DAY 1: Friday, 23rd March 2018

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration & Refreshments
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM Business & Law, Impact of Regulatory Regimes, Global Developments & Future Strategies
(BALL ROOM 1&2) Welcome Address by Aakriti Raizada, Founder & Managing Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group (India)
Special Address by Anand Desai, President, TIE Mumbai; Managing Partner, DSK Legal
Keynote Address by Prof.(Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Presidential Address by Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, Bar Association of India & Society of Indian Law Firms
Chief Guest Address by Honorable Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India (Invited)
Thank You Remarks by Geoffrey D. Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide; Member, BlackRock Canada IRC; Consulting Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Coffee & Networking Break
Time Topic
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Healthcare & Pharma Industry
Impact Of Regulatory Regime On The Healthcare Industry: Good, Bad, And Ugly

"Draft Pharmaceutical Policy – 2017": Boon or bane for healthcare industry?
This session discusses the key features of the Draft Pharmaceutical Policy – 2017, which are as follows: Price Control to Monitoring; Powers of NPPA; Certain eliminations; Make in India program; Identifying major loophole; Role of government in enhancing access, improving quality, and lowering the cost of healthcare. It also discusses whether this policy is a boon or bane for the healthcare industry.
Panelists Amit Thukral, VP Legal, APAC, Lupin Limited
Dr. Vivek Mittal, Regional Counsel - METAI Region, Diagnostics Platform, Danaher Corporation
Bitika Sharma, Senior Partner, Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP
Moderated by Murali Neelakantan, Executive Director & Global General Counsel, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited
Group B
Anti-Corruption Legislations: Global Developments
Panelists Justice Hans-Joachim Eckert, Former Judge, Regional Court Munich, Germany
Zameer Nathani, Director - Legal, Raymond Limited
Tushar Ajinkya, Partner, DSK Legal
Moderated by Dr. Akhil Prasad, Country Counsel India & Company Secretary, Boeing International Corporation, India
Group C
Corporate Culture and Diversity: Driving Governance and Compliance

Corporate governance and compliance are key areas of focus across the globe. How and to what extent are they driven by corporate culture, and in turn the increasingly diverse and multicultural environment of the modern corporation? If companies get their culture right, do good governance and compliance follow? This panel will address the question through the use of case studies of successful, and unsuccessful, corporate cultures.
Panelists Neera Sharma, Chief Legal Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd.
Atul Juvle, General Counsel, Compliance officer & CS-India & South Asia, Schindler India Private Limited
Shujath Bin Ali, Senior Director - Legal & Risk Management and Company Secretary, PAREXEL International
Rajendra Misra, Senior Vice President - General Counsel, The Indian Hotels Company Limited
Moderated by Geoffrey D. Creighton, Immediate Past-President, In-House Counsel Worldwide; Member, BlackRock Canada IRC
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Media & Entertainment
Impact Of Policy Reforms On The Media & Entertainment Industry

This session discusses the issues faced and the long trail of controversies in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film “Padmaavat”. It also discusses Copyrighted Laws & Business Models - Challenges Today; and Interplay & Communication.
Panelists Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
Gururaja Rao, Senior Director –Legal, Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd.
Sunil Kumar Gupta, Principal Advisor (Broadcast and Telecom), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Uday Singh, Managing Director, Motion Picture Distributors Association (India) Pvt. Ltd
Moderated by Avnindra Mohan, President, Legal & Regulatory, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
Group B
Cross Border M&A
Panelists Bharat Vasani, Corporate Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai Office
Nishant Singh, Partner, Indus Law
Nandish Vyas, Partner, Veritas Legal
Shantanu Mukherjee, Legal Head Asia Pacific and Japan, Lupin Limited
Moderated by Giri Giridhar, Chief Financial Officer, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
Group C
Strategic Issues For Cybersecurity In Law And Business
Speaker David Nordell, Senior Vice-President, International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law, Center for Strategic Cyber Space & Security Science
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Luncheon
02:15 PM - 03:05 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Manufacturing & FMCG Industry
This session discusses the Impact of Policy on Manufacturing Industry, Land reforms impact, GST regime and the Challenges.
Panelists Kanaiya Thakker, Jt. President & Head – Legal, Ambuja Cements Ltd. (A LafargeHolcim Group Company)
Amir Singh Pasrich, Managing Partner & Counsel, I.L.A. Pasrich & Company
Roopa Vikram, Asst. General Counsel, ITC Limited
Moderated by Chakradhar Varadarajan, Head - Corporate Legal, Godrej Industries Ltd
Group B
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Group C
Strategies For Legal Department
  • Why in-house team size are increasing?
  • What has been the biggest change in in-house scenario in last 5 years?
  • There in increasing movement of lawyers from law firm to in-house?
  • Are in-house effectively dealing with regulatory and policy issues or there are better models?
Panelists Badrinath Durvasula, SVP & Head - Legal, Adani Group
Amit Grover, Senior Corporate Counsel - Digital, Amazon
Mohit Kapoor, Head-Legal, RBL Bank Limited
Meera Vanjari, Sr. Vice President - General Counsel, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Lakshika Joshi, Global IP Head and Legal Leadership, Aricent
Moderated by Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
03:05 PM - 04:05 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
The Ease Of Doing Business In Africa
“Impact of Policy Reform on Doing Business in Africa.”
The session discusses:
  • the corporate governance structure operating in a business environment that veritably encourages policy reforms to ease doing business and thus attracting an increase in investment.
  • the impact of government policy reforms and how companies can adapt to and flourish under these reforms to attract greater investment into their country.
  • the improvement of public service delivery with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness ( within Ministry Departments and Agency ( MDAs) of governments) by removing bottlenecks with the aim of fostering transparency, accessibility, and affordability of quality service.
Panelists Bukola Oyinlola-Anuwe, Head of Chambers (Abuja Office), Perchstone & Graeys
Emeka Offor, Director, Strategic Communications, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
Moderated by Osaro Eghobamien SAN, Managing Partner, Perchstone & Graeys
Group B
Banks And Financial Technology Companies: The Era Of Fintech

This session discusses whether banks will be required to change their business models with financial technology companies offering efficient and low-cost financial services. Lawyers, Industry representatives & regulators will discuss the way forward.
Panelists Dr. Rajeev Uberoi, Chief General Counsel and Group Head Legal & Compliance, IDFC Bank Ltd
Prashant Saran, Former Whole-Time Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (India)
Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Moderated by Rajesh Narain Gupta, Managing Partner, SNG & Partners
Group C
White Collar Crimes: Fraud And Business: Fraud Cannot Be Ignored!
What is Fraud and Understanding the Psychology of Fraud and Corrupt Conduct. The session discusses increasing cases of Corporate Fraud (Nirav Modi & Vijay Mallaya Cases): Who is at loss & How this can be controlled?
Panelists Surath Mukherjee, Head - Internal Audit & Risk Assurance, Dalmia Bharat Group
Shankar Jadhav, Head - Strategy, BSE
David Nordell, Senior Vice-President, International Cyber Strategy, Policy and Law, Center for Strategic Cyber Space & Security Science
Tushar Ajinkya, Partner, DSK Legal
Moderated by Shankar Jadhav, Head - Strategy, BSE
04:05 PM - 04:20 PM Coffee & Networking Break
04:20 PM - 05:20 PM Concurrent Sessions
(Ballroom 1&2)
Plenary Session: Business Disputes & Challenges
Leading Lawyers will speak out their minds on litigation management & the approach.
Panelists Rafique Dada, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Janak Dwarkadas, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Rohit Kapadia, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Moderated by Vikram Trivedi, Managing Partner, Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co.

DAY 2: Saturday, 24th March 2018

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration & Refreshments
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM INTERPLAY OF LAW & ECONOMICS
(BALL ROOM 1&2) Keynote Address by Justice A. K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Keynote Address by G. R. Raghavender, Joint Secretary - Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice
Special Address by T. K. Viswanathan, Chairman, Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee
Chaired by V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Privacy Laws & Business: Are The Privacy Laws Taking India To Next Level? What Does The White-Paper On Privacy Say?
This session discusses about Privacy Laws, Business & Future Trends.
Panelists Kavitha Gupta, Co-Chair, Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter, IAPP
Sheetal Sawhney Kapur, Regional Counsel - India & West Asia, Google
Kapil Chaudhary, Corporate Counsel, India & SAARC, Autodesk India Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjay Sahay, IPS, ADGP, Karnataka Lokayukta, Bangalore
Moderated by Rajeev Chopra, Managing Director – Legal and Senior Legal Business Partner, Accenture Global Delivery Network
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Coffee & Networking Break
Time Topic
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Energy & Mining Industry: Black & White Measures

The session discusses complexities involved across all phases of a project, i.e., analysis, construction & operation, and covers aspects including technical analysis, regulatory framework, land permits, equipment availability, finance, and impact on pricing, mainly with respect to solar and wind projects.
Panelists R R Mehta, Mentor, Reliance Energy (Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.)
Hemant Kumar, Group General Counsel, Larsen & Toubro Limited
R.K. Sinha, Former Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines, Government of India
Rachika Sahay, General Counsel, Ostro Group
P Ashok Kumar, Group Head of Litigation, JSW Energy Limited
Moderated by Manoj Kumar, Founder and Managing Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon
Group B
Moral & Ethical Responsibilities Of Big Sporting Organisation
Panelists Justice Hans-Joachim Eckert, Former Judge, Regional Court Munich, Germany
Dr. Cornel Borbély, Criminal Lawyer, Former Prosecutor Of The Canton Of Zurich; Chairman, Investigatory Chamber, Ethics Committee, FIFA
Arun Prabhu, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Moderated by Gowree Gokhale, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates
Group C
Tax Reforms - Can India Tax Itself To Prosperity?
Panelists V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S)
Sujit Ghosh, Partner, Advaita Legal
Rohan Shah, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Moderated by Vikas Chadha, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, KEYS Hotels (Berggruen Hotels Pvt.Ltd)
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Luncheon
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Real Estate & Construction: Understanding RERA, Reforms, Impacts, & Challenges
Panelists Srivals Kumar, General Counsel, Rustomjee
Gopal Menghani, Senior Vice President- Legal, Lodha Developers Private Limited
Parveen Nagree Mahtani, Head-Legal, Tata Housing Development Company Limited
Sagar Kadam, Partner, DSK Legal
Moderated by Dr. Sanjeev Gemawat, Executive Director & Group Company Secretary, Dalmia Bharat Group
Group B
Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code - Limitations And Challenges

The panel discusses about advising distressed businesses on alternative sources of funding and considerations to be made by different stakeholders at each phase, including the possibility of civil and criminal liabilities and how to avoid these pitfalls.
Panelists Damini Marwah, General Counsel,Axis Bank Ltd.
Shweta Bharti, Senior Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon
R.S. Sachdeva, President (Group - Legal), JK Organization
Kumar Saurabh Singh, Partner, Khaitan & Co
Moderated by Nirav Shah, Partner, DSK Legal
Group C
Know The Law - The Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act 2013

Are You Fostering The Right Workplace Environment To Prevent Sexual Harassment Of Women At Your Workplace?
  • Are You At A Risk Of Reputation And Employee Law Suits Against You?
  • Do You Have A Internal Committee/ Anti Sexual Harassment Policy For This Purpose In Place?

This session explains the different ways in which someone can be sexually harassed and how they can complain against this kind of behaviour. It also speaks about what companies can do to prevent it.
Speaker Priya Khanna, Founder, Smart Souls
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Group A
Powering Smart Cities Of Tomorrow In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence: Legal, Regulatory & Ethical Challenges

This session discusses how a city becomes ‘smart’; the Government’s initiative of creating smart cities for driving economic growth by harnessing technology; types of privacy concerns that arise from the creation of smart cities, cyber attacks against smart cities, & the potential consequences; and challenges faced & strategies to be adopted for data privacy & cyber security.
Panelists Sanjay Sahay, IPS, ADGP, Karnataka Lokayukta, Bangalore
Sivarama Krishna Prakash, Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco Systems India
Na.Vijayashankar, Managing Director, Ujvala Consultants Pvt. Ltd
Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (CT), Ministry of External Affairs of India
Moderated by Kavitha Gupta, Co-Chair, Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter, IAPP
Group B
Court Proceedings V/S Arbitration
Court Proceedings Justice Deepak Verma, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Justice Mohit Shah, Former Chief Justice, Bombay High Court
Nakul Dewan, Independent Advocate Practicing, Maxwell Chambers, Singapore
Arbitration Vyapak Desai, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates
Sameer Chugh, Director - Legal & Regulatory, Bharti Airtel Ltd
Pankaj Patel, Head – Legal and General Counsel, Future Group
Chaired by Vikram Nankani, Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court
Group C
Insurance Sector & Risk Management
Panelists NKV Roopkumar, EVP & Chief of Risk, Info. & Cyber Sec. Mgmt, SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Sankalp Jain, Vice President, Legal, HDFC Life
Prashant Saran, Former Whole-Time Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India (India)
V Manickam, Secretary General, Life Insurance Council
Sonjai Kumar, CMIRM, Certified Member Of IRM, London, Ambassador In India Of Institute Of Risk Management
Moderated by Amber Gupta, Head Legal & Company Secretary, Birla Sun Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
04:15 PM - 04:30 PM Coffee & Networking Break
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
(Ballroom 1&2)
Plenary Session: Seeking The ‘Perfect’ IBC Code Yet?
Panelists Justice A K Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India
T. K. Viswanathan, Chairman, Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee
Shardul S. Shroff, Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Moderated by Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate & President, INSOL India
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM Networking
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM Gala Awards Ceremony 2018

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