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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.



rajendra misra

Rajendra Misra
Senior Vice President - General Counsel
The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Rajendra Misra joined the Taj group of companies as General Counsel on 1st December 2015 and is heading the Legal & Secretarial functions of the company. The Legal and Company Secretarial functions at the Taj group report to him.

Rajendra is a seasoned business legal professional with more than 24 years’ experience in the legal field. During this period, he has served as in-house legal counsel of several leading business corporations like Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and ITC Limited. His experience spans across many sectors, including Personal care, Home care, Tobacco, Food, Lifestyle retailing, Aluminium and Tyre industry. He has extensive experience and expertise in various legal fields, including Litigation Management, Intellectual Property Management, Competition law, Corporate laws, driving strategic business initiatives etc.

Before joining the Taj group, Rajendra was the Senior Legal Counsel of HUL and a member of the HUL Leadership Team. He led the Legal team partnering the Personal Care and Home Care businesses of HUL, and was the Global Brand Legal Counsel for two iconic Unilever brands – Lifebuoy and Fair & Lovely, apart from serving as the Brand Development Counsel for the South Asia region. Prior to joining HUL, Rajendra was the Associate General Counsel of ITC. He began his career as in-house counsel with the Indian Aluminium Company Limited (Indal).

Rajendra was Chairman of the Legal Committee of Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA), which is the premier industry body representing the Personal Care and Home Care industry in India. He was providing pro bono legal advice to the Executive Committee of IBHA and to the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA), and has led several legal initiatives on behalf of the industry.



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