Umakanth Varottil

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

469G Bukit Timah Road

Eu Tong Sen Building

Singapore, 259776

Singapore

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

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
Downloads 2,106 (3,974)

Abstract:

Put options, call options, investment agreements, India, enforceability, spot delivery contract

2.

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
Downloads 1,481 (5,992)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Independent Director, Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, India

3.

A Collection of Moot Court Problems on Corporate Law in India

Number of pages: 141 Posted: 09 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Downloads 846 (9,278)

Abstract:

Moot court, corporate law, India

4.

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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Citation 2

Abstract:

Corporate governance, India, Clause 49, listing agreement, insider model, outsider model, transplantation

5.

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
V. Niranjan and Umakanth Varottil
One Essex Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Indian companies, shares, transfer restrictions, enforceability, shareholders agreements, articles of association

6.

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
Mumbai High Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Downloads 704 (18,226)

Abstract:

corporate criminal liability, mens rea, securities offerings, cheating

7.

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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Abstract:

shareholder activism, corporate governance, proxy advisors, India

8.

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

HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-3
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Oct 2013
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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9.

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

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/001, NUS - Centre for Law & Business Working Paper No. 15/01, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/01
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Colonial continuities, India, corporate law, decolonization, legal transplant, English common law

10.

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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Abstract:

Mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, board of directors, fiduciary duties, mergers, takeovers, squeeze outs, 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
Downloads 307 (76,500)

Abstract:

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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Abstract:

minority investors, shareholder litigation, securities regulation, compensation of losses, India

12.

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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13.

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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Abstract:

microfinance, corporate governance

14.

Regulating Squeeze Outs in India: A Comparative Perspective

American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming, 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: 16 Jul 2016
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Squeeze-out, freeze-out, minority shareholders, comparative corporate law, India

15.

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
Downloads 245 (85,376)
Citation 1

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16.

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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Abstract:

Infrastructure sector, corporate governance, India, related-party transactions, corruption

17.

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
Downloads 217 (91,770)

Abstract:

SEBI, corporate governance, India

18.

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
Downloads 208 (97,728)

Abstract:

hedge fund regulation, india

19.

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
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Singapore, State owned enterprises, corporate governance, Singapore history

20.

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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Abstract:

climate change, corporate and securities laws, disclosure, India

21.

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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22.

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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Abstract:

Legal Profession, Legal Education, Technology, India

23.

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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Abstract:

Independent directors, corporate governance, agency problems, China, India

24.

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

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: 10 Sep 2016
Mihir Naniwadekar and Umakanth Varottil
Mumbai High Court and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Directors' Duties, Company Law, Shareholders, Stakeholders, Enlightened Shareholder Value, India, United Kingdom

25.

Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India: Walking a Tightrope

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: 29 Jul 2016
Arjya B. Majumdar and Umakanth Varottil
Jindal Global Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Capital Markets, Securities Regulation, Crowdfunding, SEBI

26.

Due Diligence in Share Acquisitions: Navigating the Insider Trading Regime

Journal of Business Law, 2017, Forthcoming, 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
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Due diligence, insider trading, parity of information, takeover, market-sounding, wall-crossing

27.

Board Independence in India: From Form to Function?

Harald Baum, Souichirou Kozuka, Luke Nottage & Dan W. Puchniak (eds.), Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 04 May 2016
Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Umakanth Varottil
University of Michigan Law School and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Independent director, corporate governance, India

28.

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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Abstract:

Managing Agency System, India, Corporate Law, Corporate Governance

29.

The Nature of the Market for Corporate Control in India

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: 16 Jul 2016
Umakanth Varottil
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Abstract:

Takeover regulation, market for corporate control, mandatory bid rule, India

30.

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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Abstract:

Corporate Law, Derivative Actions, Shareholders, India

31.

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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Abstract:

Corporate governance, agency problems, shareholders, participative strategy, controlling strategy, Singapore

32.

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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Abstract:

Control, mandatory bid rule, takeover regulation, India

33.

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
Singapore Management University - School of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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34.

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

Abstract:

sovereign debt, pari passu, boilerplate contracts