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Jury Meet for the Inaugural BW 40 Under 40 Awards for the Best Lawyers and Legal Influencers Ends On a High

BW Legal World held the second and final round of the virtual jury meet on September 2, 2020, for selecting the 40 best young lawyers and legal influencers under the age of 40 in the country.

With a bundle of laughs and some very grilling questions, the jury welcomed all deserving nominations and shortlisted candidates. Nominations kept flowing in until the last minute but only 71 contenders could make the cut for the jury round. To fairly accommodate everyone and to allow everyone a fair chance to make their Elevator Pitch our esteemed Jury met for two sessions instead of one to bring the behemoth task of selecting India’s best of the best to fruition.

An interesting mix of candidates kept the Jury on the case

Our esteemed Jury members were delightd to meet a diverse set of candidates with amazing career trajectories and interesting backgrounds. The panel members took a keen interest in every candidate, putting them on the hot seat with tricky questions laced in humour for the Q&A round. Impressively, the candidates worked their fingers to the bone to convince the Jury—why they were the best of all.

Deciding the best from the best was a tall order 

All the candidates had something unique about them. While some battled against personal struggles to triumph against all odds, some carved a niche for themselves like none other. Ultimately the jury zeroed in on the trailblazers that have made the maximum impact in their relatively young careers in the legal ecosystem. 

All the healthy discussions and thoughtful deliberations led to discovering the most deserving legal changemakers out of the nominations received this year. And the dynamic candidates who could not make the list this year definitely won the hearts of all the jury members. 

Save the date. It is time to celebrate the winners

BW Legal World will be hosting a virtual award ceremony to honour the most coveted list of the best 40 young lawyers and legal influencers in the country. The virtual award ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

That's not all, the itinerary for the day includes panel discussions on legal and commercial issues by eminent personalities and stalwarts of the legal profession.

In case you missed it, here is the list of our stellar jury members

Mr Shardul Shroff, Executive Chairman, SAM & Co 

Mr P. S. Narasimha, Former ASG of India

Mr Sanjay Gulati, Group Head, GMR Group 

Mr Kamal Shah, Head- Africa and India Groups, Stephenson Harwood

Ms Pinky Anand, Former ASG of India

Mr Mukesh Butani, Founder & Managing Partner, BMR Legal

Mr Pankaj Vasani, Business Leader & Finance Expert

Mr Ajit Mishra, Co-Head, Penningtons Manches LLP India

Mr Siddharth Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Ms Rakhee Biswas, Former Global General Counsel; ITC Infotech

Mr Rabindra Jhunjhunwala, Partner, Khaitan & Co

Mr Raian Karanjawala, Managing Partner, Karanjawala & Company

Mr  Rajiv Luthra, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Mr Krrishan Singhania, Managing Partner, Singhania & Co 

Mr Bobby Majumder; Co-Office, Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Stay tuned for more updates regarding the forthcoming event.

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