Dr. Susmitha P. Mallaya

Susmitha MallayaDesignation

Assistant Professor


B.Com; LL.M. & PhD (CUSAT)



Office Address

108, Faculty of Law (New Building)
North Campus, University of Delhi
Chhatra Marg, Delhi (IN)-110007

Research Interests

Competition Law
Banking Law
Corporate Law
White Collar Crimes

Subjects Taught 

Company Law; White Collar Crimes
Competition Law; Insurance and Banking Law
Law and Justice in Globalized World; Health Care Law

Brief Biodata

Dr Susmitha P. Mallaya is Assistant Professor, at the Law Centre - I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Prior to joining the University of Delhi, she was working as an Assistant Professor, The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Amity Law School affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi, Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi, Karnataka and School of Legal Studies, Kannur University, Kerala. She holds her LL.B. from Government Law College, Ernakulum affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and LL.M. and PhD in law from School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala. She has published several articles in the area of Competition Law and Documentary Credit Law in various reputed national journals. She is having editorial experience of editing the journal of Annual Survey of Indian Laws, one of the prestigious journals of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi from 2014 prior to be part of editorial team of Journal of Law Teachers of India in 2018. She has co-edited books on Emerging Competition Law, jointly published by ILI and Wolters Kluwer and Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance: Legal Issues & Challenges in India published by Satyam Law International, New Delhi. She is in the panel of Peer Review Board, Lexigentia: International Journal of Lloyd Law College, Noida. She has been invited to judge various national and international Moot Court Competitions and panelist in National Conference. She is currently focusing in the area of Competition Law and Banking Law



  1. Emerging Competition Law (Wolters Kluwer and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 2017).

Chapters in Edited Books

  1. Indecent Representation of Women in Media: A Legal Perspective in Bhanu, Aravind P. (ed.) Women & Law, Satyam Law International, New Delhi 179-193 (2019).
  2. Competition Law and Consumer Welfare in Sairam Bhat (ed), Privatization and Globalization, Changing Legal Paradigm, Eastern Law House, Calcutta/New Delhi (ISBN 978-81-7177-330-5, 2017), pp.146-157
  3. Abuse of Dominance’ and the Doctrine of ‘Essential Facilities’: An Interface in Manoj Kumar Sinha and Susmitha P. Mallaya (eds.), Emerging Competition Law (Wolters Kluwer and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 2017) pp.161-175
  4. Reforms in Legal Sector: Need to focus on Development of Research Skill, in Manoj Kumar Sinha and Deepa Kharb (eds.), Legal Research Methodology, LexisNexis, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-5035-942-6, 2016) pp.215-230
  5. A Critical analysis of Regulatory Measures under Competition Act in India with special reference to Pharmaceutical Industry, in Ashwani Kr. Bansal (ed.), Book of Select Papers, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (ISBN 978-81-931320-0-5,2015), pp.24-35.
  6. Impact of Competition Law in Telecom Sector in India: Need for Reform”, in B.P. Singh Sehgal (ed.), Emerging trends in Corporate Governance Legal Issues and Challenges in India, Satyam International Publishers, New Delhi, (ISBN-978-93-82823-23-0, 2015), pp.197-207.

Research Articles

  1. Clinical Legal Education in India: Some Reflections, (Vol 46 (4)) Indian Bar Review: Special Issue on Legal Education, Continuing Legal Education and Clinical Legal Education, 427-438 (2019)
  2. Documentary Credit Frauds: Need for Regulation of Banking Sector in India, (Vol. 60) Journal of Indian Law Institute, 216-236 (2018), link 
  3. Nikesh Tarachand Shah v. Union of India: Diluting the Money Laundering Legislation in India, (Vol.7) Journal of Law Teachers of India, 147-153 (2018)
  4. An insight into Welfare of Consumers: Need for Revamping the Regulatory Mechanisms in Financial Sector in India, (Vol.7) Kashmir Journal of Legal Studies, 1-12 (2018).
  5. Documentary Credit and Money Laundering: An Overview Chartered Secretary, (Vol. 48 (4), 72-74 (2018), https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/linksofweeks/ICSI-Apr_2018.PDF 
  6. Banking & Insurance Law in Annual Survey of Indian Law, (ILI, Vol. LIII, ISBN570-26666, pp.21-41(2017), 
  7. Banking and Insurance Law, in Annual Survey of Indian Law, (ILI, Vol. LII, ISBN 2016) pp.67-100, 
  8. Competition Law and Copyright Law in India: An Interface, 3 Company Law Journal (ISSN 0010-4019 August, 2017), pp.61-68 (J). [ (2017) 3 Comp LJ]
  9. Emerging Jurisprudence of Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights in India: Issues and Challenges, (Indian Bar Review, Vol. 44 (3) ISBN: 978-81-931981-0-0, July-September 2017), pp.107-123
  10. Corresponding Bank’s Obligation under Letters of Credit: An Analysis, Bangalore University Law Journal, (Vol.6 N0.1. ISSN.0973-3280, 2016) pp.129- 141
  11. Economic Liberalization and Money Laundering in India: An Analysis, Indian Bar Review, ISBN: 978-81-931981-0-0 vol. XLIII (3) 2016), pp.175-189
  12. Financial Sector in India: A Competition Law Perspective, Company Law Journal (ISSN 0010-4019 September 2016), pp.81-88 (J)
  13. Child Labour in India: Issues and Concerns, Vol. XLII (2) Indian Bar Review, (ISBN: 978-81-931981-0-0 2015) pp.135-144
  14. Evaluation of the Rights of Issuing Bank under Documentary Credit Law in India: A Critique, Vol.11 Amity Law Review (ISSN 2249-2232, 2015) pp.52-64
  15. Compensatory Jurisprudence under Criminal Law in India: Need for Reforms, Kashmir Journal of Legal Studies (ISSN 2250-2084, 2014 -2015) pp.129-142
  16. Banking and Insurance Law, in Annual Survey of Indian Law, (ILI, Vol.LI, ISBN 2015) pp.105-130, link 
  17. Banking Practice relating to letters of credit: Need for Regulating Accounting Standards in India, Cochin University Law Review (ISSN 0970-033 2013) pp.33-51
  18. Doctrine of Strict compliance in Letters of Credit: Need for reforms in India, Cochin University Law Review (ISSN 0970-033, 2012), pp.242-257
  19. Rights and Obligations under Transferable Letters of Credit: Issues and concerns in Trade Law, Cochin University Law Review (ISSN 0970-033, 2011), pp.345-360
  20. Banker’s duty of Confidentiality: Modern Trends, Cochin University Law Review (ISSN 0970-033, 2004), pp.305-332
  21. Money- Laundering and Banker’s duty of Confidentiality, Cochin University Law Review (ISSN 0970-033, 2002), pp.283-309

Book Reviews

  1. Tapash Gan Chaudhary, Penumbra of Natural Justice, Eastern Law House Pvt Ltd, Kolkata (2016) in Journal of Indian Law Institute (2018)
  2. Shail Jain and RK Jain, Patents Procedure and Practices, Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt Ltd, New Delhi (2011), in Amity Law Review (2012) p.153
  3. Jaya Sagade, Child Marriage in India, Oxford University Press, (2005) in Cochin University Law Review (2007) p.209

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