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18 April 2018, New Delhi, India

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

Day Program


  • Keynote Address
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Study Presentations
  • Strategic Leadership Discussion
  • Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!!
  • Exhibitions
  • Tea and Lunch Breaks
  • Evening Cocktail
  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors
  • One-on-One Meetings

Agenda Detail

Legal & IP ConfEx Agenda (From 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM India Time)

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Registration and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

08:30 AM – 08:40 AM

Breaking The Ice - Know The Participants in Advance. Introductions: One By One. Networking Opportunity

  • Opening Welcome Address
  • Short Introductions of All Participants - One By One
  • Identification of "Who Is Who"
  • Prioritizing Your Networking with Audience
  • Assistance in Scheduling Meeting in Networking Breaks


 Opening Keynote Address | 08:40 AM – 10:00 AM (Jacaranda - I & II)

Opening Keynote Address 1 | 08:40 AM – 09:30 AM | ( Jacaranda Hall )

People Still Matter in IP & Legal World: Strengthened Corporate Governance Through the Use of People and Technology

  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Privacy
  • Technology
  • Dispute Resolutiongy
Sudeep Sanyal
Regional Vice President,
Sales Apttus Corporation,
Dhruv Phophalia
Managing Director & Leader,
Disputes & Investigations,
Alvarez & Marsal India Private Ltd,

Opening Keynote Address 2 | 09:30 AM – 10:00 AM | ( Jacaranda Hall )

The World of Corporate Intelligence: Facts and Fiction

Abhijit Yadav
Global Investigations &
Strategic Intelligence Practice,
Berkeley Research Group,
Mark Bravin
Head of International Disputes to Practice
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP,

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors

Hall A (Jacaranda - I)

Hall B (Jacaranda - II)

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

Artificial Intelligence: Risk to Lawyers’ Profession?

According to recent research released at the World Economic Forum (WEF), 5 million jobs are expected to be taken by robots by 2020 itself. Can you imagine the robots taking lawyers’ jobs? Technology doing the real lawyers’ work – robot lawyers?

  • What is Artificial Intelligence– connection with lawyers
  • What AI applications can do in the legal industry, besides document review and automation?
  • Can robots replace lawyers in reality? By 2050?
  • Can robots think and act like lawyers?
  • AI & automation for law firms?
  • Do you think people will accept AI especially in india?
  • What are the advantages of using the AI in terms of cost effectiveness for the lawyers? So far what is the negative impact?
John Matheson
OneDelta Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd,
Damandeep Kaur
Corporate Legal,
Intelenet Global Services,
Gaurav Jabulee
South Asia Legal Director,
Texas Instruments,
Anubhav Kapoor
General Counsel and Company Secretary,
Tata Technologies,
Komal Gupta
Head of Artificial Intelligence and Innovation,
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas,
Aruna Kumari
Kochhar & Co,

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Leadership Learning Lab

Effectively Managing Bribery and Corruption Risk

Dhruv Phophalia
Managing Director & Leader,
Disputes & Investigations,
Alvarez & Marsal India Private Ltd,
Sahiba Chait
Vice President & Senior Counsel,
Marriott International,

Amit Vidyarthi
Head of Investigations,
West Asia Nokia,
New Delhi

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Auditors vs Fraudsters: Do you have the right experts?

It is quite common to blame the auditor when a fraud is discovered, primarily because of the misconception that an audit is designed to detect fraud. An external or internal audit of a company’s books of accounts cannot be the only weapons in your arsenal to effectively combat the threat of a growing army of intelligent, technologically savvy fraudsters. Hear an experienced forensic accountant speak about the nuances of fraud investigations and the importance of having the right skill sets for the job. Some of the key speaking points would include:

  • Myth: Audits uncover fraud
  • Work Procedures vs. Investigative Methodologies
  • Conflict of Interest situations
  • Think like a Fraudster: Designing Fraud Risk Assessments
  • Show me the money: Complementing legal advisors
  • Case Studies 
Abhijit Yadav
Global Investigations &
Strategic Intelligence Practice,
Berkeley Research Group,

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11:15 AM – 11:35 AM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Innovative Technologies used in International Arbitrations


Elizabeth Miller
Head, eCourt Services
Law In Order,


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11:40 AM – 12:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

“How Much is Too Much”: Are we prepared for future Frauds, Black Money and Corruption?

  • Compliance and Investigations in India's Evolving Anti-Corruption Landscape
  • How to overcome cultural challenges in rolling out an anti-corruption awareness
  • Essential Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
  • Bribery, corruption risks to persist in 2017-18
  • Strengthening your due diligence and monitoring processes
Anumeha Soni 
Senior Legal &
Compliance Counsel,
Boston Scientific,
Vidya Rajarao
Partner & National leader,
Forensic Services,
Grant Thornton India LLP
Pathik Arora
Senior Partner,
Hammurabi and Solomon,

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

IP Risk Management - Bad Data, Bad Decisions ?

In this uncertain world of globalization and emerging markets, India’s economic and cultural growth is supported by a legal and regulatory framework developed to encourage significant local and international business creativity. Since the evolution of Intellectual Property (IP) Law over centuries, businesses have certainly started firmly establishing the concept. IP has now emerged as a commonplace in the world with an objective to Promote Progress. You will learn about:

  • Explore the importance of the decisions you make using intellectual property data
  • India war on Data Theft
  • Discover how to be better equipped to increase productivity and become a strong resource to your business
  • Uncover evaluation techniques that could save you countless hours in IP analysis
  • Distill insights to your stakeholders and impact day-to-day business decisions c)


S. K. Murthy
Patent Counsel,
Intel Corporation,
Jyothi Prasad
Associate Director - Legal Services,
Morae Global Corporation,
Ketan Mukhija
Sr. Vice President – Legal,
Srei Group of Companies,
Bejoy Namath
  Shantanu Sahay
Partner- Litigation- IT&E Commerce
Law Practice,

12:25 PM – 12:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Effectively Using Experts to Succeed in Disputes

  • Key financial elements in disputes
  • Use of independent experts to drive credibility of the commercial and technical aspects of the case
  • Choosing the right expert for your dispute
  • Defending a claim for damages
  • Use of e-discovery and litigation intelligence
Dhruv Phophalia 
Managing Director & Leader,
Disputes & Investigations,
Alvarez & Marsal India Private Ltd,

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12:25 PM – 12:45 PM | Exclusive Case Study Presentation

Harness the power of patents with the Minesoft Suite – the patent search and analysis tools relied on by over 50,000 professional users worldwide.

At Minesoft, we realise that IP professionals operate in an increasingly time-pressured world; our solutions are developed with this in mind to save you time and hassle. Our week-in-the-life cases highlight what you can do in 10-20 minute increments to gain truly actionable data; a different approach compared to a well-polished case study which could take an outsourcing firm weeks to create and which you, as busy professionals, may struggle to recreate. We will show you how to:.

  • Seriously speed up your research with patent data from over 100 countries with PatBase, the patent search and analysis platform
  • Effortlessly visualise the landscape with brand-new Analytics V2.0, enabling users to gain actionable competitive intelligence, pinpoint licensing opportunities and discover white spaces in areas of interest
  • Utilise the most comprehensive global patent citation database available, Citation Explorer, to unearth new players or technologies in your field and to identify potential licensees
  • Expand your search query possibilities with cutting edge machine learning capabilities to find pertinent art, quickly and accurately for patentability, FTO and validity studies
Stephen Gunaseelan
Senior Manager –
PatBase Sales & Support,
Minesoft Ltd,

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12:45 PM – 01:30 PM 

Lunch and Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:30 PM – 02:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance & Role of Technology?

Technology’s role in data protection is the important link in GDPR transformation. GDPR technology experts will share the detailed information on the following key points: -

  • Adopting GDPR technology framework- The role of advisors and vendors
  • What kinds of tools and assistance are available?
  • Technology operation challenges in the GDPR
  • Data protection impact assessments – understanding technology risk
  • Regulatory guidance on technology issues
  • Advantages of using automation For GDPR compliance
  • What is Auto-Classification and how does it assist with GDPR compliance?
  • The impact of GDPR on marketing technology and cybersecurity 
Aditi Chopra
Director and Legal Counsel,
Jitendra Jagota
Director Legal and
Govt Affairs,
Dr Debabrata Nayak
Chief Security officer,
Huawei Telecommunication India pvt Ltd,
Karthik Mahalingam
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas,
  Jagvinder Brar
Partner – Forensic Services

01:30 PM – 02:10 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Challenges to commercialization of Patents

  • Creating a sound and robust patent portfolio
    • Filing of patent / related IPR
    • Countries of interest
    • First filing, choice of examining authority etc
  • Converting the invention to a vendible product / service, scaling up
  • Negotiation points
    • Advantages and disadvantages of negotiations before patent is granted versus granted patents
    • Role of related IPRs registered as well as pending in negotiations
  • Licensing and royalties versus Assignment on consideration
  • Agreements and contracts
  • Challenges to commercialization depending on the field of technology
    • FRAND
    • Cross-licensing
    • Patent pools


Ashima Katara
Patent Manager,
Hindustan Unilever Limited,
G.V. Anand Bhushan
Chennai Head,
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas,
Sunita K Sreedharan
Founder & CEO,
SKS Law Associates,
  Ashwani Balayan
Partner - Patent,
ALG India Law Offices LLP,

02:15 PM – 02:35 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Growing Complexities of Evidence Gathering in Cybercrime Investigations


Ravindranath Patil
Director - Forensic services,

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02:40 PM – 03:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Digital India and the Growing Cyber Threats

  • Understand the Psyche of Cyber Threats
  • Where Are We on Cybersecurity in India?
  • Cyber Security Challenges
  • Digital India requires Cyber Security Investments
  • Digital Payment Ecosystem & Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Startups in India
  • Best Practices and New Developments in High-Stakes
    Litigation and Arbitration


Anish Bhatnagar
India General Counsel,
British Telecom,
Pawan Kumar
Senior Vice President
(Legal) and Head, Litigation,
SBI Cards and Payment
Services Pvt. Ltd.,
Sourish Mohan Mitra
Legal Affairs,
  Srinivas Kotni 
Founder & Managing Partner

02:40 PM – 03:20 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Blockchain Technology & Intellectual Property

  • What is blockchain
  • Blockchain: What you need to know
  • Current state of blockchain IP
  • Protection of blockchain IP
  • How can blockchain technology influence IP law
  • Future action plan


Richard Milchior
Granrut LLP,
Biju K Nair
Executive Director,,
Prity Khastgir
Chief of Legal and
Prasanna Lohar
Head Technology -
Innovation & Architecture,
DCB Bank Ltd,
  Lakshika Joshi
Global IP Head,

03:25 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

Litigation Success by Any Measure: Tools and Metrics

  • Achieving cost control in complex, multi-jurisdiction litigation
  • Latest in e-discovery
  • Litigation project management tools and metrics
  • Risk analysis strategies and tools
  • Early case assessment to improve litigation results
  • IP Litigation
  • Effective Compliance Programme in Current India Anti-Corruption Landscape
Evgeny Raschevsky
Egorov Puginsky
Afanasiev & Partners,
Ramesh Sharma
General Counsel,
Sterlite Power,
Sameer Karekatte
Head - Legal and Chief
Compliance Officer,
Tata Motor Finance Limited,
  Zameer Nathani
Director - Legal,
Raymond Limited,

03:25 PM – 04:05 PM | Leadership Learning Lab

What Does the Legal & IP Department of the Future Look Like?

So what will corporate Legal & IP look like over the next 10 years? Consider the following potential scenarios-

  • Technology: Automation & Artificial Intelligence
  • Service Delivery
  • Operations n?
Debolina Partap
General Counsel,
Pranav Mehra
Principal Legal Counsel,
Michiel De Bruijn
Senior Director &
Managing Director,
IP Solutions, LexisNexis,
  Ravi Rajiv Upadhyay
Sr. Business Unit Manager,
Ameriprise Financial,

04:05 PM – 04:15 PM 

Coffee and Tea Break - Informal Networking with Exhibitors


04:15 PM – 05:00 PM | Unconference – Where Everyone Speaks!! 

India: The Legal Hub Where In-House Counsel Can Foster Business Growth; How?

India is the heart of the legal and business sectors globally & the role of the in-house counsel is rapidly evolving to keep pace with the changing needs of the businesses that they support. An in-house counsel’s job is never to sit back and watch a company grow—it’s to ask how to make that growth continue and expand.

This fast-paced session will several opportunities of live stories from in-house counsel participants, who will share two to three-minute case studies from their own experiences that how their in-house counsel job profiles bring up the business growth for their respective organizations. They will also share the challenges they face and how do they find the solutions. Do they partner with law firms and service providers to solve their issues – if yes; to what extent it remains intact.

You can look forward to digging into the experiences, new challenges and resolutions shared by in-house counsel participants at the ConfEx.

Sameer Chugh
Director - Legal & Regulatory
Kalindee Mehta
General Counsel,
SAP India Subcontinent,
Ugen Bhutia
Executive Vice President- Legal Head,
SBI Card (SBI+GE),
Sanjay kumar patel
Patel Head-IPR,
B&S Group,
Ankur Ved Tuli
Legal Counsel,
Maruti Suzuki India Limited,

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Remarks Followed by Evening Cocktail

This will celebrate the presence of our speakers and sponsors who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

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