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On 14 August 2020 we organised a webinar in collaboration with Clyde & Co and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on the Impact of COVID-19 on the legal sector and how to handle contractual disputes in the UK and Indian jurisdictions.
The event was chaired by our Head of International Mickaël Laurans and featured key legal market experts:
We attracted over 70 registrations for the online event from across India and the UK. A total of 58 attendees joined the webinar from key Indian and UK legal firms, the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Department of International Trade (DIT), British High Commission (New Delhi), International Bar Association (IBA), UK-India Business Council (UKIBC), top private companies from India and legal fraternity from both the jurisdictions.
The topics of discussion were:
We ran live polls during the webinar and gathered some useful statistics.
Percentage of attendees accessing the webinar based on their locations:
Biggest challenge faced by firms during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Support provided by the relevant authorities to help their profession in the current circumstances:
Practical challenges in resuming operations based by the firms:
Countries which have/are coming out of the pandemic from whose experience we could possibly learn:
Attendees gave positive feedback and found the session informative, excellently moderated and with pertinent insights provided by the speakers on the UK-India legal landscape during the pandemic. The presentations made by the speakers were appreciated with encouraging views received on social media including LinkedIn and Twitter.