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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.




Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao
Vice Chancellor
National Law School of India University,

Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao is the Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His academic qualifications are B.A. (Hons.) Litt., M.A. (Litt), M.L., and Ph.D and LL.D (Honoris Causa) 2017-Utkal University. Prof. (Dr.) Rao has served for 31 years in the Faculty of Law at Andhra University in various capacities as the Dean, Faculty of Law, Principal, University College of Law; Chairman, Board of Studies in Law; and Head of the Department of Law. Prof. (Dr.) Rao’s primary area of research is Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice.

Prof. (Dr.) Rao has the distinction of receiving the Best Teacher Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2006, the Best Researcher Award from Andhra University in 2003, and a Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D. Thesis. He has also been awarded the Best Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education during the World Chancellors and Vice Chancellor’s Congress- 2014 held on June 27, 2014 at Mumbai. Amity University, Noida, awarded Amity Academic Excellence Award for the most distinguished contribution towards the propagation of doctrine of knowledge.

Prof. (Dr.) Rao served as Chairman, Board of Governors, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) in 2010-2011 and has been an Independent Director in prestigious Public Sector Undertakings like: Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Bangalore; Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Bangalore; and Goa Shipyard Ltd, Goa, and also Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), New Delhi. He is also a Member of Legal Education Committee, Curriculum Development Committee, and the Equivalence Committee of the Bar Council of India.



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