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The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) is delighted to present to you the 5th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws, 2019 in collaboration with Trilegal, and in association with Eastern Book Company (EBC).

The present edition of the summit is an effort to continue the successful legacy of the past editions. It aims to initiate a dialogue on key issues arising in the corporate world and contribute to the growth of knowledge and research in the field of commercial laws, whilst increasing the awareness and aptitude of students in these fields.

The prominent themes that will be covered in the session include analysis of landmark mergers & acquisitions, emerging trends in foreign investment (private equity/venture capital and debt instruments), recent updates on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and emerging trends, rise of IPOs in niche sectors such as insurance companies, banks,  data privacy aspects of financial information and in capital markets and other relevant contemporary issues.

The Summit will witness the participation of students from law schools across India in a Paper Presentation competition. The panelists and judges will include officials from regulatory bodies like the IBBI, RBI, CCI, IICA (part of Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and the Ministry of Law and Justice. We will also have legal counsel from other private sector companies along with Partners from Trilegal. With so many professionals from different backgrounds present with us, the Summit promises to be a fantastic learning experience.

As the Competition goes on, we will keep posting the details of the paper presentation competition. Stay tuned for all the updates!

9:00 AM | Registration: The registrations for the NLIU- Trilegal Summit have begun! The participants and audiences have started filing in the University Auditorium to attend the Summit. The session will commence with the lighting of the lamp.

The Summit has seen an unprecedented increase in submissions this year with over 100 papers being sent from across various universities in India. The selected papers also represent a wide diversity of participants, with cross college submissions being very prevalent. The qualifying universities include:

  1. ILS, Pune
  2. WBNUJS, Kolkata
  3. RGNUL, Punjab
  4. Nalsar , Hyderabad
  5. GNLU, Gandhinagar
  6. NLIU, Bhopal
  7. NLU, Delhi
  8. INLU, Nirma University
  9. NLSIU, Bangalore
  10. RMNLU, Lucknow
  11. NUALS, Kochi
  12. NUSLR, Ranchi
  13. Symbiosis Law School

Further, in light of the MoU signed between Jagran Lake University and NLIU, Bhopal we saw a great increase in the registration and participation for the summit by Jagran Lake University, Bhopal students.

Commencement of Registration

 

10:00 AM | Inauguration: The inaugural ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp by our esteemed panelists consisting of Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice Chancellor, NLIU, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Partner, Trilegal, Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, G.M., RBI, Dr. R.J.R. Kasibhatla, Dy. Legal advisor, Ministry of Law and Justice, Mr. Shekhar, Joint Director, Competition Commission of India and Prof. (Dr.) Rajeev Khare, professor of law & chair professor of Consumer Protection and Welfare.

Lighting of the lamp in the inauguration ceremony

 

10:05 AM | Opening Address: After the delivery of the opening address by our CBCL Convenor, Shounak Banerjee, our esteemed panelists shared their invaluable insights and encouraged the participants to learn and educate themselves with the current legal scenario in India, specifically in corporate laws.

The welcoming vote extended by the CBCL Convenor, Shounak Banerjee

Mr. Yogesh Singh has been a partner at Trilegal since 2009 and is experienced in strategic M&As, joint ventures, restructuring and private equity transactions in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, telecom, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, financial services, trading and IT. It was in 2016, that the NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws was kicked off and this would have been impossible without Yogesh sir’s support and dedicated efforts. He has been the driving force behind the summit and has strived for perfection in all aspects of the summit without an exception.

Mr. Yogesh Singh, a Trilegal Partner, addresses the gathering

Mr. Ramakant Rai, is an alumnus of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has been associated with Trilegal for around 9 years, wherein he is currently a Partner at the firm. Specializing in cross-border investments, investment structures, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, court driven ventures, he has represented several multinational and Indian firms in a number of high profile deals. An insolvency expert in his own right, he has advised various stakeholders in relation to strategies for formulation of resolution plans.

Prof (Dr.) Rajiv Khare, one of NLIU’s senior most alumnus and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at NLIU also joined us at the dais to inaugurate the ceremony and invite the various dignitaries. He was extremely proud at how far NLIU’s collaboration with Trilegal has come. He shared how his experiences have helped him cultivate a comprehensive understanding of developing legal demands in the corporate sphere which has enabled him to better prepare his students for the professional world. He concluded his speech by encouraging students to participate and put forth their inquisitive streaks to ask as many questions as they could.

Dr. R.J.R. Kasibhatla, who is presently serving as Deputy Legal Advisor for the Ministry of Law and Justice. He has over 25 years of experience not only in the field of advocacy but also in academics. As Legal Adviser to Government of India, he has tendered advice on various important constitutional, taxation and international issues and was involved in the process of making and drafting of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code of India and the subsequent amendments to it. He has also been actively involved in the BIPA/BIT negotiations.

Mr. Shekhar, who is serving as the Joint Director (FA) at Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Ms. Ranjeeta, G.M. RBI, shared her experiences working with the RBI and shed light on the current interplay between the financial and corporate scenario. She has over 20 years of experience with the Reserve Bank of India spanning across various functions including public debt management, external reserves management, supervision of banking companies and non-bank financial companies, rural planning and policy, and communication. We are also honored that Ms. Dubey extended her unending support, on behalf of the RBI, for promoting financial literacy and awareness in the NLIU fraternity.

Ms. Ranjeeta encouraging the students with her wise words

 

10:20 AM | Welcoming Address: Our very own esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. V Vijayakumar, delivered the last address and warmly welcomed all the dignitaries as well as the participants on behalf of the entire NLIU fraternity. Having innumerable years of experience in the field of academics, Prof. Vijayakumar encouraged students to stay motivated, not just in the corporate field but also in the entire legal dynamics of India. He emphasized that the true pursuit of law will be fruitless without the will to help others. Which is why he has also endeavored to create an easy and free access to the articles published in each issue of the Summit in order to further development and research in the fields of corporate and commercial law.

Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor, NLIU gives his welcoming address 

Post the welcoming address, the dignitaries were presented with inaugural bouquets and were given a welcoming memento. All the dignitaries commented upon the maturity and understanding showcased by the students on the nuanced aspects of complex topics like the subtle interplay that exists in the financial and commercial spheres in Indian economy.

The welcome bouquets presented to the dignitaries

 

10:40 AM | Launch of the book:

The launching of the CBCL book on “Emerging Trends in Corporate and Commercial Laws in India” would not have been possible without the unwavering support of EBC, invaluable guidance of Trilegal and our ever encouraging VC. Throughout the journey of this Summit, Mr Sumeet Malik has been quintessential in each and every step which has led to the successful launch of the book. We can’t emphasize enough on how much we are grateful for their constant guidance and support!

 

The launch of the book ‘Emerging Trends in Corporate and Commercial Laws of India’

 

10:45 AM | Session Break: All the dignitaries and participants stepped out for 15 minutes to refresh and re-gear themselves for the first session of the Summit to begin.

 

11:15 AM | Commencement of the 1st Session:  And the roller coaster ride begins! We have started with the first session of paper presentations. The panel for the firsts session consists of Mr. Yogesh, Mr. Kasibhatla, Mrs. Ranjeeta, Ms. Shravani Shekhar (Senior Associate Trilegal, Competition Law), Mr.Shekhar, Mr. Naveen Bali and Mr. Sunil Kumar.

Ms. Shravani Shekhar started off working with AZB & Partners as an associate and has worked her way up the ladder to become a senior associate and currently works at Trilegal. We are extremely honored to have a well versed professional of competition law like her to be present among us.

Mr. Sunil Kumar has significant experience in Insolvency laws, he is currently working with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), New Delhi and deals mainly with legal affairs division which includes drafting and notification of regulations, analyzing court orders, opinions.

Dr. Naveen Bali, is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Gurgaon. Before joining IICA, he was working as an Economics Consultant in the Office of Principal Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, during which he contributed to the Economic Survey 2018-2019 as a lead author for two chapters namely. He possesses over seven years of experience in the field of research as well as teaching which includes organising workshops for IBBI and other Insolvency Professionals.

 

The competition will feature 15 teams competing for the first prize. Each team gets 10 minutes to present their paper convincingly and comprehensively to the judges. Post which, the panel of judges can question the participants for 5-7 minutes. The students commented that they were excited to hear the panelists and their insights owing to their extremely dazzling credentials.

 

11:20 AM | First Paper Presentation:  Anoop George and Shreya Bambulkar, students from ILS Law College, Pune are the first participants today to present their paper titled ‘A Need to Relook the Merger Control in Digital Economy- An Analysis‘. Their paper focused on important aspects and lacunae which exist in the current M&A scenario in India in relation to big data.

Anoop George & Shreya Bambulkar

 

11:50 AM | Second Paper Presentation: The second paper was presented by Arpita Pandey & Gokul Holani, students from NLIU Bhopal, which was titled “Regulating and Deregulating Initial Coin Offerings: A Cross Jurisdictional Analysis“.

Arpita Pande and Gokul Holani

 

12:20 PM | Third Paper Presentation: Aman Vasavada, a student from National Law School India University, Bangalore has come here today to present his essay on “Rejection of Claims by Resolution Professional: Scope and Remedies”. The paper attempts to question the nature of the power embodied in the resolution professional in the collation and verification stage. The author argues that the discrepancies, that arise due to exercise of discretion, can be eradicated through the information utility process and the operation of NCLT proceedings.

Aman Vasavada

 

12:55 PM | Fourth Paper Presentation: Ayush Wadhi and Swati Shekhar, are currently presenting their novel take on “Equity Crowdfunding in India: Present Perspectives and Prospects”. These two students from ILS, Pune provide a fresh take on equity crowdfunding, a topic that the SEBI discussed over six years ago but then disappeared into oblivion. A major chunk of the presentation was dedicated to the discussion about the legislative steps India should take for the same.

Ayush Wadhi & Swati Shekhar

 

1:30 PM | Fifth Paper Presentation: Arjun Gaur, a student at RGNUL, Patiala, presented his paper on “Commodum ex injuria sua nemo habere debet: Conflict between sections 29A of IBC & 230 of Companies Act”. He engages with the panelists meticulously and discusses with them, at great length, the overriding effect of section 230 of the Companies Act.

Arjun Gaur

 

1:50 PM | End of session 1 | Lunch Break 

 

|| Huge Shoutout to EBC || 

We are absolutely delighted to have our exclusive Media Partners, Eastern Book Company and SCC Online Web Edition for the NLIU – Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws 2019.

This year, we have an exciting addition being offered to the winner, runner-up and first runner-up to a subscription of EBCLearning.com.

EBC Learning is an online platform that brings you courses on legal and ancillary subjects. EBC Learning is a source for everyone seeking primary and continuing legal education. Courses at EBC Learning are only taught by top professionals, experts and teachers and meet the strictest quality standards. The treasure trove of knowledge being made accessible to our winners ensures that the rewards keep getting bigger and better!!!

 

 

3:00 PM | the 2nd Session begins: Lunch break is over and the participants as well as the panelists are eager to begin. For this session we have a whole new panel lined up: Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Mr. Rupesh Mishra, Mr. Sunil Kumar, Mr. Navin Bali and Mr. Kasibhatla.

Mr. Rupesh Mishra is an alumnus of National Law Institute University, Bhopal. At present, he is the Vice President (Legal) in Everstone Capital Advisors, headquartered in Singapore which is one of the premier private equity and real estate investment firms. He specializes in matters such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, foreign investment and corporate law advisory. He has the largest equity deal in the logistics space to his credit. He has previously worked at Khaitan & Co in the M&A and General Corporate team.

The audience awaiting eagerly for the second session to commence.

 

3:05 | Sixth Paper Presentation: Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand are here to kick-off the second session of the summit, with their paper titled “To Enforce or Not To Enforce : The Impacts of Ipso Facto Clauses on Indian Insolvency”. These two students from GNLU and NLUD respectively, comprise our only cross college team. The authors argue the enforceability of ipso facto clauses with special focus on suppliers and their postion. Inspired by the jurisprudence of other countries, they recommend making such clauses redundant by giving suppliers prominence by endorsing their rights under the current insolvency framework.

Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand

 

3:30 PM| Seventh Paper Presentation: Ayushi Goel and Aarvi Singh, two students from RGNUL, Patiala are here today to present their paper, titled “Measuring the Impact in Impact Investment”. The participants reviewed the impact investment and kind of returns market models of business have under the preview of regulatory scheme.They suggested innovative solutions which included reducing compliances, lowering minimum investment limit, fast tracking of green patent applications, among several other things. They concluded their presentation by emphasizing that there should be separate dispute resolution tribunals dedicated towards solving issues arising from investment impacts.

Ayushi Goel and Aarvi Singh

 

3:55 PM | Eighth Paper Presentation: Aadhya Kancharla, a student of NALSAR, Hyderabad presents her paper on ‘Issuance and Listing of Shares with DVR: Evaluating a “Make in India” initiative from the lens of corporate governance and shareholder democracy. The participant dealt in heavy detail about differential voting rights, as well as the asymmetry of information in the course of her presentation. She managed to capture the attention of all the panelists, and was embroiled in the discussion that ensued.

Aadhya Kancharla

 

4:20 PM | Ninth Paper Presentation: Shubham Gupta of Nirma University presents his paper on Institutionalizing Whistle-blower Mechanism in Insider Trading Regime: Overhauling Evidence and Enforcement Challenges. The major premise of his presentation was whether the whistle blower mechanism would effectively furnish primary evidence, within the insider trading regime, the same was explained through the use of contemporary examples. It was a comprehensive presentation, wherein he discussed incentives as well as downsides of his proposition.

Shubham Gupta

 

4:45 PM | Tenth Paper Presentation: Tushar Kumar, a student of RMLNLU, Lucknow is currently presenting on Assessing the feasibility of pre-packaged administration in corporate insolvency proceedings in India – is it the need of the hour?. His paper attempted to outline how pre pack will function under the Indian bankruptcy framework by taking inspiration from various jurisdictions. He lays out the reasons a pre pack will increase the gap between the operational and financial creditors and create disbalanced situation in an already precarious situation. However, this perspective got a fiery discussion brewing across the panel which brought to light a varied perspectives and a holistic view of the topic.

Tushar Kumar

 

5:30 PM | End of 2nd session | Tea Break

 

|| Prizes ||

At the end of these three engrossing sessions, two deserving papers will win their authors a chance to either go on an exotic foreign trip to an undisclosed location or bag a prestigious and coveted internship with one of India’s leading firms, Trilegal. Trilegal in collaboration with CBCL, is offering the winner of this year’s Summit a chance to fly to a foreign location, and on coming runners up an opportunity to intern at their offices.

 

 

5:45 PM | Commencement of the 3rd session: As we near the end of the summit, the third and final session begins with fresh vigor. The panel for this session comprises Mr. Yogesh Singh, Mr. Ramakant Rai, Mrs. Ranjeeta Dubey, Mr. Rupesh Mishra, Mr. Shekhar and Mr. Naveen Bali.

6:00 PM | Eleventh Paper Presentation: Akanshha Agrawal, a student of NLU Delhi, presents her paper on Pricing Algorithms and Collusion Under Competition Law in India. Akanshha reproduces an interesting insight on how algorithms can induce price fixations in the market. Using these pricing algorithms, Uber and Ola have been impacting the prices in the market which incapacitates other drivers from affecting the prices of taxis in the market and this makes it unfair. The judges found this topic to be highly engrossing as it related to every day lives of a common man and how algorithms affected it.

Akanshha Agrawal

 

6:20 PM | Twelfth Paper Presentation: The next paper was titled Resolution of Financial Service Providers: Time for a ‘new deal’?. It was presented by Vedant Malpani, written in co-authorship with Srihari Gopal, both students of GNLU. In this paper the authors analysed the current legal framework under which financial service providers function, the probable changes in the near future and whether this shall negatively or positively impact the finance providers. Borrowing from resolution mechanisms which exist around the world they attempt to draw a clear picture of the current national scenario.

Vedant Malpani

 

6:40 PM | Thirteenth Paper Presentation: Sarath Ninan Mathew, a student of WBNUJS Kolkata, presents his paper on An Optimal Liability Solution for Independent Directors. Through his novel and in his words ‘probably controversial’ take on independent director liability, Sarath Ninan, a student from WBNUJS aims to revaluate the liability paradigm in India currently. He proposes a renewed model for the quantification of liability of independent directors which shall be based on ‘the intention to cause lose’. According to him this shall be the best possible alternative in light of the discrepancy that exists between the inputs required of independent directors and the rewards they receive.

Sarath Ninan Mathew

 

7:00 PM | Fourteenth Paper Presentation: Author of the paper titled “Sailing the Rough Waters: A Study of Duties of Directors and Creditor Protection under Companies Act, 2013“, N Raghav Harini questions whether under the current legislative framework creditors can hold directors of a company liable in situations of insolvency and whether their state of mind must be taken into account. The student from ILS Law College, Pune proposes a different and more lenient threshold of liability that if the director ought to have reasonably believed that the creditor’s interests were in jeopardy.

N Raghav Harini

 

7:20 PM | Fifteenth Paper Presentation: Tanya Vinod Nair, a fourth year student of NLIU, Bhopal aims to persuade through her paper titled “Social Stock Exchanges: A Small step in Regulation, a Giant Leap for Impact Investment” for the introduction of social stock exchanges in India, alongside the conventional regulatory body. According to her, the set of responsibilities and duties for both the bodies is vastly different and there is a pertinent need for a SSE in order to keep in check the social and environmental impact, which in turn shall promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

Tanya Vinod Nair

 

7:45 PM | Result Break:  We have taken a short break after all the participants finished presenting their papers. We are awaiting with abated breaths while the judges take a last call on scores and come out with their final decision! Stay Tuned!!

 

8:15 PM | Sharing Experiences: Before the results were announced Mrs Ranjeeta Dubey remarked that she was amazed that contestants chose relevant topics, were extremely proficient in their understanding as well as their communication. She also applauded the organizing team for their efforts and commented that she thought the event was conducted wonderfully. She concluded by adding that all 15 teams were winners and so were we, as we gained invaluable knowledge due to this Summit! Mr. Yogesh Singh, in his last address kept it short and sweet and with his kind words said that he found this experience to enriching.

The Panelists were felicitated with mementos post which the results are being announced! All the esteemed panelists without whom we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful edition of the NLIU – Trilegal Summit were honoured with mementos of the Sanchi Stupa, which till date remains one of India’s most prominent historical monument. They were also presented with a copy of this years’ official summit book which contained the selected 15 articles discussed about today.

 

8:22 PM | Results: AND THE RESULTS ARE OUT! The first prize is bagged by N Raghav Harini from ILS Pune! The runners up are Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand who are from GNLU and NLUD respectively! The first runners up is Sarath Ninan Mathew from WBNUJS! Furthermore, Trilegal also offered an internship to Akanshha Agrawal, a student from NLUD for asking an intricate and interesting question which amazed the panelists.

     N Raghav Harini

 

Samidha Sanjay Mathur and Aditya Anand

 

Sarath Ninan Mathew  

 

8:30 PM | Vote of Thanks: The co-Convenor of CBCL delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the team. He rightly expressed his gratitude, firstly to NLIU Administration and our esteemed faculty including our Vice Chancellor. He also extended our unending gratitude to Trilegal’s continuous patronage and guidance, specifically Mr. Yogesh Singh and Mr. Ramakant Rai who have helped create this summit from scratch. He expressed our heartfelt gratitude to EBC, which is our exclusive publishing and media partner, without whom we would not have seen the light of the day! And last but never the least, this even would not be a resounding success without the tireless dedication and efforts put in by the entire CBCL family!!

 

8:45 PM | Signing off: We loved having you and we hope to see you next year!!

 

The Live Blogging Team,

Anoushka Ishwar, Aparajita Marwah and Sana Sarosh.

Law School NewsOthers

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) was established in 2008 at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws.

Recently, the Centre in collaboration with Trilegal organized the inaugural edition of the NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws on the 24th and 25th August 2018. The previous three editions of the Summit focusing on key issues pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were a resounding success, witnessing submissions and participation by law students from across the country.

With the help of the aforesaid initiatives and events, the Centre seeks to provide avenues for the students to explore the realm of business and corporate laws and develop the foundations required to be successful practitioners in the field of commercial and business laws.

About the CBCL Blog

The CBCL Blog is run by the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) with the aim of generating awareness and facilitating research in the field of business and commercial laws. We invite submissions from students and practitioners on contemporary issues relevant to the areas of corporate law, securities law, insolvency law, banking law, capital markets and securities law, arbitration law, competition law and taxation law.

The CBCL Blog has arguably become one of the most coveted forums for discussion and dialogue on aspects of commercial laws in India. Recently, The CBCL Blog has collaborated with the Law School Policy Review (LSPR) to launch the “KAIZEN” series which seeks to focus on corporate governance and its related aspects.

The posts under the “KAIZEN” series analyse recent events relating to corporate governance whilst discussing the way forward for corporate governance in India. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be posting a number of such articles and invite all our readers to contribute their thoughts on this theme. The link to the CBCL – LSPR Series: “KAIZEN” can be found here.

Submission Details

Submissions for the blog shall be reviewed on a rolling basis. Authors should use endnotes and NOT footnotes. Further, the blog article must deal with an issue relevant to the aforementioned areas. Authors are advised to keep their articles concise and precise to enhance the effectiveness of their posts, ideally not more than 1500 words (excluding endnotes).

Authors must include their full name and institution/organisation, a link to their online profile page in the document, if possible and also the suggested category in the submission.
All submissions must be sent in an MS Word document to cbcl@nliu.ac.in.

Contact

  • Convenor, CBCL: Arshia Verma (+91-7049729766)
  • Co-convenor, CBCL: Rohan Kohli (+91-9617950534)
  • Secretary, CBCL: Shounak Banerjee (+91-9911425727)
  • Editor, CBCL:Akshita Pandey (+91-8103914720)
Call For PapersLaw School News

About NLIU-JBL
The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) of National Law Institute University, Bhopal is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the first volume of its journal: NLIU Journal of Business Laws (NLIU-JBL). The NLIU-JBL is a peer-reviewed business law journal which aims to create meaningful debate and discourse to help build a fair and equitable regime of business laws and to study the dynamic confluence of the academic and the transactional world represented by such laws.

Theme
NLIU-JBL is accepting submissions under the broad theme of “Business and Commercial Laws”. The mandate of the NLIU-JBL thus includes company law, securities law, capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law inter alia. However, the submission must be of contemporary relevance.

Categories for Submission
NLIU-JBL is accepting genuine, original and unpublished submissions by research scholars, professionals, academicians and law students from across the country. The submissions can be made under any of the following categories:

  • Long Articles – 4000 to 7000 words. The article must be a comprehensive and an in depth analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
  • Short Articles – 2000 to 4000 words. The article must be an analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt
    with by the author and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of
    alternatives and suggestions.
  • Case Comments – 2000 to 4000 words. The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of commercial laws, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
  • Legislative Comment– 2000 to 4000 words. The comment must analyse a recent legislative instrument. It must examine the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
  • Book Review – 1000 to 3000 words. The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

The word limit is inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the abstract.

Submission Guidelines
All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth an must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. The citations must conform to The Harvard Bluebook style of citation, 20th edition. Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors. Further, kindly adhere strictly to the word limit prescribed. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review.

Kindly mail your manuscript in MS Word (.doc/.docx) format to cbcl@nliu.ac.in before 11:59 PM, 17th February, 2018. The subject of the E-Mail should be “Submission for NLIU-JBL – [Submission Category] – (Title of the manuscript)”.

The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter which must include the following details:

  • Name of Author(s)
  • Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
  • Name and Address of Institution
  • Academic Qualifications / Affiliations

Copyright

Submissions made to NLIU-JBL are on an exclusive basis. The Submissions for the NLIU-JBL must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The contribution presented to and accepted for publication and copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the NLIU- JBL.

Contact Details
In case of any queries kindly drop an email at cbcl@nliu.ac.in or contact:

  • Arshia Verma (Convenor) – +91-7049729766
  • Rohan Kohli (Co-Convenor) – +91-9617950534
  • Shounak Banerjee (Secretary) – +91-9911425727
Conference/Seminars/LecturesLaw School News

NLIU Law Review- takes pleasure in announcing “NLIU- India Foundation Constitutional Law Symposium”. The NLIU Law Review (ISSN: 2229-7952) is a peer reviewed law journal published bi-annually by the students of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
Dates: 16th- 17th March 2019
Theme: “Contemporary Constitutional Law Issues in India”
First Prize: Rs. 20,000/-
Second Prize: Rs. 15,000/-
Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/-
The ten best articles will be presented at the symposium and published as a special issue of volume VIII of the NLIU Law Review.
Eligibility: Student currently pursuing an LL.B. (Hon.)/LL.B/LL.M from a recognized university are eligible to send in entries. Co- authorship of a maximum of two authors is permitted.
Format: The manuscripts must be in the form of articles of length of 4000- 6000 words (exclusive of footnotes). The citation format is Bluebook 20th edition (2015).
Submission guidelines:
  • Submission should be accompanied with a covering letter including author’s name, email ID, mobile number and college name.
  • Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
  • The manuscript itself should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author.
  • All submissions must be in (.docx) format. It must word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and above.
  • Papers submitted must not be written by more than 2 authors.
  • Papers must include an abstract of 250-300 words inclusive in the word limit.
  • Word limit is exclusive of the footnotes.
Submit manuscripts at nliu.lawreview@gmail.com by 23:59 PM, 25th January 2019.
For further details, click HERE 
Law School NewsMoot Court Achievements & Reports

The NLIU team, comprising of Aishwarya Srivastava, Udyan Arya, Christina Shaju and Kuhoo Mishra, for the first time, has qualified for the world rounds of Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Moot, 2019 which will be held in Singapore. The team has cleared the Memorial Rounds, and is amongst the Top 8 teams to have qualified from across the globe to the World Rounds of this Moot.

The team of RMLNLU comprising  Saurabh Tiwari, Shriji Pandey, Kanay Pisal and Anmol Adhrit have successfully cleared the global memo round and will now represent the university at the world rounds of The 2019 Ian Fletcher Insolvency law Moot to be held in Singapore.

AchievementsLaw School News

Shweta Dwivedi, an NLIU 2008 batch alumnus joined Link Legal India Law Services as associate partner in the corporate team in Mumbai. She had been at Khaitan & Co. for 10 years since she graduated and specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate transactional, VC/PE investments, general corporate advisory, and privacy laws.

Law School NewsMoot Court Announcements

It is with immense pleasure and pride that the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, announces the institution of the NLIU – Link Legal National Client Counselling Competition.
It is expected of lawyers to have the listening, questioning and advisory skills requisite to conduct a successful client interview. However, alas, these are skills that are not innate to every lawyer. These need to be developed by means of unwavering practice and endurance – exactly what this Competition seeks to achieve. Through this Competition, students shall be provided the unique opportunity to build a greater knowledge into preventive law and counselling functions of a lawyer.
The Competition is being organized in a long-term collaboration of the University with Link Legal – India Law Services. Together with the esteemed law firm, the Competition will be a memorable and an enriching experience for every participant, in terms of the practical aspects of legal profession.
In addition to the cash prizes to the meritorious teams to the tune of INR 25,000, internships, with Link Legal, will also be offered to the teams based on their performance. Co-curricular events administrated in the past at the University have seen the finest of adjudicators and judges; and the NLIU-Link Legal National Client Counselling Competition, 2018 shall be no exception. The best from the country’s legal fraternity shall be present to adjudicate the preliminary and advanced rounds of the Competition.
Venue: The Competition will be held at NLIU, Bhopal campus.
Dates: Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
Method of Registration:
Step 1: Fill-in the details of the Registration Form (provided in the Rules).
Step 2: Payment of Registration Fee of INR 3,500 per team (details mentioned in Rule 4).
Step 3: Submit the online pro-forma form, along with all details, and attach the scanned copy of the Registration Form (referred in Step 1) and fill-in the details of payment (referred in Step 2).
The above process must be completed before 25th July, 2018. Please note that only 20 teams will be selected on ‘first come, first serve’ basis. A maximum of two applications from each institution will be accepted.
Schedule: Period of Registration: June 1 to July 25.
Allotment of Team Code: August 15.
Rounds: September 7 to September 9.
Contact: For any queries, please write to us at mca@nliu.ac.in, or, contact any of the following:
Shashank Chaddha (Convener): +91-8109221060;
Priyam Jhudele (Co-Convener): +91-8989444107;
Kuruvila M. Jacob (Secretary): +91-9495551999;
Dhurv Khurana (Joint Secretary): +91-9406602337.
Links
All updates, concerning the Competition, will be available on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/NLIULinkLegal/) as well.
The Rules and Registration Form can be accessed at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_vI1ZSkfEJ4cJFY0F0TebRfbFmU2EG5H/view.
Live Blogging

Reported by Kanupriya Tripathi

INAUGURAL: The Inaugural Ceremony of  the 5th National Law Institute University- Juris Corp Corporate Law National Moot Court Competition 2014, one of the most prestigious moot court competition was held, post the Juris Corp paper presentation event , in the evening yesterday with thirty top law school teams as participants. Prof. Dr. S.S. Singh , Director , NLIU welcomed the chief guest Hon’ble Justice P.P. Noelekar , Lokayukta , State of Madhya Pradesh after the Convenor, Ms. Smriti Tripathi’s welcome note. Juris Corp was represented by Ms. Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Partner at Juris Corp who elucidated the lengthy discussions at Juris Corp on the complex moot problem for this year.  The Chief Guest in his address elaborated how important moot court competitions like these are for familiarizing the students of the intricacies of legal system.

The Competition along with its prestigious trophy has a total cash prize amount of Rs. 10,000. The Preliminary Rounds were judged by over 35 coveted judges from across the country.

Day 2 : After the breathe taking competitive prelims, the following teams made it to the Semi finals:

ILS Pune

Symbiosis, Pune

HNLU, Raipur

NLU, Delhi

Day 3:
10.00  AM :The Semi-Finals began as early as 9.30 am, with the meticulous management by the Moot Court Association. The rounds were matched-up as:
ILS, Pune v. Symbiosis, Pune
HNLU-R v. NLU-D
While the ILS v. Symbi is an all boys ‘polite’ fighting over proving consensus ad idem and provisions of Companies Act and CCI; the HNLU v. NLUD had grilling on IPR and jurisdiction issue.

12.00 PM : The results for the Semi-Finals are out. The finalists for this year are:

HNLU, Raipur and ILS, Pune
1.00 PM : The Final Rounds have just begun. The intense atmosphere in the Auditorium is spreading the radiations in the whole NLIU Campus. Arguments from the braced up participants and erudite grilling by the judges is making the whole round very exciting. The Final Rounds are being judged by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik, former Supreme Court judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. Gopala Gowda, Supreme Court judge, Mr. Mustafa Motiwala, Senior Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors, Mr. Sandeep Mahapatra, Partner, Juris Corp Advocates and Solicitors and Prof. Dr. S. Surya Prakash, Faculty, NLIU.
2.00 PM : And ILS Pune takes the winning trophy home.
3.00 PM: Valedictory Ceremony 
Justice Gopal Gowda giving the address
Seated are(L-R)
Prof.(Dr.) J. Kondaiah, Faculty-in-charge Moot court association, NLIU;
Mr. Motiwala, Sr Partner, Juris Corp;
Justice A.K. Patnaik, Former SC Judge and
Prof.(Dr.) S.S.Singh, Director, NLIU

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