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Business and Legal Challenges for Auto Suppliers in China and India

May 3, 2007

The International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan presents a timely and educational panel discussion entitled, “Business and Legal Challenges for Automotive Suppliers in China and India,” on Tuesday, May 22, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (187 Monroe Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids).

Featured panelists will provide an overview of current business opportunities and discuss the business and legal challenges faced by automotive suppliers already established, or seeking to do business or establish operations in China or India.

Moderated by Bruce D. Birgbauer, a principal at the law firm of Miller Canfield, the panel includes the following speakers from nationally and internationally recognized law firms and businesses: Richard G. Goetz, member, Dykema; Akil Hirani, managing partner, Majmudar & Co. International Lawyers of India; Kim North, president, IRN Inc.; and Louis J. Longo, partner, Plante & Moran.

The event is $45 per person, which includes parking and a reception after the program. Reservations are required to Virginia Balan at 313.496.7815 or

For those interested in learning more about business opportunities in India, Miller Canfield will be hosting a complimentary breakfast briefing in its Grand Rapids office (1200 Campau Square Plaza, 99 Monroe Avenue, N.W.), from 8:00-9:00 a.m. on May 22 with Akil Hirani, managing partner of Majmudar & Co. International Lawyers of Bombay, India. Reservations are required to Gayla Houser at A continental breakfast will be provided.

The International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan promotes the objectives and purposes of the State Bar in the field of international law, provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, public service programs, and the publication of the Michigan International Lawyer, and provides educational scholarships to Michigan area law students through its annual essay writing contest.