Umakanth Varottil

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

469G Bukit Timah Road

Eu Tong Sen Building

Singapore, 259776

Singapore

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Member

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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1.

A Collection of Moot Court Problems on Corporate Law in India

Number of pages: 198 Posted: 09 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Moot court, corporate law, India

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Evolution and Effectiveness of Independent Directors in Indian Corporate Governance

Hastings Business Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 281, 2010
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 06 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 31 May 2010
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Independent Director, Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, India

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Investment Agreements in India: Is There an 'Option'?

NUJS Law Review, Vol. 4, p. 467, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Put options, call options, investment agreements, India, enforceability, spot delivery contract

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State-Owned Enterprises in Singapore: Historical Insights into a Potential Model for Reform

28 Columbia Journal of Asian Law 61-97(2015) , NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/02, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/003, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/03
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Cheng Han Tan, Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) – School of Law; Centre for Public Affairs and Law; Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Singapore, State owned enterprises, corporate governance, Singapore history

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Due Diligence in Share Acquisitions: Navigating the Insider Trading Regime

Journal of Business Law, 2017, Issue 3, 237-259, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2016/004, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 16/01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 13 May 2017
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Due diligence, insider trading, parity of information, takeover, market-sounding, wall-crossing

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The Stakeholder Approach Towards Directors’ Duties Under Indian Company Law: A Comparative Analysis

In Mahendra Pal Singh, The Indian Yearbook of Comparative Law 2016 (India: Oxford University Press, 2017) 95-120, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 16/03, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2016/006
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Mihir Naniwadekar and Umakanth Varottil
Bombay High Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Directors' Duties, Company Law, Shareholders, Stakeholders, Enlightened Shareholder Value, India, United Kingdom

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The Enforceability of Contractual Restrictions on the Transfer of Shares

Supreme Court Cases, Issue No. 5, p. J-1, 2012
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Niranjan Venkatesan, Niranjan Venkatesan and Umakanth Varottil
Magdalen College, University of OxfordOne Essex Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Indian companies, shares, transfer restrictions, enforceability, shareholders agreements, articles of association

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The Advent of Shareholder Activism in India

Journal on Governance, Vol. 1 No. 6, 2012
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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shareholder activism, corporate governance, proxy advisors, India

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The Evolution of Corporate Law in Post-Colonial India: From Transplant to Autochthony

American University International Law Review, Vol. 31, pp. 253-325, 2016; NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/001, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/01
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Colonial continuities, India, corporate law, decolonization, legal transplant, English common law

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Corporate Criminal Liability and Securities Offerings: Rationalizing the Iridium-Motorola Case

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 109, 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2011
Mihir Naniwadekar and Umakanth Varottil
Bombay High Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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corporate criminal liability, mens rea, securities offerings, cheating

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Corporate Governance in India: Law and Practice

in Linda Spedding (ed.), India: The Business Opportunity (Lucknow: Eastern Book Company, 2016), pp. 289-342
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Umakanth Varottil and Richa Naujoks
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Nixon Peabody LLP
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Corporate governance, India, directors, shareholders, corporate social responsibility

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A Cautionary Tale of the Transplant Effect on Indian Corporate Governance

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2010
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate governance, India, Clause 49, listing agreement, insider model, outsider model, transplantation

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The Impact of Globalization and Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions on the Legal Profession in India

In Wilkins DB, Khanna VS, Trubek DM eds., The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and its Impact on Lawyers and Society (Cambridge University Press, 2017) 170-216, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-3
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 May 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate Governance in M&A Transactions

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 50, 2013
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, board of directors, fiduciary duties, mergers, takeovers, squeeze outs, India

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The Nature of the Market for Corporate Control in India

In Umakanth Varottil & Wai Yee Wan eds., Comparative Takeover Regulation: Global and Asian Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) 313-343, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/011, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/05, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/08
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Takeover regulation, market for corporate control, mandatory bid rule, India

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Regulating Squeeze Outs in India: A Comparative Perspective

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 63(3), pp. 1009-1051, 2015, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 14/06, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2014/009, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 14/11
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2018
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Squeeze-out, freeze-out, minority shareholders, comparative corporate law, India

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Unpacking the Scope Of Oppression, Prejudice And Mismanagement Under Company Law In India

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2020/020 [2020] Supreme Court Cases J-1 – J-26
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2021
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Oppression, prejudice, mismanagement, just and equitable winding up, company law, India

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The Scheme of Arrangement as a Debt Restructuring Tool in India: Problems and Prospects

European Company and Financial Law Review, 2018, p. 585, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/005, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper 17/02
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2019
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Scheme of arrangement, corporate debt restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency

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Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India: Walking a Tightrope

In P.M. Vasudev and Susan Watson (eds), Global Capital Markets – A Survey of Legal and Regulatory Trends (Edward Elgar 2016)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 23 May 2018
Arjya B. Majumdar and Umakanth Varottil
O.P. Jindal Global University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Capital Markets, Securities Regulation, Crowdfunding, SEBI

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Government Contracts

in Sujit Choudhary, Madhav Khosla & Pratap Bhanu Mehta (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Government contracts, Constitution of India, agency law, judicial review

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Hostile Takeover Regimes in Asia: A Comparative Approach

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2018/011, Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 01/2018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Apr 2018
Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law
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comparative takeover regulation, hostile takeovers, market for corporate control, shareholding structure, interest group politics, board neutrality rule, fiduciary duties, Asia

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The Rarity of Derivative Actions in India: Reasons and Consequences

In Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum & Michael Ewing-Chow (eds.), The Derivative Action in Asia: A Comparative and Functional Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Dec 2015
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate Law, Derivative Actions, Shareholders, India

The Protection of Minority Investors and the Compensation of Their Losses: A Case Study of India

NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 14/01, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2014/001, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 14/01
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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minority investors, shareholder litigation, securities regulation, compensation of losses, India

The Protection of Minority Investors and the Compensation of Their Losses: A Case Study of India

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2014/001
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Nov 2014
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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minority investors, shareholder litigation, securities regulation, compensation of losses, India

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Comparative Takeover Regulation and the Concept of 'Control'

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p. 208, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Control, mandatory bid rule, takeover regulation, India

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India's Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines 2009: Rhetoric or Reality?

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate Governance in India's Infrastructure Sector: Issues and Perspectives

IDFC Law Reporter, Third Anniversary Issue, p. 93, 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Infrastructure sector, corporate governance, India, related-party transactions, corruption

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Analysing the CSR Spending Requirements Under Indian Company Law

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) 231-253
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 May 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate social responsibility, CSR, corporate governance, India, comply or explain

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Developing the Market for Corporate Bonds in India

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Minority Shareholders’ Rights, Powers and Duties: The Market for Corporate Influence

Chapter in Afra Afsharipour & Martin Gelter (eds.), Research Handbook on Comparative Corporate Governance (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming), NUS Law Working Paper No. 2020/006, NUS EW Barker Centre for Law & Business Working Paper 20/04
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2020
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate governance, minority shareholders, institutional investors, hedge funds, shareholder duties

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Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complexity Revealed

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2018/014, NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 18/03, NUS EW Barker Centre for Law & Business Working Paper 18/02, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 404/2018
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 14 May 2019
Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Comparative corporate law and governance, related party transactions, Commonwealth Asia, World Bank Doing Business Report, legal origins theory

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Microfinance and the Corporate Governance Conundrum

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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microfinance, corporate governance

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Board Independence in India: From Form to Function?

In Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum and Luke Nottage (eds.), Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 23 May 2018
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Independent director, corporate governance, India

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A Disclosure-Based Approach to Regulating AI in Corporate Governance

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2022/001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Akshaya Kamalnath and Umakanth Varottil
ANU College of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Artificial intelligence, corporate governance, board of directors, disclosure, regulation

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Shareholder Stewardship in India: The Desiderata

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2020/005, NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 20/01, “Global Shareholder Stewardship: Complexities, Challenges and Possibilities” (Dionysia Katelouzou & Dan W. Puchniak eds, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming), European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 505/2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2020
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Stewardship, corporate governance, institutional investors, India

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SEBI's Consultative Paper on Review of Corporate Governance Norms in India: Comments and Suggestions

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Feb 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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SEBI, corporate governance, India

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Strategies for Host-Country Regulation of Hedge Funds: Lessons from India's Approach

Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 113, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2012
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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hedge fund regulation, india

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The Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Law: A Historical Perspective from India

In Harwell Wells (ed.), Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018) 381-400
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 May 2018 Last Revised: 23 May 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate law, corporate governance, history, India, stakeholder theory

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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 (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017) 97-114
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 May 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate governance code, India, soft law, mandatory approach

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Directors’ Liability and Climate Risk: White Paper on India

Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Oct 2021
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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board of directors, climate change, corporate governance, sustainability, ESG

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Corporate Law in Colonial India: Rise and Demise of the Managing Agency System

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/016, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Managing Agency System, India, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance

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Capital Markets and the Regulatory State in India

“Securities Markets” in Devesh Kapur & Madhav Khosla (eds), Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance (Hart Publishing, 2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Apr 2019
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Capital Markets, Regulatory State, India, SEBI, Investor Protection

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Venture Capital in China and India: Does Business Form Matter?

Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2020, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2019/017, NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 19/04
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Sep 2019
Lin Lin and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Venture Capital, China, India, Limited Partnership, Trust

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Introduction - The Reform Decade: Corporate and Commercial Law in India

in Umakanth Varottil, Mihir Naniwadekar & V. Niranjan, The Reform Decade: Corporate and Commercial Law in India (India: Eastern Book Company, 2020)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Mar 2020
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, Bombay High Court and Magdalen College, University of OxfordOne Essex Court
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corporate law, commercial law, India

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Related Party Transactions in Commonwealth Asia: Complicating the Comparative Paradigm

The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions (Luca Enriques & Tobias Tröger eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming) , Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 16, Forthcoming, NUS Law Working Paper No. 2019/001
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Dan W. Puchniak and Umakanth Varottil
Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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comparative corporate law and governance, related party transactions, Commonwealth Asia, World Bank Doing Business Report, legal origins theory

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Shareholder Empowerment in Controlled Companies: The Case of Singapore

In Randall Thomas & Jennifer Hill (eds.), The Research Handbook of Shareholder Power (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Nov 2015
Luh Luh Lan and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Corporate governance, agency problems, shareholders, participative strategy, controlling strategy, Singapore

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Book Reviews: Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption by Adefolake O. Adeyeye

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p.226, July 2013
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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The Divergent Designs of Mandatory Takeovers in Asia

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2021/011, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 592/2021
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Umakanth Varottil and Wai Yee Wan
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law
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Mandatory bid rule, Asia, transfers of corporate control, mergers and acquisitions, takeover regulation

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A Dose of Sunlight Therapy: Using Corporate and Securities Laws to Treat Climate Change

Indian Yearbook of International Law & Policy, p. 112, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 09 May 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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climate change, corporate and securities laws, disclosure, India

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Independent Directors and Their Constraints in China and India

Jindal Global Law Review, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, p. 129, March 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2015
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Independent directors, corporate governance, agency problems, China, India

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Skies Half Open: Foreign Investment in India's Airline Industry

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/018, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper 17/04
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Oct 2017
Umakanth Varottil and Jae Woon Lee
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Foreign investment, aviation industry, airline, substantial ownership, control, India

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): A Discordant Tale of Two Asian Financial Centres

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2022/005, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 648/2022
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 May 2022 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2022
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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special purpose acquisition companies, securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, IPO, stock markets

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The Significance of Moving Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

du Plessis, J.J., Varottil, U. and Veldman, J. (2018) 'The Significance of Moving Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)', in du Plessis, J.J., Varottil, U. and Veldman, J. (eds.) Globalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impact on Corporate Governance. Cham: Springer
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2018
Jean Du Plessis, Umakanth Varottil and Jeroen Veldman
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Nyenrode Business university
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Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law

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The Proliferation of Corporate Governance Codes in the Backdrop of Divergent Ownership Structures

Competition & Change (2018)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Dec 2018
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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convergence, divergence, corporate governance codes, 'soft law', ownership structure, dispersed shareholding, concentrated shareholding, shareholder empowerment, board structure, independent directors, self-regulation

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ICP Investments v Uppal Housing: Pushing Shareholder Derivative Actions in India to the Brink

Indian Law Review: https://doi.org/10.1080/24730580.2021.1980271
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Nov 2021
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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derivative actions, direct actions, corporate wrong, personal wrong, oppression, mismanagement, prejudice, Indian Companies Act 2013

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Legal Services – 2020: A Snapshot

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 May 2015
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Legal Profession, Legal Education, Technology, India

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Climate Risk: Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law in Common Law Asia

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2022/006
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 May 2022 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2022
Ernest Lim and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Climate change, climate risk, corporate law, securities regulation, directors’ duties, disclosure, enforcement, derivative action, oppression, unfair prejudice

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Which Companies Pay More (or Less) in Legal Fees? An Empirical Study of India

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jan 2022
Srinivasan Sankaraguruswamy and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Accounting and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Legal fees, India, significant corporate event, legal risk, law firms

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Book Review: Venture Capital Law in China by Lin Lin

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Sep 2021, pp 413-416
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Dec 2021
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Practice

LexisNexis , Singapore, (2013), Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 5/2014
Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Wai Yee Wan and Umakanth Varottil
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Sovereign Debt Documentation: Unraveling the Pari Passu Mystery

DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 119, Fall 2008
Posted: 15 May 2008 Last Revised: 31 May 2010
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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sovereign debt, pari passu, boilerplate contracts

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Which Companies Pay More (or Less) in Legal Fees? An Empirical Study of India

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Feb 2022
Srinivasan Sankaraguruswamy and Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Accounting and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Legal fees, India, significant corporate event, legal risk, law firms