Prof. Shohini is an Assistant Professor of Research at the Jindal School of Banking and Finance. She was most recently working at the Esya Centre, a small innovation and technology think-tank based out of Delhi, where she was a Fellow, and leading the legal research team. Her research at the Esya Centre was focussed on the intersection of technology law and intellectual property. Prior to that she was a Senior Resident Fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy at their ‘Corporate Law and Financial Regulation’ vertical, and has also worked for the Government of India as an energy lawyer. She has assisted the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum, financial sector regulators, and the Fifteenth Finance Commission on a number of socio-economic and legal matters. She is interested in emerging and interdisciplinary issues of financial regulation, with a particular focus on financial stability, bank resolution, gender, and social security legislation. She writes on these issues in a variety of online and print media. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, and a Master’s degree in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford on a leadership scholarship.
Peer reviewed publications
- Shohini is interested in emerging and interdisciplinary issues of financial regulation, with a particular focus on financial stability, bank resolution, gender, and social security legislation. She writes on these issues in a variety of online and print media.
- Co–author for a study report for the Fifteenth Finance Commission on “Examination of the legal basis for conditional transfers to states and issues relating to performance-based incentives for states”.
- ‘Trends in copyright infringement and enforcement in India’, monograph for the Esya Centre, dated December, 2019.
- ‘Reforming the governance of co-operative banks: A study of state and district central co-operative banks in 10 states’, research report for Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, dated November, 2019.
- ‘Contemporary culture and IP: Establishing the conceptual framework‘,monograph for the Esya Centre, dated March, 2019.
- ‘Examining the regulatory framework for pensions in India: Making a case for harmonisation’, research report for Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, dated March, 2019.
- Contributor (South Asia region) to the 12th report of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) on “State-Sponsored Homophobia –A World Survey of Sexual Orientation Laws: Criminalization, Protection and Recognition”.
- The extended idea of authorship: How translators, readers and languages take it beyond the writer, Scroll (November, 2019)
- PMC Bank failure and the history of deposit insurance in India, The Wire (September, 2019)
- Pioneer Technology Series, The Pioneer (June, 2019, August, 2019, October, 2019 – forthcoming)
- Regulatory sandbox in the banking sector, and the insurance sector, Hindu Business Line (May, 2019)
- Digital rights and gender rights in Election Manifestos (April and May, 2019)
- Ethical investing, The Wire (August, 2018)
- Financial resolution, The Wire (August, 2018)
- PNB fraud and bank management, FirstPost (February, 2018)
- Tools of resolution and bail-in, FirstPost (December, 2017)
- Bail-in, The Hindu (December, 2017)
- Bank regulation and too big to fail, FirstPost (September, 2017)
- Marital rape, FirstPost (August, 2017)
- Corporate Governance under Companies Act, Financial Express (April, 2017)
- Executive remuneration in mutual funds, Financial Express (March, 2017)
- Benefits of bank resolution, Business Standard (November, 2016)
- Draft financial resolution bill, Oxford Business Law Blog (October, 2016)
- Ease of doing business, Financial Express (February, 2016)
- Investing in Iranian Bonds, Business Standard (November, 2015)
- Regulatory Oversight, Business Standard (August, 2015)
- Global financial regulatory response to COVID-19, and state of India’s social welfare measures.
- ‘Towards the National IPR Policy, 2021’.
Shohini enjoys cooking, reading, writing, and long-distance running. She writes about books and literature- here and here. She also blogs about financial regulation. Her conversations with her fellow authors on issues of copyright, innovation and technology can be accessed here. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the JSBF Blog, and a peer reviewer with the NLIU Law Review. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Esya Centre.