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Welcome to the ALB Mumbai In-House Legal Summit 2024

    DATE             03 April 2024, Wednesday

    TIME               09:15 am Registration
                                 10:00 am to 04:00 pm, Indian Standard Time (GMT +5:30)

      VENUE         ITC Grand Central, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                                                             



Asian Legal Business is proud to be back for ALB Mumbai In-house Legal Summit 2024 happening this 3rd April in Mumbai, India. Brace yourself for a remarkable lineup of legal stalwarts and in-house compliance professionals around Asia, set to illuminate the summit with their expertise. Join us to delve into discussions on cutting-edge regulatory reforms, address pivotal in-house legal concerns, know the most recent legal tech trends, and stay ahead with the latest enforcement updates resonating throughout the region.


Why You Should Attend

  • FREE* passes to in-house counsel, “C” level management executives and business leaders with access to full-day sessions
  • Insight into the latest legal issues from India 
  • Unique networking opportunities with leading legal experts and peers
  • In-depth panel discussion sessions with some of the most distinguished corporate counsel in the region
  • VIP networking luncheon and refreshments
  • Detailed speaker notes and presentation materials

Target Audience

Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, CEO, Company Secretaries, Country/ General / Corporate / In House / Legal Counsels / Heads and Senior Professionals in charge of:

  • Legal Affairs
  • Company/ Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Commercial and Enforcement Counsel

ALB reserves the right to cancel any registrations at any time if they do not meet the profile stated above. Companies which are Law Firms, Legal Service Providers, Legal-tech companies and Consultant/Advisors are free to contact our sponsorship team krupa.dalal@thomsonreuters.com




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Welcome to the ALB Mumbai In-House Legal Summit 2024

    DATE             03 April 2024, Wednesday

    TIME               09:15 am Registration
                                 10:00 am to 04:00 pm, Indian Standard Time (GMT +5:30)

      VENUE          ITC Grand Central, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                                                           



For further information on summit agenda, please contact Amruta Manjrekar at amruta.kishormanjrekar@thomsonreuters.com to register for the event.

Banner Image

Welcome to the ALB Mumbai In-House Legal Summit 2024

    DATE             03 April 2024, Wednesday

    TIME               09:15 am Registration
                                 10:00 am to 04:00 pm, Indian Standard Time (GMT +5:30)

      VENUE          IITC Grand Central, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai, India                                                                                                                                                         



For further information on summit speakers, please contact Amruta Manjrekar at amruta.kishormanjrekar@thomsonreuters.com to register for the event.



Hon'ble Justice B. N. Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

Hon'ble Justice B.N. Srikrishna has been a judge at the Supreme Court of India from 2002 to 2006. He was appointed as one-man Commission to inquire into the riots and incidents in Mumbai during December 1992 to January 1993. Post-retirement, Justice Srikrishna has headed several high-profile commissions such as the Sixth Pay Commission, the Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh (CCSAP), Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC), the expert committee on arbitration in India, and committee to draft a data protection framework in India. Justice Srikrishna is currently the vice-president and a trustee at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and a trustee at the India International Centre. In the past, he has been an independent director of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and director of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd and the National Securities Depository Ltd.

He started his career as an advocate in Bombay High Court in 1962 and specialized in the field of labour and industrial law. He served as a judge of the Bombay High Court from 1990 till 2001, when he was appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala. He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court in 2002, where he served until his retirement in 2006.

Justice Srikrishna has been a member of several professional associations. He was a life member of the Labour Law Practitioners, Mumbai and The National Institute of Personnel Management, Kolkatta. He was also a member of the Western Region Committee of the Employers’ Federation of India, Industrial Relations Research Association, U.S.A and the International Bar Association, London.


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Hemant Kumar, Group Legal Advisor, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Hemant Kumar, an LLB Gold Medalist, is Group Legal Advisor of Larsen & Toubro Ltd.  A seasoned legal professional with over 35 years of experience, he comes from a family of lawyers, corporate counsels and judges.

Previously held senior positions at SBI, SAIL, JSW Steel, Reliance ADAG and Essar Group.  Was empaneled as a faculty with distinguished MBA & Engineering colleges. He was also awarded for Chambers GC Influencers Award: India” by Chambers and Partners, London, Corporate Legal Department of L&T honored with “Best Legal Department of India” by RSG London and “Honorary Professorship” from Amity University.




Joyjyoti Misra, Group General Counsel, Gameskraft
Joyjyoti is presently the Group General Counsel for Gameskraft, one of India's homegrown, bootstrapped gaming unicorns. Prior to joining Gameskraft, he served as Uber's head of legal for the South Asia region. Before shifting in-house, Joyjyoti was a partner at one of India's leading law firms (Khaitan & Co) and focussed his practice on M&A and private equity transactions. He has played an instrumental role in advising on wide ranging policy and regulatory issues, marquee M&A transactions across diverse sectors as well as on complex and high stakes litigations on issues ranging from regulatory, competition law, employment to tax controversies.



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Aamod Gupte, Group General Counsel, Balaji Telefilms Ltd.

Aamod Gupte is a senior legal counsel, with a vast and rich professional experience of over 33 years, predominantly in Media, Entertainment, Digital, Broadcasting, Motion Pictures, OTT, Technology Law, Telecom, Data Privacy, Anti-Piracy, Government Relations and Public Policy.

He is currently the Group General Counsel at Balaji Telefilms Ltd., a leading media organization which produces, co-produces, acquires and monetizes leading television content and cinematograph films. It also owns and operates the popular OTT service “ALTT” which offers premium audio-visual content. He combines his deep interest in law with his passion for technology and business to offer practical legal solutions to the ever changing techno-business landscape.

He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and graduated in law from the Government Law College, University of Bombay. He combined his love for law with his interest in management studies by completing specialized course in management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS),  University of Bombay. Aamod also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Laws from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) as well as certifications in GDPR, Data Privacy and Copyright and Cyber Laws certifications from WIPO, Switzerland.

In his professional career span, Aamod has been deeply involved in several business verticals from the start up stages including OTT, Satellite Television Broadcasting and Distribution, Cinematograph Films, Live Events, FM Radio, Music, Retail, Internet, Mobile and Digital businesses, etc., across legal, regulatory, public policy and business affairs. He has had various professional associations in leadership positions with leading media conglomerates including Zee Entertainment, Eros International, UTV (now Disney), Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Radio Mirchi, Times Television Network, Indiatimes, Viacom18 Group etc.

Aamod was awarded ‘INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL OF THE YEAR’ in 2009 in Hollywood, USA and recognized as amongst best Media and Entertainment lawyers in the world by The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, USA, in association with Price Waterhouse (PWC) of USA, Korn /Ferry and Variety (Hollywood) magazine.

Amber Gupta

Amber Gupta, Head Corporate Legal, Company Secretary and Compliance Officer, Aditya Birla Capital Ltd.

Mr. Amber Gupta is currently working as Head Corporate Legal, Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd. is overseeing all regulatory and corporate compliance matters of ABCL including regulatory reporting and compliance adherence and assurance and policy implementation. Mr. Amber is also the nodal contact person for all regulatory and compliance matters under the applicable laws including SEBI Regulations and RBI NBFCs - CIC Master Directions and RBI Regulations. He is also driving the centre of excellence for Legal and Secretarial function at Aditya Birla Capital and also part of Centre of Excellence – Litigation and Arbitration constituted at the Aditya Birla Group level.

He has 24 years of work experience in the field of legal, compliance, regulatory and company secretarial functions encompassing Corporate & Securities Laws, Capital Markets & Broking Laws, Insurance Laws, Banking & NBFC Regulations, IPR Laws & IT Laws, Dispute Resolution, Contract Management, Corporate Compliances, Board and Governance matters, policy making and regulatory matters with specialization in financial services sector.

Mr. Amber has been associated with Aditya Birla Capital since June 2008 starting with Aditya Birla Money as Head- Legal, Compliance and Secretarial and played significant role in takeover and integration of broking business and setting up of legal and compliances process and policies for Securities and Wealth Management business, Mutual Fund & Insurance distribution and online money management. Mr. Amber was part of Compliance Committee of Association Of National Exchanges Members Of India (ANMI) and contributed on several policy and regulatory matters.

Ameet Naik

Ameet Naik, Founding & Managing Partner, Naik Naik & Co.

Regarded as a 'Litigator Par Excellence' and carries several important reported judgments and landmark decisions to his credit. Ameet has been at the forefront of several high-stake litigations. With over two decades of experience in the fields of dispute resolution, international arbitration, and general corporate advisory, Ameet is a lawyer with a rare combination of skill sets and brings varied experience that allows him to provide bespoke advice to clients, enabling them to achieve their business and commercial objectives within the contours of law.

“Ameet Naik is widely acknowledged by market sources to be a standout practitioner in the media and entertainment space, where he frequently acts on high-profile pieces of media-related litigation at High Court level. 

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Amitesh Bhattacharya, Group General Counsel, Yubi
Mr. Amitesh Bhattacharya practice area has primarily been Banking and Finance, both in the domestic as well as international market. An extensive law firm background has provided him with the opportunity to advise banks, non-banking financial companies, corporate entities, domestic and multi-national funds and handle mandates on their behalf involving asset-backed finance, external commercial borrowings, corporate finance, project finance, structured finance, securitisation and related advisory. As part of the leadership team, he currently focuses more on strategic level discussions and leads the team on advisory, structuring, negotiation, strategy & documentation across the Yubi Group.
Anshuman Sakle, Partner, Khaitan & Co
Anshuman is a Mumbai based partner with KCO. Anshuman had started his career with KCO in 2009 and after spending over 5 years at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as a partner in their competition law practice, has re-joined the Firm in May 2022. Anshuman’s practice covers the full spectrum of Indian competition/antitrust law including advising on complex merger control cases, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, joint venture and distribution agreements and antitrust audits and compliance. He has been involved in several leniency applications filed with the Competition Commission of India. He has advised clients across various sectors such as technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, auto and auto components, heavy machinery, aviation, chemicals, and infrastructure sectors including ports, roads and power.

In the past couple of years, some of the major transactions Anshuman has advised on include Siemens’ acquisition of C&S Electric, Adani group’s acquisition of Krishnapatnam and Gangavaram Ports, Adani group’s acquisition of the Mumbai International Airport, Government of India’s divestment of Air India, Blackstone’s acquisition of control in ASK Investment Managers, Baring Private Equity Asia’s acquisition of Virtusa Corporation, L&T Finance Holdings in the sale of L&T Mutual Fund to HSBC, Axis Bank in its acquisition of control over Max Life Insurance and Oman Investment Corporation’s acquisition of Sembcorp Energy India Limited. On the enforcement side, Anshuman has recently successfully defended Viterra India Private Limited against charges of cartelization.

Anshuman often writes on the subject and his articles have been published in various national and international journal and magazines. He is currently a member of the board of editors of The Quick Look, a publication of the Joint Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association, member of the board of advisors of the RMLNLU Law Review and a member of the board of editors of the blog run by the Centre of Corporate Law, NLU Odisha.

Anshuman has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific (most recently in December 2022) and is currently ranked in Band 3. He has also been recognized by Asia law as a Distinguished Practitioner and as a Future Leader – Partner by Who’s Who Legal in 2022.

Aravind Balajee

Aravind Balajee, Group Head – Legal & Compliance, Lodha Ventures

Aravind is a highly experienced lawyer with expertise on M&A and financing transactions, disputes, commercial contracts, and compliance. He has diverse work experience across industries and geographies, including the Adani Group & the Tata Group, and at eminent law firms in India, New York, and Singapore. He has a master’s degree in law from Harvard Law School and a law degree from NLSIU, Bengaluru, from where he graduated with two gold medals.

Ashwath Rau, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners
Ashwath Rau has over 21 years' experience across a diverse range of practices, including Corporate / M&A, Investment Funds & Asset Management, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, Financial Regulatory, Corporate Governance and General Corporate Advisory. His clients include leading multinational corporations, private equity houses, banks, and other financial services companies, as well as companies in the infrastructure, IT & ITES and telecom & digital services sectors.

Deepa S

Deepa Sood, Vice President Legal & Company Secretary, Metro Brands Limited

As an in-house attorney, Deepa leveraging over two decades of experience across the entire spectrum of legal practice to help businesses grow and win in complex environments by guiding them to operate within the parameters of law and regulation and conduct themselves with ethics and integrity. She has dual qualification: Lawyer & Company Secretary. Her experience base is rich and well-rounded spanning the entire range of legal services: large Indian corporate law firms, India General Counsel since 2008 heading legal and compliance for a formidable Indian Corporates. Presently, Deepa is working as Vice President Legal, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer for Metro Brands Limited, a leading footwear retail company since September 2021.


Dhruv Anand, Partner, Anand and Anand

Dhruv’s work covers a wide array of cases from Luxury brands, FMCG to Pharma and Life Sciences including copyright enforcement.

With a career spanning over 14 years, he has been involved in significant cases in media and entertainment space including the recent cases around personality rights of Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor; Landmark copyright cases such as the DU photocopy case, enforcing the moral rights of a famous sculptor, represented copyright societies and more lately involved in a dispute concerning singers right to receive royalty.  

Dhruv has been instrumental in enforcing and upholding the patent rights of many pharmaceutical companies like Bayer, Merck, Pharmacyclics, Eisai, which cases have involved a wide spectrum of complex patent law principles. Called to the Bar in 2006, Dhruv primarily practices before the Delhi High Court. He studied law from Amity Law School and went on to pursue an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University in 2014.

Ajai Garg

Dr. Ajai Garg, Director, Digital Tech and Law Group, Anand and Anand

An Electrical Engineer with Doctoral Degree from IIT Kanpur, Dr. AK Garg is a seasoned technocrat with 25 plus years of experience and a proven track record for professional excellence. Known for his target-driven approach and pushing the boundaries of innovation, Dr. Garg devised and led from the front myriad mission-critical digital transformation initiatives at MeitY apart from being a key contributor to various technology oriented and Trade & Policy related strategic forums of GOI which include AI, Data, Cyber Security Technology Regulations and Emerging Tech.

Currently Dr. Garg is heading the Digital Tech and Law Group at Anand and Anand where the firm is the process of evolving expertise on Legal and Advisory aspects on Emerging Tech including AI considering the fact that it will be central to future Innovation and Economic Growth. He had strategically negotiated and managed various agreements, trade issues and MoUs with 50+ countries amid lean resources and outcome complexities. Till recently, he was the ‘Lead Negotiator’ for Digital Trade Chapter in various FTAs including that for RCEP, UAE, UK, IPEF and Canada. Dr. Garg was consistently engaged as Country Ambassador and a key representative in large international multilateral forums such as G20, WTO, BRICS RCEP and UNCITRAL and Shanghai Cooperation-strengthening India’s position vis-a-vis key ICT challenges. 

A keen planner, strategist and implementer, Dr. Garg is passionate about promoting startup-entrepreneurial ecosystem especially in the realm of emerging technologies in the country.

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Dr. Vivek Mittal, Global General Counsel, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited

Dr. Vivek Mittal is currently the Global General Counsel at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited (DRL), an NYSE, NSE, and BSE listed multi-locational global generic pharmaceutical giant. At DRL, he leads a team of about 85 lawyers and professionals covering a gamut of activities like domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, in-licensing, out-licensing,  commercial agreements, domestic and complex cross-border civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, ethical and statutory compliances, data privacy, and data protection.

In addition to his existing role Global General Counsel, Dr. Mittal is also designated as Date Privacy Officer of DRL, he also oversees IPR, employment laws, regulatory issues, and corporate commercial advisory among others. Dr. Mittal has a very diversified and successful multi-industry career spanning over 24 years with the latest stint being at Danaher Corporation, where he was Regional Counsel - METAI for Diagnostics Platform, Head of Legal at Lupin Limited and has been instrumental in critical roles at Reliance, Radico Khaitan, Indiabulls, Caparo India and Mount Shivalik.

Dr. Mittal has been recognized and honored with multiple accolades from prestigious institutes like Legal Era, BW Legal World, INBA, and Legal 500. He is a regular speaker at such events and places.On the academic background - he is a Ph.D. in commerce, a member of ICSI, a post graduate in commerce, and a graduate in law.

Himanshu V

Himanshu Vidhani, Partner (Disputes and Insolvency Practice), Chandhiok & Mahajan

Himanshu Vidhani is a Partner in the Disputes and Insolvency practice group at Chandhiok & Mahajan. His primary focus lies in adeptly representing clients embroiled in intricate disputes concerning insolvency and restructuring, contractual claims, shareholder and investor conflicts, and international commercial arbitration throughout the broader Asia-Pacific region.

With a wealth of experience spanning over a decade, Himanshu has successfully represented clients across diverse industries, including but not limited to technology, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, construction, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment, and banking sectors. His expertise includes devising and executing dispute resolution strategies by assessing risk factors that impact business decisions.

Himanshu's proficiency extends to corporate restructuring endeavors, including the formulation and execution of schemes involving mergers, arrangements, and reduction of share capital. He has advised and represented numerous clients before various tribunals and regulatory bodies for various legal, regulatory, and commercial matters.

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Jivesh Chandrayan, Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Jivesh has 20 years of experience in advising on a wide array of corporate & commercial legal issues. Jivesh has helped clients navigate through various stages of their business cycle, ranging from incorporation to operation stability, corporate governance and restructuring (mergers and acquisitions).

Jivesh has represented clients across diverse industry sectors like IT/ITeS, Technology, Geo-spatial, Telecom, Fintech, Defence & Aerospace, Manufacturing, Engineering, Electronics, Tourism, Medical & Healthcare, Mining, Apparels/Textile, Facility Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Asset Management and Estate Planning. The clients he has advised range from large multinational corporations including Fortune500 companies to early-stage startups. He has also advised leading Public Sector Enterprises, including ‘Maharatna’ and ‘Navratna’ companies.

Jivesh has been recognized among India’s foremost practitioners by Legal500 in the employment space (2022, 2023, 2024), TMT (2023, 2024) and Corporate (2023). Asian Legal Business (2023) has also recommended Jivesh in their most recent (2023) rankings for the TMT practice area. As a thought leader, Jivesh has had articles published in various leading journals and websites.

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Kunal Mehta, Head Legal Counsel - Group M&A, JSW Steel Ltd
Kunal is a dual-qualified lawyer with 16 years of work experience in law firms and in-house legal roles. He has wide experience in transactional work (M&A, PE, commercial contracts and general corporate advisory) and contentious work with specific focus on power, manufacturing and the infrastructure sector.

Kunal worked at various law firms (in London, Dubai and India) for the first 10 years of his career. For the last 5+ years he has been associated with the JSW Group. In his previous role, he was the Legal Head of JSW Energy Ltd and is currently the Head Legal Counsel – M&A for the JSW Group.

Madhu G

Madhu Gadodia, Deputy Managing Partner, Naik Naik & Co.

Madhu enjoys 21 years of experience. She heads the media and technology practice at the firm. Her clients rely on her to decisively act in their best interest to align with their larger business objectives.

Madhu has worked on very prominent media, technology, gaming, sports and data protection advisory and contentious matters. Madhu draws on her rich body of prior experience, where she has represented both sides, on a negotiation table. Her core expertise is Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property Rights and Banking and Finance. For the IPR practice, she has represented some of the largest production houses, film studios (including Hollywood studios), television channels/ broadcasters, digital media companies and content aggregators leading talent in the media industry including Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon, Tiger Shroff, Varun Dhawan and John Abraham.

She has represented the Indian Broadcasting Federation and a host of associations of television and film producers including IFTPC and IMPAA and Producers’ Guild. She has been instrumental in structuring complicated financing-cum-distribution deals, production and co-production deals for Bollywood production houses and Hollywood studios.

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Manjaree Chowdhary, Sr. Executive Director and General Counsel, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Manjaree Chowdhary is Senior Executive Officer and General Counsel of Maruti Suzuki India, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan and the leading car manufacturer in India employing over 34,000 people. Leading a team of 70+ professionals, Manjaree works closely with the Board, the CEO and the Leadership Team to provide legal and compliance support in a dynamic regulatory and risk environment. Additionally, Manjaree is also responsible for management of the Realty and Infrastructure business of the Company.

A master’s in law from the University of London with distinction, Manjaree made a mid-career shift from academics to law. She began her legal career at a leading Indian law firm, moving in-house to General Electric Company before joining Maruti Suzuki as its first woman General Counsel. She is an experienced General Counsel with 26 yrs. of successful history of working across South Asia, US, ANZ and Japan in diverse industries like Industrial, Manufacturing, Auto, Healthcare, Power and Services. Skilled in strategic advisory, Board and listed entity management, complex transactions including JVs/M&A, litigation, regulatory and public policy, enterprise risk, ethics, compliance and change management, she brings a global and innovative mindset with strong local execution to help grow businesses in challenging regulatory and business environment.

Manjaree’s adaptive leadership style allows her to assimilate quickly into new business environments and culture to contribute effectively in a short span of time. Her leadership has brought recognition to the Maruti Suzuki Legal Team by being included in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist - India Teams 2019 and being recognized as the Best In-house Legal Team (mid-size) in India at the prestigious Legal Era India Legal Awards 2021 for the first time. She has successfully leveraged her functional and business understanding to lead industry initiatives and support Government relations work, notable among them being the formulation of a “Voluntary Code of Ethics” adopted by NATHEALTH, the National Healthcare Federation of India in collaboration with Ministry of Health. She believes in professionalism and perseverance as mantras to overcome challenges and add value.

She was recognized as the General Counsel of the Year (Female) at the prestigious Legal Era Annual Indian Lawyers Awards 2020, has featured in the ‘Women in Manufacturing’ book released by Mobility India and had been part of the elite list of Business World Top 100 GCs in India for three consecutive years.

Manoj Gunjan

Manoj Gunjan, Chief Compliance Officer and Head - Legal, Poonawalla Fincorp
Mr. Manoj Gujaran is a qualified Company Secretary and LLB graduate and comes with a long-standing experience of more than two decades in the areas of Company Law, RBI guidelines for NBFCs, listing regulations, contract management, litigations, FEMA & PMLA compliance, intellectual property rights, human resource, liasioning with domestic & overseas regulators, across various industries relating to financial, media, multi-national companies, etc.

He has played a pivotal role in setting up the overall legal, compliance and regulatory framework for NBFC businesses catering to corporate & retail lending relating to secured & unsecured loan products, outsourcing guidelines, PMLA-KYC norms, requisite policies, digital lending, etc. during his current role as the Chief Compliance Officer and Head - Legal at Poonawalla Fincorp Limited, previously as the Chief Compliance Officer, Head-Legal and Company Secretary at Poonawalla Finance Private Limited and as the Company Secretary and Head-Compliance & Legal at IIFL Wealth Finance Limited.

He has spearheaded various key assignments pertaining to strategic investments, corporate restructuring, fund raise via listed debt instruments & bank borrowings, digital lending, co-lending, securitization, cobranded credit card project, digital data protection, dispute resolution, CSR, etc.

Meenal M

Meenal Maheshwari, Group General Counsel, Angle One

Meenal is currently the Group Legal Director for LemmaTree, Temasek which is the tech venture building arm of Temasek. She started her law practice at leading law firm Khaitan & Co, Mumbai. Through her career, she has also been an arguing counsel at the Bombay High Court and has spent the last 8+ years as an in-house counsel and is committed to legal strategy.

Meenal has been a merit Holder (list of top 10 students), for 4 years out of 5, amongst the successful candidates of 22 law schools housed in Pune University. She is a certified global privacy & data protection professional who has been awarded the prestigious Chevening fellowship n Cyber-Security by the UK government. She has been recognized as the top 50 GCs by Forbes and has also been featured as the top woman Chief Legal Officers by Women Entrepreneur.

A marathoner and a yoga practitioner, passionate about women empowerment, she is also a strong force spreading awareness for combating climate change issues. In addition, she enjoys traveling and relishes time with her seven-year-old.

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Nistha Soonee, Assistant General Counsel, Slice

Nistha is currently the Assistant General Counsel for ‘slice’ one of India's most cutting edge fintech unicorns. Her core expertise is cross border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and VC investments and exits, strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate advisory and foreign inbound investments. Prior to joining slice, Nistha has practiced for over a decade at leading law firms namely AZB & Partners, Shardul Amarchand and Trilegal where she has represented marquee private equity investors, promoters and multinational conglomerates. Her current role at slice entails strategic deal advisory transcending the realms of pure-play legal role, corporate governance, stakeholder management.

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Nitin Bhuwania, SVP - Legal & Compliances, Easebuzz

Nitin Bhuwania joined Easebuzz as Senior Vice President & Head of Legal at Easebuzz Private Limited and was very soon promoted to the role of General Counsel. He has 15+ years of industry experience in legal sectors especially into banking & financial services, fintech domain. Nitin has represented himself and his current company as moderator, speaker on various Legal forums, seminars, industry meets and including membership of industry body and associations (DFA, GFF, AIMAI etc.)

He has previously worked with large corporates like Piramal Capital, L&T Financial Services, Axis Bank, National Stock Exchange of India. His major contributions and achievements are in the field of corporate restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Law, International Taxation, the foreign inflow of funds, corporate reorganization activity, taxes, and real estate laws. 

Prior to joining Easebuzz, he was instrumental in large tickets corporate financing transactions and also shown strong leadership in driving one of the first of its kind of Insolvency of Financial Service Companies under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code. Accordingly, was part of core deal team for the acquisition of Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) by Piramal Group.

 Nitin holds a dual qualification of Law and Chartered Accountancy.

Pankaj B

Prakash Bagla, Managing Director, Motilal Oswal Alternates
Prakash Bagla is Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Alternates. Prakash joined MOPE in 2007. At MOPE, Prakash is responsible for deal sourcing, investing, monitoring and managing the exit from portfolio companies. Prakash is responsible for Industrials and Manufacturing businesses, and he represents the Existing Funds on the boards of ElectroMech, Magicrete, IMP Powers and Glass Wall. Prakash has over 15 years of diverse experience in consumer facing business (Emami) and Mining & Oil business (Aditya Birla Group). He worked in diverse roles including sourcing, supply chain and cost controls, operating role to set up systems and processes, entry strategy for new businesses and sale of existing businesses. Prakash holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Calcutta University and is a Chartered Accountant.

Prakhar S

Prakhar Sharma, General Counsel, Kotak Alternate Asset Managers Ltd.
Prakhar is a qualified CA, CS and LLB and has over 20 years of leadership experience in a number of complex cross border M&As, private equity, insolvency and bankruptcy matters as well as several high value domestic and international litigations/dispute resolutions. He is thought leader and an avid speaker regularly contributing at various national and international forums on emerging legal issues.

He is a member of the CII’s task force on IBC laws and frequently works with regulators, providing his views on issues relating to different facets of the regulatory framework.

He is currently the General Counsel for Kotak Alternate Asset Managers, one of India’s largest PE fund managers, having an AUM of over US$ 18 billion across various alternate asset classes.

Rohan Singh

Rohan Singh, Partner, Fox Mandal & Associates

Rohan's practice includes advising foreign and Indian corporations on M&A and joint ventures. He has also assisted financial sponsors, early-stage investors and companies in a range of industry sectors, including financial services, IT/ITES, e-commerce, manufacturing, insurance, highway infrastructure, and investments in real estate (IT parks and residential). He has worked on cross-border M&A transactions and India-specific aspects of offshore transactions on an entire gamut of key transactional aspects, including negotiating term sheets, buy-side and sell-side due diligence, drafting, negotiating and finalizing definitive transaction documents, addressing key questions by transaction financiers and W&I insurers, advice on applications for key regulatory approvals prior to completion, and addressing key closing steps and post-closing covenants.

Rohan has assisted key stakeholders on various joint ventures, including joint venture company formation, drafting and negotiating term sheets, investment documents, and shareholders/joint venture agreements. He has advised financial sponsors on a variety of aspects covering the investment life cycle ranging from investment, key legal and regulatory advice required by portfolio companies, partial stake sales and full exits.

He has also worked with companies raising funds from private equity and early-stage investors, including negotiating and finalizing transaction documents; advice relating to investor pre-closing covenants; and assistance with company disclosure schedules. Rohan strives to provide clients with timely, commercial, and solution-oriented advice, and has worked on regulatory applications with Indian financial sector regulators, including the Reserve Bank of India and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.

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Rohan Thacker, Vice President – Legal, Tata Capital Limited

Rohan is Vice President – Legal with Tata Capital Limited with over 15 years of experience in banking and finance. He has also successfully negotiated documentation for fund raises from several domestic, international and multilateral institutions of repute and through various structures and instruments. He has steered the negotiations and structuring of high-ticket lending transactions as also led key corporate level tie-ups. He has also advised on the successful implementation of several digitization initiatives of the organization and digital loan journeys on its website and applications. He has been instrumental in setting up of the legal and documentation framework for several products as also framing various policies and processes. His other contributions involve strategic investments and exits, competition law aspects, intellectual property matters, legal strategies, data privacy and training on various legal topics. He has been conferred with the IBLJ- In House Counsel award for financial services. He has authored law books and contributed articles to several leading journals and is also certified in Competition Law, Securities Law and Cyber Laws.

Rupinder Malik

Rupinder Malik, Partner, JSA

Rupinder specializes in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and restructurings of Indian and international conglomerates. She also regularly advises clients on matters relating to foreign investment laws (inbound and outbound) and on corporate commercial transactions. Being recognized as a solution-oriented lawyer, she has a wealth of experience in advising on legal and contractual matters for the successful outcome of a transaction. She has advised on several diverse transactions and matters across sectors such as real estate, healthcare, e-commerce, EV, fintech, technology, infrastructure & energy, services, and manufacturing.

Rupinder also advises and assists with compliance related matters and white-collar crimes investigations in connection with ABAC, fraud, cybercrime, money laundering and sanctions.

Rupinder is a member of the Executive Committee of JSA. She is an India Chapter Leader of WWCDA and also the Vice Chair of IBA – LFMC (Law Firm Management Committee).

Sachin B

Sachin Baweja, VP –Legal & Secretarial, Yokohama Off-Highway Tires

Sachin Baweja has over two decades of experience in legal and corporate secretarial fields. His experience extends to stakeholder management across jurisdictions; setting up and scaling up legal departments; contributing during and after acquisitions; greenfield and brownfield expansions of plants; handling global trademark portfolios and other IP’s; setting up and managing global compliance initiatives; handling digital content acquisitions and licensing; and conducting investigations for whistle blower complaints, POSH and COC matters.

He has worked with various multinational brands and has been advising business units on issues relating to manufacturing, services, hospitality and content industries. Presently he is with Yokohama division specializing in off highway tires and is based out of Mumbai

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Sandeep Chowdhury, Group General Counsel, Suzlon Group

Sandeep is the Group General Counsel in HCC. He looks after large scale arbitrations, litigations, ADR, and the corporate and regulatory part. In last couple of years, his team have done a complete restructuring, came up with Rights Issue and have had success in big ticket litigation and arbitration matters. He has also done 3 big ticket M&As (both in Indi and abroad) – each to the tune of $ 3 billion or more, worked on FCPA related issues and labour matters, Handled large PIL in Australia and USA and big regulatory litigation in London against TFL.

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Somya Agarwal, VP & General Counsel, Fractal Analytics

Somya is an award-winning General Counsel, boasting an impressive career spanning over two decades. Her expertise lies in the intricacies of structuring and negotiating private equity fund raise transactions, acquisitions, mergers, and integrations, coupled with a profound understanding of restructuring, global compliance management, IP, and data privacy matters. Additionally, she is recognized for her pivotal role in formulating Responsible AI policies and steering board and governance matters.

Currently serving as the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary for Fractal Analytics, Somya has achieved remarkable milestones. Under her leadership, the company secured a $200 million investment from Apax Partners and a $360 million investment from TPG Capital, elevating it to Unicorn status. Her strategic prowess is evident in orchestrating key acquisitions, including Samya.ai, Zerogons (Streamflux), and Neal Analytics. Somya has also spearheaded strategic investments in Senseforth.ai and Analytics Vidhya, alongside managing external equity financings and spinouts of Qure.ai and Theremin.ai. Instrumental in designing and implementing Responsible AI and IP & Data Privacy frameworks, she has significantly contributed to value creation and enhancement for the organization. Notably, Somya automated the Contracts and Compliance management system across 18+ jurisdictions.

Throughout her career, Somya has navigated diverse roles, from the TATA-Pepsi Joint Venture startup to multinational advertising giant Publicis, and the Taj Group of Hotels (Ginger Brand). She also played a key role in the growth and strategies of SAIC (US Multinational), showcasing her ability to drive expansion, enhance stakeholder value, and establish market leadership. Somya has rich multicultural experience includes working across the US, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, China, and Canada.

A Gold Medallist and All India rank holder in B.Com, LLB, and CS exams, Somya's credentials reflect her academic excellence. Beyond her legal acumen, she is an avid meditator and a certified heartfulness meditation trainer. With a passion for writing, she contributes as a columnist in newspapers, magazines, and the digital space, further showcasing her multifaceted talents.

Sudipta Ghosh

Sudipta Ghosh General Counsel at Apraava Energy Private Limited (formerly CLP India)

Sudipta is responsible for advising Apraava on various legal aspects of setting up conventional and renewable projects, more specifically Wind and Solar Projects in India.

Prior joining Apraava Energy, Sudipta has worked with two prestigious laws firms in India – Trilegal and Amarchand Mangaldas and has handled various domestic and international financing for infrastructure projects including the financing for Power Projects and Airports. Her experience also includes advising, drafting and negotiating project documents, offtake agreements and execution of both conventional and non-conventional power projects in India and keen interest in project financing.

Suresh B

Suresh Kumar Bhutani, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary,  Le Travenues Technology Limited (“ixigo”)

Suresh is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Chartered Governance Institute, United Kingdom. He is a law graduate from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, holding a Bachelor's Honors Degree in Commerce from Delhi University, a master’s degree in management from IGNOU, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. With over eighteen years of experience in legal, compliance, corporate secretarial, investor relations, and related matters within IT and Aviation Companies, Suresh has expertise in M&A, corporate restructuring, listing compliances, contract drafting/reviewing, and management. He has contributed to IPO/FPO projects for GAIL (India) Limited, R Systems International Limited, and InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo Airlines).

Currently, he holds the position of Group General Counsel, Company Secretary, and Compliance Officer at ixigo. 


Vibhore Chaturvedi, Vice President – Legal, NIIF Infrastructure Finance Limited

Vibhore Chaturvedi graduated in law from Government Law College, Mumbai, in 2009 and got enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Before joining NIIF Infrastructure Finance Limited [an infrastructure debt fund (IDF)] as the Vice-President (Legal), he acted as the Group Head (Banking, Project Finance and Infrastructure) at Fox Mandal (Mumbai Office). He has more than a decade of experience in advising financial institutions, renewable energy and infrastructure developers, government bodies, and international banks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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 Welcome to the ALB Mumbai In-House Legal Summit 2024

    DATE             03 April 2024, Wednesday

    TIME               09:15 am Registration
                                 10:00 am to 04:00 pm, Indian Standard Time (GMT +5:30)

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 Welcome to the ALB Mumbai In-House Legal Summit 2024

    DATE             03 April 2024, Wednesday

    TIME               09:15 am Registration
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