Held in the world’s legal capital on November 09 & 10, 2017, the conference witnessed participation from leading GCs & business lawyers.

Geopolitics, Conflict & Crisis: Key Challenges For Lawyers & Business

Adding one more feather to its much-decorated cap, Legal Era Magazine organized the 6th Edition Legal Era Conclave 2017 in the beautiful city of London, making it the second such event to be hosted in what is also known as the world’s leading legal capital. The Conclave, held at Hotel Crowne Plaza, London, UK, and spread over November 09 and 10, 2017, saw meaningful participation from leading GCs and business lawyers from different parts of the world. Panel discussions on a wide range of topics were led by numerous international speakers and senior corporate counsel from multinational companies.

The inaugural session of the Summit was aptly titled, “Geopolitics, Conflict & Crisis: Key Challenges For Lawyers & Business,” and saw Robert Wyld, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, and Immediate Past Co-Chair, IBA, Anti-Corruption Committee, Australia; Stephen Denyer, Director, Strategic Relationships, The Law Society of England & Wales, UK; V. Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S), India; and Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal) & General Counsel (Europe), Hinduja Group, UK, taking to the stage to elaborate on the idea behind the Conclave and its central theme. Aakriti Raizada, Founder & Managing Editor, Legal Era Magazine, Legal Media Group, India, welcomed the delegates.


  • Mathew Sherratt Qc

  • Nicholas Tse

  • John Carl Townsend

  • Christine Uriarte

  • Stephen Denyer

  • Bruce P. Elman

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Nilema Bhakta-Jones
Group Legal Director,

Nilema Bhakta-Jones joined what was then Emap plc in 2007, advising the company on the £2.2-bn sale of consumer and radio divisions; delisting of the plc and subsequent acquisition by Apax and GMG; and reorganization and international expansion. As Group Legal Director of Ascential, Nilema leads a team of talented lawyers advising on international and domestic M&As, JV partnerships, strategic and contractual, commercial, litigation and IPR issues. In February 2016, Ascential re-listed on the London Stock Exchange as Ascential plc, a B2B media company with 15 international hubs selling into 150 countries. Nilema was called to the Bar in 1994, worked for the Government Legal Service and Simmons & Simmons for 6 years. She is the Chair of Winmark’s Chief Legal Officers Network.