The recent crisis in the Maldives is a pertinent time to revisit an old case, highlighting the political uncertainties in the island nation due to growing Chinese influence and its impact on businesses and investors
Kunal Kulkarni is a Senior Researcher at Gateway House. He has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from SOAS, University of London and B.L.S./LL.B.from Government Law College, Mumbai. Kunal has worked with Wadia Ghandy & Co., a Mumbai-based law firm for 3 years and under a senior advocate in the Bombay High Court for over a year. He has experience in litigation and real estate matters and has appeared before various courts and tribunals including the Bombay High Court. In 2017, Kunal took a sabbatical for a year and was involved in the agriculture sector with a focus on hi-tech organic farming, post-production processing techniques and marketing. His family run NGO, Manas Rural Development Institute, which trains farmers in organic farming received the prestigious ‘Krushi Bhushan’ award from the Government of Maharashtra in 2017. His academic interests are international law, particularly arbitration law, trade and investment laws.
India’s goal of establishing arbitration centres for BRICS nations will not be possible without a holistic assessment of its arbitration policy.
Mumbai presents a melting pot scenario, one to which different communities lend its own distinct flavour, and to which three different sets of laws have contributed. This article assesses how the city’s migratory patterns are reflected in its housing laws, company and industrial laws, and those related to organised crime.