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In Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated March 24, 2020, the Government of India (“GOI”) imposed a nationwide shutdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19 epidemic in the country. The Order issues specific guidelines on the measures to be strictly implemented by all Ministries and Departments of the GOI, and the State and Union Territory Governments and Authorities to contain the outbreak.

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Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washington, DC. She brings more than 17 years of global sourcing, technology and intellectual property experience, with an emphasis on India. Ms. Baldia has been recognized as a leading Information Technology and Sourcing lawyer by Legal 500 US and Chambers USA. Ms. Baldia was previously a partner at other law firms in Washington, DC, and an associate professor of law. She also was a consultant to the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of Commerce, advising foreign governments on IT, telecom and IP-related development projects. She has been a visiting scholar to the Max Planck Institute on innovation in Munich, Germany, Cambridge University in England, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Baldia is a dual qualified lawyer with bar admissions in the US and India, and is a registered patent attorney in both the US and India.

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Michael Wong is a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee. He practices in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as Corporate Law. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings and received his LL.M from Soochow University. Mr. Wong was admitted to the California Bar in 1985.

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Emmanuel Hadjidakis is a principal in Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow's Finance & Projects Team. He is currently the Global Head of Acquisition Finance at the Firm. Emmanuel has worked in Singapore for over 15 years and has prior experience working in London and Sydney. IFLR1000 describes him as "top-tier, and absolutely up there with the best" and points out, "Lenders consider [him] a rising star in the Singapore market and rate him as one of its leading practitioners."

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Philippe Reich is the head of Baker & McKenzie's Antitrust and Trade Law Practice Group in Switzerland and a member of the European Competition Law and transactional practice groups. He is a member of the EMEA Steering Committee of the International Trade and Commerce Practice Group and of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm's India Practice. He is also the Chairman of the Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce and forms the Indian Desk in Switzerland. Mr. Reich regularly publishes articles on Swiss antitrust and trade laws and the Swiss-EU as well as Swiss-Indian bilateral relations.

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Gustavo Boruchowicz is managing partner of the Firm’s Buenos Aires office. He is in charge of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity groups. He is also a member of Baker McKenzie’s Latin America M&A and Private Equity Steering Committee. His experience includes mergers, spin-offs, reorganizations and other complex structures in sectors such as consumer goods, retail, financial systems, banking, and services. He advises foreign and local investors on its investments in Argentina, on corporate, regulatory and commercial structures, combining strong local capabilities with seamless support from colleagues in key international financial centers. Gustavo also served as associate professor in the University of Buenos Aires School of Law.