Are you looking for new business partners in your UK-India network? Do you want to know what the Indian legal market might look like in the near future? Or are you curious what the client expects from firms facilitating UK-India trade and investment?

  • When: 2 July 2015, 13:00 - 21:00
  • Venue: The Law Society of England and Wales, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
  • Cost: £90 + VAT

The Law Society of England and Wales and Legal League Consulting are organising the UK-India legal practice conference 2015, exploring ‘Business opportunities on the horizon’.

UK-based participants will be joined by a delegation of Indian lawyers from small and medium-sized Indian law firms who are keen to build their network and expand their reach in the UK. These firms already have ample experience in international legal work but are not as well known as some of the larger corporate Indian firms. Together we will explore what the future has in store for English and Indian firms.

Recent news coming out of India that the Indian legal market will undergo gradual liberalisation cannot be ignored. We will discuss the role of the legal profession in facilitating UK-India trade and building on the already strong ties between both countries. At the same time, we will have a look at the unique dimension of opportunities in the UK-India legal market.

We are honoured to confirm that Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice, will give the keynote speech.

The conference offers unique networking opportunities and insights in the UK-India legal market. Following the conference programme, there will be ample opportunity to network during the reception and dinner. Register here

The delegation

Abhijit Khandeparkar  Partner Candey Parker
Abhishek Malhotra  Partner TMT Law
Anupam Prasad  Partner RDA Legal
Manish Desai Partner Vidhii Partners
H Jayesh  Partner Juris Corp
Bhisham Sheoran  Legal Consultant Universal Buildwell Pvt. Ltd
Lalit Bhasin   President Society of Indian Law Firms
Mahernosh Humranwala Partner Tatva Legal
Mahesh Menon  Advocate MM & Co
Nusrat Hassan  Managing Partner DH Law Associates
Prakash Garge  Founding Principal Consultant Prakash Legal Advisers
Preeti Balwani  Partner RSP Law  
Ritesh Kulkarni  Managing Partner Law Works LLP
Sameer Tapia  Founder and Senior Partner ALMT
Samir Jagad  Founding and Senior Partner SJ Law
Samir Singh  Director CIArb India Branch
Satinder Kapur  Partner Satinder Kapur and Associates
Sonal Singh  Partner AKS Singh
Chandrakant Kamdar Director CIArb India Branch
Sukhvinder Singh Nara  Advocate Chanakya Chambers of Law
V. Lakshmikumaran  Managing Partner Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Mr Prasanna Former General Counsel


The programme


13.00 - 13.30 


13.30 - 13.40

Opening and welcome by Andrew Caplen, President, the Law Society of England and Wales

13.40 - 14.35

Panel discussion 1: Spotlight on liberalisation

Moderator: Stephen Denyer, Head of City & International, the Law Society

Speakers will discuss the aspirations of both fraternities and the steps ahead:

- Nicholas Peacock, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

- Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

- Percy Bilimoria, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners

- Ran Chakrabarti, Partner, Indus Law

14.35 -14.40

Presentation by Bithika Anand, Founder & CEO, Legal League Consulting 

14.40 - 14.50


14.50 - 15.40

Panel discussion 2: Role of law firms in facilitating UK-India business

Moderator: Mr Lakshmikumaran, Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan

Speakers will include members of both professions. They will explore the business dimensions and the unique business opportunities between UK and India

- Phillip D’Costa, Partner in the India group, Penningtons Manches

- Ronnie King, Head of international arbitration group, Ashurst

- Sudhir Mishra, Managing Partner, Trust Legal

- Ameet Hariani, Founder and Managing Partner, Hariani & Co

15.40 - 16.30

Panel discussion 3: In-house perspective on law firm engagements during UK-India transactions

Moderator: Ajit Mishra, CEO, Power In-House (Indian In-House Lawyers Network)

Speaker include:

- Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President, Hinduja Group

- Satjeet Sahota, Senior Vice President, Jefferies investment bank

- Jason Curtis, Head of Legal and Company Secretary, Mamas and Papas

- Orijit Das, European General Counsel, Genpact

16.30 - 16.50

Keynote address by Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice

16.50 - 17.00

Closing remarks by Jonathan Smithers, Vice President, the Law Society of England and Wales

17.00 - 18:00

Networking reception

18:00 onward


For more information about the Law Society’s work in India and how we can help you please contact Gerwin de Boer or Sonam Khan