11:03 AM – 11:25 AM (IST)

Keynote Address

Technology, Remote Offices & Virtual Teams: Are they the Future of the Legal Profession?

No one could have anticipated that 2020-21 would be the year that the legal profession went virtual. Today, Legal industry all across the world have embraced and implemented technologies and new working practices. This transformative shift for the legal profession has brought new opportunities and risks for legal industry.

  • Sharing best practices for managing a remote workforce and what are the long term implications

  • What obstacles and risks did we have to overcome along the way?

  • Dealing with cyber attacks and keep data secure

  • Identifying the opportunities for the future

  • Roadmap to drive productivity and inclusivity, over the digital platforms

  • Lessons learnt and key successes from this transformation process

Amit Pandey, Legal Director, Honeywell Automation India Ltd


11:26 AM – 11:49 AM (IST)

Keynote Address

Innovative Techniques for Reducing Legal Spend in the Post COVID-19 World

  • Focusing on areas like legal operations, streamlining data privacy compliance and E-discovery activities

  • Leveraging technology to automate legal activities and tasks

  • Utilizing policies and procedures to drive real change in their legal department

Mark Henriques, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP


11:50 AM – 12:32 PM (IST)

Joint Case Study Presentation

Litigation Management: Strategies for Aligning Cost with Value

  • Managing litigation costs and prevention

  • Define a budget and explore alternative fee structures

  • Leverage technology to its full potential

  • Cost-saving systems prior to litigation

  • Evaluate your compliance programs to reduce risk

  • Should judges and arbitrators manage their cases without regard to costs?

  • Effective case management: how to control litigation outcomes and costs?

Tanhieya GhoshDirector- Legal & Compliance India & Frontier Markets Plus India Medtronic Pvt. Ltd.
Sandhya Tolat, General Counsel, Aarti Industries Ltd.


12:33 PM – 01:19 PM (IST)

Joint Case Study Presentation

Challenges in Contract Management and Adoption of Best Practices

With advent of smart technologies, many corporations have adopted unique contract models to plan and execute contracts. Thus, while the business is focusing on establishment and growth, future challenges await them.

  • Prepare, strategize and implement contract models to combat future technological challenges

  • Identify, collaborate and adapt the new normal

  • Embrace the right technology – smart contract management software solutions

  • Engage, involve and evolve with stakeholders

  • Adopt best practices to mitigate business and financial risks

  • Importance of record management

Prashanth Varadarajan, Legal Counsel - India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, HP
Hitesh Mehra, General Counsel, MakeMyTrip


01:25 PM – 01:45 PM (IST)

Virtual Q&A Session

01:45 PM – 02:00 PM (IST)

Meetings: Networking Lounge & Exhibition Area

02:00 PM – 02:48 PM (IST)

Joint Case Study Presentation

Innovation and Technology in International Arbitration: What Lies Ahead?

•    What drives innovation in International Arbitration (IA)?
•    Where are we now and how did we get here?
•    What role can technology and innovation play in IA in the future?

Steven FinizioPartner, WilmerHale


02:49 PM – 03:45 PM (IST)

Joint Case Study Presentation

Cloud compliance- So, who’s looking at GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) for the Cloud?

  • Compliance in the trusted cloud. How?

  • How to address old threats and emerging risks?

  • Risks, security and confidentiality issues in dealing with overseas vendors

  • Tech forward solutions to privacy challenges

  • Evolving approach to multi-jurisdictional litigation

Nicholas Boyle, Partner, DLA Piper
Jiri Cerny, Legal Director Central Europe, Tesco
Antonius Alexander Tigor, Head of Legal Business Partner – Digital, Telkomsel