Call for Applications; Research Fellow (Corporate Law)

Vidhi invites applications for the posts of Research Fellow for its New Delhi Office.


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, providing 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 tolerates any kind of discriminatory behaviour.


The Corporate Law and Financial Regulations vertical aims at ushering in reforms in the financial sector and focuses on several areas including insolvency, corporate affairs, and banking regulation. It assists government departments and regulators responsible for framing financial and corporate policies for the country.


Fellows 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. She/he will be expected to work on engaged projects with the Government of India and commissions by providing research and drafting support at various stages of law-making. The fellow will also work on independent projects on critical legal issues, where she/he will endeavor to propose reforms to existing laws, thereby intending to have a significant impact in the development of such laws. The expected output from the research work will be in the form of research reports and draft legislations and regulations.


  • Competition Law (1)

  • Corporate Law and Bankruptcy (1)


Essential requirements:

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

  • 0-3 years of demonstrable work experience (those with work experience will be preferred, and an LLM will be considered as work experience)

  • good research and writing skills

  • excellent communication skills

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in interacting with Government Officials, Civil Society groups, and concerned stakeholders

  • Prior experience in data gathering and empirical research methods

  • Prior publications in journals and newspapers


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


Interested candidates should send only electronic copies of the following to with the subject line “Application for Research Fellow - Corporate Law”


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 of not more than 1000 words

4) Names and contact details of two referees


The deadline to submit applications is 22nd June 2019.


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