Welcome to ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              12 August 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 3.00pm, India Time

     FORMAT         Virtual


Event Overview

India remains resilient despite the pandemic. As a fast-growing economy with plenty of business opportunities to offer, India has in recent times made significant efforts to improve the local business and FDI climate in the country while undertaking several regulatory reform initiatives despite facing an increasingly complex legal landscape.  Despite so, there remains plenty of room for India to improve further in areas such as the ease of conducting business and lowering restrictions on foreign companies’ participation.

Asian Legal Business is proud to present the ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021 on 12 August. The virtual event will gather legal experts, in-house compliance professionals and government leaders together to discuss pertinent in-house legal issues, arbitration trends and enforcement updates across India. 
 

Agenda At A Glance

  • Looking Past the Pandemic: India’s Outlook 2021 - Foreign Investment Opportunities
  • High Stakes Business Imperatives in 2021 and Beyond And How The Legal Team Can Support Them.
  • Data Privacy And Breach: Prospects and Trends for 2021 and 2022
  • General Counsel in this New World
  • Reimagining Digital Transformation for Intellectual Property Management

* Representatives from law firms and legal service providers are welcome to contact our sponsorship team, Amantha (amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com) for further information on how to participate in the event.

Welcome to ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              12 August 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 3.00pm, India Time

     FORMAT         Virtual


 

Agenda At A Glance

  • Looking Past the Pandemic: India’s Outlook 2021 - Foreign Investment Opportunities
  • High Stakes Business Imperatives in 2021 and Beyond And How The Legal Team Can Support Them.
  • Data Privacy And Breach: Prospects and Trends for 2021 and 2022
  • General Counsel in this New World
  • Reimagining Digital Transformation for Intellectual Property Management

*Agenda is subject to change

 

Welcome to ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              12 August 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 3.00pm, India Time

     FORMAT         Virtual


 

Speakers and Panelists

 

Dr. Torsten Kerber, IP Solution Consultant, Corporates EMEA, Team Lead, Clarivate

Dr. Torsten Kerber, IP Solution Consultant, Corporates EMEA, Team Lead, Clarivate

Dr. Torsten Kerber and his team enable corporate IP departments to maximize their efficiency and minimise risks by efficiently using IP management software systems. During the last years, he also consulted large corporates with best practises in digital transformation in materials data. He holds a PhD from Humboldt University in Computation Chemistry, before working in the IP industry, he has worked in several multi-national research projects on green energy and catalysis.

 

K Subodh Kumar, Head, IP Services, Tata Consultancy Services

K Subodh Kumar, Head, IP Services, Tata Consultancy Services

K Subodh Kumar heads the Intellectual Property services of TCS.He has 25+years’ experience in the industry, managing Intellectual Property, strategic and operational leadership, project & program management, corporate initiatives, policy advocacy, government and industry relationship management. In the last two decades, he has been actively involved in a variety of India’ Intellectual Property Initiatives.

Prior to TCS he has served one of India’s premier business associations and was instrumental in setting up of intellectual property cells which worked at national and state level capacity building of Indian Industry. He was involved in strategic industry consultancy projects with government bodies and international development agencies for technology upgradation, promotion & management of intellectual property rights.

Mr K Subodh Kumar studied chemical technology at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras & holds a Master’s Degree. He is a member of CII National Committee of IPR, member of LESI, IEEE, IICHE and several other professional bodies.

 

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Bhavin Gada, Founder Partners, Stratage Law Partners

Bhavin Gada is a founding Partner of Stratage Law Partners. He has over 16 years of experience in advising clients on investment transactions, M&A, dispute management and corporate dispute resolution.

He has advised clients, in public as well as private investments, M&A, establishment of funds, compliance matters, governance related advisory and regulatory issues. He also appears before various judicial forums. He enjoys the challenges of dispute resolution. He not only has an eye for, but also the aptitude to look out for opportunities to favourably resolve disputes. 

Bhavin has in-depth knowledge of exchange control regulations, SEBI, RBI, conveyancing and general corporate laws.

Bhavin has acted across a wide variety of sectors, such as, real estate, pharma, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. 

Bhavin is recognized by many leading legal publications including IFLR 1000  (2018-2021- Rising Star M&A) and RSG India Report.

He was recognised as Super 50 Lawyers 2020 and India’s Rising Star 2021 by ALB India.

 

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Shyam Pandya, Founder Partners, Stratage Law Partners

Shyam Pandya is a founding Partner of Stratage Law Partners. He has over 18 years of experience in advising clients on fund formation, investment and structured transactions, private equity, M&A and anti-trust issues. He also assists clients in pre-litigation / conflict management strategies. He is actively involved in transactions and resolutions driven pursuant to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy law in India.Shyam is a versatile lawyer and his expertise in multiple areas of legal practice helps him provide a 360° hands-on approach to a transaction. He is highly regarded by clients and peers for his “commercial understanding of the business” and “a lawyer to be on your side’”.Shyam has acted across a wide variety of sectors, such as, clean tech, insurance, manufacturing, payment gateways, online and offline financial services, retail & QSR, and technology. 

 

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Anupama Dias Abeyagunawardene, Senior Legal Counsel – Intellectual Property, MAS Holdings Group

As a pioneer of the role of IP Counsel in the organization and after a decade of seeing the value of IP grow and flourish, Anupama is still passionate and dedicated to the capturing the value of IP rights and the proliferation of IP knowledge. After returning to Sri Lanka with a Master’s in IP Law from the National University of Singapore and being admitted to the Sri Lankan bar, Anupama takes an innovative approach to the law. To her, practicing law more than the traditional vision of going to a courtroom. She is an IP lawyer with experience in fostering IP awareness, protection and strategy to ensure that the business targets and goals are achieved. A Tedx speaker, she is committed to the belief that IP is an essential tool in the arsenal of an individual, organization or country to obtain the maximum benefit from creativity and innovation. 

 

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Harsh Walia, Partner, TMT and Data Protection, Khaitan & Co

Harsh is a partner in New Delhi office of the firm. He is a leading lawyer in the field of technology, telecommunications and data protection focusing on complex regulatory and legal matters. He has advised various foreign based and Indian clients on issues related to data protection, privacy policy, ISO standards, conducting data protection based due diligence to ensure compliance and advisory on best practices, advisory related to cyber security related obligations and security practices. Harsh has been involved with Government in the discussions on upcoming data protection law. He has authored several articles pertaining to data protection which have been published by renowned journals and leading publications. Harsh holds a GDPR FAS Certification and is an Associate member of IACCM. Recently, Harsh has also featured in the list of ALB India's Top TMT Lawyers 2021. He has featured in the 2020 - Business World 40 Under 40 elite list of lawyers and legal influencers in India.

 

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Naina Krishna Murthy, Founder & Managing Partner, K Law

Naina Krishna Murthy, one of India’s most formidable legal advisors, is the Founder and Managing Partner of K Law. She started her career with Arthur Anderson followed by a stint as the In-house Counsel at Biocon. Founded in 1999 in Bengaluru, K Law, under Naina’s leadership and guidance, is a major player in the Indian legal market today.

With over 24 years of experience, Naina specializes in corporate commercial law, specifically M&A, JV, collaborations and PE/VC investments. She is also a trusted legal advisor to some of the foremost corporates in India.

Naina is on the Board of several leading organizations, including the Universal Business School. She has co-chaired the Infosys Grievance Redressal Board for five years. In addition to that, she has been on committees of various companies involving sexual harassment complaints. Some of these companies are Novartis India Ltd, Mphasis Ltd, McAfee Software India Pvt Ltd, GE India Technology and British Telecom, among others.

Naina has been appointed as the external Ombudsman of SB Energy, a Softbank company. She has also served as a Director of various companies including National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. Currently, she is on the Board of Bajaj Energy Ltd. since March, 2019 and IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd. since February, 2018.

Naina has been acclaimed tremendously as being at the forefront for women in business. She has been widely appreciated by accolades including being awarded the Most Influential Woman in M&A Law by APAC-Insider 2016, Woman Leadership for Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by CMO Asia, Pan Pacific, Singapore and Woman Lawyer of the Year by Legal Era Awards in 2013. Also, apart from her practice of law, her interests go beyond to animal welfare, environment conservation and education of the impoverished.

 

 

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Nofia Ridwan, Legal Operation Manager, PT Antam Tbk

Nofia ridwan is a legal operation manager at the largest precious metal producer in Indonesia, member of LBMA. Prior joining PT Antam, tbk, nofia ridwan was an associate in law office that focused on intellectual property rights. His 12 years of experience mostly focuses on mining and property law. He also handles various disputes in Indonesia court, including but not limited to general criminal and civil, taxation, intellectual property rights, indigenous people rights, corruption and anti-bribery cases. He is also experienced in the development of corporate governance as well as several ISO certifications. Nofia Ridwan is a member of the Indonesian Advocates Association. He is a graduate of the University of Indonesia, focusing on criminal procedural law.

 

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Anish Bhatnagar, India General Counsel, BT

Anish Bhatnagar is the General Counsel, India at BT. He has 15+ years of experience as lawyer and specialises in IT and telecom law. He has extensive experience in cross border telecom infrastructure deals as well as IT services. As GC for BT in India, he oversees all legal aspects for the company in India including telecom regulatory and legal matters related to data. He was previously a civil litigation lawyer in New Delhi and was also part of the TMT practice for a full-service law firm in India

Anish comes with hands-on legal experience in transactions requiring data flows across geographies and works closely with the DPO organisation within BT for ensuring sustainable and compliant transactions.

 

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Belson Devarajan, Director, Data Privacy Lead (APAC), Cognizant

Belson has 20 years of experience in a variety of legal domains including, litigation,  M&A, Prevention of Corruption, Trade Control and Data Privacy. He was instrumental in designing and applying the global privacy program for few companies and clients he had worked for in the last 11 years. As the extension of the global Data Protection Office in Europe, he has been covering Africa and Asia since 2018 and is working closely with the Data Privacy/Protection Regulators in these regions to comply with requirements of local laws apart from implementing GDPR requirements. Belson has also worked with the industry bodies in shaping the government policies around privacy and governance to facilitate better industry response to rules and laws framed by the governments in Singapore, Philippines, India, China, Australia, UAE and Japan.  Belson is a former co-chair of IAPP, Chennai Chapter. Whenever he has bandwidth, he coaches and mentors young lawyers and judicial aspirants on Constitution, IPR laws, Technology laws, Privacy laws and Media laws.

 

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Chandan Pani, Chief Information Security Officer, Mindtree

Chandan is Chief Information Security Officer for Mindtree, where he is responsible for leading Mindtree’s global and diverse information security and cyber risk strategy. In his earlier stints he was in several projects such as life-cycle ecosystem of penetration testing, threat modeling, vulnerability management, third-party security risk assessments in pre & post-production environments and Information Risk management for large IT/ITES projects. He has over 18 years of IT and Information security leadership experience with banking, telecom, ITES and healthcare businesses in US, Europe & India. Along with his master’s degree in information technology, he is also CISSP, CISA, CRISC certified. His areas of specialization are Strategy, Information Security, ISMS, BCP DR, Forensics, Vulnerability Management, and Infrastructure Security. Following cyber security industry is his passion and that keeps him busy due to the rapid change during pandemic. Otherwise, he loves going on long jogs for unwinding. 

 

 

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Smitha Chandrashekaraiah, Director – Legal, Harman International (India) Pvt Ltd

  Smitha has worked across various industries including but not limited to logistics, IT, healthcare, asset finance and infotainment in the Asia Pacific Region. Trusted advisor to the top management covering a broad spectrum of legal and compliance practice - strategic advisory, Board Management,  risk and compliance management, structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, privacy, M&A, litigation and external counsel management, government relations and talent development.

 

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S. Chandrasekhar, Group Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft India

Sekhar has a unique combination of his wide and varied experience in both Information Technology and Government. Of his total experience of 30 plus years, he spent 15 years in the Government of India as a bureaucrat (1990 batch), which also included a three and a half year stint in Singapore as the First Secretary in the High Commission of India. After resigning from the Government, he has worked in the field of Information Technology for bigwigs like TCS, IBM and HCL. He was also the Principal Consultant to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, responsible for the rollout of Government of India’s USD 200 million Mission Mode Nationwide Passport computerization Project, which has won several National Awards. Currently he is Group Director Government Affairs with Microsoft India and his role involves interfacing with external and internal stakeholders driving technology and public policy related initiatives for Microsoft. His interests include Technology Policy and Strategic Affairs.

 

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Nitin Sharma, Senior Legal Counsel, South Asia/India, Becton Dickinson

Nitin Sharma Legal Counsel, South Asia for Becton Dickinson India, a leading global healthcare company where he advises on legal and compliance issues, crisis and risks management and M&A initiatives in region. During his tenure with AZB & Partners, JSA and his independent practice his focus has been mergers & acquisitions, private equity, capital market initiatives of the firm and commercial litigation.

 

Prashant Marathe, General Counsel & Head - Legal & Compliance, Sula Vineyards

Prashant Marathe, General Counsel & Head - Legal & Compliance, Sula Vineyards

Graduated with degrees in Law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and BSc. from MPKV University and Post-graduation in IPR from Mumbai University. Further, completed PG Certification (Gold) in Cyber Forensics, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security and Cyber Laws from International Forensic Sciences (IFC) and Advance Programme in Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws. Having 15+ years of experience in legal fraternity wherein worked on diverse positions with eminent organization like Aditya Birla Retail Ltd., The MobileStore (Essar Group), Reliance Industries Ltd., Sapphire Foods (KFC & Pizza Hut) and others. Before joining, Sula Wines, was successfully run own law firm namely “Lexsolve Consultancy LLP” wherein appeared before various courts and registered favorable orders.

 

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Atul Juvle, General Counsel, Compliance Officer & C.S, India & SA, Schindler India Private Limited

Currently employed with Schindler India Private Limited, Swiss MNC, as General Counsel- GC, Compliance officer & CS -India & South Asia. Atul leads a legal team which is recognized as one of best performing 100 legal teams of India, list published by Legal-500. His responsibilities include legal, ethics, compliance, data privacy & company secretarial compliance for India & SA. Atul is qualified lawyer, banker as well as certified fraud examiner, Mediator and MFM.  Forbes India- included Atul’s name in the list of general counsels of India-2021.

 

 

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Shuchita Bhushan, Corporate Counsel, Marriott Hotels

Shuchita Bhushan Vayttaden is a Corporate Counsel at Marriott Hotels India Private Limited. She is part of a 4 member team of attorneys that handles the legal and compliance functions for the South Asia region. Before joining Marriott, she was with the corporate team at one of India’s largest law firms.

At Marriott, she focuses on the development of new hotels but also advises on the asset management and operations side of the business. Her work involves instructing solicitors and counsel on contentious matters, drafting and negotiating transaction documents for the development of new properties, and guiding the business on strategy overall.

Shuchita graduated from the National Law University in Jodhpur, India with special focus on Business Law.

 

 

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Abhimanyu Ghosh, Principal Professional, Legal/Principal Counsel, New Development Bank (Shanghai)

Abhimanyu Ghosh is a principal counsel at the New Development Bank’s (NDB) headquarters in Shanghai. NDB is a 21st century multilateral development bank that has been founded by the BRICS countries and came into operations in July 2015. Abhimanyu advises on all legal matters pertaining to the Bank and works on a mix of NDB's operational transactions, as well on institutional and policy related matters. Among Indian transactions, he has recently advised on NDB’s USD 1 billion loan to the Government of India for Emergency Covid Assistance, USD 100 million investment in NIIF, USD 300 million loan to REC and USD 500 million loan for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project.

Prior to joining NDB, Abhimanyu was a partner at Khaitan & Co (New Delhi), and has also spent several years working at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal where he specialized in the power, infrastructure and project financing sectors.

 

 

Welcome to ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              12 August 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 3.00pm, India Time

     FORMAT         Virtual


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To register for this event, please click on the register now button above or contact the following:

Marianne Tocmo

DID: +63 9178191485
Email: marianne.tocmo@thomsonreuters.com

Welcome to ALB Virtual India In-House Legal Summit 2021

    DATE              12 August 2021, Thursday

    TIME                9.00am to 3.00pm, India Time

     FORMAT         Virtual

 


 

 

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The speaking/panel slots at this event are reserved for in-house legal/compliance professionals, while law firms/solutions providers speak on a sponsorship basis.


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