Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NLSIR Symposium Announcement

The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, will be hosting the 3rd Annual NLSIR Symposium, 'Indian Corporate Law and Corporate Governance: At the Crossroads', in Bangalore, on 10th and 11th April, 2010.

The NLSIR Symposium seeks to address crucial issues in contemporary corporate law and governance. There is no more appropriate time to consider this area of law. The Satyam episode has provoked widespread concerns regarding Indian corporate governance mechanisms. Even outside the area of corporate governance, it is necessary to ask whether the 1956 Companies Act continues to serve the interest of Indian corporations, their stakeholders and the Indian public. Does the proposed Companies Bill even begin to address these questions? What is the fate of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and company adjudication generally? These are some of the questions that it is necessary to urgently resolve, to understand the journey Indian company law has had over the past fifty years, and the course it must chart in the future. The four Sessions of the Symposium will seek to analyse these and other related issues.


Panelists at the Symposium include Mr. Sandip Bhagat (partner, S&R Associates), Mr. V. Umakanth (former partner Amarchand Mangaldas and Ph.D. scholar, National University of Singapore), Mr. Somashekhar Sundaresan (partner, Jyoti Sagar Associates), Mr. Siddharth Raja (partner, Narsappa, Doraisamy and Raja) and Ms. Kristin van Zwieten (D. Phil. scholar, University of Oxford). Leading members of the Bar and from the judiciary are also expected to attend.

Submissions and Participation as Delegates:

The NLSIR invites contributions of up to 10000 words on any of the themes to be discussed in the Symposium. Selected papers will be presented by the authors at the Symposium and will be published in the Symposium issue of the NLSIR. Contributions, and requests for any further information, may be mailed to mail.nlsir@gmail.com. Practitioners, academicians, corporate houses and students are invited to register as delegates. Further details will be available on request. Special packages are available for group registrations. Interested readers can contact the Organising Committee of the Symposium at the above email addresses.

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