Corporate and Commercial Law Society

The Corporate and Commercial Law Society aims at creating a culture of initiative in becoming aware of the practical aspects of corporate law, enabling and promoting students to research and participate in training sessions/workshops that will enrich their exposure to different practice areas concerning corporate and commercial laws.

The society provides a foundation for interested students to build the requisite base needed to become a successful corporate lawyer and strives to connect student members with corporate law practitioners through networking opportunities. The student members shall be trained and guided through the society’s engagements with law firms and institutions that allow ideas to be shared and professional relationships to be forged.

The particular practice of corporate law is based on a strong legal foundation built by the study of law along with top-grade practical skills and work ethics. Our activities are directed towards imparting the necessary skills required in the practice of corporate law that help in bridging the industry-academia gap.

The events of the society are designed to give students, the theoretical and practical knowledge of avenues in corporate law and allied fields such as contract law, company law, securities laws, foreign investment related laws, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fund formation, capital markets, project finance, banking and insurance, and competition law, among others.

In furtherance of the society’s Vision & Mission to disseminate awareness among students of the practical aspects of corporate law, promoting students to research and participate in training sessions/workshops and thereby exploring the various arenas that exist in the dynamic field of Corporate Law. The Society conducted the following activities for providing practical exposure to the students in the field of corporate and commercial laws.

Activities & Achievements

The Society conducted the following activities for providing practical exposure to the students in the
field of corporate and commercial laws.

  • THE ACADEMY
    The training sessions of CCLS are called ‘The Academy’. The list of training sessions conducted is as
    follows:
  • Training session-cum-workshop: ‘Overview of Companies Act 2013 from a practitioner’s
    perspective’ by Mr. Madhavan Srivatsan (Managing Partner, Law Offices of Madhavan
    Srivatsan)
  • Training session: ‘Practical approach to deal with contemporary contractual issues’ by Mr.
    Sanjay Kumar (Counsel at JSA).
  • Training Session: ‘Indemnity & Limitation of Liabilities’ by Mr. Gaurav Sahay (Partner, Link
    Legal).
  • Training session: ‘Framework on Fundraising in India’ by Ms. Khushboo Khatreja (Ex- Principal
    Associate, DSK Legal).
  • Training session: ‘Share Capital of a Company, Theory and Practice’ by Ms. Akanksha Dua
    (Senior Associate, Obhan & Associates)
  • Training session: ‘Structuring of a Deal’ by Mr. Vinod Kumar Bhaskaran (Head of Legal Team,
    Arcolab)
  • Training session: ‘Directorship: Appointment and Qualifications’ by Mr.Janak Panicker
    (Regulatory Counsel, Adyen)
  • Training session: on ‘Understanding Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract’ by Mr. Yash
    Johri (Working with the Disputes & Arbitration Team of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)
  • Conducted training sessions, workshops, seminars providing practical exposure to the students in the field of corporate laws.
  • THE ACADEMY
    The training sessions of CCLS are called ‘The Academy’. The list of training sessions conducted is as
    follows:
  • Training session-cum-workshop: ‘Overview of Companies Act 2013 from a practitioner’s
    perspective’ by Mr. Madhavan Srivatsan (Managing Partner, Law Offices of Madhavan
    Srivatsan)
  • Training session: ‘Practical approach to deal with contemporary contractual issues’ by Mr.
    Sanjay Kumar (Counsel at JSA).
  • Training Session: ‘Indemnity & Limitation of Liabilities’ by Mr. Gaurav Sahay (Partner, Link
    Legal).
  • Training session: ‘Framework on Fundraising in India’ by Ms. Khushboo Khatreja (Ex- Principal
    Associate, DSK Legal).
  • Training session: ‘Share Capital of a Company, Theory and Practice’ by Ms. Akanksha Dua
    (Senior Associate, Obhan & Associates)
  • Training session: ‘Structuring of a Deal’ by Mr. Vinod Kumar Bhaskaran (Head of Legal Team,
    Arcolab)
  • Training session: ‘Directorship: Appointment and Qualifications’ by Mr.Janak Panicker
    (Regulatory Counsel, Adyen)
  • Training session: on ‘Understanding Force Majeure and Frustration of Contract’ by Mr. Yash
    Johri (Working with the Disputes & Arbitration Team of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)

LECTURE SERIES

4 Day CCI-CLC lecture series-cum-symposium (under the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav)

  1. i. Topic for day 1: ‘About CCI, it’s role & competition compliance program for companies’
  2. Delivered by Mr. Anand Vikas Mishra (Joint Director Law, Advocacy Division, CCI)
  3. i. Topic for day 2: ‘Provisions relating to Anti-Competitive Agreements, and Abuse of Dominant
  4. Market Position’ by Mr. Shri V. Sriraj (Joint Director Law and in-charge of the regional office (South), CCI).
  5. i. Topic for day 3: ‘Provisions relating to Combination Mechanism for M&A’ by Mr. Shri Vipul
  6. Puri (Joint Director (Financial Analysis), Combinations Division, CCI).
  7. i. Topic for day 4: ‘Leniency Programmes and Competition Advocacy’ by Ms. Sanskriti Jain (Deputy Director Law, CCI).

CORPORATE CASCADE
The Society regularly conducts information exchange sessions namely, ‘Corporate Cascade’. The society actively conducts corporate cascade sessions on various topics of corporate law. Some of the topics covered in these sessions are 13th Company Law Committee report, related party transactions, Vodafone tax case, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), taxation on cryptocurrency, latest deals in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Tata-Mistry case and key monthly developments in corporate law domain.

SKILLUP

  • The practical workshops of CCLS are called ‘SkillUp’ and are carefully curated keeping in mind the
  • learning needs of the students.
  • o Workshop on ‘Drafting of Shareholders Agreement’ by Ms. Ashima Obhan (Managing Partner,
  • Obhan & Associates)
  • o Workshop on ‘Due Diligence’ by Ms. Sanjana Bhatnagar (Principal Associate, Khaitan & Co.)
  • o ‘Drafting of Share Subscription Agreement and allotment of shares by Private companies’ by
  • Ms. Kamalika Bhattacharjee (Managing Partner, KMA Law Offices)

SEMINARS
The seminar of the society cover a broad range of topics and are aimed at giving the students a fair
understanding of the topic at hand.


  • 1. ‘Skill building for an In-house’ role by Mr. Nived Tayal (In-House Counsel, Nestle India,
    Former In-House Counsel, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.)
  • 2. Seminar on ‘Arbitrability of Commercial Disputes’ by Ms.Radhika Bishwajit Dubey (Former
    Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)
  • 3. Seminar on ‘Arbitrability of a Claim & Understanding The Role of the Court at the stage of
    Referral’ by Mr. Yash Johri (Working with the Disputes & Arbitration Team of Cyril
    Amarchand Mangaldas)
  • 4. Seminar on ‘Construction Law Arbitration’ by Mr. Ratan K. Singh (Senior Advocate and
    Arbitrator)

Patron:

  • Prof. (Dr.) Alka Chawla

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Neelam Tyagi

Faculty Members:

  • Dr. Arti Aneja
  • Dr. Ruchita Chakraborty

Advisory Board (Founding Members):

  • Dhairya Kumar Garg [Batch of 2020]
  • Abhishek Singh [Batch of 2020]
  • Sumit Khadaria [Batch of 2020]
  • Donika Wahi [Batch of 2021]
  • Priyanka Priyadarshini [Batch of 2021]
  • Vishwapreeti [Batch of 2021]

CCLS Team Composition (2022-23):