Saturday, July 24, 2021


Justice (Retd.) Ruma PalSupreme Court of India

Justice Pal had started legal practice at the Calcutta High Court and subsequently joined the bench. She served on the Supreme Court between 1999-2006 and is widely considered to be among the best justices in the post-independence era. Justice Pal has recently revised M.P. Jain's commentary on the Indian Constitution and frequently contributes to journalistic and academic publications.

Justice (Retd.) Ruma Pal
Mr. Arvind P. Datar

Mr. Arvind P. DatarSenior Advocate

Mr. Datar is a prominent Senior Advocate with more than 30 years of practice at the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court. He is an authority on tax, company and Constitutional matters, having authored several highly regarded legal commentaries. He has appeared before the Supreme Court in several landmark cases including the Vodafone – Income Tax case, National Tax Tribunal case, the SEBI- Sahara case and the NJAC (appointment of judges) case. He is also known for his books ‘Nani Palkhivala: The Courtroom Genius’, ‘Datar Commentary on Constitution of India’ and ‘Guide to Central Excise Law and Practice: With Accounting Practices’.

Prof. T.R.S. AllanUniversity of Cambridge

Prof. Allan is a Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is known for challenging constitutional orthodoxy in the United Kingdom, particularly in his redefinition of the scope of parliamentary sovereignty. Prof. Allan is considered as one of the most important public-law thinkers of the present age.

Prof. T.R.S. Allan
Prof. Dan Prentice

Prof. Dan PrenticeUniversity of Oxford:

Prof. Prentice is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Law of the University of Oxford. He was member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1973 until his retirement in 2008. He held the Allen & Overy Professorship of Company Law from 1993 until his retirement. He still teaches at Oxford and is a Visiting Professor of Corporate Finance at University College London. He is member of both the Law Society’s Committee on Company Law the Law Society’s Committee on Insolvency Law.

Prof. Maximilian HaedickeUniversity of Freiburg:

Prof. Haedicke has been a professor at the Faculty of Law at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg since 2003. There he holds the chair of intellectual property. Prof. Haedicke has been secretary of the patent committee of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) since 2008 and of the GRUR specialist committee for biotechnology since 2015. From June 2011 to March 2017, he was the judge of the second civil senate of the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court specializing in patent law. Maximilian Haedicke is also an expert, expert, arbitrator and mediator.

Prof. Maximilian Haedicke
Mr. Philip Wood Q.C.,

Mr. Philip Wood Q.C.,Allen & Overy LLP:

Wood is the author of over 20 books, mainly on the law and practice of international finance. He is a specialist in comparative financial law and has published well-known colour-coded maps of world financial law. He was awarded a CBE and an honorary QC by the Queen for services to English law. He has lectured at more than 60 universities world-wide and established the World Universities Comparative Law Programme.