“Globalisation for Business: Regulatory and Reputation Risks in a Nationalistic Global Marketplace”

The Congress, to be held on March 14 to 16, 2019 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India, will bring together the best in business to discuss recent developments in law, the impact of regulatory change, and how businesses can adapt to and flourish under these changes in the larger interest of the nation

The Constitution is often called a “living document” because of its ability to change with the changing times. Significantly, it is the framework on which the law stands. The Judiciary has been instrumental in interpreting the Constitution, and consequently, the law of the land, to suit the changing needs of society.

Over 2017 and 2018, we’ve seen some significant legal developments. In India, the past few years have witnessed groundbreaking policy and legislative reforms such as demonetization and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); the strengthening of institutions including the Reserve Bank of India, the Enforcement Directorate and the Securities and Exchange Board of India;


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DAY 1: Friday, 14th March 2019

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: Friday, 15th March 2019

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration & Refreshments
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Session Globalisation for Business: Regulatory and Reputation Risks in a Nationalistic Global Marketplace
(Ballroom 1&2) Opening Address by Aakriti Raizada, Founder & CEO, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group (India)
Keynote Address by Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & SILF
Keynote Address by
Chief Guest Address by Hon'ble Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India (Invited)
Closing Address by Robert Wyld, Consulting Editor, Legal Era Magazine
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Plenary Session Adding New Tricks To The Old Version: Bringing Insolvency Law Into 21St Century: Global Developments
(Ballroom 1&2) Padma Shri T. K. Vishwanathan, Chairman, Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee
Darius Khambatta, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Damini Marwah, General Counsel, Axis Bank Ltd.
Shardul Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Coffee & Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions
 Group A (Ballroom 1)Group B (Ballroom 2)Group C (Salcette 1)Group D (Salcette 2)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM E-Commerce: Tips For Indian Businesses To Get The E-Commerce Edge And Manage Regulation Employee Rights in Turbulent Times General Counsel As A Strategic Adviser To The Board Of Directors: New Challenges To 2020 & Future IBC Liquation Process: Does it needs review?
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM FINTECH: Where are we headed? Market Landscape & Key challenges Mediation: Making It Effective & Worthy It’s Elemental To Create & Develop An Industry-Leading Compliance System In Organizations The Regulation Of Ethics And Culture: Reputational Risks For Businesses
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM Luncheon
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Healthcare & Pharma: Regulatory Headwinds & Recent Legal Development

• Pharma Market Place
• • Clinical Establishment Act -The Ayushman Bharat - Patients Rights Charter - Price Capping
• Private Nursing
• Active or Passive Euthanasia
• Competition laws & CCI
Investor – State Arbitration In Crisis – Arbitration Strikes Back? Corporate Fraud – Risk Management Corporate Investigations: The New Paradigm - A Case Study On The Role Of Human And Artificial Intelligence
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM Coffee & Networking Break
03:45 PM - 04:45PM India Market Focus Privacy Rights: The Personal Data Protection, The EU GDPR & Privacy Rights: A Review Of State & Personal Rights In India. Will Indian Privacy Law be just an Indian version of GDPR or a Global Innovation in Privacy Regulation? PE & M&A Setting Up International Corporate Governance: Valuing The Environment: The Regulation Of Corporate Development In India Next Level of Cases in IBC: Are we ready?

DAY 3: Saturday, 16th March 2019

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration & Refreshments
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Session   Arbitration For Indian Businesses: A Review Of The Latest Legal Reforms And How To Manage Allegations Of Criminal Conduct Made In Arbitrations
(Ballroom 1&2) V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys
Iqbal Chagla, Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court
Rafique Dada, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Mathew Sherratt, Queens Counsel, Thomas More Chambers
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Plenary session: Cartel Enforcement – CCI perspective
  Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India (Invited)
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Coffee & Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions
 Group A (Ballroom 1)Group B (Ballroom 2)Group C (Salcette 1)Group D (Salcette 2)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Pacing Up With Regulatory Developments In Real Estate Industry Cartels: Key Decisions, Developments & Way Forward

• Leniency regime – emerging jurisprudence

• Evidentiary standard and rebuttable presumption of appreciable adverse effect on competition- recent developments

• Dawn raids – key perspectives

• Competition Law Review Committee – industry expectations including on introduction of settlements and commitments
Distressed Asset Tax & Digital Economy: Handling Tax Dispute In The Brave New World
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Anti-Corruption And Money-Laundering Risks: A Regional Enforcement Update For India-Focused Business Impact Of Merger Control On Deal Structures And Timing

• Mitigating Merger Control Risk In M&A

• Regulatory Blind Spots: Lessons From Uber/Grab In Asean

• Private Equity And Common Shareholding:The View Across The World

• Divestures; Remedies; And Deal Blockings:Key Take Away From Siemens/Alstom; Fox/Disney; And Bayer/Monsanto

• Nationalism; Public Interest; And Merger Control
India’s Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: What Is The Sanctity Of Bidding Process? The Digital Frontier - How The Tech Will Change Law, Lawyers?
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Luncheon
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM Case Study - Cross-Border Investigations And Prosecutions: How To Navigate A Criminal Minefield? Mergers And Acquisitions In Asia Challenges In Investigating New Age Corporate Cyber Frauds Drafting Arbitration Agreements:Pointers And Pitfalls
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM Coffee & Networking Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Criminal Liability For Companies And Individuals: The Impact Of The Prevention Of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018 On Ethics And Compliance Is India Next Destination For Cross-Border M&A Transactions?: M&A Policies & Legal Framework In India, Inbound & Outbound M&A For India: Latest Trends Arbitrating IP Disputes: Final Frontier Or Journey Just Begun IOT
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Beyond Our Borders: Cross-Border Challenges In Data Privacy: Nuts And Bolts Of Responding To Global Data Breach: Around-The-Clock Action Across The World Transparency & Diversity In International Arbitration – Moving Ahead & Striking The Right Balance Lose Control: How To Keep Your Stakeholders Calm When Your Litigation Takes A Turn For The Worse? Renewable Energy: Profitable Going Green - What Are The Latest Trends?

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