Extension Lecture Series - Page 18

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 17, 2015
Speaker: Mr. Akshat Pande, Partner, Alpha Partners
Topic: What it takes to be a Corporate Lawyers?

Akshat is an equity partner at Alpha with over 10 years of corporate and legal experience. He is a corporate and commercial lawyer with focus on Private Equity, Venture Capital, M&A and Joint Ventures including Cross Border Transactions. He has worked across sectors and has wide experience in Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Entertainment, Technology, E-Commerce and IT. Akshat is an India qualified lawyer and a company secretary and holds a postgraduate degree in law from the United Kingdom.

Akshat has authored a book on ‘Valuation of intellectual property assets’ and contributes articles and publications to various publications and journals. Akshat is also the treasurer and member of the executive body of NCR Chamber of Commerce and Industry, NOIDA Chapter (www.nccionline.org).

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 15, 2015
Speaker: Dr. Sujitha Subramanian, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School, UK
Topic: Competition Law-Intellectual Property Law Interface : Does it Affect Development?

Sujitha joined Bristol Law School in August 2012. Prior to that, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Law & Criminology, Aberystwyth University. She has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and has taught at Wroclaw University, Masaryk University, University of East Anglia and Norfolk County Council.

Sujitha obtained her law degree from the University of Madras in India, and her LLM in International Trade and Finance Law from the University of Aberdeen. She was awarded her PhD degree by the University of East Anglia. She was based at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy whilst she wrote her doctoral thesis.

Before coming to the UK, Sujitha had worked in India as a legal associate for Thomson Multimedia India P Ltd, a French MNC. She also practiced law at the Madras High Court for a brief period and worked as a local journalist in the same city during various periods between 1996-1999.

Sujitha’s research interests include intellectual property and its interaction with innovation policy, international trade law and competition law in the EU and US. She has also conducted research in the area of public procurement and corruption issues particularly within the Indian context. Sujitha has published in the International Journal of Economic Law (public procurement issues), European Journal of International Law (EU Microsoft Case and EU Obligation to the TRIPS Agreement), Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (CFI Judgment on EU Microsoft case; US Bayh Dole Act and ‘March-in Rights’); International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, as well as in the European Intellectual Property Review (US E-Bay Case; Patent Trolls; US Obligation to the TRIPS Agreement).