Name

VAROTTIL, Umakanth
Full C.V.
 
 
Designation

Assistant Professor
 
Qualifications

Ph.D. (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore),
LL.M. (New York University School of Law),
LL.B. (Hons.) (National Law School of India University, Bangalore)
 
Appointment(s)

  • Editor (Articles), Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
  • Member, Executive Committee, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Advisory Committee & Drafting Committee, NSE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance, National Stock Exchange of India, Mumbai
  • External Advisory Member, GNLU Centre for Corporate & Competition Law, Gujarat National Law University, India
  • Editor, Asian Journal of Legal Education
  • Member, Advisory Board, RGNUL Finance and Mercantile Law Review
  • Member, Advisory Board - International, Christ University Law Journal
Email Address: v.umakanth@nus.edu.sg
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3606 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
 
Research Interests

Company Law
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Law & Finance in India
 

Subjects Taught


Company Law


Mergers & Acquisitions


Indian Business Law
 

Brief Biodata

Umakanth specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. While his work is generally comparative in nature, his specific focus is on India and Singapore. He has co-authored two books on Singapore law and practice, published articles in international journals and founded the Indian Corporate Law Blog. He has also taught on a visiting basis at the Fordham Law School, New York and at various law schools in India. He is the recipient of several academic medals and honours.

Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at Amarchand Mangaldas, a pre-eminent law firm in India. During that time, he was also ranked as a leading corporate/mergers & acquisitions lawyer in India by the Chambers Global Guide.


Representative Publications

1. Mergers and Acquisitions in Singapore: Law and Practice (Singapore: LexisNexis, 2013) (with Wan Wai Yee)

2. "The Advent of Shareholder Activism in India" (2012) 6 Journal on Governance 582

3. "Microfinance and the Corporate Governance Conundrum" (2012) 9 Berkeley Business Law Journal 242

4. "The Rarity of Derivative Actions in India: Reasons and Consequences" (with Vikramaditya Khanna) in Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum & Michael Ewing-Chow (eds.), The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

5. "Investment Agreements in India: Is There an 'Option'?" (2011) 4(4) NUJS Law Review, 467 (India)

6. "Evolution and Effectiveness of Independent Directors in Indian Corporate Governance", (2010) 6 Hastings Business Law Journal 281

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