Akshaya Kamalnath

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Lecturer in Corporate Law

Email: akshaya.kamalnath@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0814-8128

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Qualifications:

  • PhD, Deakin University
  • LLM (Corporate Law), New York University Law School
  • BA.LLB (Hons), Nalsar University of Law

Overview:

Akshaya Kamalnath joined AUT Law School in 2019. She has a PhD from Deakin University, LLM from NYU Law and BA.LLB from NALSAR University of Law in India. Her research and teaching areas are corporate law, corporate governance, and corporate insolvency law. Prior to joining AUT, Akshaya worked as a lecturer at Deakin Law School in Australia. She has also worked in a leading corporate law firm in India.

Research interests:

Corporate law
Corporate governance
Corporate insolvency

Fothcoming publications
Akshaya Kamalnath “Corporate Insolvency Resolution Law in India – A Proposal to Overcome the ‘Initiation Problem’” (2020) University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review.

Akshaya Kamalnath “The Perennial Quest for Board Independence – Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue” (2020) Albany Law Review.

Teaching summary:

Company Law
Corporate governance

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Member, Corporate Law Teachers Association (2019 - ongoing)
  • Academic Member, Insol International (2019 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Lucinda Jordan Memorial Research Award, Deakin University (2019)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Editor, IndiaCorpLaw Blog (2020 - ongoing)

Facilitation, networking and collaboration

  • Symposium host and editor, Blogging Symposium (2020)

Outreach and engagement

  • Blog (2020)

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Kamalnath, A. (2020). Corporate insolvency resolution law in India - A proposal to overcome the 'initiation problem'. UMKC law review, 88(3), 631-663.

  • Kamalnath, A., & Lin, N. (2019). Crowd-sourced equity funding in Australia — A critical appraisal. Federal Law Review, 47(2), 288-305. doi:10.1177/0067205x19831842

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). Rethinking liability and licensing for doctors in the era of AI: Insights from Company Law. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics, 11(2), 33-50. Retrieved from https://eible-journal.org/index.php/APHLE/article/view/83

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). Gender diversity as the antidote to ‘groupthink’ on corporate boards. Deakin Law Review, 22(1), 85-106. doi:10.21153/dlr2017vol22no1art723

Journal articles

  • Kamalnath, A. (2020). The perennial quest for board independence: Artificial intelligence to the rescue?. Albany law review, 83(1), 43-60. Retrieved from http://www.albanylawreview.org/

  • Kamalnath, A. (2020). Corporate responsibility for climate change creates a new era in tort law? Hold your horses. The New Zealand law journal : NZLJ, 129-130.

  • Kamalnath, A. (2020). Corporate insolvency resolution law in India - A proposal to overcome the 'initiation problem'. UMKC law review, 88(3), 631-663.

  • Kamalnath, A., & Masselot, A. (2019). Corporate board gender diversity in the shadow of the controlling shareholder— An Indian perspective. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 19(2), 179-203. doi:10.1080/14729342.2019.1642086

  • Kamalnath, A., & Lin, N. (2019). Crowd-sourced equity funding in Australia — A critical appraisal. Federal Law Review, 47(2), 288-305. doi:10.1177/0067205x19831842

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). The corporate governance case for board gender diversity: Evidence from Delaware cases. Albany law review. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3128272

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). Rethinking liability and licensing for doctors in the era of AI: Insights from Company Law. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics, 11(2), 33-50. Retrieved from https://eible-journal.org/index.php/APHLE/article/view/83

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). "Corporate Diversity 2.0 – Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Missteps". Oregon Review of International Law, 20(1), 113-172. Retrieved from https://heinonline-org.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). Defining ‘Diversity’ in corporate governance – A global survey. Journal of Legislation, 45(1), 1-8. Retrieved from https://heinonline.org/

  • Kamalnath, A. (2018). Gender diversity as the antidote to ‘groupthink’ on corporate boards. Deakin Law Review, 22(1), 85-106. doi:10.21153/dlr2017vol22no1art723

  • Kamalnath, A. (2015). The value of board gender diversity vis-a-vis the role of the board in the modern company. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2608301

  • Kamalnath, A. (2015). "Are Gender Diverse Boards better for Corporate Governance? Evidence from Australian Judicial Decisions". Australian Journal of Corporate Law, 30(1), 58. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2653272

  • Gopalan, S., & Kamalnath, A. (2014). Mandatory corporate social responsibility as a vehicle for reducing inequality: An Indian solution for Piketty and the millennials. Northwestern journal of law and social policy, 10(1). doi:10.2139/ssrn.2492923

  • Kamalnath, A. (2014). Corporate governance reforms in India: Accommodating local culture along with the drive for global convergence. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2382595

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