From The Summit Chair’s Desk
Vice President Legal and
Seasons Greetings to All and Happy and Prosperous New Year 2019.
Welcome once again to yet another edition of The Grand Masters – the niche in house counsel event series brought to you by Lex Witness. The Grand Masters 2019 Summit Series – A Corporate Counsel Legal Best Practices Summit Series offers you a kaleidoscope of topics that will take you through the interesting and colourful legal journey of 2018, the year that was!
Some of the important judgements affecting the legal environment in the country that needs a worth mention are – the Sabarimala verdict, Decriminalization of Section 377 of IPC, the controversial Aadhar Judgement, change in treatment of Adultery, Euthanasia, seen from a social perspective, right to equality redefined in reservations, finding the top legal glam spot. The legal fraternity also saw many changes in the laws and introduction of new legislation, like, the Specific Relief (Amendment) Act, 2018, the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2018, the Consumer Protection Bill 2018, to name a few. The country also saw a change in the Reserve Bank of India Governor and some results in state elections that were interesting to a few and upsetting for others.
The year of 2018 ended with lots of challenges for India and with the elections coming in 2019, it would be interesting to see whether the lawyers see many “change in laws” situation that could trigger ongoing contracts or the community is equipped to face any situation of change even be it a legal revolution in the country. It would also be interesting to watch how foreign investors would gauge the post-election scenario in 2019. With so many interesting uncertainties, The Grand Masters 2019 Summit Series definitely promises to unfold the enigma on legal issues and solutions.
I wish all of you the very best for the event and hope that the event provides the nourishing legal minds with the solutional feed that is required for clients and corporates to win every stroke, with success.
Good Luck to you all and see you.
Vice President Legal and General Counsel,
Summit Chair – The Grand Masters 2019 – Mumbai Edition