The CBCL Blog was launched by the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws. To this end, we are delighted to announce our latest collaboration with Law School Policy Review (LSPR) [] an initiative by students of National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) to launch a series of blog posts under the title of “KAIZEN” which seeks to focus on corporate governance and its related aspects.

The word “KAIZEN” is Japanese for “continuous improvement” and in terms of business, it symbolises the constant improvement and involvement of all possible constituents of a body corporate, i.e. from the CEO to the factory workmen. This word captures the essence of this series which will trace the evolving nature of corporate governance and its related aspects. Currently, India is witnessing renewed emphasis on reforming the features of corporate governance and leadership. For this reason and in furtherance of our joint objective to spread awareness and encourage research on this topic, the posts under the “KAIZEN” series would analyse recent events relating to corporate governance whilst discussing the way forward for corporate governance in India. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be posting a number of such articles and invite all our readers to contribute their thoughts on this theme.

KAIZEN #1: Promoter over-reach in Corporate Governance – Murthy v. The Board

By Vartika Tiwari (3rd Year B.A. LL.B. Student at NLIU, Bhopal) 

In a world where companies like Infosys and Tata Sons have long been admired and respected for conducting business in a legal, transparent, and ethical manner, the author, through this article, seeks to bring about corporate governance issues in these companies in terms of promoter outreach. The author goes on to analyse the problem and give suggestions to deal with the same. [Click here to read full post…]