Afra Afsharipour

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Professor of Law

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall

Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

The Promise and Challenges of India's Corporate Governance Reforms

Indian Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 33, 2010 , UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 223
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2011
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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corporate governance, India, Clause 49, Satyam

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Women and M&A

12 UC Irvine Law Review (2022 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 09 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2022
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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mergers, acquisitions, M&A, women, board, diversity, management, law firms, financial advisors

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Corporate Governance Convergence: Lessons from the Indian Experience

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2009, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 181
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2009
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, Clause 49, Corporate Governance, Convergence, Listing Agreement

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A Brief Overview of Corporate Governance Reforms in India

Conference Board Director Notes No. DN-020, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 258
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2014
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Corporate Governance, India, Clause 49, Voluntary Guidelines, Companies Bill, Satyam

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Rising Multinationals: Law and the Evolution of Outbound Acquisitions by Indian Companies

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 1029, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 228
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2011
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, cross border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, outbound acquisitions, corporate governance

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The Emergence of New Corporate Social Responsibility Regimes in China and India

UC Davis Business Law Journal, Vol. 14, p. 175 (2014) , UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 386
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
Afra Afsharipour and Shruti Rana
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington - Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
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Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, India, China

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Transforming the Allocation of Deal Risk Through Reverse Termination Fees

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 5, p. 1163, 2010, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 210
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2011
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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mergers, acquisitions, contract design, reverse termination fee, breakup fee, strategic

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Directors as Trustees of the Nation? India’s Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Reform Efforts

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 261
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2011
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Clause 49

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Corporate Board: Assessing the Indian Experiment

In Jean J. du Plessis, Umakanth Varottil & Jeroen Veldman (eds.) Globalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impact on Corporate Governance (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2018)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Mar 2019
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Sustainability, Corporate Governance

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Paying to Break Up: The Metamorphosis of Reverse Termination Fees

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 191
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 05 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2021
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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mergers, acquisitions, reverse termination fee, breakup fee, strategic

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Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India

Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions, Elgar Publishing, S. Davidoff Solomon & C. Hill, eds., Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 469
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 20 May 2016
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, mergers, acquisitions, M&A, legal transplants, merger agreement, deal contracts

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Outbound Mergers and Acquisitions by Indian Firms

The Conference Board, Director Notes No. DN-V3N10
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Jun 2011
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, cross border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, outbound acquisitions, Companies Act

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The One Woman Director Mandate: History and Trajectory

Corporate Governance in India: Change and Continuity (ed. Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs) (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 472
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 20 May 2016
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, Women, Board of Directors, Quota, Board Diversity,

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Research Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance: Introduction

Research Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance (Afra Afsharipour & Martin Gelter eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming), Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3725679, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper 552/2020
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2020
Afra Afsharipour and Martin Gelter
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Fordham University School of Law
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comparative corporate governance, law and finance, legal origins, convergence, corporate purpose, shareholders, stakeholders, board, shareholder litigation, derivative suits, mergers and acquisitions

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The Advent of the LLP in India

Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (Robert W. Hillman and Mark J. Loewenstein eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, Forthcoming), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 408
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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India, LLP, Limited Liability Partnership

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Deal Structure and Minority Shareholders

Forthcoming, Chapter in Comparative Takeover Regulation: Global and Asian Perspectives, Cambridge University Press 2017
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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takeovers, reverse triangular merger, scheme of arrangement, minority shareholders, comparative takeover regulation

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Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 40, 2017
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Corporate Purpose, India, CSR, Benefit Corporations, corporate social responsibility

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Corporate Governance and the Indian Private Equity Model

National Law School of India Review, Volume 27, Issue 1, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 484
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2016
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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corporate governance, india, private equity

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Corporate Social Responsibility in India

The Conference Board Director Notes No. DN-V6N14 (August 2014), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 399
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Nov 2014
Afra Afsharipour and Shruti Rana
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington - Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
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Empowering Ourselves: The Role of Women's NGOs in the Enforcement of the Women's Convention

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, 1999
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jun 2009
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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CEDAW, Women's Convention, Bangladesh, NGOs

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Reevaluating Shareholder Voting Rights in M&A Transactions

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 70, 2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Oct 2017
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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mergers, acquisitions, bidder, overpayment, shareholder voting

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A Shareholders’ Put Option: Counteracting the Acquirer Overpayment Problem

96 Minnesota Law Review 1018 (2012), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 303
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 14 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Bidder, Overpayment, Acquisitions, Mergers

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Enhanced Scrutiny on the Buy-Side

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 53, 2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Mar 2019
Afra Afsharipour and J. Travis Laster
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
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Mergers, Acquisitions, Enhanced Scrutiny, Bidder, Overpayment, Shareholder Voting

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Lessons from India’s Struggles with Corporate Purpose

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CORPORATE PURPOSE AND PERSONHOOD, Elizabeth Pollman & Robert Thompson eds., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2021
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Corporate Purpose, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Stakeholders, India

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The Evolution of Risk Management Oversight by Indian Boards

33 National Law School of India Review (2021, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2022
Afra Afsharipour and Manali Paranjpe
University of California, Davis - School of Law and The Conference Board
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India, Risk Management, Board of Directors, Oversight, ERM

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Incorporating 'Business' in Business Law Classes

U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Jun 2009
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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transactional skills, law school teaching

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Bias, Identity and M&A

2020 Wisconsin Law Review 469
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Jun 2020
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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mergers, acquisitions, M&A, gender, diversity, behavioral biases, corporate governance

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Integrating the Financial Crisis in the Business Associations Course: Benefits and Pitfalls

Journal of Business and Technology Law, Vol. 5, pp. 5-21, 2010, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 15 Mar 2010
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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legal education, law teaching, financial crisis

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Power and Pay in the C-Suite

Inequality Inquiry (2021)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Jan 2022
Afra Afsharipour and Darren Rosenblum
University of California, Davis - School of Law and McGill University Faculty of law
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women, diversity, executive compensation, C-suite, chief executive officer, CEO

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Corporate Governance in Negotiated Takeovers: The Changing Comparative Landscape

Research Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance (Afra Afsharipour & Martin Gelter eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Aug 2020
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Takeovers, M&A, Deal Protection, comparative corporate governance

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Gender and the Social Structure of Exclusion in U.S. Corporate Law

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, BYU Law Research Paper 22-25
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 02 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2022
Afra Afsharipour and Matthew Jennejohn
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Delaware, Diversity, Gender, Social Networks, Network Analysis

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Investment Bankers and Inclusive Corporate Leadership

Forthcoming, Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 46, 2023
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Nov 2022
Afra Afsharipour
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Deal Advisors, Diversity, Investment Banks, Boutique Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions