Prof. M.P. Padmanabha Pillai
Chair Professor (Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance)
B.Sc. (1957) B.L. (1964), M.L. (1968) all from University of Kerala. Enrolled as an Advocate at the Kerala High Court in 1968 and practised till 1969. He was Lecturer, Government Law College, Kochi between 1969 and 1973, Junior Professor at Government Law College, Pondicherry between 1973 and 1978, Professor of Law at Government Law College, Kozhikode & Ernakulam between 1979 and 1990.
Appointed as Associate Professor at the Law School in 1990, and as Additional Professor of Law in 1997.
He administers the Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance from 2000.
His areas of specialization include Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Family Law, Contracts Law and Jurisprudence.