Editorial Team and Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board
Kaushal Kumar Sharma
Mr. Sharma heads KK Sharma Law Offices dealing in Competition law, Tax, Enforcement & Investigation, Governance, Regulation & Risk, Public Affairs & Policy and having its counsels stationed in Brasilia, Delhi, Ottawa, UAE, Brussels, Netherlands and Washington DC, He was the first Director General of functional Competition Commission of India (CCI). His initial clients include Fortune 500 companies, International Business Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Sovereign Governments. During his career, of more than two decades, inter alia, as a Commissioner in IRS of India, Mr. Sharma brought into tax net more than $ One Billion in one single investigation. He was nominated as one of the individual members of the Research Project Partnership (RPP) Platform of UNCTAD. A Ph.D. fellow in competition law from Bangor University, UK, he did masters in engineering from IIT, Roorkee, before doing graduation in law. Later, he completed PG Diplomas in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College, London, and IPR Laws from NLSU, Bangalore, respectively after doing Masters in Economics.
Professor Bhavani Prasad Panda
Prof. Bhavani Prasad Panda is the Ex Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. He graduated in LL.B from Lingaraj Law College, Berhampur, Orissa in 1979. Thereafter he went on to pursue higher studies in different disciplines of law.
Prior to his present designation Prof. BP Panda has held 16 other educational seats in various law institutes of India. He found his place as the Principal of NBM Law College, Professor of WBNUJS, Principal of Lingaraj Law College, Dean, Faculty of Legal Studies (BU), Chairman, Board of Studies Law, BU among others. He has numerous publications and has been an active member of different academic, executive and financial councils of various institutions
Dr. Anil G Variath
Dr. Anil G. Variath is The Dean of Amity University Mumbai, a great visionary, who has done extensive research in Banking and Corporate Laws and has been enriched with a Doctorate in Banking Law. He is a rare blend of Legal practice, corporate Legal exposure and academic Legal flavour. In the Academic front he has headed the Law School, SNDT Women`s University, Mumbai, Asmita Law College and Sandesh College of Law, Mumbai as its Principal. He is one of the architect of the concept of Legal Auditing. He is also member of various Professional & Academic bodies.
Dr. Anil G. Variath has attended more than 60 National & International Conferences and has been a speaker on Corporate & Banking Laws in these seminars and has presented his research papers on the allied field.
Shri Sadashiv Deshmukh
Mr. Deshmukh is the Vice Chancellor of National Law University, Mumbai and former judge of the Thane Court. He started his career practising as an Advocate at the Kolhapur Court, Maharashtra Co-operative Tribunal, Divisional Commissioner at Pune. He then went on to join as a Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate First Class. He has also worked as Judge in the City Civil and Sessions Court, Greater Bombay. He worked as Registrar Personnel at Bombay High Court till March 2017. Thereafter, he has worked as a Member of Maharashtra State Sales Tax Tribunal and also as Chairperson, Consumer Grievance Redressal (Electricity) at Kalyan. He is a member of Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority’s High Court Panel of Arbitrators.
Dr. Kiran Rai
A university gold medalist in LL.B. & LL.M., she specializes in the area of Business Laws. She has a rich experience of teaching graduate & post-graduate students, as well as guiding them in their research projects. She also has wide experience in handling diverse administrative responsibilities. She has worked as Dean at School of Law, Galgotias University, Greater Noida and has also worked with Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida; Institute Of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad; & ICFAI Business School (IBS), Ahmedabad. She has many awards & recognition to her credit. Besides having authored numerous research papers & a few books, she has done extensive research in the areas of Corporate Governance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, & Law for Surrogacy. She has mobilized funds & collaborated with prestigious Government organizations - NCW & NHRC - for organizing workshops & seminars.
Professor Rahul Sapkal
Dr. Rahul Suresh Sapkal is an Assistant Professor of Economics. He holds a PhD Degree in Law and Economics from European Doctorate Program in Law and Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany). Dr. Sapkal has worked as a researcher with CORD-UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, New Delhi, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr. Sapkal is widely published and a referee to various international economic journals of repute.
Editors and research associates
Sparsh Gupta - Editor in Chief
Sparsh Gupta is an LLM and his practice emphasises the litigation that pertains to civil, criminal and specially conractual law revolving around the real estate and other sectors. He is currently practicing in the High Court of Pubjab and Haryana at Chandigarh and the Supreme Court of India, Delhi. He is also working on matters in CBI Courts of Haryana and Panjab. He also works as a pro-bono lawyer with Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.
Address : H-64A, Rd Number 43, Block C, Shivaji Park, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi 110026.
Karolina Makuch - Associate Editor in Chief
Karolina is in her third year studying Law at King’s College, London. She is currently working on a few projects, including being a Student Consultant with 180 Degrees Consulting, a legal advisor for the King’s Legal Clinic and Advising Communities, and a Student Editor for the Network of International Law Students.
She spent her formative years in Lublin, Poland, where she learnt how to ski, horse ride and found a love for the outdoors. She is an active member of the KCL Blockchain society’s Government and Legal division and enjoys to read about technological innovations in the legal sphere as well as finance and the ethics community. She is looking to go into the corporate law sector after graduation and is interested in joining an American firm for her vacation scheme and training contract.
Address : Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom.
Laura Simpson - Executive Editor
Laura is a fifth-year law student studying at University of Turku, Finland. She has also studied social justice as an exchange student at Miami University, Ohio. She is keen on numerous fields of law including antitrust law and environmental law but has a special place reserved for international law in her heart. Laura has gained experience on the international plane as an ICTY intern and as an NGO delegate for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is especially interested in learning how global challenges such as climate change and poverty can be tackled.
Her greatest passions include writing and she does work for NILS Law Review as a Student Editor. As a washable Finn, she consumes solid five cups of dark roast a day.
Address : 20500 University of Turku, Finland.
Sunidhi is an associate at Lakshmikumaran and Sriharan (LKS), Mumbai. She works in the Tax team at the firm and is a graduate of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. She has served as the Managing Editor of RGNUL Financial & Mercantile Law Review. She is also the Research Assistant in the Editorial Board of Official Reporter of National Company Law Tribunal. Along with the law graduation, she is pursuing CS Programme and has cleared Executive Course. She had been part of Editorial Team for RGNUL Student Law Review, Special edition on Trade and Investment Law. During her law school she has been actively participating in various Moot Court Competitions and has won the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Moot Competition 2017 organised by National Law University, Delhi.
Address : Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys Cnergy Tower, 2nd Floor, B&C Wing, Mumbai.
Aditi Bohra is a Final year student at National Law University, Delhi. She shall be joining the legal team at Wipro post graduation. She has served as the chief editor of the NLUD magazine. Being a part of various research centres at the university, she has mastered her research skills well and published her article. Apart from that, Aditi has associated herself with student committees and has carried out all her duties with perfection.
Address : National Law University, Delhi, Sector 14 Dwarka, Delhi.
Sara is a final-year student at Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. She has been the batch topper for six semesters and has also secured the highest marks in 21 subjects. She has served as the Secretary of Network for International Law Students (NILS) India. Along with the law graduation, she is pursuing CS Programme and has cleared Foundation level with an All India Rank 6. During her law school she has been actively participating in various Moot Court Competitions and has been the Quarter Finalist in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, 2017 organised by National Law University, Delhi.
Address : CETTM-MTNL, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400076.
Raja Reeshav Roy
Raja Reeshav Roy is a fourth year student at National Law University, Jodhpur. He is a dynamic law student with eagerness to read on comtemporary issues and contribute literature to the society.
Address : National Law University, Jodhpur, NH 65, Mandore, Jodhpur.
Ritisha Gupta is a fourth year student at HNLU, Raipur. She has been an avid reader throughout her law school and has also served as editor in several journals.
Address : National Law University, Raipur, Jungle Safari, Sector 40, Uparwara Chattisgarh.
Swapnil is in his final year studying Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. He has a lot of organisational experience. He has been the International board editor for NILS publications and International Journal of Constitutional Studies. He has participated in prestigious Moots like Jindal Technology Law and International Criminal Court Moot Competition of which he has been the quarter-finalist. He has many Publications and paper presentations to his belt. He aims to be a corporate lawyer but is quiet open to discover variegated fields.
Address : 06, Z.S.A, B.J.S Colony, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.