Come spring and it is time for The LegalEra Indo-Asian Business and Law Conclave scheduled on 14 & 15 March 2014 at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The 3rd Annual LegalEra Conclave 2014 launched with a welcome address by the host Aakriti Raizada- Founder & Managing Editor, LegalEra that is India’s No.1 Legal And Corporate Awareness Magazine, published by ARA Techno Legal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. “The main intention of this Conclave,” said Ms. Raizada, “is to bridge the Legal and Business community of India and mirror the status of our segment being the best instrument of communication in the community.”
Mysore Prasanna, Former General Counsel of the Aditya Birla Group who chaired the inaugural session welcomed the guests and announced the theme of the Conclave to be Emerging Trends in Business and Law and Indian Legal Awards 2013-14. The Chief Guest was Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Planning, GOI was the Guest of Honour.
In his inaugural speech Justice B.N. Srikrishna said consumer is the king of all businesses, businesses thrive on feeding the appetite of the king and revel in feeding the kings appetite grew. That kind of consumerism has changed the global consumerism and is replaced by cautious buying. We face today the frugal consumer. A lamp was lit to inaugurate the event post the first welcome session and the LegalEra Conclave India 2014 kick started to a grand opening launch.
The panel discussions that followed were on topics that ranged Emerging Trends in Business and Law, Business and Economy – FDI and Social Reverberations on the first day followed by a panel discussion on Compliance – Defining Corporate Culture – Are Crimes and Corruption on the Rise? There were some more discussions on Alternative Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration & BITs; Global Business Trends in Mergers & Acquisition and Banking Structure in India – The Way Forward. A keynote address on Business & Law; Corporate Corruption & Bribery – Understanding Complex Anti-Corruption Laws and India’s Prevention of Corruption Act.
Some of the speakers included Mysore Prasanna, Former General Counsel, Aditya Birla Group, Ashok Barat, Managing Director, Forbes & Company Limited, Rajat Jain, Managing Director, Xerox India Limited, Chakradhar Varadarajan, Executive Vice President – Corporate Legal, Godrej Industries Limited, Pramod Rao, General Counsel, Citibank India, B. Gopalakrishnan, Legal Advisor and Head – Legal Operations Group, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd., Rajesh Narain Gupta, Managing Partner, SNG & Partners, Advocates & Solicitors, Zia Mody, Managing Partner, AZB & Partners, Dr. Akhil Prasad, Country Counsel India, Boeing, Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal), Hinduja Group, Badrinath Durvasula, VP & Head Legal, L & T Ltd.