CfP: Conference on Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economics @ NLU Delhi [Nov 22-23]: Submit by July 19

About the organiser:

National Law University, Delhi is a law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Situated in Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi, India, NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.

About the conference:

The Centre for Corporate Law and Governance, NLU Delhi under the aegis of Scheme for Promotion of academic and research collaboration, a Government of India (SPARC) Initiative is organising a two-day seminar on Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economics on 22nd and 23rd November 2019.

The proposed conference is being organised under the SPARC project- “Re-examining Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economies of PR China and India”. The Principal Investigators of the project are Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur (National Law University Delhi) and Prof. (Dr.) Chao Xi (Chinese University of Hong Kong).

The conference consists of two consecutive days, the first day providing in contemporary analysis of shareholder voting and considering the regulatory consequences and effects of shareholder engagement in different regions of the world.

The second day provides in a range of different perspectives related to governance developments aiming at deepening the understanding of relationships between shareholders and directors in a number of emerging economies.

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Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging Economics


National Law University Delhi, Pocket 1, Sector 14 Dwarka, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078, India.

Guidelines for contributions:

The Conference seeks papers:

For the edited volume on shareholder voting and engagement around the world with contributions from country experts.

The contributions for the edited volume are in principal from invited scholars, however, there is room to send in proposals for specific country reports. For contributions to this edited volume, conference participation is optional, as only local expenses are covered during the conference, but strongly encouraged to improve the quality and the coherence of the book chapters.

Contributions must provide in an in-depth analysis of the key issues in this field in a comprehensive and cohesive manner and in accordance with the structure that is attached (see the section on outline and questions).

This structure guarantees the international comparability of the national developments and provides in a functional approach of shareholder voting and engagement aiming at enhancing its effectiveness.

The proposals for contributions to the proposed edited volume should be send to Prof. (Dr) Christoph Van der Elst (C.vdrElst[at] and/or Dr. Anne Lafarre (A.J.F.Lafarre[at] and/or Professor Harpreet Kaur harpreet.kaur[at] and/or Professor Chao Xi chaoxi[at]

For more information about the structure of the country contributions, please refer to page 6 of the Brochure.

Reports on the broader conference theme of the second day.

During the second conference day, a broader related workshop will be hosted on the conference and SPARC project’s theme “Re-examining Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Emerging

Economies of PR China and India”. The themes for the second conference day are:

  1. Defining boundaries of Corporate Governance
  2. Role of Board of Directors and Key Managerial Personnel
  3. Role of Shareholders and their engagement in companies
  4. Interface/conflict between directors and shareholders
  5. Conflicts between controlling shareholders and minority shareholders
  6. New Dimensions to relationships of companies with their shareholders

Selected papers will be published in a monograph with Principal Investigators of the project are Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur (National Law University Delhi) and Prof. (Dr.) Chao Xi (Chinese University of Hong Kong).

The investigators have prepared a structure for writing the country-specific reports. Interested speakers may send the abstracts for their papers. International speakers can submit their interest to Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur at her email: harpreet.kaur[at]

Email for sending abstracts:

First conference day: C.vdrElst[at] and/or A.J.F.Lafarre[at] and/or harpreet.kaur[at] and/or chaoxi[at]

Second conference day: harpreet.kaur[at]

  • Submission of abstract/proposals: July 19, 2019
  • Submission of draft Paper/Report to be included in the conference: Oct 15, 2019
Registration fee and accommodation:

A nominal amount of USD 150 registration fee per participant (for international speakers) has been kept for participation to cover accommodation and food for three days during the conference. Invited speakers will be exempted from payment of this

For Indian participants, a registration fee of INR 5000/- is payable which will include accommodation for two days in the university campus and food during the conference.

For the brochure, click here.

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