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Theme 1: Arbitration Law and Mediation

  1. A critical study of the ADR movement

  2. To mediate or negotiate, that is the question

  3. Can mediation be effective even though agreements cannot be enforced?

  4. The integration of mediation into the prosecution of young offenders

  5. Models of mandatory mediation: theoretical and practiced problems of implementation

  6. Mediation in international business disputes: the challenges of modern legal regulation

  7. Collaborative law: a new paradigm for civil dispute resolution

  8. Impartiality and independence of arbitrators in arbitration

  9. Status of permanent arbitral institution and problematic issues of activities

  10. Peculiarities  of arbitration in arbitral disputes of different categories

  11. Guarantees of claimant to effective arbitration

  12. Hurst v Leeming and Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust

  13. Independent Arbitrators cannot be appointed contrary to the terms of the Arbitration Agreement by the Courts

  14. Jurisdiction of the Court to appoint another arbitrator contrary to the Arbitration Agreement

  15. Power of Appointment of Arbitrators ineligible u/s 12 of the Arbitration Act, 1996

  16. Nominating an Arbitrator in the Contract itself and the  Conventional approach of the Court

  17. Approach of Courts in other Jurisdictions popular for Arbitration

  18. Exceptions to Appointment of Arbitrators

  19. TRF Ltd. v. Energo Engineering Projects Ltd. 8 SCC 20 (SC. 2017) (TRF v. Energo, 2017)

  20. Bharat Broadband Network Limited v. United Telecoms Limited 2 WLN 10 (SC. 2019) (Bharat v. United, 2019)


Theme 2: Company Law

  1. Standard of proof for an ‘insider’ under India’s PIT Regulations

  2. Diversion of corporate opportunity – Scope and application from an Indian legal scenario

  3. Corporate Governance in Indian promoter driven companies

  4. Minority squeeze outs – Scope for misuse and abuse

  5. Public interest mergers in the climate of COVID-19

  6. Effectiveness of Insider Trading laws in India- Identifying and addressing legal lacunae

  7. A comparative study of Insider trading laws

  8. Interplay between market gauging practices and insider trading – Do we need stricter compliance?

  9. The rights of a homebuyer as a financial creditor under IBC

  10. Shareholder theory versus Stakeholder theory under section 166 of the Companies Act 2013

  11. Role of Resolution Professional and rights of creditors

  12. Interplay between non-compete agreements and diversion of corporate opportunity: An analysis

  13. Reverse piercing of the corporate veil

  14. Collective Dominance: Analysis of the feasibility of the doctrine in India

  15. Analysis of the 2019 report of the Competition Law Review Committee in light of the Competition Amendment Bill

  16. Single Economic Entity Doctrine: A shield or a sword in Indian Competition Law

  17. Failing Firm Defence: A comparative analysis

  18. Doctrine of essential facilities and its application in the Indian legal context

  19. Enlightened Shareholder Value: WHY or WHY NOT for India?

  20. Expropriation under the Bilateral Investment Treaty vis-à-vis Article 300A.

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