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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.




Rafique Dada
Senior Counsel
Bombay High Court

Rafique Dada began practicing law on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court in September 1964. He worked as a part-time Professor at the Government Law College from 1969 to 1979 and as a Professor of Law teaching students for LLM at the University of Mumbai. He was designated as Senior Advocate in September 1987 and was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Region) in September 1994 and continued till 1997.

In 2008, Rafique was honored by the then Prime Minister of India and Chief Justice of India on the National Law Day for his contribution to law.

As a law officer, Rafique represented the Government of India in various courts including cases relating to infringement of revenue laws, securities laws, and foreign exchange regulations. He has appeared in a wide variety of cases involving amongst others, constitutional law, infringement of fundamental rights, and fiscal and securities laws. He has been associated with the Standing Committee of the Bombay Bar Association since 1990. He was elected President in 2002. Rafique worked as a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to suggest reforms in securities law. He is trained and qualified as a mediator. He initiated action to train mediators in the Bombay Bar and also helped to devise a course in mediation.

Rafique was appointed as the President of the Committee appointed by the Bombay High Court to suggest means for beautification and protection of Girgaum Chowpatty, an important heritage area from the perspective of both environment and ecology. He still continues to hold the said position as a President/Member of the Committee.



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