4th Edition of BW GC Conclave: Volody’s Perspective!

Team Volody had an extraordinary time at the 4th Edition of the BW GC Conclave held in Delhi on May

4th Edition of BW GC Conclave: Volody's Perspective!

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Team Volody had an extraordinary time at the 4th Edition of the BW GC Conclave held in Delhi on May 11th by BW Legal! The event was an exceptional platform for legal professionals, bringing together top minds from the legal fraternity to discuss and deliberate on crucial aspects shaping the industry today. Here’s a comprehensive look at our experience and the highlights of the event.

Event Overview


The 4th Edition of the BW GC Conclave, organized by BW Legal, was a landmark event that brought together legal luminaries, industry experts, and thought leaders under one roof. Held in Delhi on May 11th, the conclave served as a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and fostering meaningful collaborations within the legal community.

With a diverse lineup of speakers and attendees representing leading organizations from various sectors, the event witnessed engaging discussions on a wide range of topics shaping the legal landscape today. From exploring the ethical implications of artificial intelligence in law to evaluating the effectiveness of regulatory frameworks and discussing strategies for combating white-collar crime, the conclave covered an extensive spectrum of issues pertinent to the legal profession.

In addition to panel discussions, the conclave featured keynote addresses by prominent figures such as Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of BW Businessworld, and Mr. Krishnava Dutt, Founder and Managing Partner of Argus Partners. Their insights on leadership, innovation, and the evolving role of General Counsels provided attendees with valuable perspectives on navigating the complexities of the modern business environment.

Furthermore, the event offered attendees ample networking opportunities, allowing them to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and forge new partnerships. The BW Legal World Top 100+ GC Awards Ceremony, a highlight of the event, celebrated the outstanding contributions of legal professionals and recognized their achievements in advancing the legal industry.

Overall, the 4th Edition of the BW GC Conclave was a resounding success, fostering meaningful dialogue, facilitating knowledge exchange, and showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the legal domain. Volody’s sponsorship of the event underscored our commitment to supporting the legal community and driving positive change through technology and innovation.

Panels and Discussions at 4th Edition of BW GC Conclave


Panel 1: Artificial Intelligence in Law

Moderator: Lakshmi Menon Nair, Director and Associate General Counsel, HP


  • Anubhav Kapoor, Director of Legal Services, Samvardhana Motherson Group
  • K Satish Kumar, Senior Vice President & Group Chief Legal Officer, Intellect Design Arena
  • Jyothi VK, General Counsel and Senior VP, Aditya Birla Fashion
  • Biplab Lenin, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Zameer Nathani, Group General Counsel, CarDekho

In this panel, experts explored the ethical implications and impact of artificial intelligence in law. Discussions revolved around the integration of AI in legal processes, including its ethical considerations, organizational training implications, and best practices. Panelists shared insights into how AI is transforming the legal landscape, emphasizing the need for responsible AI deployment to ensure fairness and efficiency in legal operations.

Panel 2: Indian and International ADR Landscape

Moderator: Juvraj Singh Bindra, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas


  • Rashmi Kathpalia, Director, Legal & Compliance, Technip Energies India Ltd
  • Sanjukta Kulkarni, EVP & Global General Counsel, LTI Mindtree
  • Rajiv Malik, Dy General Manager- Legal (Noida Mfg) LG Electronics
  • Prashanto Chandra Sen, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

This panel delved into the Indian and international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) landscape. Panelists discussed the inclinations of General Counsels (GCs) towards ADR methods, exploring the benefits and challenges associated with ADR in resolving legal disputes. The discussion emphasized the importance of ADR mechanisms in promoting efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution, both domestically and internationally.

Panel 3: Evaluating the Digital Competition Bill

Moderator: Deeksha Manchanda, Partner, Chandhiok & Mahajan


  • R.S. Sachdeva, President (Group) Legal, JK Organisation
  • Dr Mukul Shastri, General Counsel, Cube Highways
  • Pulin Kumar, Ex Senior Legal Director, Adidas India
  • Adhiraj Singh, Associate General Counsel, MakeMyTrip

Panel 3 analyzed the Digital Competition Bill, providing insights into its effectiveness and areas for improvement. Experts discussed the implications of the bill on various sectors, including its potential impact on competition, consumer welfare, and innovation. The discussion highlighted the need for comprehensive evaluation and stakeholder consultation to address concerns and optimize the bill’s effectiveness.

Panel 4: Aligning DEI and Corporate Governance

Moderator: Pooja Sehgal Mehtani, General Counsel, Sun Life Global Solutions


  • Manjaree Chowdhary, Senior Ex Dir and GC, Maruti Suzuki India
  • Priyanka Walesha, Head Legal, Yum! Brands India
  • Roop Loomba, Legal Head India and Senior Legal Counsel, Akzonobel
  • Deepika Chaudhry, Executive Director-Asia Pacific, Xerox

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and corporate governance took center stage in this panel. Panelists shared perspectives on aligning DEI initiatives with corporate governance practices, emphasizing the role of GCs in fostering inclusive cultures and promoting diversity within organizations. The discussion underscored the importance of embedding DEI principles into corporate governance frameworks to drive sustainable growth and stakeholder value.

Panel 5: Combating White Collar Crime

Moderator: Pallavi Pratap, Advocate-On-Record, Supreme Court of India


  • C V Raghu, Former Group General Counsel, Samvardhana Motherson Group
  • Amar Sundaram, General Counsel – Sr. Vice President (Legal) and Chief Compliance Officer – NEC Corporation India Pvt. Ltd
  • Manish Lamba, General Counsel, DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd
  • Suresh Kumar Sharma, General Counsel, Partner, Deloitte
  • Sameet Gambhir, Vice President (Corp Law) & Company Secretary, DCM Shriram Ltd

Strategies for preventing, detecting, and responding to white-collar crime were explored in this panel. Panelists discussed the evolving nature of financial crimes and the challenges faced by organizations in combating them. The discussion emphasized the importance of proactive measures, including robust compliance programs and effective risk management strategies, to mitigate the risks associated with white-collar crime.

Panel 6: Implications of New Criminal Law Reforms

Moderator: Sudhir Mishra, Managing Partner, Trust Legal


  • Dr Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • Dr Kumudini Sharma, GM (Legal), Oil India Ltd
  • Dr. Sanjeev Gemawat, Group General Counsel, Vedanta Group
  • Sridhar Potaraju, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

The panel examined the implications of new criminal law reforms, providing industry stakeholders with insights into the changing legal landscape and potential areas of concern. Panelists discussed the impact of recent legislative changes on businesses and individuals, highlighting the need for proactive compliance measures and legal strategies to navigate the evolving regulatory environment effectively.

Panel 7: Tackling Onerous Regulations and Compliances

Moderator: BW


  • Ajay Pratap Singh, Global General Counsel, Sona Comstar
  • Sameer Chugh, Chief Legal Officer, Games 24×7
  • Baminee Viswanat, Group General Counsel, TVS Supply
  • Yogesh Wadhwa, General Counsel, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
  • Maushami Dasgupta, Group Head Legal, PVR Inox Ltd.

The final panel focused on tackling onerous regulations and compliances, addressing the challenges faced by GCs in ensuring regulatory compliance while driving business growth. Panelists shared strategies for navigating regulatory complexities, including leveraging technology and fostering a culture of compliance within organizations. The discussion underscored the importance of proactive compliance management in mitigating risks and ensuring business sustainability.

Networking and Awards Ceremony


The BW GC Conclave not only offered enriching panel discussions and keynote addresses but also provided ample networking opportunities for participants. Attendees had the chance to connect and engage with industry peers, fostering valuable relationships and collaborations. The networking sessions allowed for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices, enabling professionals to expand their networks and strengthen their presence in the legal community.

One of the highlights of the event was the BW Legal World Top 100+ GC Awards Ceremony, which honored the exemplary contributions of legal professionals. This prestigious ceremony recognized individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, innovation, and excellence in their respective fields. The awards served as a testament to the dedication and expertise of the recipients, inspiring others to strive for excellence in their legal careers.

Keynote Addresses


Dr. Annurag Batra and Mr. Krishnava Dutt delivered keynote addresses that left a lasting impact on the attendees of the BW GC Conclave. Dr. Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of BW Businessworld, shared valuable insights into leadership in the context of today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. He emphasized the importance of adaptability, resilience, and visionary leadership in driving organizational success.

Mr. Krishnava Dutt, Founder and Managing Partner of Argus Partners, provided thought-provoking perspectives on the evolving role of General Counsels in modern corporations. His keynote address shed light on the increasing strategic importance of legal professionals and their crucial role in navigating complex legal challenges while driving innovation and growth.

Both speakers inspired attendees to embrace change, challenge the status quo, and leverage their roles as legal leaders to make a positive impact on their organizations and society as a whole.


Volody’s sponsorship of the 4th Edition of the BW GC Conclave was a resounding success, reflecting our commitment to innovation and excellence in the legal tech industry. The event served as a platform for meaningful discussions, insightful exchanges, and valuable networking opportunities, reaffirming our dedication to supporting the legal community and driving positive change.

From thought-provoking panel discussions on key industry topics to inspiring keynote addresses by prominent leaders, the conclave offered a wealth of knowledge and insights for attendees. The networking sessions facilitated valuable connections and collaborations, further enriching the experience for all participants.

In conclusion, the BW GC Conclave was a testament to the collective efforts of the legal community to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and shape the future of the legal profession. We look forward to continuing our engagement with the legal community and contributing to its ongoing growth and success.

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