Thomson Reuters Presents IDEX Legal Counsel Congress & Awards at St. Regis Mumbai

Business Events | April 29, 2016 | News

St. Regis Hotel

IDEX Legal, in association with Thomson Reuters, curated the 13th edition of The Legal Counsel Congress (LCC) along with the 5th edition of IDEX Legal Awards (ILA) at St. Regis, Mumbai on Apr 22, 2016. The annual general counsel (GC) gathering brought together global legal heads from across Asia, Europe, and the United States to address the challenges faced by GC’s as a result of their broadening roles as intrinsic business partners. Ropes & Gray and IndusLaw were Gold Partners for the event, while FTI Consulting, Rajah and Tann, and Trilegal were Silver Partners. Talent Partner Vahura and Workshop Partner Eversheds, also lent their support.

Read more: Mumbai to Host 5th IDEX Legal Awards & 13th Legal Counsel Congress; Presented by Thomson Reuters

Leading corporate lawyers came together at the LCC to discuss challenges faced in their ever-evolving roles and how they continue to step up as the moral and ethical conscience of the business, becoming intrinsic business partners for corporate India. IDEX Legal also used the LCC as an opportunity to launch the first ever General Counsel Benchmarking Report in association with Thomson Reuters. The survey based on extensive GC interviews showcased the challenges faced by GC’s in today’s climate with regards to planning and operations of their legal departments. The special guest at the LCC, Santosh Hegde - Former Justice of The Supreme Court of India, moved the audience with a stirring speech on Ethics and Morality in public life.

Following the conference, the evening was marked by The IDEX Legal Awards, felicitating and honouring the best in the legal space. As a part of their philosophy of showcasing the best of the legal fraternity, IDEX Legal again tied up with legal charities Thomson Reuters Foundation and IDIA to showcase some of the astounding work being done by lawyers around the region. The awards broke records in fund raising for IDIA, a project that empowers underprivileged students through legal education.

Santosh Hedge was recognised at the ‘Impact Person of the year’, while other winner included Menaka Doshi for ‘Legal Journalism of the Year’, Kosturi Ghosh of Trilegal for ‘Woman in Legal Leadership (The WILL Power)’ and more. 

Speaking about the conference and awards, Vikas Vij, Managing Director at IDEX Legal said, “The LCC is India’s premier thought leadership forum dedicated to bringing the in-house community together, with 80% of our audience being GC’s or the second in command. Over the years we’ve been focused on evolving a platform that acts as a roadmap for the legal community helping them ideate solutions to the increasing challenges they face in their ever expanding roles. and we’re delighted our 13th edition of the LCC moves closer to that objective for GC’s across South Asia. This year at ILA’s, we launched our online submission system and brought in 4 international experts, making it more challenging than ever before strengthening our position as The award of meritocracy and integrity within India. And two icings on the cake for us were Ret’d Justice Hegde’s valedictory speech looking at the role of ethics in professional and personal lives; and raising significant contributions for IDIA which will help educate underprivileged children looking to break into the legal profession.” 


Meetings, Incentives, and Conferences to Conventions and Exhibitions...Click here for the full list of categories in MICE/Business Events at WOW Awards Asia 2016.

The Counsel Congress in its 13th edition and the Legal Awards in its 5th edition was held on April 22, 2016 and brought together global legal heads from across Asia, Europe, and the United States.

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