Sujeet Jain of Viacom18 wins Star General Counsel of the year award at Legal Era Conclave 2016

At the 5th Edition of the Legal era awards, Mr. Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Viacom18, won the Star General Counsel of the Year award, nominees for which included senior General Counsel’s from across sectors. The Viacom18 legal team won the Best In-house Legal Team award in media & entertainment category once again. Organized by Legal Era Magazine, the Awards were a grand culmination of the three-day LEGAL ERA GENNEXT COUNSEL CONGRESS & AWARDS, which saw extensive discussion and deliberation on the theme, “Business, leadership and law: Global exchanges on business trends and challenges”. The presence of stalwarts from the legal community, both corporate and judicial, made the 5th edition of this awards a glittering affair.

Expressing his pleasure at receiving the awards, Mr. Jain said, “In-house counsel’s role is becoming more complex than ever since not only are they expected to have technical legal competence but also need to understand business in-depth; therefore this award is a recognition of excellence at business, leadership and law. The Media & Entertainment ("M&E") sector in India has experienced robust growth over the last decade and the regulatory front of the sector has transformed over these years, throwing numerous challenges and growth opportunities. As we enter the new frontiers of digitization in the Media and Entertainment Industry, we will continue to evolve best practices for our legal, regulatory, IP and compliance needs.”

At the same award ceremony, Kapil Sibal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, received the “Lifetime Achievement Award”, Dilip Udeshi, Udwadia & Udeshi, won the “Lifetime Achievement Award  for “ Law Firm Partner”. “Star of the Millennium” for ‘Outstanding Contribution & Excellence in the Legal Industry’ went to Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, whereas Justice A.P. Shah, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court, bagged “Legal Icon of the Year”.


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