Indian GCs at a committee room within the House of Lords in London


The Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA) held an Indo-UK Legal Summit on 22 and 23 November in London, supported by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Simon Davis, vice president, and David Greene, deputy vice president of the law society, attended and addressed the summit.

On 22 November, a conference was arranged covering the following topics:

  • Indo-UK Partnerships and the Potential for Joint Global Success;
  • Impact of the EU Referendum on M&A Activity between the UK and India;
  • UK Compliance Regulations: Best Practices for Indian Companies Looking to do Business in the UK; and
  • International Commercial Arbitrations – Understanding the UK-India divide.

The gathering celebrated Diwali at the Law Society that evening. The following day began with a round table at the Law Society in the morning, followed by a GC Felicitation programme at the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.

The Felicitation ceremony was attended by Baroness Sundeep Verma and PK Malhotra, former Union Law Secretary with the Government of India.

After the ceremony, that evening the ICCA hosted a dinner reception at the Law Society of England & Wales.

“The 2nd ICCA Indo-UK Summit, supported by the Law Society of England & Wales and attended by a delegation of 29 senior GCs from India plus in-house lawyers and law firms from London, was well received and was a resounding success,” said ICCA president Ashok Sharma.

“This summit is part of initiatives by ICCA to provide a global platform to the Indian in-house community, and we certainly look forward to having another ICCA conference in London in the near future.”