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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.




Sivarama Krishna Prakash
Senior Corporate Counsel
Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd

Wing Commander Sivarama Krishna Prakash commenced his career with a short stint in Central Bank of India and then moved in to the Indian Air Force, where he spent the first seven years in the Administrative Branch as an Air Traffic and Radar Controller and then moved in to the Judge Advocate Department, where he worked for another 16 years before taking premature retirement from the IAF in 2009 to join the corporate world. His stint in the corporate world has been with the legal department of two companies, i.e., IBS Software Services Pvt. Ltd. from 2009 to 2011 and with Cisco since 2011.

Wg Cdr Prakash is a multifaceted 360-degree lawyer with experience in various legal facets like Arbitration, Banking, Commercial and Engineering Contracts, Cyber Law, eDiscovery, Escrow, IP, Litigation, Labour Laws, Procurement, Privacy, Telecom Laws, Compliance, and Software Licensing. He is also in the panel of ICADR as Arbitrator. Wg Cdr Prakash has been the first IAF Officer to undergo the prestigious Judge Advocate Staff Course with the US Air Force at their JAG School in Montgomery, Alabama.



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