SANTOSH PAI

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SANTOSH PAI

Santosh Pai, has been offering legal services to clients in the India-China corridor since 2010. His areas of interest include Chinese investments in India, India-China comparative law and policy, cross-cultural negotiations and board governance. He holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NLSIU, Bangalore, LL.M. (Chinese law) from Tsinghua University, Beijing and an MBA from Vlerick University, Belgium (Peking University campus). His manuscript "Practical Guide on Investing in India for Chinese investors" has been translated into Chinese and published by China Law Press. Santosh is currently a partner at Link Legal, an Indian law firm. He is a member of CII's Core Group on China, teaches two courses on India-China business at IIM Shillong and volunteers at NGOs in his free time. 



Opinion | Beware! If Foreign Companies Dominate Every Indian Sector, Self-Reliance Can Go For A Toss
15 Jun 2020

China offers an exceptional model to demonstrate how FDI can be attracted and retained. India can learn from them, writes Santosh Pai of Institute of Chinese Studies.

Can India Bear
11 Jun 2020

Can India Bear 'China Boycott' Call?: Experts On India Today Share Insights

Will Buying only India-made Goods Save the Indian Economy?
03 Jun 2020

Will Buying Only India-Made Goods Really Save The Indian Economy?

FDI from China: Scrutiny is Fine, Blanket-Ban may Hit Investment Hard
21 Apr 2020

The Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre revised India's foreign direct investment policy to curb “opportunistic takeovers or acquisition” of Indian companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic on April 18, 2020.

New FDI rules may have unintended effects
18 Apr 2020

Masking in glory: An incremental purchase of shares in HDFC by the People’s Bank of China made news, recently. reuters

China’s Post COVID-19 Path to Normalcy: Parallels for India
07 Apr 2020
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The impact of Covid-19 on each country’s economy is a complex function of numerous factors. Relevant factors include extent of disruption caused by lockdown, financial health of enterprises and pattern of industrialisation. The response of each national government is a function of its financial strength, type of political

China’s New FDI Law: Reform or Retaliation
10 Dec 2019
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The Foreign Investment Law (FIL) was the most significant legislation approved by China’s National People’s Congress in its March 2019 session. It repeals three existing laws that have served as pillars of the FDI regime for almost four decades

Areas of interest

Chinese investments in India, India-China comparative law and policy, cross-cultural negotiations and board governance

Experience

Current Positions

    Honorary Fellow

Past Positions

    Partner at Link Legal

Education

    B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NLSIU, Bangalore,

    LL.M. (Chinese law) from Tsinghua University, Beijing and

    MBA from Vlerick University, Belgium (Peking University campus)

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