Associate Professor Varottil, Umakanth

Articles
"Due Diligence in Share Acquisitions: Navigating the Insider Trading Regime" (2017) 3 Journal of Business Law 237-259

"Minority Shareholder Protection As A Numbers Game" (2017) BloombergQuint

"The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony" (2016) 31 American University International Law Review 253-325

"Regulating Squeeze Outs in India: A Comparative Perspective" (2015) 63 no. 3 American Journal of Comparative Law 1009-1051. (with Vikramaditya Khanna)

"Comparative Takeover Regulation and the Concept of 'Control'" (2015) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 208-231.

"State-owned Enterprises in Singapore: Historical Insights into a potential model for reform" 28 no. 2 Columbia Journal of Asian Law. (with Tan Cheng Han and Dan W. Puchniak)

"Regulating Squeeze Outs in India: A Comparative Perspective" (2014) 63 American Journal of Comparative Law no. 3 (with Vikramaditya Khanna)

"Microfinance and the Corporate Governance Conundrum" (2013) 9:2 Berkeley Business Law Journal 242-292.

The Advent of Shareholder Activism in India (2013) 1 no. 6, Journal on Governance 582-628.

"Corporate Criminal Liability and Securities Offerings: Rationalizing the Iridium-Motorola Case" (2011), 23(1), National Law School of India Review, 109-132 (India) (with Mihir Naniwadekar)

"Corporate Governance in India's Infrastructure Sector: Issues and Perspectives" (2011), 3, IDFC Law Reporter, 93-100 (India)

"Independent Directors and their Constraints in China and India" (2011), 2, Jindal Global Law Review, 127 (India)

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

"Evolution and Effectiveness of Independent Directors in Indian Corporate Governance" (2010), 6, Hastings Business Law Journal, 281-376 (United States)

"India's Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines 2009: Rhetoric or Reality?" (2010) , 22, No.2, National Law School of India Review,1-28 (India)

"The Idea of a "Professional" Independent Director" (2010) No.2, The Directors' Bulletin, 15-17 (Singapore)

"A Cautionary Tale of the Transplant Effect on Indian Corporate Governance"(2009), 21(1), National Law School of India Review, 1-49 (India)

"Strategies for Host Country Regulation of Hedge Funds: Lessons from India's Approach" (2009) 11 No. 1, Australian Journal of Asian Law, 113-134 (Australia)

"Sovereign Debt Documentation: Unraveling the Pari Passu Mystery" (2008), 7, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, 119-143 (United States)

"Corporate Criminality and the Law" (1996), 38, Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 218 (India) (with T.K. Bhaskar)

"Regulation of Hazardous Substances: Law and Policy" (1995) 37 Journal of the Indian Law Institute 508 (India)

Shorter Articles
"Corporate Governance in M&A Transactions" (2013) 24:2 National Law School of India Review 50-61.

Chapters
"Corporate Governance in India: The Transition from Code to Statute" in Jean J. du Plessis & Chee Keong Low eds., Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century: International Perspectives and Critical Analyses (Springer International Publishing, 2017) 97-114

"Corporate Governance", in Linda Spedding ed., India: The Business Opportunity (Lucknow: Eastern Book Company, 2016) 289-342 (with Richa Naujoks)

"Government Contracts", in Sujit Choudhary, Madhav Khosla & Pratap Bhanu Mehta eds., Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 967-984

"Mergers and Acquisitions" in S Star (ed), Australia and India - A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice (New Delhi: Universal Law Publishers) 99-120.

"Mergers and Acquisitions" in S Star ed., Australia and India - A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice (New Delhi: Universal Law Publishing, 2015) 99-120. (with Emma Armson)

"Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: the Case of Singapore" in J G Hill and R S Thomas eds., Research Handbook on Shareholder Power (United States: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015) 572-591. (with Lan Luh Luh)

"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)

"Sovereign Debt Documentation and the Pari Passu Clause" in Robert W. Kolb (ed.), Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), pp. 227-234

"A Dose of Sunlight Therapy: Using corporate and Securities Laws to Treat Climate Change" (2009) 1, Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy, 112-131 (India)

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

Casebook on Corporate Governance in Singapore, (Singapore: Sweet & Maxwell, 2009) pp. 308 (with Chew Heng Ching, Tan Chong Huat, Tan Lay Hong & Long Hsueh Ching)

Book Reviews
Review of Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption, Adefolake O Adeyeye, (2013) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 226-229

Review of "The Globalization of Corporate Governance" by Alan Dignam & Michael Galanis. (2012) 2(1) Asian Journal of International Law 197-199

Conference Papers
"The Stakeholder Approach Towards Directors' Duties Under Indian Company Law" (Paper presented at the Liberalization and Globalization: Changing Legal Paradigm, 14 - 16 Jul 2016, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India) (with Mihir Naniwadekar)

"Corporate Governance in India: The Transition from Code to Statute" (Paper presented at International Corporate Governance & Law (ICGL) Forum , 25-26 Apr 2016, Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, Hong Kong).

"Corporate Law in Colonial India: Rise and Demise of the Managing Agency System" (Invited paper presented at the Workshop on The Influence of Colonies on Commercial Law and Practice, 7 - 8 Jan 2016, Fiskars Village, Fiskars, Finland)

"The Nature of the Market for Corporate Control in India" (Invited paper presented at the Conference on Comparative Takeover Regulation, 23-24 Jul 2015, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law / Singapore Management University Faculty of Law, Singapore)

"Board Independence in India: From Form to Function?" (Invited Paper presented at the Conference Independent Directors in Asia, 27 Feb 2015, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore) (with Vikramaditya, Khanna)

"State-Owned Enterprises in India" (Invited paper presented at the 2nd Conference of the EU Asia Corporate Governance Dialogue Series, 24 Feb 2015, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

"The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony" (Invited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, 3 - 5 Jan 2015, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, United States)

"Corporate Governance in India and China: Current Developments" (Paper presented at the International Conference on Trade, Investment and Corporate Governance: Law and Policy in India and China, 25-26 April 2014, New Delhi, India)

"Recent Developments in Mergers & Acquisitions in Singapore" (Paper presented at Seminar organized by the LexisNexis, 24 February 2014, Singapore)

"Rise of Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism in India" (Paper presented at the IBA Conference on The Changing Landscape of Corporate M&A in India, 21-22 March 2014, Mumbai,India)

"Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: The Case of Singapore" (Paper presented at the Shareholder Power Conference at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 6-7 March 2014, Singapore)

"Government Contracts" (Invited paper presented at the Workshop on the Oxford Handbook on the Indian Constitution, Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India, 17-20 Jul 2014)

"Takeover Regulation and the Concept of 'Control' in India" (Invited paper presented at the SMU-SAL Conference on Comparative Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Laws in Asia, Supreme Court Auditorium, Singapore, 17-18 Jul 2014)

"The Protection of Minority Investors and the Compensation of Their Losses: A Case Study of India" (Invited paper presented at the XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 20-26 Jul 2014)

"Analyzing India’s New Company Law" (Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 23 October 2013)

"Building an Effective Board" (Workshop at ON Haat 2013 organised by Omidyar Network, 19 March 2013, Bangalore)

"Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: The Case of Singapore" (Paper presented at the 16th Annual Law & Business Conference, 26-27 September, 2013, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, USA)

"The Impact of Globalization and Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions on the Legal Profession in India" (Paper presented at the 10th Asian Law Institute Conference, 23-24 May, 2013, Bangalore)

"Comparative Takeover Regulation: Trends and Impact on Practice" (Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 22 August 2012)

"Corporate Governance and Takeover Regulation" (Paper presented at the V Annual NLSIR Symposium on Mergers & Acquisitions in India: Recent Regulatory Changes, 5-6 May 2012, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India)

"Corporate Governance in M&A Transactions" (Paper presented at the International Bar Association Conference on The Indian Story in Global Mergers and Acquisitions, 9-10 March, 2012, Mumbai, India)

"Private Sector Concerns" (Roundtable on Infrastructure Development & Good Governance organized by the Jindal Global Law School and the Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, 23 November 2012, New Delhi, India)

"The Advent of Shareholder Activism in India" (Distinguished Public Lecture, 22 November 2012, at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, India)

"The Impact of Globalization and Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions on the Legal Profession in India" (Paper presented at the Academic Conference on The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, 13-14 April, 2012, Harvard Law School, Boston, USA)

Microfinance and the Corporate Governance Conundrum" (Paper presented at the Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference, 5-7 February 2012, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia)

"Crossborder Mergers & Acquisitions and the Legal Profession" (Paper presented at the Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies: Academic Conference, 8 Oct 2011, New Delhi, India)

"Independent Directors and Their Constraints in China and India" (Paper presented at the Michigan-Jindal International Conference on Global and Comparative Corporate Governance, 3-4 Mar 2011, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, India)

"Microfinance and the Corporate Governance Conundrum" (Paper presented at the 8th Asian Law Institute Conference on Law in a Sustainable Asia, 26-27 May 2011, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

"Derivative Actions in India" (Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial HKU-NUS-SMU Symposium, 15 16 Nov 2010, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR)

"Recent Reforms to Corporate Governance in India: An Analysis" (Paper presented at the 3rd NLSIR Symposium on 'Corporate Law and Governance', 10-11 Apr 2010, NLS campus, Bangalore, India)

"The Rarity of Derivative Actions in India: Reasons and Consequences" (Paper presented at the Derivative Actions in Asia's Miracle Economies, 23-24 Jul 2010, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

"Beyond Satyam: Analysing Corporate Governance in India" (panel discussion organised by Jindal Global Law School, 4 Feb 2009, University Club, New York, United States)

"Analysing India's Approach to Hedge Fund Regulation" (Paper presented at the 5th Asian Law Institute Conference, 22-23 May 2008, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Reports
"Corporate Governance in State-Owned Enterprises" (Quarterly Briefing to Mumbai National Stock Exchange Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance, Mumbai: National Stock Exchange of India, 2015).

Emergence of Shareholder Activism in India in NSE Quarterly Briefing (Mumbai: NSE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance, 2013).

Academic Blog Posts
"Judicial Delays in India and Turning Tides - The Significance of the Commercial Courts Act to India's Dispute Resolution Mechanism", Oxford: Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, 2016 (with Sriram Chakravarthi)

Others
"Battling the Scourge of Fake Corporate Disclosures" (Mumbai: The Economic Times, 2016) (with Malek Shipchandler)

"The Long and Short of Insider Trading Regulation in India", Mumbai: National Stock Exchange of India, 2016



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