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Justice-RS-Sodhi

Honorable Justice RS Sodhi

( Former Judge, Delhi High Court )

Born on 11th November, 1945 passed out from Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in 1962. Graduated from Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jallandhar in 1969. Justice Sodhi did LL.B. from Punjab University in 1972 and was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 1972.

Justice Sodhi practised in constitutional, civil, criminal, land revenue and excise matters in the Supreme Court of India for 25 years. He has been an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India for the State of Punjab from 1987-1989. He has also served as an Additional Advocate General for the State of Punjab from 1997 till 6th July, 1999. He was apponted as appointed as a Judge of Delhi High Court on 7th July, 1999 and he retired on 7th November 2007. Justice Sodhi handled several high-profile cases, including three highly publicized murder cases - Jessica Lall, Naina Sahni (Tandoor) and Priyadarshini Mattoo.

Ranbir-Singh

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh

( Professor of Eminence, NLU Delhi )

Former and Founder Vice-Chancellor NL, Delhi )

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh is the former and founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Delhi established by the Delhi Government in 2008. In just a short span of 12 years he has steered NLU, Delhi which has been ranked as the 2nd best law school of India in the NIRF – 2018 rankings. It’s the acknowledgement of his administrative and leadership abilities that NLU, Delhi is now recognized not only in India but also at the international level.

With over two decades of experience in heading the law school he carries the aura of a visionary who as an outstanding statesmen and academician shown immense commitment and contribution towards changing the legal education landscape of the country. Prior to his stint in NLU, Delhi, he was the founder Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR, University of Law, established by the Andhra Pradesh Government and had been at its helm since its inception in 1998. Prof. Singh’s acumen took NALSAR to great heights as a well-known premier institution for legal education and research in the country. He has been a Vice-Chancellor for over 20 years now.

Prof. Singh had a long association with Kurukshetra University, first as a student, a Ph.D. scholar and as faculty member in its Department of Law. In 1978, he moved to Maharshi Dayanand University at Rohtak as part of the founding Faculty and continued there till 1996 in various capacities as Professor, Head, Dean and Proctor. On invitation from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, he served as Professor of Law at NLSIU during 1996-97.

Prof. Singh’s contribution in redesigning legal education in the country has been significant being a member of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. His legal writings span the areas of Jurisprudence, Human Rights, Legal Education, Legal Aid, Personal Laws and Justice Education. He has association with several national and international organisations in advisory capacities - more important among them being Executive Committee of the National Legal Services Authority, Indian Law Institute, National Police Academy, National Committee in IPR (Confederation of Indian Industries), Indian Society of International Law, Committee of Experts on Law, National Commission for Women, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, DNA Profiling Advisory Committee (D-PAC), SAARCLAW India Chapter, Commonwealth Legal Education Association.

Mondira-Dutta

Prof. Dr. Mondira Dutta

(Prof (Retd), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi )

Former Consultant cum Senior Researcher, UN Women

Former ICSSR Senior Fellow, SCDR, JNU

Former ICCR India Chair to DCU, Dublin,

Founder Chairperson - CIAS, SIS, JNU

Director UGC Area Studies - CIAS, SIS, JNU

Member, European Scientific Institute, Republic of Macedonia

Member of Scientific Advisors, European Study Centre, Department of Economics and Business, University of Azores

Professor (Dr) Mondira Dutta’s teaching and research experience spans over four decades. She has been the Founder Chairperson of the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU and has been the Director of UGC Area Studies for two consecutive terms. She has also been the former Chairperson of the 'Gender Sensitization Committee against Sexual Harassment' (GSCASH), JNU in 2008. She was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, at the International Congress of Women for Justice, Equality, Peace and Progress, sponsored jointly by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan in 2009.

Her latest study was with UN Women as a Consultant cum Senior Researcher for a study entitled ‘Socio Economic Impact of COVID – 19: Gender Perspectives” in collaboration with NITI Aayog. She was the India Chair at the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for a semester in Apr, 2019.

Her research focuses mainly on Gender Studies, Disaster Research & Human Security in South Asia, Afghanistan and Central Asia. She was the National Advisor to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India from Aug 2011 to Dec 2011 for developing the National Strategy on anti-trafficking measures. She has been a Consultant to several national and international organizations such as the UN Women, British Council, Ford Foundation, NOVIB (The Netherlands), The World Bank, International Human Rights Commission - Geneva, Human Rights Commission (Maldives), as well as the government of India's Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Commission for Women.

Shree-Parthasarathy

Shree Parthasarathy

Leader Cyber & Strategic Services Deloitte South Asia )

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer Deloitte APAC Cyber )

Leader Cyber & Strategic Services for Deloitte India & South Asia. A thought leader with 25+ years of experience and a well-known speaker on topics such as enterprise technologies, industry 4.0 disruptors, cybersecurity, risk management, future of risk, audit, compliance, job, skill and mobility, customer experience, alternate business models, and learning solutions. He has actively been involved in advising government and various industry bodies on cybersecurity, digital transformation, startup’s, innovation, and skilling. He has architected solutions for enterprise technology and security infrastructure – cloud and non-cloud, social, identity management, disaster recovery, business continuity, fault tolerance, contingency and crisis management, application/infrastructure integrity, GRC, and managed services.

Served Deloitte (both in the US and India) for over 18 years in various capacities and roles and currently a member of the Risk Advisory India Executive Committee and also a member of the APAC Cyber Executive Committee. He spearheads a group of highly skilled, certified technology architects, who apply new technologies and architectural foundations in building solutions for clients across industries. He has also been driving innovation by setting-up incubation hubs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients. In addition, his responsibility also includes managing alliances, partnerships, and senior-level relationships with leading and emerging companies. He is an alumnus of Kellstadt School of Management Chicago

Dr.-Mitra

Dr. Subir Bikas Mitra

(Advisor (Law), GAIL (India) Limited )

Dr. Mitra is an MBA, LL.M, Ph.D in Strategic HRM and also Ph.D (Law) in ADR Mechanism. He is an Advisor (Law) in GAIL (India) Limited (a Maharatna PSU). He is strongly associated with professional institutions like ICA, FICCI, CII, SCOPE, FICC etc. in various capacities. He is also empanelled as an Arbitrator/ Conciliator with professional Institutions/ PSUs like- Indian Council of Arbitration (FICCI), SCOPE Forum of Conciliation & Arbitration (SFCA), Indian Dispute Resolution Centre, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Steel Authority of India Limited, NTPC Limited, etc. He has an overall experience of more than 37 years. Dr. Mitra has been a former Executive Director (Law & HR) in GAIL (India) Limited and former Director in GAIL Gas Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL). He has been featured twice as the top General Counsel Power-list for India, published by Legal 500, a leading global legal directory (2016 and 2018).

Prashant-Mali

Advocate (Dr.) Prashant Mali

( Lawyer, Bombay High Court )

International Cyber Lawyer, Speaker, Author, Cyber thought Leader of the Country

Founder & President - Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys).

Chair - Cyber Law & Cyber Security Committee of Indian National Bar Association.

Chairman - Cyber & Law Foundation (A NGO for Cyber Policy, Research and Awareness).

Founder Faculty - Diploma in Systems Audit from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Visiting Faculty to National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and Various Judicial & Police Academies

Founder Coordinator & Syllabus designer for PG Diploma in Cyber Law & IT for Mumbai University

Chevening Cyber Security Fellow (United Kingdom).

Editor of www.cybercrimeweekly.com An International Cyber Crime Weekly

Dr. Prashant Mali is M.Sc.(Computer Science), LLB, LLM, CCFP, CISSA, Ph.D. ] PGCert in Cyber Defence from Cranfield University of UK. He is called as India's distinguished Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert with strong Internet & Technology related Industry Background. Dr. Mali with his team has unearthed various online banking and financial frauds and handled complicated Cyber Law & Copyright cases. He is currently handling Cybercrime, Cyber abuse, Cyber Frauds, Ecommerce, Bitcoin frauds, EOW, Privacy & copyright-related matters of various corporates, celebrities, and HNI individuals. He has appeared as Expert Legal Counsel in Cyber Crime and Electronic/Digital Evidence related cases.

Amar-Sundram

Mr. Amar Kr. Sundram

( India Head of Legal, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Affairs – Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (Natwest Group )

Mr. Amar is an in house Senior Corporate Legal Professional having rich experience in Strategic thinking, formulation of operational guidelines and a business enabler to complex legal issues. He has worked with best of the Indian and Multinational business houses like DCM Shriram, Birla, TATA, AT & T, Reliance, Citi, Ernst & Young and currently with Royal bank of Scotland, Natwest Group. (RBS- India).

Mr. Amar is currently working with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as India Head of Legal, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Affairs handling a workforce of more than 13000 employees and is a member of the RBS India Ex-Co and Risk Committee. A multifaceted professional with more than 20 years of corporate work experience, he has worked as National Director (Legal) and General Counsel with Ernst & Young - India & Bangladesh, based at Gurgaon where Amar advised 470+ Partners across all service lines like Advisory, Transaction, Assurance, Taxation, FIDS, HR etc and handles 18000+ employees. He was deeply involved on large scale cross-border transactions and commercial contracts involving Global Clients as well as formulation of Global policies touching around contentious cross-jurisdictional legal issues. Amar led from the front on Corporate Governance, Compliances, Anti-bribery and corruption matters as well as large scale Fraud investigations involving multi-jurisdiction.

Has handled high stake international arbitration as well as domestic arbitration (both Institutional and Adhoc) involving critical questions of law. Amar has also spear-headed high-stake litigations in different high courts of India, Supreme Court of India and courts in USA.

A University Topper in LL.M from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, Amar has gained wide exposure to legal issues in the business arena including Regulatory, Compliance, Taxation, Arbitration, Insurance, Financial laws, Employment laws, cross-border transactions, Government contracts, Power, Fraud Management, Criminal law, Corporate Fraud investigations, Issues of data privacy & client confidentiality, drafting / structuring, having interface with leading legal luminaries of India as well as top law firms of the country. Amar is also credited with many published articles in leading law journals, representing the organization in various Industry Forums and have been speaking in various legal seminars. He is also a founding member of the Indian Corporate Counsels’ Association (ICCA) (http://www.iccaonline.org.in/executive-committee.php)

Dr.-Miguel

Dr. Miguel Verdeguer Segarra

(Lawyer & Economist, Ph.D. )

Dr. Segarra graduated in Law and Economics. He has been awarded Ph.D. with a distinction “Cum Laude” in the EU Law and Economics Programme offered by CEU San Pablo University (Madrid, Spain). He is also bestowed upon the ‘international recognition’, for his doctoral dissertation and was also nominated for an ‘extraordinary prize’ for his best Ph.D. thesis. Dr. Miguel Verdeguer, partially developed his research at Fordham University (New York, USA) and was also supported by Cambridge University Library (Cambridge, UK).

Specialized in Antitrust and Merger Control, Dr. Segarra has a vast academic background in European Union studies and Competition Law from distinguished institutions, such as King’s College (London, UK), Brussels School of Competition (Brussels, Belgium), College of Diplomacy (Madrid, Spain), Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (Madrid, Spain). He has also done courses on e-learning from College of Europe on Competition Law (Bruges, Belgium) and the Institute for European Studies (Bilbao, Spain).

He is a member of the Lawyers' and Economists’ Bar Associations in Spain. Dr. Miguel has working experience as a stagiaire at the European Commission, the Delegation of Valencia City in Brussels. Presently, he is working in Valencian International Law Firm “Legal Notes”, where he heads the department of EU Law and Competition Law.

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