INBA General Counsel Summit 2018

July 19, 2018, 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 such as ownership of business information, civil and criminal liabilities, data protection, privacy, cyber-crimes etc. are the order of the day. In the light of such global practices, the mission critical roles of a General Counsel have shot up exponentially and the roles have undergone a major metamorphosis. The legal services marketplace has become more evolved 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 his/her 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 inaugural edition of INBA General Counsel Summit 2018 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 GCs to corporate India, INBA takes pride in announcing the INBA 2018 GC Recognition. 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 surmounted various obstacles to efficiently drive their team towards greater success in this complex legal world.

In other words, 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 a trophy and citation, while all short-listed professionals will receive Certificates of Recognition.

Award Categories

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


09:00 onwards Registration & Welcome Tea
09:25 - 09:30 Lamp Lighting by dignitaries
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome Address by Kaviraj Singh, Secretary General, ‎INBA
09:35 - 09:40 Address by Nidhish Mehrotra,‎ Co-Chair, Founder & Managing Partner, ANM Global & Chairman, Western Region, INBA
09:40 - 09:45 Address by Zameer Nathani, Co-Chair, Director – Legal, Raymond Limited
09:45 - 10:30 Industry Keynote
Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, ‎Government of India
10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break
10:45 – 11:45 Panel 1 - Laws and Legal Issues in the Digital Age
Moderator: Zameer Nathani, Director – Legal, Raymond Limited
  • Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Tata Technologies
  • Sachin Kalra, Head Legal (VP), Bharti AXA Life Insurance
  • Kiran Chitale, Country Head - Legal, Operations and Technology, Barclays Global Service Centre
  • Anirudh Rastogi, ‎Managing Partner (Corporate Law and Investments), TRA
  • Manish Kumar, General Counsel & VP Corporate Affairs, Zoomcar
  • Satwik Shekhar, Consultant - Legal, Centre for Trade and Investment Law, IIFT
11:45 – 12:45 Panel 2 - GCs Role in Fraud Risk Management and Compliance
Moderator: Amber Gupta, ‎Head Legal & Compliance, ‎Birla Sunlife Insurance
  • Divya Kumat, ‎Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, ‎Datamatics Global Services
  • Sandhya Vishal, Chief Counsel and Ombudsman, South Asia, Nielsen
  • Tushar Chawla, General Counsel and Ethics Officer, JLL Group
  • Hemant Kumar, Group General Counsel, Larsen & Toubro
  • Mohit Shukla, Managing Director - Legal Head, Barclays India
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Panel 3 - Intellectual Property - Protection and Implementation Challenges
Moderator: Nidhish Mehrotra, ‎Co-Chair, Founder & Managing Partner, ANM Global & Chairman, Western Region, INBA
  • Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Viacom 18 Media
  • Preeti Balwani, General Counsel, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Pankaj Patel, ‎Legal Corporate Planning, Future Group
  • Sindhu Sankaran, General Manager - Legal, Raymond Limited
14:45 – 15:45 Panel 4 - Competition Law in a Modern Disruptive World
Moderator: Kanaiya Thakker, Jt. President & Head - Legal, Ambuja Cement
  • Pranav Mehra, Senior Legal Counsel, Snapdeal
  • Meena Marar, Dy. GM- Portfolio Incharge, Raymond Stores & Litigations
15:45 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 16:15 In-house departments: the new reality
Jonathan Middleburgh, Middleburgh Associates
16:15 – 16:30 Digital Contract Management
Leena Tibrewal, Founder & Managing Partner, Leerah Enterprises
16:30 – 17:15 INBA GC Recognition / Awards
17:15 onwards Beer Reception
*subject to changes

Chief Patron

Ram Jethmalani

Eminent Jurist
Chief Patron, ‎INBA


Sudhanshu Pandey

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
‎Government of India

Kaviraj Singh

Secretary General

Zameer Nathani

Director - Legal
Raymond Limited

Nidhish Mehrotra

‎Founder & Managing Partner, ANM Global &
Chairman, Western Region, INBA

Hemant Kumar

Group General Counsel
Larsen & Toubro

Anubhav Kapoor

General Counsel and Company Secretary
Tata Technologies

Amber Gupta

‎Head Legal & Compliance
‎Birla Sunlife Insurance

Pankaj Patel

‎Legal Corporate Planning
Future Group

Mohit Shukla

Managing Director - Legal Head
Barclays India

Sujeet Jain

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Viacom 18 Media

Divya Kumat

‎Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary
‎Datamatics Global Services Limited

Preeti Balwani

General Counsel
The Kraft Heinz Company

Sandhya Vishal

Chief Counsel and Compliance, Ethics and Integrity Leader

Kanaiya Thakker

Jt. President & Head - Legal
Ambuja Cement

Tushar Chawla

General Counsel and Ethics Officer
JLL Group

Sachin Kalra

Head Legal (VP)
Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Kiran Chitale

Country Head - Legal, Operations and Technology
Barclays Global Service Centre

Pranav Mehra

‎Senior Legal Counsel

Anirudh Rastogi

‎Managing Partner (Corporate Law and Investments)

Manish Kumar

‎General Counsel & VP Corporate Affairs, Zoomcar
(Representating Practice League)

Leena Tibrewal

Founder & Managing Partner
Leerah Enterprises

Satwik Shekhar

Consultant - Legal
Centre for Trade and Investment Law, IIFT


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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