Senior Resident Fellow / Research Fellow (Corporate Law and Financial Regulation)

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (Vidhi) invites applications for the post of Senior Resident Fellow/Research Fellow (Corporate Law and Financial Regulation).

About Vidhi

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is an independent think tank doing legal research and assisting the government in making better laws. Vidhi is committed to producing legal research of the highest standard with the aim of informing public debate and contributing to improved governance. Vidhi works with Ministries of the Government of India and State Governments, as well as other public institutions, and provides research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. Vidhi also conducts and freely disseminates independent research in areas of legal reform which it believes is critical to India’s future.

Vidhi is an equal opportunity employer and neither practices nor tolerate any kind of discriminatory behaviour.

Role Description

The Corporate Law and Financial Regulation vertical aims at ushering in legal reforms in areas relating to the financial sector and corporate affairs. It has contributed to transformative reforms in bankruptcy law, company law and financial regulation among other areas. 

The Senior Resident Fellow/Research will work as an integral part of Vidhi and will be required to undertake research, analysis and legislative drafting for engaged projects as well as independent projects taken on by Vidhi at its own behest.

The Senior Resident Fellow will be expected to work on and lead engaged projects with the government and provide research and drafting support to relevant stakeholders. She/he will also be expected to conceptualise, develop and execute independent research projects on critical and upcoming legal issues in the field of corporate law and financial regulation, where she/he will endeavour to propose reforms to existing laws or identify gaps and bottlenecks in the implementation of existing laws, thereby intending to have a significant impact in the development of such laws. 

The Research Fellow will be expected to provide and research and drafting support to the team for the projects outlined above.

The expected output from the research work will be in the form of research reports and draft legislation and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential requirements:

· Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Law (a master’s degree will be preferred)

· At least 4 years of demonstrable work experience (an LLM will be considered as work experience) for a Senior Resident Fellow (and up to 4 years of such experience for a Research Fellow) 

· excellent research and writing skills

· excellent communication skills

· ability to lead a small team (for the Senior Resident Fellow)

Desirable requirements: 

· Experience in insolvency law and/or securities law. 

This is a position based out of New Delhi. The Fellow will be engaged in this position for a duration of one year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process

Interested candidates should apply through our online portal and must submit the following documents merged in one document: 

1)    Latest Curriculum Vitae (CV) in not more than two A4 pages;

2)    A brief statement of motivation in applying for the position (not to exceed 500 words).

3)    A recent writing sample.

4)    Names and contact details of two referees.

The deadline to submit applications is 30th November, 2022.

Queries may be sent only through e-mail, addressed to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.