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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.




Shardul S. Shroff
Executive Chairman
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul S. Shroff is the Executive Chairman at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He has over 37 years of experience in General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Securities Law, Disinvestment & Capital Markets. He has been instrumental in developing these practice domains in the Firm.

Widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of Corporate Law, Shardul has participated in the training and drafting of several important economic legislations and company law reforms in India. He has recently been appointed as a member of the Insolvency Law Committee, constituted by the Government to review the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Shardul was a key member of the high powered Government of India Committee known as the JJ Irani Committee for amending the Companies Act. He was appointed as a member of the Expert Committee formed by the Government of India to examine issues relating to maintenance of Cost Records and Cost Audit in 2014. He has also been a member of the Eradi Committee relating to the insolvency of companies, which was involved in the recommendations that led to the insolvency provisions in the Companies Act, 1956. He has been a member of the second Naresh Chandra Committee appointed to look into aspects of small and medium enterprise and simplification of Company Law (LLPs and joint ventures).

As a preeminent expert of his field, Shardul has been appointed as an independent director on significant boards of Indian companies. He is a member of the US-India Business Council, Vice Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the IPBA Council, the Union Internationale Des Advocats, and the Indo- German Chamber of Commerce. Shardul has recently been re-elected as the Chairman of National Committee on Legal Services by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s leading industry chamber. He is also a Member of the CII National Council on Services. He was the chairman the CII National Committee on IT & ITeS for the year 2015-16, a member of the CII Public Policy Council, and is a member of the CII Task Force on the Ease of Doing Business in 2017-2018. With regard to FICCI, he is a member of the recently constituted FICCI Capital Markets Committee, 2017. Shardul has also been appointed as the Senior Vice President on the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).

Shardul has been the recipient of several awards and global commendations. He is also a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the President of India, which commends Shardul as a leading corporate lawyer, ‘for his unique contribution to the field of corporate law and leadership in its practice’ and for being ‘instrumental in advancement of India’s corporate law practice at international standards’.



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