October 20, 2021

NLSIU’s Law and Technology Society Consilience [10-13 June 2021]: Register now!

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About the NLSIU, Bangalore

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. Consequently, the NLSIU was one of the first institutions in the country to introduce the five-year integrated law degree at the undergraduate level with the commencement of the first batch in 1988.

About the Law and Technology Society

The Law and Technology Society, NLSIU is proud to announce Consilience 2021, the 20th edition of our flagship Conference, in association with the Alliance of Competition Law Academics (ACLA). This year’s conference focuses on emerging issues in the intersection of Competition Law and Technology as well as Legal Tech Startups.

The Law and Technology Society at the National Law School of India University is the pre-eminent and one of the oldest student-run tech-law groups of the continent. It is committed to developing scholarship in the field of law-tech.

About the conference

Consilience is our annual academic conference that explores the intersection of legal issues and Technology. Started in the year 2000, it was the first of its kind in India. Over the years, this annual summit has hosted various themes like Artificial Intelligence, Net Neutrality, Cloud Computing, Intermediary Liability, etc., and has featured prominent speakers, including Dr. Gulshan Rai (National Cybersecurity Coordinator, Government of India), Kris Gopalakrishnan (Co-Founder, Infosys), Antony Taubman (Director, IP Division at WTO), Prof. Rahul De (Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor, IIM Bangalore), Pamela Kumar (Chair, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India), Justice S. Murlidhar (Chief Justice, Orissa High Court), Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India) and Meenu Chandra (Senior Attorney, Microsoft India), among others.

The Alliance of Corporate Law Academicians (ACLA) is an alliance of scholars passionate about corporate law scholarship. ACLA members are affiliated with public and private law schools in the South Asia region.

The conference will be hosted virtually from the 10th-13th of June. Hon’ble Justice S. Ravindra Bhat (Judge, Supreme Court of India) will be the keynote speaker for the event.  There will be 4 panels spread over the 4 days, dealing with two themes: a) Competition Law and Tech, and b) Legal Tech Startups.


Theme 1: Competition Law and Tech

Panel 1: Dominion over Data: An Analysis of Modern Market Supremacy (June 10)

  1. Rahul Singh (Associate Professor, NLSIU)
  2. Abha Yadav (Associate Professor, IICA)
  3. Jacques Cremer (Professor and Researcher, TSE)
  4. Jyoti Jindgar Bhanot (Adviser and Head of Antitrust Division 1, CCI)
  5. P.K. Singh (CEO, Government e-marketplace)

Moderator: Aditya Rathore (Assistant professor, BMU)

Panel 2: Anti-Competitive Algorithms and the Challenges in Antitrust (June 11)

  1. Rahul Singh (Associate Professor, NLSIU)
  2. Thibault Schrepel (Faculty Affiliate, CodeX)
  3. Smriti Parsheera (Fellow, CyberBRICS Project)
  4. K D Singh (Director at Anti-Trust Division 1 and CPIO, CCI)

Moderator: Amit Kumar Padhy (Asst. Professor of Law, Christ University)

Theme 2: Legal Tech Startups

Panel 1: Legal Tech Startups and the (Promising?) Future Business Prospects (June 12)

  1. Bhavin Patel (Consultant, Bayside Tech)
  2. Sachin Malhan (Co-founder, Agami)
  3. Shashank Bijapur (CEO, Spotdraft)
  4. Vinita Varghese (GC, Urban Company)

Moderator: Nikhil Kanekal (Head of Marketing and Consultant, CrediWatch)

Panel 2: Transforming the Practice of Law in the 2020s (June 13)

  1. Aditya Sondhi (Senior Advocate, Karnataka High Court)
  2. Hrishikesh Datar (Founder and CEO at Vakilsearch.com)
  3. Karthik Mahalingam (Head of Corporate Governance at Flipkart)
  4. Shivam Singla (Founder Of Leegality)

Moderator: Rishi Shroff (MD’s Office at JSW)

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