Power Packed Discussions by The Grand Masters

08:30 AM Registration & Welcome Refreshments
09:30 AM Welcome Remarks by Lex Witness
09:35 AM Special Address by Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President – SILF & BAI
09:45 AM The Summit Chair’s Address
10:00 AM A COUNSEL’S SEESAW – WHICH SIDE ARE YOU SWINGING IN?

Racing towards the Board Room – deviation or expansion of roles?
The Management’s Blue Eyed General Counsel – success secrets and more
Top 10 Legal Best Practices for the Modern Age Counsel – In-House & External

Secrets to Enhancing Value to Stakeholders – Beyond quality and timely advice
Strategist with the Lawyer – defining ideal mixes and requirements

Secrets to serving the In-house counsel with delight – possible?
The Recipe of An Ideal Legal Advisor – mixes and blends
Deciding on Outsourcing Legal Mandates – how much and when?

Building a cent per cent In-house legal function – structure and extent?
Budgeting and controlling Legal spends – is there an ideal ratio?

Prioritizing Mandates – litigation, intellectual property, crisis management, talent retention etc.
The 21st Century GC Tool Kit – technology, enterprise collaboration, legal knowledge repository,
CLEs etc. AI & Blockchain – Impact on GCs – Business, Legal & Technological
Is Human Intelligence Replaceable? Defining the Artificial Intelligence Benchmarks

11:00 AM Networking Break
11:30 AM FOCUSED PRESENTATION BY JAYANT SARAN, PARTNER – FORENSIC, FINANCIAL ADVISORY, DELOITTE INDIA
11:50 AM THE REGULATORY RAGE – HAVE YOU BEEN COPING UP WELL?

The Companies Act as It Stands Today – MCA Amendment Rules 2018 – Impact Assessment
Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018 – Whose Slice Is It?
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018 – India finally shining?

Parallel Pricing vis a vis Collusive Bidding/Pricing – Discerning the Key Distinctions
CCI’s Leniency Regime: Does it Sufficiently Incentivise the Infringers?
Hiatus between the DIPP E-commerce Policy Draft and the spirit of Competition Law

The IBC Journey So Far – Hits & Misses
Fall out of Intervention and Appeals by and before the Apex Court
Application of Limitation Act on Bankruptcy Code
NCLT’s Stance on Merger Scheme vis a vis Tax Avoidance
The GAAR Checklist – Overpowering Tax Authorities?
Recent SEBI Notifications – Settlement Proceedings, Delisting Regulations etc.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace – Mandatory Compliance
Provision of Enquiry through ICC – Effective Enough?
Gender Diversity, #metoo & Pay Equity Issues – Scraping Through?
The Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme, 2018 – A Blessing in Disguise?

01:15 PM Networking Lunch
02:00 PM DISPUTE RESOLUTION – LITIGATE, ARBITRATE OR MEDIATE – WHAT’S YOUR CHOICE?

Commercial Courts (Pre-Institution Mediation and Settlement) Rules, 2018 – A Stepping Stone?
ADR Under The Companies Act, 2013 – Is India Inc. Ready?
Section 34(3) of Conciliation Act 1996 vis a vis Section 17 of Limitation Act 1963: Inter Applicability
Section 34(5) of The Arbitration Act – Mandatory?
156(3), CrPc: Clearing the Haze Around?
The Negotiable Instruments Act – Impact Assessment
Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018 – Implementation Test Ahead?

Dual Rate of Interest in Arbitral Awards – An End to Ambiguity?
SC Guidelines on Arbitral Awards Interest Payment in case of International Commercial Arbitrations
Seat, Venue, Place of Arbitration – Defining Powers & More.
Awarding Escalation Charges – Pre-Requisites & More.
Arbitrability of IP Disputes in India – Defining Possibilities
Damages – Computation, Recovery Laws, Mitigation & More.
Anti-Suit Injunctions – The Indian Paradigm
e-Contracts – Validity, Legality etc.

03:15 PM Intellectual Property – How Valuable Are Your IP Assets?

IP Compliances – Audits & More
An Enforceable Patent in Light of Patent Revocation Grounds – Perspective(s)
Section 8 Non-Compliance & Patent Revocation – Implications
Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

IPR & RTI – Applicability & Limits therein
Copyright Infringement Offences – Defining Cognizability
Criminal & Civil Prosecution for Copyright/Trademark Violation – A Comparative Analysis
Declaration of Non-Infringement – Pre-emptive or Preventive?

Patentability Criteria Under European Patent Office – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Industrial Design Protection in India: The Designs Act, 2000 – Key Implications
Cross-Licensing of Patents – Key Implications
Patentability of Block Chain Technology – An Intelligent Debate

Mobile Applications – Patentability – Viewpoint & More
India SEP Litigation Update – A Sign of Caution to Implementors?
Design Infringement Action & Passing Off – Demystifying the Overlap

Developing Jurisprudence on Trade Dress
Determining Jurisdiction in Case of Trade Mark Infringement
Issues Surrounding Access to Domain Registrations Data
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) System – Recent Developments
IP Laws in India for the Outer Space – Scopes & Challenges
Exemption of Intermediaries under Information Technology Act in Case of Infringement

04:30 PM The New Age Tech Tantrums – Are We Ready?

The Draft E-Commerce Policy – Strangled Enough?
Legal Metrology Amendment Rules, 2017 – Impact Assessment
RBI’s Order to Store Payment’s Data on Indian Soil – Whipping the Global Allies?
Interoperability of Prepaid Payment Instruments: A Boost for Digital Wallets?

National Digital Communications Policy 2018
An Era of Drones – Way Forward in India
Bitcoins – Enigmatic for Indian Authorities

Legal Issues Pertaining to Internet of Things (IOT)
Cloud Computing – Legal & Regulatory Imperatives
Artificial Intelligence & Automation – How Much is Too Much?

The Big Data Dive – Collection, Processing & Exploitation
Data Theft by Employees – Tackling Complications therein
Combating Privacy Governance – GDPR, CCPA & PDPA – India & Global Regulatory Fevers
DISHA – The Future Direction of Digital Health Information in India

05:30 PM Gala Lucky Draw followed by ‘Chai pe Charcha’

2019 Official Messages

Ms. Veta T. Richardson
President & CEO, ACC
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Ms. Manjaree Chowdhary
General Counsel, Maruti Suzuki
Summit Chair, New Delhi Edition
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Ms. Debolina Partap
Vice President and General Counsel, Wockhardt Group
Summit Chair, Mumbai Edition
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Mr. Thirumalesh Gangappa
Country Counsel, Google India
Summit Chair, Bengaluru Edition
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2018 Official Messages

Mr. Badrinath Durvasula
Senior Vice President, Adani Group
Summit Chair, New Delhi Edition
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Ms. Debolina Partap
Vice President and General Counsel, Wockhardt Group
Summit Chair, Mumbai Edition
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Mr. K.S.Suresh
General Counsel, ITC Limited
Summit Chair, Bengaluru Edition
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