INBA General Counsel Summit 2019

July 19, 2019, Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai
Tackling The Future... Today


In a modern, digitally driven economy, businesses are run globally at breakneck speed. Millions of systems are incessantly talking to each other and trillions of bytes of data keep getting generated, day on day - 24X7X365. The Internet has transcended all geographical barriers and the lives we lead today are both - challenging and complex.

This disruptive world offers an overdose of business information and critical statistics. Tremendous financial, business and legal ramifications exist today alongwith aspects such as ownership of business information, civil and criminal liabilities, data protection, privacy, cyber-crimes etc. The mission critical roles of general counsel have shot up exponentially and have also undergone a major metamorphosis. The legal services marketplace has also become more evolved, dynamic and demanding and is virtually re-shaping itself with every passing year.

Globalization has brought along a bag full of regulatory and compliance dimensions. A general counsel is not merely a part of the management core team but plays a crucial role in adherence to tax laws, compliance, and regulations. A general counsel is also the vital link between the company and the executive board and hence accountability goes up multi-fold.

Who Should Attend

  • General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Heads of Legal, Governance Heads
  • Lawyers Serving Law Firms, Individual Practitioners
  • Data Protection & Security Heads
  • Fraud, Forensics and Cyber Crime Analysts
  • Privacy Experts, IT and TMT Specialists
  • IP, Litigation, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration Experts
  • Law Academicians
  • Digital Heads including AI, Machine Learning Professionals
  • Marketing and Business Heads of Legal Products & Services Companies


The 2nd Annual INBA General Counsel Summit 2019 will strive to seek answers to the most pertinent challenges faced by Indian General Counsel communities today.

The theme of this year's conference is "Tackling The Future...Today"

This forum will provide a meeting place for related domain professionals (from Manufacturing, BFSI, IT, Law, Pharma, Telecom, Government and other major verticals) to gather under one roof for in-depth deliberations on a variety of topics as also provide perfect avenues for networking and business matching amongst industry peers and colleagues.


Indian National Bar Association ( is focused on taking the Indian legal industry and its members to newer heights. Representing the entire legal ecosystem in India, INBA is surging ahead to expand its members' professional network and help disseminate rich industry insights.

As a mark of respect and admiration for the challenging and yeoman services rendered by General Counsels to corporate India, INBA takes pride in announcing the INBA 2nd Annual General Counsel Recognition (Awards). This reputed awards ceremony will be held on the side lines of the concurrent conference and will recognize the immense professional contributions of general counsels across verticals and functions, and who through their sheer hard work and perseverance have efficiently drive their team towards greater success in this complex legal world.

INBA will attempt to award those professionals who have shown intense dedication to constantly innovate and who have consistently delivered efficient services through better technology and business ideas.

Winners will receive plaques during the evening Awards Function.

Award Categories

  • GC of the Year
  • Woman GC of the Year
  • Legal Team
  • Pharma
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Media
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • BFSI
  • IT Services
  • Ecommerce
  • Insurance
  • Aviation
  • Re-Insurance
  • Telecom
  • Consulting
  • Realty
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Logistics
  • Cyber Law
  • Privacy


8:00 AM onwards Registration of Delegates, Speakers and Invitees
- Welcome Address – Kaviraj Singh, Secretary General, Indian National Bar Association (INBA)
- Prof. Dr. Dilip Ukey – Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
- Brief Address by Conference Co-Chairs
09:30 –10:30 KEYNOTE SESSION
09:30 - 09:50 Sanjay Sahay – Additional Director General of Police, Police Computer Wing, Govt. of Karnataka (topic: Emerging Technologies – Future Crimes)
09:50 - 10:10 To be Announced
10:10 - 10:30 Vishram Deshpande, Deputy Commissioner, Maharashtra Institute Of Labour Studies
10:30 - 11:00 To be Announced
11:05 - 11:20 Tea Break
Track A – Salcette 1 Track B – Salcette 2
11:20 - 12:10 - Session - I
GDPR - what to expect in 2020 and beyond

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Kavitha Gupta, Senior Legal Counsel-India and South East Asia, Juniper Networks
  • Sanjay Sahay, Addl. Director General of Police, Police Computer Wing, Govt. of Karnataka
  • K Ramachandran, Sr. Advisor - Banking Technology, Indian Banks' Association
  • Atul Juvle, General Counsel, Compliance officer & CS- India & South Asia, Schindler India
  • Kuldeep Sharma, VP - Company Secretary & Compliance, Go Airlines
11:20 - 12:10 - Session - II
Media & Mass Communication

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Zameer Nathani, Co-Chair, GC Summit 2019, Sr. VP & General Counsel, UFO Moviez India
  • Ayan Roy Chowdhury, Director Legal, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Oindrila Maitra, Director-Legal and Business Affairs, JioSaavn
  • Sachin Kalra, Deputy General Counsel, HT Media
  • Persis Hodiwalla, Senior Manager Legal, Reliance Big Entertainment
12:10 - 13:15 - Session - III
M&A in India - Best practices in an era of compliance
  • Anti Trust – the new frontier of merger control
  • Representation and warranties in M&A deals
  • Hot topics in due diligence
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
12:10 - 12:25 - Operational Creditors & Financial Creditors
Rajesh Sivaswamy, Senior Partner, King Stubb & Kasiva

12:25 - 13:15 – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Preeti Balwani, General Counsel, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Bipin Kumar Tibrewal, Group CFO, Airbus India
  • Mohit Shukla, Managing Director - Legal Head, Barclays India
  • Pathik Arora, Director Legal & General Counsel India, Senvion Wind Technology
  • Sanjay Gulati, Group Vice President Corporate Tax- GST & Litigation, GMR Group
  • Aurelia Menezes, Principal Associate, King Stubb & Kasiva
12:10 - 13:00 - Session - IV
Fintech, Cloud Computing, Smart Contracts and Disruptive Technologies

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Smitha Chandrashekaraiah, Associate Director, Legal, IQVIA
  • Rajinikandh ARS, Vice President – Legal, Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India
  • Nanda Harish, Head - Legal and Company Secretary, PayMate
  • Anupam Sharan, Vice President - Legal, Genpact
14:15 - 15:05 - Session - V
Board & Corporate Governance
  • Role of GCs in safeguarding stakeholders' interests
  • Advising executive team on business strategies
  • Sanctions, counter-sanctions, and anti-corruption trends in India: doing business in the current climate
Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Mahalakshmi Ravisankar, General Manager - Legal, WNS Global Services
  • Rakesh Sinha, Head Legal, Sun pharmaceutical Industries
  • Rabindra Purohit, Head Legal, CS & Compliance, Nivea India
  • Luv Tanwani, Dy. General Manager – Legal, Cummins India
14:15 - 15:05 - Session - VI

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Shwetha Bidhuri, Head (South Asia), Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Rajiv Choubey, Director Legal, ACC Limited
  • Anurag Shukla, Sr. Vice President & Head-Legal, Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance
  • Dr. James Nedumpara, Head, Centre for Trade & Investment Law (IIFT)
  • Sameer Karekatte, Sr. Vice President – Legal & Compliance, Shriram City Union Finance
  • Chirag Balyan, Assistant Professor of Law, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
  • Deepak Sabharwal, Managing Partner, Deepak Sabharwal & Associates
15:05 - 15:20 Tea / Coffee Break
15:20 - 16:25 - Session - VII
White Collar Crimes, Frauds, and Internal Investigations

15:20 - 15:35 – Amended PCA at its first anniversary
Jagvinder Brar, Partner and Co – head, Forensic Services, KPMG in India

15:35 - 16:25 – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rajesh Kumar, Group Manager, Privacy & Data Protection, Infosys Ltd.
  • Jagvinder Brar, Partner and Co – head, Forensic Services, KPMG in India
  • Manish Asarkar, Legal & Compliance Head India, Black and Veatch
  • Rohit Salwaan, Head Legal & Chief Anti-Corruption Officer, India Infoline Finance
  • Bhupesh Daheria, CEO, Aegis School of Data Science
15:20 - 16:10 - Session - VIII
Emerging Technologies & Its Effect on the IP Industry

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Neha Mahyavanshi, Director, Field Compliance Officer, Legal Compliance & Integrity Office, SAP India
  • Kaizad Hazari, President and Global General Counsel, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Sudha Hooda, General Counsel, India and Board Member, Nvidia Graphics
  • Subramaniam Vutha, Advocate, Founder member, Technology Law Forum
  • Amber Gupta, ‎Head Legal & Compliance, ‎Birla Sunlife Insurance
16:25 - 16:45 Room Change for Awards Function
16:45 - 18:15 INBA 2nd Annual General Counsel Awards Function
*subject to changes


Sanjay Sahay (IPS)

Addl. Director General of Police,
Police Computer Wing, Govt. of Karnataka

Vishram Deshpande

Deputy Commissioner,
Maharashtra Institute Of Labour Studies


Prof. Dr. Dilip Ukey

Vice Chancellor
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai


Bipin Kumar Tibrewal

Group CFO
Airbus India

K Ramachandran

Sr. Advisor - Banking Technology
Indian Banks' Association

Mohit Shukla

Managing Director - Legal Head
Barclays India

Ayan Roy Chowdhury

Director Legal
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Rajiv Choubey

Director Legal
ACC Limited

Anurag Shukla

Sr. Vice President & Head-Legal
Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance

Kaizad Hazari

President and Global General Counsel
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Rakesh Sinha

Head Legal
Sun pharmaceutical Industries

Atul Juvle

General Counsel, Compliance officer & CS- India & South Asia
Schindler India

Oindrila Maitra

Director-Legal and Business Affairs

Pathik Arora

Director Legal & General Counsel India
Senvion Wind Technology

Neha Mahyavanshi

Director, Field Compliance Officer, Legal Compliance & Integrity Office
SAP India

Rajesh Kumar

Group Manager, Privacy & Data Protection
Infosys Ltd.

Sudha Hooda

General Counsel, India and Board Member
Nvidia Graphics

Preeti Balwani

General Counsel
The Kraft Heinz Company

Smitha Chandrashekaraiah

Associate Director, Legal

Sanjay Gulati

Group Vice President Corporate Tax- GST & Litigation
GMR Group

Sameer Karekatte

Sr. Vice President – Legal & Compliance
Shriram City Union Finance

Kuldeep Sharma

VP - Company Secretary & Compliance
Go Airlines

Rajinikandh ARS

Vice President – Legal
Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India

Anupam Sharan

Vice President - Legal

Amber Gupta

‎Head Legal & Compliance
‎Birla Sunlife Insurance

Mahalakshmi Ravisankar

General Manager - Legal
WNS Global Services

Manish Asarkar

Legal & Compliance Head India
Black and Veatch

Subramaniam Vutha, Advocate

Founder member
Technology Law Forum

Sachin Kalra

Dy. General Counsel
HT Media

Rabindra Purohit

Head Legal, CS & Compliance
Nivea India

Rohit Salwaan

Head Legal & Chief Anti-Corruption Officer
India Infoline Finance

Luv Tanwani

Dy. General Manager – Legal
Cummins India

Persis Hodiwalla

Sr. Manager Legal
Reliance Big Entertainment

Shwetha Bidhuri

Head (South Asia)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Dr. James Nedumpara

Head, Centre for Trade & Investment Law (IIFT)

Chirag Balyan

Assistant Professor of Law
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai

Bhupesh Daheria

Aegis School of Data Science

Rajesh Sivaswamy

Senior Partner
King Stubb & Kasiva

Aurelia Menezes

Principal Associate
King Stubb & Kasiva

Deepak Sabharwal

Managing Partner
Deepak Sabharwal & Associates

Jagvinder Brar

Partner and Co – head, Forensic Services
KPMG in India

Conference Chairs

Kaviraj Singh

Secretary General

Zameer Nathani

Sr. VP & General Counsel
UFO Moviez India


Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Taj Lands End is ideally located in the queen of Mumbai's Western Suburbs, Bandra. Known for its distinct character, diverse community, vibrant nightlife and shops, eateries and promenades, Bandra is a preferred gateway for the Indi-curious.

This luxurious five-star hotel is perched atop the Bandstand. From here, you are treated to dramatic views of the city's stunning skyline and the emblematic Sea Link, as well as the historical Bandra Fort and the calming Arabian Sea.

South Mumbai-comprising the city's main business localities, tourist destinations, shopping and historical attractions-is only a quick ride across the Sea Link. North Mumbai and Bandra-Kurla Complex are conveniently close, as are the domestic and international airports.

True food and wine connoisseurs from all over the world favour the collection of fine-dining restaurants at Taj Lands End. Savour traditional Indian cuisine at Masala Bay, home-style Italian at Maritime by San Lorenzo and fine Chinese specialities at Ming Yang. Our popular all-day-dining restaurant, Vista serves a medley of flavours from the world over and a delectable Sunday brunch.

The craft of our master chefs and impeccable service perfectly complement the ultimate location, amenities, beautifully landscaped seaside and poolside lawns, and large selection of grand banquet halls of this landmark hotel. This makes Taj Lands End the preferred venue for your business conferences and dream wedding celebrations in Mumbai.

Ensconced within this luxury hotel, however, you could choose to altogether overlook that you are at the nerve-centre of the thriving metropolis. Stay in our grand luxury rooms and suites, all with spectacular sea views, or at our one-of-a-kind grand presidential suite.

Lounge by the pool beside the Tropics Bar; indulge yourself with a day at Jiva Spa and shop for finely curated Indian artefacts at Taj Khazana. Be pampered by our world-renowned butlers and enjoy sumptuous in-room dining experiences.

Come, escape deep within this palm-lined haven on the harbour.


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