Akshaya Kamalnath


• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Corporate Insolvency Resolution Law in India – A Proposal to Overcome the “Initiation Problem”’ Forthcoming in (2020) University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Review.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘The Perennial Quest for Board Independence – Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue’ Forthcoming in (2020) Albany Law Review.

• Akshaya Kamalnath and Annick Masselot ‘Corporate Board Gender Diversity in the Shadow of the Controlling Shareholder –An Indian Perspective’ (2019) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.

• Akshaya Kamalnath and Nuannuan Lin ‘Crowd Sourced Equity Funding in Australia – A Critical Appraisal’ Forthcoming in (2019) Federal Law Review.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Defining ‘Diversity’ in Corporate Governance – A Global Survey’ (2018) 45 (1) Journal of Legislation (Notre Dame University) 1.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘The Corporate Governance Case for Board Gender Diversity – Evidence from Delaware Cases’ (2018-19) 82 (1) Albany law Review 23.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Corporate Diversity 2.0 – Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Missteps’(2018) 20 (1) Oregon Review of International Law 113.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Gender Diversity as the Antidote to ‘Groupthink’ on Corporate Boards’, (2017) 21 Deakin Law Review 67-85

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Are Gender Diverse Boards better for Corporate Governance? Evidence from Australian Judicial Decisions’ (2015) 30(1) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 58.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘The Value of Board Gender Diversity vis-à-vis the Role of the Board in the Modern Company’ (2015) 33 Companies & Securities Law Journal 90.

• Sandeep Gopalan and Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility as a Vehicle for Reducing Inequality: An Indian Solution for Piketty and the Millennials’ (2015) 10 Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy 34.

• Akshaya Kamalnath ‘Corporate Governance Reforms in India – Accommodating Local Culture along with the Drive for Global Convergence’ Korean Law Research Institute Journal of Law and Legislation (2013) 3 (3), 137.

• Akshaya Kamalnath and Yamini Peddada ‘Women in Boardrooms- Formulating a Legal Regime for Corporate India’ (2012) 1 (6) Journal on Governance (published by NLU, Jodhpur).


• Ellie Chapple, Nickolas James, Alex Wong, Richard Baumfield, Richard Copp, Robert Cunningham, Akshaya Kamalnath, Katherine Watson, Paul Harpur, Business and Company Law (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2019).

Opinion pieces and Blogs

• ‘Diversity quotas will only lead to token appointments, doing more harm than good’, The Conversation, 26 February 2020, available at https://theconversation.com/diversity-quotas-will-only-lead-to-token-appointments-doing-moreharm-than-good-132244

• ‘Corporate Purpose and the Dangers of Government-Mandated CSR’, The CLS Blue Sky Blog 20 September 2019, available at http://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2019/09/20/corporate-purpose-and-the-dangers-of-governmentmandated-csr/

• ‘California’s Proposed Quota for Women on Corporate Boards’, Oxford Business Law Blog 24 September 2018, available at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2018/09/californias-proposed-quota-women-corporate-boards

• ‘A Memo to Google – Firing Employees with Conservative Views is Anti-diversity’, The Conversation, August 11, 2017, available at https://theconversation.com/a-memo-to-google-firing-employees-with-conservative-views-is-antidiversity-82318 (Republished in Deakin Newsroom)

• ‘Getting Women on Board’, The Hindu Business Line, May 23, 2014, available at https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/getting-women-on-board/article22994934.ece

• ‘CSR can restore lost credibility’, The Hindu Business Line, May 1, 2014, available at https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/csr-can-restore-lost-credibility/article20763336.ece1