What Experts Say About The Gala Awards Night
"I’m very happy to know that the Indian law practice is changing gear, professionalism is coming in, and all this is an indication of an emerging New India– an India of opportunity and hope. I am sure with this new India of hope, larger opportunity awaits and this competition is going to become tougher."
Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India
"There are so many organizations that keep giving awards to lawyers. When I was invited to this function, I tried to know about the awards that are given because I wanted to be sure about the credentials of these awards before accepting the invitation. I talked to a few lawyers and one of them said that these awards could be treated like you would the Oscars in the film industry. The only other thing I would like to say while congratulating all the winners is that your genius is respected and acknowledged as it is said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% courage which is true as far as our legal profession is concerned."
Justice Arjan SikriSitting Judge, Supreme Court of India
"Kudos to Legal Era for holding a very well organized Conclave and Awards function! The variety and the facets covered were very impressive. Good going, Legal Era. Best wishes for greater success in coming years!!! "
Justice B.N. SrikrishnaFormer Judge, Supreme Court of India
"Well I had not expected that it will be such a mega and grand event! To be very honest I am completely satisfied about the manner in which the Legal Era awards 2013 has been organised, the manner in which it has been conducted, and the manner in which it was hosted, everything was perfect! It didn’t require any further improvement, keep it up. "
Justice Deepak VermaFormer Judge, Supreme Court of India
"Very well brought-out magazine, different sections on various topics, interesting to read, informative... I loved to go through it. The importance of Legal Era awards lies in the fact that one must recognise people, the work and the team and recognise not only the top but also those who work in different firms otherwise they get demoralised! Don’t only recognise those who always hog the limelight acknowledge the work of those as well who are the solid workers. This event was a step in that direction. "
Soli SorabjeeSenior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
"The event went well and was well attended. It was good to meet and celebrate with members of our fraternity. "
Zia ModyManaging Partner, AZB & Partners
"I think the quality of this function was outstanding. All the right people were present. The selection of the jury and their selection appeared to be very fair. The listing of awards was extremely comprehensive in terms of categories. Another good thing was that Legal Era achieved a lot in a short span, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The prises were given in a record time; otherwise it would have easily lasted several hours. I think it was excellently organised for the fact that is it only the second year! It could appear from an outsider’s perspective that you guys didn’t have as much experience... but it’s far beyond expertise and expectations. It’s fantastic, the way it has been organised you have achieved a very high level in quality."
Pravin AnandManaging Partner, Anand and Anand
"Legal Era achieved a lot in a short span, both qualitatively and quantitatively. It’s fantastic, the way it has been organised you have achieved a very high level in quality. This is an excellent endeavour and brings the much needed recognition and appreciation to the legal fraternity and in many ways Legal Erahas filled a void, a vacuum that existed within the Indian legal domain. The Bench march set up so far by Legal Era can only be broken or matched by you and non-others. Kudos to the team of Legal Era!"
Hemant KumarGroup General Counsel, Essar Services India Limited
"I echo the sentiments of my friend Pravin Anand. I thought the event was very well organised and also very comprehensive in its reach and as one of the speakers said initially maybe it was Mr. Bhasin, who said that ‘Lawyers as a fraternity do not get recognised and felicitated.’ So this is an apt platform to recognise and award not only Law Firms but individual lawyers who have excelled in various fields and what I find most heartening as someone who has started a law firm very young, when there was nothing like Legal Era in existence then, I found it really heartening that many young legal entrepreneurs got recognition today... And I do not speak for myself as I have spent 25 years in the profession today... so I don’t fall in that category, but when I saw many young legal entrepreneurs, managing partners and young lawyers excelling in various fields, it reminded me of how I started. Back then, platforms like Legal Era were not there. So this is an excellent endeavour and brings the much needed recognition and appreciation to the legal fraternity and in many ways Legal Era has filled a void, a vacuum that existed within the Indian legal domain. Kudos to the team of Legal Era! "
Rohit KochharChairman & Managing Partner, Kochhar & Co
"This was an exceptionally excellent event for law firms and lawyers... A great way to come together and find some unanimity in the way the things are going... Keep up the Good work! "
Ajay VaidyaHead Legal, Kotak Investment Banking