First published on 16th May, 2017.


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab


The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs (hereinafter “RBS”) is an annual, student-run, peer reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

The book series aims to focus on contemporaneous legal issues related to General Corporate Governance, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Consumer Products and Retail, Sports, Dispute Resolution, Communications Telecom & Broadcasting, Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisition, Taxation etc, receiving contributions from practitioners, legal academician, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students etc.

The theme for Issue – III [2017 Edition] shall focus on “CORPORATE GOVERNANCE”. The submissions must aim to examine the existing legal framework and further provide a cogent analysis of the same.

Prospective authors must aim to provide to the readers a descriptive analysis of the existing laws relating to corporate regulations and add to the existing scholarship. A brief list of suggested topics is given below for the perusal of prospective authors.

Theme: Corporate Governance

Aspects Of Corporate Governance

  1. Legislative Framework of Corporate Governance in India.
  2. Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Financial Performance.
  3. Corporate Governance as Social Responsibility.
  4. Legislative Framework Of Corporate Governance – International Perspective
  5. The Corporate Governance and Role of the Media.
  6. Corporate Governance Forums.
  7. Role of Regulators in Corporate Governance.
  8. “Merger Control” – Demystifying the Legal Scenario.
  9. Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance.

Shareholder’s Control

  1. Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance.
  2. Shareholders Rights and Role of Investor Associations.
  3. Shareholders Activism and Activist Shareholders.
  4. Related Party Transactions: Checks And Balances.
  5. Majority Rule Viz –A- Viz Right Of Minorities
  6. Investor Protection Regime
  7. Challenges In Exercising Rights Of Shareholders
  8. Arbitrability of Shareholders Disputes

Boards of Directors

  1. Appointment and Removal of Directors.
  2. Training and Development of Board.
  3. Role of Board Committees and Board of Directors.
  4. Issues of Autonomy and Accountability of Audit Committee.
  5. Board Nomination, Composition and Performance.
  6. Role of Independent Directors in Corporate Governance.
  7. Performance Evaluation of Board and Directors.
  8. Role of Board Charter in Corporate Governance.
  9. Board Governance and Shareholder Inclusion.

Role of Management in Corporate Governance

  1. Executive Compensation and Incentives.
  2. Equity Ownership of Management in Company.
  3. Code of Ethics and Integrity Pact.
  4. Role of Employees in Corporate Governance.
  5. Risk Management and Corporate Governance.
  6. Corporate Criminal Liability.

Reporting and disclosure Requirements

  1. Role of External Auditors in Corporate Governance.
  2. Financial Reporting and Disclosure Requirements.
  3. Role and Responsibility of Internal Control.
  4. Disclosures of Risk and Risk Management.
  5. Corporate Governance Rating.
  6. Emerging Role of Proxy Advisory Firms.
  7. Financial Distress and Corporate Recovery.
  8. Need For Increased Compliance Parameter under Current Takeover Regime.
  9. SEBI Investigation Mechanism for Enforcement of Discipline in the Market.

Please Note: The above mentioned list for sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhaustive and hence any other submission pertinent to the theme shall be accorded consideration.

Categories of Submissions

Descriptive Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues relevant to the theme. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

Essays: They should give a detailed argument based analysis of the subject matter being dealt with. Essays should generally cover areas which remain unexplored. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 6,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The authors may provide opinion relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the issue and provide relevant suggestions, criticisms or loopholes which are prevalent.

It seeks to bring out the author’s view on how a particular legislation or legislative Provision should have been drafted. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it.

Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law, if so be the requirement.

Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as sociological, political, and economic implications. The word limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond, font size 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. Get your free copy from HERE or mail at
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.v All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the wordv limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats along with a pdf copy of the same.
  • The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript.
  • All manuscripts would be subject to plagiarism check and if the content is found to be plagiarized, the submission is liable to be rejected.

Submission Deadline

The last date for submissions is 30th July, 2017. [Date extended]


  • The authors by submitting their articles would be deemed to have divested the copyright to RGNUL BOOK SERIES ON CORPORATE LAW AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS.
  • The RGNUL BOOK SERIES ON CORPORATE LAW AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights shall vest with the author(s).
  • The submission must be original, unpublished and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.
  • The authors are required to acknowledge contribution of all persons and resources relating to the submission.
  • The Co-authorship shall be limited to maximum of three authors.


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