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March 6-7, 2020
Mumbai, India
Hotel Taj Lands End




The 9th Annual GENNEXT Business & Law Congress, 2020, to be held on March 6th and 7th, 2020, at HOTEL TAJ LANDS END, MUMBAI, INDIA, will see thought leaders and policymakers congregate to discuss the impact of geopolitics on business and how organizations can tide over threats while cashing in on opportunities.

The past few years have brought a wave of reforms for India; demonetization, the Goods and Services tax (GST) and the Fugitive Economic Offenders’ bill, not to mention the lending of more teeth to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Companies Act and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Barely days ago, the Judiciary brought a contentious socio-political issue to its logical conclusion by ordering that the disputed land in AYODHYA be handed over to the RAMJANMABHOOMI trust for building a Ram temple and an alternate five acres of land be handed over to the SUNNI WAQF BOARD for building a mosque. However, as India pushes on all fronts to occupy pride of place in the world, it cannot afford to ignore the key geopolitical undercurrents driving business and governance across the globe.

For starters, we are moving from a US-dominated to a multipolar world partly due to the growth in emerging economies and partly due to inequality and political discontent in developed markets. This will result in intensely higher levels of complexity for businesses spanning the globe. Secondly, Western democratic models are being challenged by alternative political systems that have proved more resilient and less fractious while tackling global challenges. Thirdly, the 4th Industrial Revolution is well upon us, and its formidable combination of big data, analytics and technology promises to disrupt not only global business but also our world order. These major shifts are manifesting themselves in developments such as the corroding relations between USA and China, internal and external challenges to the unity and stability of the European Union (EU), and a move towards evolution and not revolution in global trade relations, among others.

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Jai Pathak

Jai Pathak
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jai S. Pathak is the Partner-in-Charge of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Singapore office and the Pacific Asia region, and also works out of Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Jai previously practiced with Jones Day since 1985, where he was a Partner heading the transactional practice in Los Angeles and coordinating the M&A section for the California region. He also served as head of the firm’s India practice and Partner-in-Charge of the Singapore office. He spent more than a decade practicing in the firm’s London, New York, and Cleveland offices.

Jai has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures, licensing, infrastructure development, as well as private equity and structured finance transactions. He has significant experience in telecommunications, IT, banking, hospitality, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.

Jai sits on the board of certain Indian public-listed companies as a Director.

Jai has been a recipient of several awards, including the “National Law Day Award – 2001” by the Indian Council of Jurists for his unique contribution to the development of Indian corporate law.

Jai graduated from Law School (B.A. Hons. in Jurisprudence) from Oxford University in 1984 and did his M.A. in 1989 and LL.M. from the University of Virginia in 1985. He previously earned his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, respectively.


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