The Grand Master 2017 – Mumbai Edition – 17th February 2017

09:00 AM – Morning Refreshments & Registration

09:30 AM – Welcome Note by Lex Witness
09:35 AM – Special Address by Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, SILF
09:45 AM – Opening Remarks by The Summit Chair

10:00 AM – The Evolving Role of a General Counsel – Are You Still in the Race?

  • Paradigm shift from being a Cost Center to a Collaborator
  • No more a Risk Spotter but a Strategiser
  • A General Counsel’s Journey to the Boardroom – Success Stories
  • Demystifying the Boardroom Talks – Expectations, Imperatives, Controling the Pulse
  • Developing a strong outreach and access to Government Machineries
  • Creating an ideal in house Legal Mission
  • Integrating Legal Function with other Function Desks of the Organization
  • Success Secrets to Managing External Counsel – Advisory, Efficiency, Billing
  • The General Counsel Swags – Leadership & Soft Skills, Technical Expertise etc.

11:00 AM – Networking Break

11:30 AM – The Big Face Off – A General Counsel’s Take on The External Counsel & Vice Versa

12:00 NOON – The IPR Sagas – Creation to Enforcement

  • National IPR Policy: A Step Towards An Innovative India?
  • IP Assets – Creation, Protection, Valuation & Monetization
  • IP Enforcement in India – Any Change in the MakeOver
  • Demystifying the current Trade Mark Litigation Scenario In India
  • DIPP’s Statutory Licensing Scheme for Online Broadcasting
  • Interplay Of Section 63 And Section 64 Of Indian Patent Act, 1970
  • Interplay Of Section 51 And 52 Of The Copyright Act, 1962
  • Taxability on Income from Transfer of a foreign owned IP
  • Taxation on Royalty & Fee For Technical Services On Foreign Companies In India
  • Copyright Act on the Online Media – Impact Assessment
  • SEPs And Their Availability Under FRAND Terms
  • Medicines Patent Pool’s Voluntary Licensing
  • Focusing on Single Embodiment Limit vis a vis Patent Specification
  • Intellectual Property Insurance: A Futuristic Perspective
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence
  • Data Theft & Former Employees
  • Non-Obviousness: Comparison Between India, Europe And The US
  • Indian Trademark Law: India Vs. Global Benchmarks
  • Geographical Indications Law
  • Reverse Payment Deals In Patent Disputes And Its Impact On Competition
  • Need for Utility Patents in India
  • Trade Dress: Laws Relating To The Protection Of Websites
  • The Conundrum Of Compulsory Licensing

01:00 PM – Networking Lunch

02:00 PM – The Court Room Talks – Litigate – Mediate – Arbitrate

  • Evolution of Arbitration Landscape In India
  • Is Fraud Open To Arbitration?
  • The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendement) Act – Delhi High Court Rules, Question Of Applicability, Court’s Powers Under Section 27
  • The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division And Commercial Appellate Division Of High Courts Act, 2015
  • The Litigation & Dispute Resolution Act 2016
  • The Mediation And Conciliation Under The New Companies Act
  • The Art of Contracting – Can there be litigation proof contract?
  • E-Contracts – Legal Validity And Jurisdiction
  • Mediation Rules – A Boon or a Bane?
  • Dispute Resolution In The Construction Industry
  • Indian Courts & Anti-Arbitration Injunctions
  • Arbitrability of Disputes arising in a Trust Deed – The Indian Trust Act, 1882
  • Unresolved Uncertainty on Choice of a Foreign Seat

03:00 PM – Coffee With A General Counsel – A General Counsel’s Conversation with An External Counsel on Liberalization of the Indian Legal Sector

03:30 PM – The Regulatory Rage – Is India Inc. Still Struggling Through?

  • Overview Of Restructuring And Insolvency Activity
  • The Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016: Impact On Bondholders, Investors And Companies
  • The Financial Resolution And Deposit Insurance Bill, 2016
  • The New Debt Recovery Bill
  • Insolvency Dispute Resolution – Change in Moods
  • NCLT – Blessing in Disguise?
  • Cross-Border Insolvency – Impact Assessment
  • FDI In Indian Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
  • The Financial Resolution And Deposit Insurance Bill, 2016
  • The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014
  • M&A In Insurance – One Step Forward – Half a Step Back?
  • IRDAI (Registration of Indian Insurance Companies) Regulations Amendments
  • Combination Regulations, Individuals & Leniancy Program in India
  • Competition Law & The Cement Cartel Classics
  • Coincides of Competition Law in Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Conundrum Of Composite Combinations
  • The FDI Fiesta – Key Developments in 2016-17
  • The GST Gist – Way Forward, Adaptation & Impact Assessment
  • Taxation Aspects In Cross Border Mergers

04:30 PM – Networking Break

05:00 PM – Demystifying the Governance, Risk & Compliance Maze. Are You Compliant Enough?

  • UK Bribery Act & USFCPA
  • The GRC Quotient – Risk Identification, Assessment and Reporting
  • Role of Technology and Processes in Implementing Effective GRC Mechanisms
  • Improve the enterprise risk assessment process to provide a comprehensive view of risk
  • Leverage technology more effectively across risk functions
  • A Walk in the Cloud – Legal, Risk and Compliance Assesments
  • Cybersecurity Risks – BYOD & Mobility Strategy
  • The Companies Act – Time to Refine and Refresh?
  • Dire Need to Redefine the Role of Independent Directors
  • Developing a robust and full proof board-level risk and compliance program
  • Tackling absense of enterprise wide standards and protocols
  • Creating ability to interplay business and GRC domains
  • How to Identify, Process and Control Compliance Gaps – Risk Assessment
  • Success Secrets to managing regulatory complexity and control costs of compliance

06:00 PM – Gala Lucky Draw followed by Closing Remarks by Lex Witness

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Confirmed Speakers

Debolina Partap, VP & General Counsel, Wockhardt Group
Summit Chair, The Grand Masters 2017 – Mumbai Edition

Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President, SILF
Amber Gupta, Head Legal & Company Secretary, Birla Sunlife Insurance
Ameet Datta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates
Amit Thukral, Sr Vice President – Legal Affairs & General Counsel, UFO Moviez
Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Tata Technologies
Anurag K. Shukla, Head-Legal, Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance
Atul Juvle, GC, Compliance Officer & Co.Sec. India & South Asia , Schindler India
Avik Biswas, Partner, INDUSLAW
Chakradhar.V, Head – Corporate Legal, Godrej Industries
K.P.S Kohli, Partner, Dhir and Dhir Associates
Kiran Chitale, Head of Legal – Operations and Technology, India, Barclays Bank PLC
Lalit Ambastha, Founder & Patent Attorney, Patentwire Consultants
Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri, Partner, INDUSLAW
Mandar Chandrachud, General Manager – IPR, Godrej Industries
Monica Datta, Partner, Saikrishna & Associates
Nilesh Sharma, Senior Partner, Dhir and Dhir Associates
Pankaj Patel, Head Legal (Corporate Planning), Future Group
Rabindra Purohit, Head Legal, CS & Compliance, NIVEA INDIA
Rajeev Dewal, Head- Legal, RBL Bank
Rajiv Mohapatra, Head Legal, Vodafone M-Pesa
S. Ravi Sankar, Senior Partner, Law Senate
Sachin Kalra, Head Legal, Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Salman Waris, Partner – Head TMT and IP Practice – ‎TechLegis
Shantanu Mukherjee,
Sr. General Manager, Legal, Lupin
S. Parundekar, Team Head – Brand Protection & IPR Portfolio Management, Pidlite
V. Bhatia, GC, Compliance Officer & CS India & South Asia, IL&FS Financial Services
Zameer Nathani, Director Legal, Raymond

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