Legal Era Virtual
General Counsel Meet 2020

Virtual GC Meet 2020 Leading Experts Meeting for understanding new developments in the Legal Industry

West

Friday
21 August 2020

Event Schedule

South

Friday
28 August 2020

Event Schedule

North

Friday
11 September 2020

Event Schedule

An Overview

“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change,” said Milton Friedman. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one could have been forgiven for being technologically challenged but now no longer. The lesson we have learned in the past six months is that technologically-ready organizations managed to adapt faster to the new reality as compared to their digitally less savvy counterparts. However, these relatively digitally-fit companies too, are continuing to face a steep learning curve due to the endless march of technology. They are continuing to face the need to constantly tweak their business models in step with the changing times.

No organization, no matter which industry it belongs to, has escaped from the clutches of the contagion and the legal-regulatory sphere is no exception to the norm. Historically, the sector has been slow to the adoption of technology but the disease has brought home the realization that it is no longer possible to ignore technology and digitalization. The past few months have witnessed virtual hearings replace courtroom proceedings and law firms and in-house legal teams turn to tools such as multi-party conferencing platforms, parallel chat rooms and virtual whiteboards.

However, this is just the beginning and more is yet to come as the legal profession looks at further optimizing service delivery at reduced costs through newer tools thrown up by the digital revolution. Clearly, this is a time for change and companies and brands that have hitherto been strangers to digitalization must get onto the technology bandwagon sooner than later so as to be able to survive, let alone make a mark for themselves.

The reality though is that the response to COVID-19 has been a bit of a mixed bag with some companies managing to tide over change while others faltering in their tracks. Still others have been unable to meet even contractual obligations, giving rise to a number of corporate disputes, especially related to force majeure and changes in legal provisions. To an extent, riding the challenge has also been a function of crisis-preparedness and some corporates have taken the crisis head on with strategic thinking and execution while others have failed miserably in their attempts.

At this critical juncture, Legal Era Magazine is once again demonstrating its sense of responsibility and commitment to the legal fraternity by organizing the first-ever Virtual General Counsel Meet 2020. This virtual platform will bring together in-house legal teams and their GCs to discuss the way forward in these difficult times. The issues discussed include how in-house teams need to acquire new and diverse skills to meet the emerging challenges, how they must move from being sole providers of legal services to managing an ecosystem of legal service providers and so on.

Key Areas of Discussion

  • IN THE TIMES OF COVID 19 THE DYNAMICS CHANGED FOR THE GC in the New Legal World - GC AS A STRATEGIST FOR THE NEW NORMAL
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE - RECAP BEFORE PANDEMIC & IN CURRENT TIMESS
  • ASPECTS OF RESOLVING DISPUTES - VIRTUAL HEARING, ARBITRATION & MEDIATION - REALITY CHECK ON WHAT’S WORKING & WHAT WILL WORK?
  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT & CRISIS PREPAREDNESS - WAY FORWARD
  • IMPACT OF DEMAND & SUPPLY - EXPLAIN CONTRACTUAL LIABILITY - WHERE IT STANDS
  • INVESTMENT IN COVID TIMES & HOW GC FOCUS ON DUE DILIGENCE & COPE UP WITH THE COPE UP WITH THE M&A . IS THE GOVERNMENT EVOLVED WITH DIGITIZED DOCUMENTS ACCEPTANCE? ARE WE EVOLVED FOR A DIGITISED WORLD
  • COVID 19 BEING THE NEW NORMAL & KNOWN REALITY - FORCE MAJEURE LAWS CANNOT APPLY TO IT
  • E-COMMERCE & CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 2019 - NEW ACT WITH NEW SET OF LIABILITY FOR ALL
  • EMPLOYMENT LAWS & HR: Understanding Labour Laws in the New Normal
  • DATA SOVEREIGNTY V. DATA TRANSFER

WHY ATTEND?

  • MEET THE EXPERTS
  • LEARN, ENGAGE, DEVELOP & GROW WITH LE COMMUNITY
  • Legal Era GC Meet will help in-house counsel understand their own demands for external legal services through knowledge sharing & Peer coaching.
  • GC as a most dynamic Pillar of a organisation - Risk spotters and general advisors to becoming strategic partners and business enablers. Learn from the Experts the New Rules of the Changing World

Who Should Attend

  • Business Leaders
  • Company Secretaries
  • Group General Counsels
  • In-House Counsels
  • Managing Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Group Directors
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Law Firm Managing Partners
  • Law Firm Partners
  • Law Firm Associates
  • Independent Consultants
  • Independent Law Practitioners
  • Service Providers
  • Business Administrators
  • Legal Advisors
  • Law Students
  • Government Officials

Event Schedule

GC As A Strategist For The New Normal

Corporate Governance & Compliance - Recap Before Pandemic & In Current Times

Aspects Of Resolving Disputes - Virtual Hearing, Arbitration & Mediation - Reality Check On What’s Working & What Will Work?

Crisis Management & Crisis Preparedness - Way Forward

Investment & M&A In Covid Times -How Gc Focus On Due Diligence & Cope Up With The M&A With Digitised Documents & Online Documentations? Are We Evolved For A Digitised World

Covid 19 Being The New Normal & Known Reality - Force Majeure Laws Cannot Apply To It

E-Commerce & Consumer Protection Act 2019 - New Act With New Set Of Liability For All

Data Sovereignty V. Data Transfer

Keynote Address On The Dispute Resolution In The New Normal - Challenges & Future

Impact Of Demand & Supply - Explain Contractual Liability - Where It Stands

Cross Border Data Transfer In Covid Times -What Are The Challenges

Employer -Employee Relationships In Covid 19 Lockdown - Understanding Labour Laws In The New Normal

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