These talks bring in collective wisdom and guidance for all of us to prepare ourselves to operate in “new normal”. At the same, these experts bring in focus key issues-relevant in current times.

Iain McKenny (U.S.A.)

Iain Mckenny is director and co-founder of Profile Investment and heads its legal analysis division. Profile Investment is a third-party litigation funding firm. Iain spent his formative years as a disputes lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and subsequently Latham & Watkins in London and Paris. Prior to founding Profile Investment in 2018 with Alain Grec, Iain was general counsel of disputes and subsequently managing director at Vannin Capital.

Sherina Petit (U.K.)

Ms. Sherina Petit, Partner and Head of the India practice at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, informs viewers about the firm’s product “CovidResolve” which is designed around the expeditious resolution of corporate or contractual disputes arising out of the Covid-19 situation. She also feels that virtual hearings in arbitration may become the new normal

Nobuhisa Ishizuka (Japan)

Nobuhisa Ishizuka is Executive Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, which has been an intellectual hub between the U.S. and Japan for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Center he was a Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he advised on corporate and financial matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Chris Parsons (U.K.)

Chris Parsons is chairman of the India practice of Herbert Smith Freehills and helps guide the firm’s social initiatives in India. He has been with the firm for over 30 years and for the past 10 years has been the Chairman of the firm’s India Practice.

Short 30 minutes version

Full length interview (about 90 minutes)

Viral Acharya (U.S.A.)

Viral Acharya is professor of Economics at Stern School of Business at the New York University (NYU-STERN). He is a former Deputy-Governor, Reserve Bank of India.