FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit

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FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit, Ashok Sharma, SB Mitra, Lalit Bhasin, PK Malhotra
From left: The FICL’s founder and CEO, Ashok Sharma; honourary president of the FICL, SB Mitra; Lalit Bhasin; PK Malhotra

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) held its First Corporate Lawyers Summit. The event marked the occasion for the release of the FICL code of ethics for in-house corporate lawyers based on the model guidance by in-house counsel worldwide.

The Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, gave a keynote address via video link which was followed by panel discussions on contemporary legal topics featuring 37 speakers from leading law firms and general counsel.

The summit, at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, 27 May, opened with remarks from the FICL’s patrons including Lalit Bhasin, president of the Society of Indian Law Firms, and PK Malhotra, former Secretary of the Ministry of Law and Justice.

“There was very vibrant interaction between general counsel and corporate lawyers from law firms who deliberated and exchanged their views on the recent changes to the legal ecosystem in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Rohan Sharma, FICL director, told Asia Business Law Journal.

“The FICL will continue with its commitment to the in-house corporate community to provide a platform for recognition and interaction.”

After a two-year absence of in-person conferences due to the pandemic, the live event in New Delhi attracted top Indian companies with more than 120 delegates attending. To ensure a smooth and secure check-in at the registration desk, delegates were given personal QR codes.

FICL releases code of ethics at corporate summit, Tushar Mehta
Virtual keynote address by Tushar Mehta