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7TH ANNUAL GENNEXT BUSINESS CONGRESS 2018 CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

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.

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Janakdwarkadas

Janak Dwarkadas
Senior Counsel
Bombay High Court
(India)


Janak D. Dwarkadas practices as a Senior Advocate (from July 1997 to date) and Advocate (from Oct 1977 to June 1997) in the Bombay High Court on its original side. Janak joined Iqbal M. Chagla (son of M. C. Chagla, ex Chief Justice, Bombay High Court) and was in his chambers from 1977 - 1987.

Janak specializes in Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Litigation. He has represented clients in several High Courts as well as in the Supreme Court of India. He also traveled extensively outside India in connection with legal matters. He has given evidence as an expert on Indian law in legal proceedings filed before the Singapore High Court and the Civil Court in Athens, Greece. Janak represented Indian as well as foreign Companies in International Arbitration proceedings held under the Rules of the Institutionalized Arbitration Centres, in India, Bahrain, London and Singapore.

Janak takes keen interest in public interest litigation, particularly on issues relating to the Environment. He has appeared on behalf of the environmentalists for the conservation of forests and preservation of the natural heritage of Mahabaleshwar/Panchgani; against the setting up of Amby valley project at Ambavane, Lonavla, by Sahara; opposing the setting up of a gigantic off-the-coast port at Dahanu, one of the most ecologically fragile areas in India. He has also appeared in other public interest litigations concerning the CRB Capital Market scam, the Plantation companies scam, etc.

Janak successfully helped in saving the Sanjay Gandhi National Park from encroachers in a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Bombay Environment Action Group. He also helped in saving the Mithi River, in a Public Interest Litigation filed after the July 26, 2005 record rainfall in Bombay. He recently appeared in PILs pertaining to: (a) arbitrary cutting of trees for the Metro III project; (b) opposing the setting up of a car shed for the Metro III project at Aarey Milk Colony; (c) preservation of a heritage structure on Carmichael Road called “Morena House”; and (d) challenging the illegal redevelopment of a two storeyed structure into a multi-storeyed building on Carmichael Road.

 

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