Indian Journal of International Economic Law
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Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati is a renowed economist of Indian origin and is currently a University Professor at Columbia University and a Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been Economic Policy Adviser to Arthur Dunkel, Director General of GATT (1991-93), Special Adviser to the UN on Globalization, and External Adviser to the WTO. He has served on the Expert Group appointed by the Director General of the WTO on the Future of the WTO. He has been awarded many prizes and honorary degrees, including the Padma Vibhushan by India and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japan. Professor Bhagwati's latest book In Defense of Globalization was published by Oxford University Press in 2004 to worldwide acclaim.
Mr. Rajiv Luthra is the founder and managing partner of one of India’s pre-eminent full service corporate law firms, Luthra & Luthra which advises a number of Indian and foreign companies, apart from many Government corporations and the Planning Commission. Mr. Luthra, who is an alumnus of Harvard Law School, is considered as one of the pioneers of international transactional lawyering in India. Among his many appointments, he has served as a member of the SEBI committee reviewing the Insider Trading Regulations and on the committee set up to formulate a National Competition Policy as part of the 11th Five Year Plan, by the Government of India. Significantly, he recently worked on the Copyright Act, 1957 and submitted a list of proposed amendments on the issue of equal share of royalties to authors and composers.