Indian National Bar Association (INBA) celebrated its path breaking 05th Annual Event titled “International Conference on Law & Policy Issues”
to commemorate the 67th Constitution Day of the Republic of India on 26th November, 2016 at Shangri La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi.
The annual event this year attracted more than 250 prominent & eminent dignitaries from at least 5 countries and 4 continents, leaders, researches, advocates, practitioners, Govt. officials, policy makers, CEOs, General Counsels & Heads of the legal department of various MNCs & Indian companies.
This year’s event was also significant & eventful for the fact that INBA got the patronage of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India to exhibit the much loved “Make in India” logo which is synonymous now for making India an International Destination for investment by all concerned. INBA stands indebted to the (DIPP), for bestowing upon in this honor to promote “Make in India” in the legal & social arena.
The topics for the event were all aimed in one way or the other towards the theme of “Make in India” and how to make India reach the top 50 by 2017 for ease of doing business, which is the aim of our Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi.
The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Law Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt. of India Shri Suresh Chandra who was the Chief Guest . Along with Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla, Senior Partner Zaiwalla & Co International Law Firm from UK, Shri Suresh Chandra gave his Key Note address. Mr. Kaviraj Singh Secretary General INBA while giving the vote of thanks at the inaugural highlighted the activities of the Indian National Bar Association. He stated that INBA is a think tank and has submitted various suggestions to government of India relating to public policy and law. Mr. S.Ramaswamy Chair Person General Counsel Section of INBA read the Preamble of the Constitution of India in remembrance as our humble tribute to the founding fathers of the constitution to renew our pledge to protect, preserve and enhance the values enshrined in our constitution.
There was a book launch which was the result of an INBA nationwide survey of respondents and thus resulting in the publication titled “ Garima A perspective on Sexual Harassment at work place” published by Netrika Consulting.
Topics covered at the event covered areas relating to Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Arbitration, GST, Cyber Security, Legal Sector reforms and Start ups. Special session included the first ever discussion by Indian legal community on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and How Legal Industry can contribute in Make in India campaign.
Specifically, the conference focused on approaches to complex challenging behaviors, contributing policy issues and new developments in law.
The eminent jury comprised of Senior Advocate Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Dr. Subhash C Kashyap, Mr. Tabrez Ahmed, Mr. Manish Lamba and Mr. S. Ramaswamy.
Prominent 2016 Award winners included
Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla “Life time Achievement Award for Legal Excellence” ,
Dr. Khalid Maniar “Life time Achievement Award for the contribution in the Social Arena”,
Mr. P.K. Malhotra, Former Secretary, Law & Justice, Govt. of India “Contribution in the legal field from Government Sector” ,
Ms. Rebbeca Mammen John, Senior Advocate, High Court of Delhi- Women Lawyer of the Year-
Other Notable winners included
Mr. Sanjay Kaushik - Managing Director, Netrika Consulting Pvt. Ltd- Risk Management, Security & Forensics
Mr. Chander Lall (Founding Partner, Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi) for IP Practice - Law Firm of the Year
Mr. Sujit Ghosh, Partner & National Head, Advaita Legal for Taxation
Dr. Aniruddha Rajput.- “Young Emerging Lawyer of the year
Several General Counsels, Student, Start Up and academician representing different sectors also received awards namely Mr. Zameer Nathani, Mr. Anupam Sharan,, Ms. Shweta Bharti, Ms. Tarjana Rai, Mr. Pankaj Patel, Mr. Muneesh Sud, Mr. Rajesh Sehgal, Mr. Vivek Tyagi, Mr. Sumesh Dewan, Mr. Salman Waris, Ms. Tanima Tandon, Prof. (Dr.) C J Rawandale, Akshay Aurora, and Ansal University.
The awards were presented by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Siddharth Mridul, Judge, High Court of Delhi
In conclusion, Mr. Kaviraj Singh, Secretary General INBA emphasized that INBA’s member must do pro bono work and mentor our younger generation and INBA platform be utilized by the Youth of India to follow its dream.
The success of this event goes to the hard working team of INBA, Sponsors, Attendees, Media and all concerned.