20th Global Legal Confex

28 April 2015, New Delhi, India

Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Convention Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003


The Legal ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, Technology, Compliance, Security and Risk Management. They would attract the best of the legal professionals and thought leaders from the industry as well as enlighten the delegates about the latest in this industry.

26 April 2015
Visiting Delhi, the Capital of India

27 April 2015
Law Firm/LPO Office Tours

28 April 2015
Global Legal ConfEx
India Habitat Center, Delhi

29 April 2015
Law Firm/LPO Office Tours

30 April 2015
Visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra

28 April 2015

Legal ConfEx Agenda (From 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM India Standard Time)
Panel Discussions to be held in Halls A, B, C and D


08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors


09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Welcome Address


09:10 AM – 09:55 AM

Keynote Address: Opening up the Indian Boundaries for Foreign Law.

  • Opportunities for foreign law firms in India.
  • Strategic Alliances: Indian vis-à-vis Global Counterparts
  • Transparency and Issues related to the presence of Foreign lawyers and law firms in India


  • PROFESSIONAL RESTRICTIONS- (*Advocates Act 1961)
  • COMMERCIAL RESTRICTIONS- (*FDI in legal services is not permitted)

Shri Ram Jethmalani
Sr. Advocate, Honorable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

Dr. Surat Singh
Harvard and Oxford educated lawyer of Supreme Court of India, Managing partner of Dr. Surat Singh & Associates

Shri Somnath Bharti
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly for Malviya Nagar & an IITian turned Lawyer


09:55 AM – 10:00 AM

Vote of Thanks


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Tea Break/ Informal Networking with Exhibitors


Hall A:
Hall B:
Intellectual Property
Hall C:
Compliance & Risk Management
Hall D:
Driving Innovation & Change

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Boot Camp:
Anti-Corruption Boot Camp

As Anti-Corruption enforcement continues to mature around the world, In-House counsel must stay abreast of the latest regulatory developments to minimize legal, financial and reputational risk.

The Anti-Corruption Boot Camp provides the tools necessary to avoid investigations remain compliant and monitor the third-party conduct. A panel of anti-corruption professionals, ethics and compliance executives and government officials will cover:

  • Updates on the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act
  • Data privacy protections
  • Audit and accounting perspectives
  • How to develop a global compliance program
  • Anti-corruption compliance best practices
  • Getting employees on board
  • How to monitor the supply chain and the conduct of third parties


11:30 AM – 11:45 AM


Corporate Intelligence – Fact vs Fiction


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion:
IP Value Creation in a Global Market

Global companies can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide leverage in the financial markets.

  • Defining ‘Value’ in IP services
  • Ways to measure the value
  • IP portfolio management
  • Global markets
  • Wealth creation strategies
  • Role of patents, trademarks and copyrights


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion:
Data, Privacy and Cyber Security

The potential for misuse of sensitive personal information has triggered legislative and regulatory action worldwide. Privacy laws vary by jurisdiction, are interpreted unpredictably, and are in a constant state of flux. Learn best practices for adopting sound privacy practices, ensuring regulatory and legal compliance, and protecting your competitive advantage. A panel of GCs, data security and cyber experts will address the latest trends and tools including:

  • Understanding your organization’s legal obligations and risks
  • How to engage senior management in developing a privacy approach
  • How to develop a method for measuring success
  • Ensuring your employees are well-informed and understand company privacy policies
  • Consistent and adequate program oversight


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel Discussion:
Alternative Dispute Resolution covering:

  • Overview of third-party funding
  • Mediation
  • Expert determination
  • Dispute boards

11:45 AM – 12:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Latest Trends in Litigation Management

  • Role of the litigation department
  • Case management strategies
  • "Pains" for litigation department heads
  • Establishing accountability
  • Implications for the legal profession
  • Managing conflict of interest
  • Litigation as a tool of enhancing your bargaining power and creating value for your organization
  • International Dispute Resolution Services: Latest developments in Singapore


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11:45 AM – 12:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
IP General Counsel Roundtable: The View from the Top

Hear from General Counsel of global companies on how they are preparing for and dealing with new patent regimes and intellectual property issues around the world.

  • IP issues around the world
  • The importance of IP audits
  • Trademark, patents and copyright
  • IP Investigations: Risk & Challenges engaged in field investigations
  • IP and the art of successful deal-making
  • New developments
  • Creating wealth
  • Corporate policies


11:45 AM – 12:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Legal and Practical Considerations in Conducting a Corruption or Fraud Investigation: The First 48 Hours

The first 48 hours of an investigation are critical to its success. Inappropriate decisions at this stage can lead to wasted time and effort, lost or damaged evidence, incomplete findings and the need to re-perform parts of the investigation.

A panel of legal and investigative specialists will address:

  • Planning, Resources and Prioritizing Actions
  • Dealing with Corporate Management Concerns
  • Discreet versus Overt Investigations
  • Preservation of Data and Technology Options
  • Forensic Accounting versus Auditors
  • Interviews
  • Dealing with external parties including Regulatory Authorities
  • Protecting Reputation


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11:40 AM – 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion:
Risk Management that Enables Long-Term Competitive Advantage

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate, creating new uncertainties for global businesses. Businesses need to take a proactive, enterprise-wide approach to managing the myriad business risks in order to sustain long-term growth.

This session would throw light on:

  • Risk of non -compliance of competition laws in India
  • Legal professionals who have an integral role in this new paradigm.
  • Legal professionals who are increasingly responsible for developing a consistent application across the organization to better identify, evaluate, and exploit the business risks - all while maintaining the appropriate controls to ensure effective and efficient operations and regulatory compliance.

12:40 PM – 01:40 PM

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:40 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Latest Trends in Litigation Management

The legal industry is embracing technological innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why law firms and corporate legal departments are evaluating their IT infrastructure and looking towards new options such as cloud-based processes and legal software applications to leverage technology to its fullest potential.

01:40 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Managing Complex IP Licensing Transactions

Intellectual property licensing is an effective strategy to generate revenue, further R&D or expand/create market opportunities. Today’s evolving legal, regulatory and technical environments make it necessary to remain current on the latest trends in intellectual property licensing transactions.

This program will address some of the more complex and practical issues that arise in drafting and negotiating intellectual property licenses as well as tips for specific industries.

  • Updates on current legal developments
  • Industry-specific licensing issues
  • Essential tax elements of a patent purchase agreement
  • Licensing patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks
  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating complex license agreements

01:40 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Creating an Anti-Fraud Culture in Your Organization

With more organizations losing annual revenue and damaging public reputation due to fraud issues, the need for strong anti-fraud assessment is warranted. GCs need to consider, institute and improve measures to detect, deter and prevent fraud. This session will explain how to:

A panel of legal and investigative specialists will address:

  • Identify, assess and manage fraud risks
  • Develop fraud risk management policies and procedures
  • Promote fraud awareness throughout the organization
  • Develop a system of internal controls to address the entity’s fraud risks
  • Address and respond to any identified instances of fraud

01:40 PM – 02:40 PM
Panel Discussion:
Information Technology, Cloud Computing and the Legal Services Industry

The Legal Industry is embracing Technological Innovations as a way to remain competitive by working more efficiently, effectively and accurately. Learn why Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments are evaluating their IT Infrastructure and looking to new options such as Cloud-Based Processes to leverage Technology to its fullest Potential.

  • The Latest in Legal Technology Solutions
  • Ways to Increase Attorney Productivity
  • Effective Management of Information Technology
  • Focus Areas where IT can Play Significant Role
  • Overseas Data Management through IT and/or Cloud Computing
  • Benefits Of Cloud Based Legal Services

02:50 PM – 03:50 PM
Panel Discussion:
International Arbitration Master Class

International arbitration is rapidly emerging as a preferred method for resolving cross-border commercial disputes. New arbitration centers are being established around the world and the legal industry is adapting to the changing global landscape of international arbitration. This program will provide valuable insights involving the practice of international arbitration and its value in resolving a wide range of cross-border disputes.

  • Why arbitration?
  • Advantages, drawbacks and pitfalls of arbitration
  • Industries and regions on the front lines of International Business deals
  • Developing a dispute resolution Policy
  • Drafting contractual provisions for dispute resolution
  • Best practices in anticipating and preparing for cross-border commercial and intellectual property disputes

02:50 PM – 03:50 PM
Boot Camp:
Boot Camp: Successful Intellectual Property Department

  • Role of intellectual department
  • Management strategies
  • "Pains" of IP lawyers
  • Relationship with external counsel
  • Role of external counsel – law Firms
  • Alternative free arrangements
  • Solutions and best strategies

02:50 PM – 03:50 PM
Panel Discussion:
Change Management and Risk Handling

Managing change within an organization is no longer an informal process. From regulators asking to observe processes to the onslaught of new regulations demanding a formalized process, a formal approach to change ensures compliance of a strong risk management program. This session will try to discover leading practices in executing a successful enterprise change management process with focus on regulatory changes.

  • Stakeholders in bringing about change management in an organization and their roles and responsibilities
  • Strategies for implementing change management
  • Tools and technology involved
  • Recording changes and reporting incidents
  • Success stories

02:50 PM – 03:50 PM
Workshop (Paid):
How to Plan and Maximize a Litigation Budget

In this session, delegates will learn the Techniques for stretching a Litigation Budget including Streamlining e-Discovery Process, Negotiating Fee Structures, taking Advantage of Highly Specialized Outsourcing Providers amongst other topics.

03:50 AM – 04:15 AM

Tea Break/ Informal Networking with Exhibitors

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion:
General Counsel Roundtable

Attend this session to learn from a panel of General Counsel who will share their first-hand experiences regarding cross-border litigation trends, challenges and successes. Panelists will share personal lessons learned and best practices for effective litigation strategies.

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM
Panel Discussion:
IP Litigation around the World – Strategies to Manage Costs

  • Patent, trademark and copyright
  • Trends and strategies
  • Staffing
  • Technology
  • Cost management tools
  • Support services
  • Role of law firms in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM
Panel Discussion:
Why Is Compliance & Risk Management Getting So Much Attention?

Globalization and increased regulatory compliance are primary drivers of risk. Market volatility, political and economic shifts, employees, and electronic communications all present risk exposure in most industries. There is also heightened government scrutiny involving fraud, espionage and cyber-crime. In light of these dynamics, new forms of coordination are required to be effective in today’s global operating models. What does this mean for In-House counsel? Additionally this panel will also discuss labour laws in light of Compliance with focus on:

  • Labour law as part of corporate governance
  • Labour law a complex web
  • Interest of multiple stake-holders involved

04:15 PM – 05:00 PM
Workshop (Paid):
Establishing Your Legal Outsourcing Business: Strategies and Challenges

Identifying the primary drivers behind legal outsourcing for:

  • In-house counsel
  • Law firms

Examining recent trends in the type of services being outsourced

  • Practice or administrative support functions
  • Legal processes
  • Specialized legal services

Quantifying the value proposition of legal outsourcing

  • Projected cost savings
  • Improved resource allocation
  • Revenue growth
  • Increased competitive advantage


  • Team
  • Training
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Deliverables
  • Ethical Practices
  • Pricing


  • Online and offline marketing
  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Proposals and RFPs
  • Sales
  • Office Visits – Onsite and Offsite

05:00 PM – 05:45 PM
Panel Discussion:
Better Decision Making Through Analysis of Litigation Risk

Today’s legal professionals are experiencing myriad challenges. With increasing litigation, thereby, It Is imperative for legal departments to adopt a measured and deliberate approach to prepare for these eventualities.

This session will help delegates to learn concise evaluation of risks and costs associated with litigation, thus, enabling them to have better resource allocation, defining budget and achieving metric driven decision making.

05:00 PM – 05:45 PM
Panel Discussion:
Patent Considerations in Cross-Border M&A Transactions

In today’s global economic climate, companies need to be aware of the key intellectual property issues that arise in M&A. Problems with a patent portfolio discovered during Intellectual property due diligence can lead to price adjustments, changes to the deal structure or in extreme cases termination of a transaction. There are important areas of focus that companies should address to position themselves for M&A success, including intellectual property audits, determining ownership, foreign applications and more.

  • Cross border M&A
  • Managing IP
  • Strategies
  • Challenges
  • Current scenario
  • Case examples

05:00 PM – 05:45 PM
Panel Discussion:
Understanding the Regulatory Landscape

In compliance risk assessment, a company evaluates risk factors regarding compliance with state, federal and even foreign laws and regulations. Add to this the numerous policies, procedures, and ethical standards and contracts obligations, and GCs need a comprehensive plan for risk management. Panelists will offer advice on how to track and assess the potential risks and challenges these rules present.

05:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Panel Discussion:
Working to Achieve Absolute Compliance without Incurring Extra Costs

Join us as we discuss how to effectively use ethics and compliance into global operations without adding manpower or significantly increasing budget. Topics covered include:

  • Global Ethical Practices
  • Governance Models
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Innovative Practices in Legal World
  • Audits
  • Whistle-blowing and Reporting
  • Anti-corruption Screening

05:45 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks


07:30 PM Onwards

Cocktail Reception + Dinner (By Invitation Only)

*The agenda is subject to change without notice

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