The Congress, to be held on March 14 to 16, 2019 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India, will bring together the best in business to discuss recent developments in law, the impact of regulatory change, and how businesses can adapt to and flourish under these changes in the larger interest of the nation

The Constitution is often called a “living document” because of its ability to change with the changing times. Significantly, it is the framework on which the law stands. The Judiciary has been instrumental in interpreting the Constitution, and consequently, the law of the land, to suit the changing needs of society.

Over 2017 and 2018, we’ve seen some significant legal developments. In India, the past few years have witnessed groundbreaking policy and legislative reforms such as demonetization and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); the strengthening of institutions including the Reserve Bank of India, the Enforcement Directorate and the Securities and Exchange Board of India;


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Varadarajan Chakradhar

Chakradhar Varadarajan
Head Corporate Legal
Godrej Industries Ltd

Chakradhar Varadarajan is currently Head-Corporate Legal at Godrej Industries Limited (GIL) and officiates as the General Counsel for Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) and Nature’s Basket Limited (NBL). Chakradhar joined the Godrej Group in March 2013 as Executive Vice President – Corporate Legal.

Chakradhar’s role is to add value to the businesses as a trusted advisor, shape up, and maintain a client-focused in-house legal team capable of managing the diverse needs of the GIL and its Associated Companies’ businesses housed in corporate entities mentioned above. Chakradhar manages strategic advisory work on risk analysis and mitigation including M&A, indirect taxation, brand protection enforcement, business advisory, compliance, and regulatory aspects.

Prior to joining the Godrej Group’s headquarters in Mumbai, Chakradhar was Senior In-House Counsel at Hindustan Unilever Ltd and Country Counsel for Cargill India Pvt. Ltd., NCR of Delhi (Gurugram). His in-house counsel roles were also at ITC Limited (Kolkata, Hyderabad/Secunderabad, Guntur); Tata Cellular Ltd (now Idea Cellular, Hyderabad); Nagarjuna Investment Trust Ltd; & Nagarjuna Hire Purchase Limited.

The Indian Corporate Counsel Association & the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, bestowed a recognition on Chakradhar as one amongst “India’s finest in-house counsel” in 2016.


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