The Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) held its successful annual residential General Counsel Conclave 2019 from 5-7 April at Cidade De Goa, near Goa’s capital of Panjim.
Around 110 participants attended the conclave from corporate, law firms and advisory firms. Attending were companies including Godrej, Barclays Bank, Bharti Airtel, Signify, Tata Housing and Tata Realty, Everstone Capital, Johnson & Johnson, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, HSBC, Wockhardt, Accenture, Gems Education, Thomas Cook, JK Organization, Times Internet, Amazon Web Services, Brambles and Tata Sky to name a few.
Sessions at the three-day conclave included:
- How can the government improve our domestic arbitration structure for achieving efficacy in domestic commercial dispute resolution?
- The importance of a pre-emptive competition compliance mechanism, and what to watch out for as a company.
- The journey from in-house counsel to strategic business adviser – how far have general counsel reached in 2019?
- M&A challenges that lawyers help companies navigate for seamless transactions.
- What does India’s push for becoming an international arbitration hub mean for corporate India?
- What must lawyers do to help turn IP from being a cost for companies to becoming an active revenue system?
- The role of compliance in establishing transparency and integrity in corporate governance.
- Understanding in-house expectations from their law firms to innovate the delivery of legal services.
- Two years since its introduction, how can we ensure that the IBC lives up to its potential?
The conclave also launched the fourth edition of the ICCA’s coffee-table book Anthology – A Compendium of India’s Leading Lawyers.