Corporates and Lobbying

Issues surrounding lobbying by corporates have cornered media attention over the last few weeks. Broadly speaking there does not seem to be any legal provision that directly regulates lobbying, although the Government has announced that it is considering the enactment of a specific legislation that governs lobbying. For an analysis of the legal aspects governing corporate lobbying in India and its comparison with other jurisdictions, please see reports in the Wall Street Journal Blog and the Telegraph.

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Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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