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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.



shantanu mukherjee

Shantanu Mukherjee
Legal Head, Asia Pacific and Japan
Lupin Limited

Shantanu is a dual-qualified corporate lawyer admitted in New York and India. He graduated from National Law School, Bangalore, with a gold medal in Intellectual Property law and holds an LLM from Columbia Law School, New York.

Shantanu is currently the Legal Head for APAC and Japan at Lupin Ltd., the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world by market cap. He also heads the contracts team, which manages the Lupin group’s corporate legal affairs in India, EMEA, APAC, & Japan. Shantanu’s team handles full range of commercial contracts - from basic service agreements and leases to supply, contract manufacturing, and clinical research agreements, to complex cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, and in-licensing deals.

While at Lupin, Shantanu has advised on acquisitions (of products and companies) around the globe, including in the U.S., Japan, APAC, Europe, and India. He has driven improved efficiencies in the legal team through constant mentoring, standardization of templates and processes, and implementation of a contract management system and pursued spend management by cultivating reliance on in-house resources and limiting external legal spend to large M&A and jurisdiction-specific advise.


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