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Summer 2019

Project India

Summer 2019



As India’s population continues to grow at a staggering rate, the nation’s focus turns to capitalising on its vast potential for economic prosperity, facilitated in part by enormous investment in vital infrastructure. GC talks to in-house counsel taking the lead on some of India’s most important national projects.

 

 


Infrastructure Agenda for the New Government of India

Summer 2019



GC speaks to Shailendra Singh, partner at Advaita Legal, about the role legal can play in avoiding potential pitfalls in India’s ambitious infrastructure agenda.

 

 


Dr Akhil Prasad, director, Country Counsel – India and Company Secretary, Boeing India

Summer 2019



With a 25-year in-house career at iconic global corporates like Xerox, Electrolux, General Motors, Disney and Fidelity, plus two PhDs under his belt, Prasad shares a sprinkling of his accumulated wisdom.

 

 


Getting a leg-up in legal

Summer 2019



GC investigates Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), an initiative to improve diversity among India’s elite law schools.

 

 


K Satish Kumar, Global Head – Legal and Chief Data Protection Officer, Ramco Systems

Summer 2019



Kumar has worked for some of India’s most established, multinational, technology-based companies over the course of many years. He reflects on the ever-evolving GC role in a fast-growing tech company.

 

 


Firm Focus: Vashi and Vashi

Summer 2019

Vashi and Vashi

GC speaks to Vivek Vashi, founder and managing partner of Vashi and Vashi, about how the firm continues to move from strength to strength since opening in 2017.

 

 


All is fair in love and law

Summer 2019



In Bollywood films, finding love means catchy song and dance numbers between star-crossed lovers. But, for over 400 million millennials in India currently searching for that special someone, the reality is very different. GC investigates how in-house lawyers navigate the evolving world of online dating.

 

 


Preeti Balwani, General Counsel, India, The Kraft Heinz Company

Summer 2019



Heading up the legal function at The Kraft Heinz Company in India, Balwani discusses her role and what she values in a business.

 

 


Horizons: Global trends in employment law Edition 3: Changing the tune – the age of the whistleblower?

Summer 2019

Eversheds Sutherland LLP

In this third instalment of Horizons, partners at Eversheds Sutherland outline upcoming changes to EU whistleblowing regulation – and what they might mean for your own policies, procedures and practices.

 

 


Firm Focus: Royzz & Co

Summer 2018



GC speaks to Royzz & Co’s principal partner, Mahua Roy Chowdhury, about how the firm is adapting to the changing needs of its clients.

 

 


Reaping what you sow

Summer 2019



GC looks at the challenges and opportunities present for entrepreneurs within India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem.

 

 


Nitin Mittal, market head of legal, compliance and company Secretary, Signify

Summer 2019

An experienced hand in the lighting sector, Mittal explains how general counsel are supporting the industry through a time of transformation and growth.

 

 


Redefining the ‘Old Boys Club’

Summer 2019



GC investigates barriers to gender diversity in the legal profession in India.

 

 


In-house and outside counsel: A love/hate relationship

Summer 2019

Singhania & Partners

With 25 years’ experience working in legal, Ravi Singhania, managing partner at Singhania & Partners, sits down with former colleague Nandita Khurana, now the zone legal head for Africa, India and the Middle East at Michelin, to discuss the love/hate relationship between in-house counsel and their law firms.

 

 


Dibyojyoti Mainak, Consultant General Counsel, Mobile Premier League

Summer 2019



Opting to specialise early in his career, Mainak discusses the qualities required to succeed in a start-up environment and the importance of legal support for fledgling businesses in India.

 

 


Now Playing: The Future of India and Audio Streaming

Summer 2019

Just as Bollywood forged a path on the world stage, India’s music industry has looked for inspiration in its domestic market. GC speaks to some of the figures shaping the way India listens to music, and asks what lessons India may have for emerging markets elsewhere.

 

 


Amar Sundram, National Director – Legal and General Counsel, EY

Summer 2019



Sundram reflects on the challenges of compliance in a global world and winning the trust of the business.

 

 


On notice: Teva’s entire $330m legal spend could go to one law firm

Summer 2019



The Legal 500’s publishing director David Burgess speaks exclusively to chief legal officer David Stark about the overhaul of external legal relationships being undertaken by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, as the company is set to slash its roster of firms.

 

 

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