About Us

The Commercial and Financial Law Reporter (CFLR) is a platform dedicated to intensive research in the field of Commercial and Financial Law. CFLR emboldens the idea of innovation and synergy in Commercial and Financial Laws, and provides a holistic understanding of the subjects. We welcome students, academicians and professionals to contribute their unique and distinctive ideas to stimulate a discourse among the legal fraternity.



Mr. Sumit Agrawal, Managing Partner at Regstreet Law Advisors, Mumbai

Mr. Sumit Agrawal is a former regulator having worked as SEBI Officer for almost a decade. Mr. Sumit advises clients on regulatory requirements of financial regulators such as SEBI, RBI, IRDAI, PFRDA, and IBBI. He is also the author of India’s first and only comprehensive commentary book on the SEBI Act of 1992. Mr. Sumit was a part of the Chief Justice N. K. Sodhi Committee to formulate Insider Trading regulations and has also assisted in investigating the IPO Scam (Roopalben Panchal Scam) and SATYAM Scam. 
As a legal and regulatory expert, Mr. Sumit is often quoted in print, electronic and digital media, and he speaks on capital markets and securities laws at various institutions including ICSI, NISM, various National Law Universities, BSE, and GLC, Mumbai.

Mr. V. Sivasubramanian, Partner at HSB Partners & Insolvency Professional

Mr. Sivasubramanian V is a partner at HSB Partners, Chennai. He has worked in various government positions including the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) before joining the legal fraternity. Before joining HSB Partners, he worked as executive partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (LKS).
Mr. Siva is guest faculty at IIM Bangalore and the National Institute of Financial Management. He has pursued his LL.B from Mewar University. Mr. Siva is an IIT Kanpur 1988 MSc alumnus and and an IIM Bangalore Public Policy & Management Alumnus. Additionally, he also works as Insolvency Professional and Cost Accountant.

Dr. Akshaya Kamalnath , Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Akshaya Kamalnath is a lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, School of Law School in New Zealand. She has completed her PhD from Deakin University (Australia), LL.M from NYU Law (USA) and B.A. LL.B from NALSAR University of Law (India). Her research and teaching areas are corporate law, corporate governance, and corporate insolvency law. Dr. Kamalnath has published articles in leading American and Australian journals, along with blog articles at The Hitchhikers Guide to Corporate Governance. In the past, Dr. Akshaya has also worked as a lecturer at Deakin Law School and as an assistant professor at NALSAR University of Law. Before entering academia, Dr. Akshaya worked with Amarchand Mangaldas Associates (Bangalore)

Mr. Tariq Ahmed Khan, Principle Associate at Advani & Co., New Delhi

Mr. Tariq Khan is a Principal Associate at the Dispute Resolution team of Advani & Co., New Delhi. He has represented various MSMEs, PSUs, and other undertakings in commercial disputes. Mr. Tariq was appointed as an administrative secretary by the arbitral tribunal in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration. He has also been teaching as a guest faculty in various law schools across NCR including the Indian Law Institute. Recently, he had been featured in Fortune 500 (India) magazine (Special Issue, 2017-2018) for authoring the best seller book ‘On the Rise’ by Universal Law Publishing (an imprint of Lexis Nexis). Mr. Tariq has published articles on various reputed platforms as well.

Mr. Ajar Rab, Partner Rab & Rab Associates, Dehradun.

Mr. Ajar Rab is a partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP, Dehradun. He is also an international arbitrator, and a visiting professor at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. Mr. Rab is currently pursuing his doctorate in international commercial arbitration from Bucerius Law School, Germany. He has also authored a book on real estate law, and his work on commercial law and arbitration is published regularly in various reputed national and international journals.


Mr. Alok Vajpeyi, Associate at Khaitan & Co, Mumbai

Mr. Sanket Gupta, Associate at Lakshikumaran & Sridharan, Ahmedabad

Mr. Ankit Tripathi, Associate at Vaish Advocates, New Delhi

Mr. Faiz Siddiqui, Associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, New Delhi

Mr. Gaurav Pingle, Company Secretary, Gaurav Pingle & Associates, Pune

Mr. Chetan Saxena, Associate at Sagus Legal


Tanuj Agarwal, 4th year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Megha Sharma, 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat

Ishan Puri, 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat

Utkarsh, 4th year student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

Diksha Bhatt, 4th year student at National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Tanishka Goswami, 4th year student at National Law University, Delhi

Akshita Singh, 4th year student at National Law University, Odisha

Saumya Vanwari, 4th year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Debargha Mukherjee, 3rd year student at ILS Law College, Pune


Lavanya Gupta, 5th year student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Avijit Singh, 4th year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Jayanti Srivastava, 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat


Aditi Motani, 2nd year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat

Vagisha Tiwari, 2nd year student at Tamil Nadu National Law University


Tarun Agarwal, 3rd year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Shivanjali Shukla, 3rd year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat

Founding Editors : Shubham Gupta (Associate at Sagus Legal) and Nitya Jain (Associate at Panag & Babu)