The CBCL Blog is run by the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL). CBCL was established in 2008 at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws in India.

In 2017, the CBCL Blog was launched as a one-stop web portal for practitioners and law students to receive the latest news regarding business laws and to provide access to all the events and initiatives by CBCL.

For the CBCL Blog news posts, we invite submissions from students and practitioners on issues relevant to the areas of corporate law, securities law, insolvency law, banking law, capital markets and securities law, competition law and taxation law.

PROF. (DR.) GHAYUR ALAM [Chairperson, CBCL]

Prof. (Dr.) Ghayur Alam is the senior-most Professor of Law at NLIU. He has been a part of the University since its inception. One of the most distinguished academicians in the field of law in India, Prof. Alam has many publications in the forms of books, articles and handbooks to his credit. Moreover, he has authored/co-authored many reports for various departments of the govt. He is particularly interested in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights and Business Laws.


Suyash is a fifth-year student at NLIU, and the current Convenor of CBCL. His areas of interest include corporate law, securities law, and competition law. He will be joining Trilegal, Mumbai in July, 2021.


Ishaan is a final year student at NLIU, and is currently the co-convenor at CBCL. His interest lies in the intersection between the disciplines of law and finance. He is currently pursuing his CFA and will be joining the Banking and Finance team at Khaitan & Co. next year.

SAUMYA AGARWAL [Head, Digital Initiatives, CBCL]

Saumya is a fifth-year student at NLIU, and is currently serving as Head, Digital Initiatives at CBCL. Her areas of interest lie in the field of corporate laws, insolvency and bankruptcy law, and arbitration. She will be joining Khaitan & Co., Mumbai in July, 2021.

RACHITA SHAH [Head, Print Initiatives, CBCL]

Rachita is a fourth-year student at NLIU, and is currently serving as Head, Print Initiatives at CBCL. Her areas of interest lie in the field of insolvency and bankruptcy law, competition law, and dispute resolution.