General Counsel Manthan 2017 and India International Legal Conclave at Bali-Indonesia: April 28-May 01, 2017


After the grand success of GC Manthan at Thimphu Bhutan (of which Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA was the Exclusive Academic Partner), Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI) has organised General Counsel Manthan 2017 and India International Legal Conclave at Bali-Indonesia on April 28-May 01, 2017.

Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is the ‘Exclusive Academic Partner’ of the Conference.

The General Counsel Manthan 2017 and India International Legal Conclave at Bali is a distinctive platform, which provides the opportunity to Network with General Counsels from Pan India, south Asia and Global Experts. The residential conference is significant to unwind & revitalize the intellectuals from the Legal Profession.

Themes of the Conclave
  • Changing Dynamics for GC’s Role in today’s Global Environment: Challenges & Way Forward
  • Legal and Regulatory Challenges in Infrastructure in South East Asia
  • Corporate Transactions – M & A, BTAs, JVs, Technology Transfers, Cross Borders, Foreign Direct Investments – Complexities on its run
  • M & A and Anti-Trust Laws
  • Challenges of Digitalization: Cyber Frauds, Data Protection Issues
  • Impact Analysis of New Arbitration Law: Is it Retrospective or Prospective?
  • IP Trends & Strategising the IP
  • Will GST Change the face of Tax Litigation in India: Global Experience and Way forward for India
  • AML Compliance, Frauds and Risk Management
Programme Schedule


Emerging Challenges & Recent Trends in Corporate Legal Sector by 2030

April 28-29, 2017, at Ayodya Resort Bali, Indonesia

Tentative Program Schedule

DAY – 1, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

1430 hrs: Registration

1500 hrs

Opening Session

Changing Legal Dynamics of Business

1500 hrs

Welcome Remarks

Mr Pulin Kumar, Sr. Director – Legal & Compliance, Adidas India

1510 hrs

Address by

Mr Lokanath Kar, Chief Legal, ICICI Lombard GIC

1520 hrs

Address By

Dr. Chandrashekhar Rawandale,Director, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

1540 hrs

Address By

Mr Manoj Kumar, Founder & Managing Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon

1550 hrs

Address By

Mr Suhail Nathani, Managing Partner, Economic Law Practice

1600 hrs

Address By “Special Guest”

Honorable H.E. Ms Nengcha Lhouvum Mukhopadhaya,

Ambassador of India to Indonesia, GoI

1615 hrs

Vote of Thanks

Mr Manish Lamba, General Counsel, Bharti Realty Ltd

1620 hrs: Tea / Coffee break

1640 hrs

Plenary Session – 1

Arbitration in India: Will India be Hub for Arbitration

· Arbitration – an update on amendments and challenges in new time bound arbitration processes

· Challenges in international arbitrations/ disputes resolutions

· What has been done? And What needs to be done and How??

Session Moderator: Mr Abhinav Bhushan, Director –South Asia, ICC

Mr Naresh Thacker, Partner, Economic Laws Practice

Mr Sachin Datta, Sr. Advocate, High Court Delhi

Mr Ramesh Sharma,Head – Legal, Sterlite Power ventures

Mr Jatin Jalundhwala, Sr. VP – Legal, Adani Enterprises Ltd

Ms Rohini Roy,Chief of Legal Operations & Strategy, BHEL Ltd

1750 hrs

Plenary Session – 2

Changing Role Of GC’s in today’s Global Environment : Challenges and Way forward"

· Balancing Expectations: How to Effectively Meet the Needs of your Company and its Stakeholders

· Control function or business function

· Relationship with external law firms

· Changing role of GCs with in India with a perspective of how the role has changed globally.

Session Moderator:

Ms Babita Ambekar, Special Counsel, Head of India & Japan, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP

Mr Manan Lahoty, Partner, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Ms Jyothi V K, Head – Legal, Aditya Birla Group (Textile Division)

Mr Mukund Thakkar, Sr. VP - Legal, Zydus Cadila Group

Ms Nishtha Kharb, Regional Counsel Asia, Carestream Health Singapore

Mr Sahil Gupta, Director – Regulatory Services, PwC

1900 hrs

Plenary Session – 3

Corporate Transactions – M&A, BTAs, JVs, Technology Transfers, Cross Borders, Foreign Direct Investments – Complexities on its run

· What are various corporate transactions

· Due diligences – length and depth of it

· Stamp duties – needs an overhaul

· Regulatory approvals

· Mergers/ de-mergers – court process needs to be simplified

Session Moderator:

Mr Manish Lamba, General Counsel, Bharti Realty Ltd

Mr Lokesh Rajpal,Director – Legal, Flipkart

Mr Shantanu Mukherjee, Legal Head, Asia Pacific & Japan, Lupin Ltd

Mr Darshan Upadhyay, Partner,Economic Law Practice

Mr Vaibhav Kakkar , Partner, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Mr Harsh Kumar, Partner, Cyril AmarchandMangaldas

2010 hrs: Cultural Program, Cocktails & Dinner

Note: This is an Indicative agenda, the names mentioned are subject to confirmation.