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Held in India’s financial capital on March 23 & 24, 2018, the conference witnessed participation from the leading lights of the business-law fraternity who exchanged notes on how the industry can adapt itself to evolving government policy to attract greater investment into the country

Adding to its already impressive repertoire, Legal Era Magazine organized the 7th Annual GENNEXT Business Congress 2018 in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The Conclave, held at Hotel Taj Lands End, was spread out over March 23 and 24, 2018 and saw meaningful participation from top GCs, business professionals, promoters of companies, directors, CEOs, and lawyers from different parts of the world. There were as many as 25 concurrent panels and plenaries over the course of the two days led by national and international speakers of renown.

The inaugural session of the Conclave was aptly titled, “Business & Law, Impact Of Regulatory Regimes, Global Developments & Future Strategies,” and saw the likes of Anand Desai, President, TiE Mumbai, & Managing Partner, DSK Legal; Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms; and Geoffrey D. Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide, & Member, BlackRock Canada IRC; Consulting Editor, Legal Era Magazine taking to the stage to elaborate on the central theme and objective of the Conclave. Aakriti Raizada, Founder & Managing Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group, India, declared the conference open with a warm welcome to all attendees. “The two-day 7th Annual GENNEXT Business & Law Congress 2018 has been conceptualized and constructed with a view to precipitating a collective voice on what should be the desired regulatory framework and what should be the approach of major stakeholders towards it...”, she said.



Badrinath Durvasula

Badrinath Durvasula
SVP & Head - Legal
Adani Group

Currently heading the legal department responsible for M&A, contracting, litigation and arbitration at Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group, Badrinath Durvasula has a distinguished pedigree in the in-house legal market. His career, spanning more than 25 years, has seen him working at high calibre companies such as: General Insurance Corporation of India, Lloyds Steel Industries, Asian Paints India, Reliance Industries, Great Offshore, United Phosphorus and Larsen Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

While at L&T between 2011 and 2015, Badrinath served as vice president and head of legal, notably dealing with the legal aspects of turn key management; a niche element of legal expertise that he believes showcased his intellectual acumen Recognised by peers as a charismatic leader with deep insight when it comes to the oil and gas industry.

Badrinath is also known for the apparent ease with which M&A road maps have been planned and successfully executed, since joining Adani Group in 2015. With his experience and skills, Badrinath and his team of 28 are perfectly placed to manage the effects of government policy changes and the opening up of foreign direct investments which has `rocked the boat' on their joint ventures.



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