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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.




Sankalp Jain
Vice President, Legal

Sankalp Jain has more than 15 years of diverse experience in legal and compliance management. He has a unique blend of legal leadership skills and gravitas, ranging from advising large multinational companies to incubating and scaling up global FinTech startup enterprises.

Sankalp is currently Vice President, Legal for HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited (HDFC Life) and heads the legal function for HDFC Life. He advises the company on litigation management, corporate advisory, policyholder matters, contract drafting, IPR issues, and employment law matters and also assists in risk management and other regulatory issues impacting the company. He manages a team of 20 plus lawyers who navigate legal risks and regulatory issues impacting the life insurance business of the company.

Prior to HDFC Life, Sankalp was the General Counsel at ZyFin Group, promoted by marquee private equity group, Zodius Capital. At ZyFin, Sankalp managed the legal and compliance control functions across Singapore, India, U.K, and Ireland and supported the macro-economic analytics research business and global asset management business. In his role at ZyFin, Sankalp was credited for providing cutting-edge legal leadership in launching world’s first India fixed income UCITS ETF and listing it on Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange.



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