• Hyderabad, December 05, 2012: The Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) at the ISB and the Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession are hosting a joint conference on The Future of Corporate Business in India and the Role of the Legal Profession on December 11, 2012 at the ISB campus at Hyderabad. The Conference will focus on the intersection between business and law in India’s corporate sector, with an eye to demand, regulation and evolution of professional services in the coming decade. Shri Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Government of India will be the Keynote Speaker in the Conference.

The conference will inform and extend the critical dialogue begun last year in New Delhi and Cambridge with respect to Harvard Law School’s multidisciplinary global research collaboration on Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (GLEE). This unprecedented research initiative brings together leading scholars, policymakers and practitioners from around the world to examine how economic liberalization and other forces of globalization are reshaping the corporate legal profession in important emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil—and how these changes are in turn reshaping legal education, the delivery of legal services, and the rule of law.

The agenda for the conference on December 11, 2012:

Keynote Address

Mr. K.P. Krishnan, Principal Secretary, Governmente of Karnataka

The Honorable Sachin Pilot, Minister for Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Panel 1: Demands of Globalization on Corporate Business in India

B VR. Reddy, Managing Director, Infotech
J A Chowdary, Executive Chairman, TalentSprint
V Raghunathan, CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation
Sundari R Pisupati, Co-founder, Tempus Law Associates
Moderator, Dr Pavan Mamidi, GLEE Research Fellow, HLS PLP

Panel 2: Evolution and Regulation of Professional Services in India

Professor Sanjay Kallapur, Senior Associate Dean, ISB
Professor Rajesh Chakrabarti, Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy
Dr Pratap Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research
Moderator, Professor Vikramaditya Khanna, University of Michigan Law School

Panel 3: Future Market for Corporate Legal Services in India

Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner, Amarchand Mangalda
Madhu Khatri, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
Hemant Batra, Secretary General, SAARCLAW, Chief Legal & Group General Counsel, Tata
Moderator, Dr Mihaela Papa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HLS PLP

Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) at the ISB

Established in the year 2012, BIPP was set up with the mission to promote high quality research that will guide policy formulation and implementation in India; to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners; and to foster cross-disciplinary research for an integrated approach in policy making. It also provides students with the opportunity to engage with public policy sector by offering elective courses, experiential learning programmes and lecture series by distinguished faculty and policy makers.