conclave, Feb 20-21, New Delhi
ChemTECH World Expo 2024 and WaterEx, March 4-6, Mumbai
and CHEMTEC / WaterEx in Mumbai, during March 4-6. He also invited members to join the next anniversary event on March 26 to discuss Luxembourg’s vision for 2030 with top decision makers. Aditya thanked members and appreciated the active engagement of attendees and of the sponsors.
Special thanks was extended to DSM Avocats à la Cour, for their pivotal role in hosting and contributing to the event’s success. Gratitude was also extended to Radhika Sriram, Executive IBCL and the Board Members of IBCL.
The evening concluded with networking over excellent Indian snacks and drinks.
- Taxation overview, IP Tax regime and ATADs in Luxembourg – Alex PHAM, DSM Avocats à la Cour
- Upcoming EU India FTA and its likely impact – DTAA between Lux and India – Aditya SHARMA, IBCL
- India and Luxembourg – Double Tax Treaty and BEPS – Rocio RIVAS, Arcelor Mittal
- India-Luxembourg key regulations impacting investments ODI and FDI – Yogesh MITTAL, JBM
- Tax issues in Foreign Direct Investment India Luxembourg – Shahid KHAN, Kochhar