Call for Papers Issue- V Edition 2022 by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

About the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (“RGNUL”) is an autonomous National Law University (NLU) established by the RGNUL Act (No. 12 of 2006) passed by the Legislature of the State of Punjab, under the second wave of reforms instituted by the Bar Council of India. Across the country, it has garnered a repute and has become a prominent institution for legal research and education. The University has been ranked among the top 10 law schools in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), by the Union Ministry of Education, Government of India. In May 2015, RGNUL became the first and the only NLU to have been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade. In March 2018, RGNUL was amongst the four NLUs to have been granted autonomous status by the University GrantsCommission (UGC). It is counted as one of the most prestigious law universities for students all across the country.

About Centre for Business Law and Taxation

The Centre for Business Laws and Taxation (“CBLT”) is a research centre under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It aims to promote and conduct interdisciplinary research and undertake numerous activities and projects in the realm of Business Laws and Taxation.
The vision of the centre is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by ambitiously collaborating with the experts of the industry, reputed organizations, prominent academicians, and various bodies of the government as it promises to create a healthy forum for discussion and discourse while carrying out research on policy, institutional, legal and regulatory issues. The Centre aims to encourage research, intellectual deliberations, practical output, legal solution, and creative awareness; thereby filling the gaps, and easing the hurdles in business laws and taxation.

About RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs

In line with its aims and objectives, the centre plans to work on publishing the coveted annual book series on Corporate Laws and Corporate Affairs. The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs (hereinafter, “RBS”) is an annual, student-run, peer-reviewed book series based at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, was established in the year 2016.
The book series aims to focus on contemporaneous legal issues related to General Corporate Governance, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Consumer Products, and Retail, Sports, Dispute Resolution, Communications (Telecom & Broadcasting), Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisition, Taxation, etc. with contributions from practitioners, legal academicians, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students, etc.

In the previous volumes, RBS has successfully collaborated with numerous legal experts, academicians, and legal luminaries from top law firms including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Jyoti Sagar Associates, Rab & Rab Associates LLP, King Stub & Kasiva Advocates & Attorneys, Wadia Ghandy & Co., and Trilegal. Looking forward, the Book Series endeavors to invite submissions that analyze and review the happenings in the world of competition law and economics.

Call for Papers| Issue – V

The RBS invites submissions from professionals, academicians, legal practitioners, and law students.

The theme for Issue – V [2022 Edition] shall focus on “COMPETITION LAW”. The submissions must aim to examine the existing legal framework and further provide a cogent analysis of the same.

Prospective authors must aim to provide the readers with a descriptive and critical analysis of the existing literature on the subject and attempt to add to the existing scholarship. A brief list of suggested topics is given below for the perusal of
prospective authors.


Competition Law

Interplay between Competition Law and other Disciplines

  •  Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law
  •  Competition Law and Artificial Intelligence
  •  Competition Law and Data Guidelines in Digital Markets
  •  Competition Law and Technology Law
  •  Competition Law and Big Data
  •  Competition Regulation and Blockchain
  •  Regulatory Perspective of Competition Law with Other Legislations

Competition Law and Digital Ecosystem

  •  Big-techs and GAFA in India – Is CCI ready for the battle?
  •  Digital Economy and Enforcement Challenges
  •  New Age Economy & Platform Markets – A Competition Perspective
  •  Evaluation and Investigation against E-Commerce Platforms
  •  Delineation of Relevant Market in Two-sided/Multi-sided Markets
  •  Plight of App Developers – Indian App Markets
  •  Tackling the Algorithms – Lessons for Indian Competition Regulator
  •  Antitrust Regulation in the Indian UPI Payment Services Sector

Competition Law and Economics

  •  Competition Laws and FDI Policies in Emerging Economies
  •  Analysis of Competition Regulations vis-à-vis Brexit
  •  Hub and Spoke Cartels in India – An Analysis
  •  Competition Law is-à-vis Real Estate Sector – Regulator’s Perspective

Competition Law and Developments

  •  Critical Analysis of the Draft (Competition) Amendment Bill, 2020
  •  Information Filing at CCI and Covid 19 – A Practitioner’s Perspective
  •  Emerging Tools in Competition Law – Lessons for CCI
  •  Indian Competition Regulations & Procedural Flaws – An Analysis
  •  Two decades of Competition Act, 2002 – Achievements, Loopholes and the Way Ahead
  •  Role of Competition law in Promotion of a Sustainable Future
  •  Obsolete Practices in Competition Advisory Arena and CCIs Role
  •  Draft E-commerce (Amendment) Rules, 2021: A Competition Law Perspective
  •  Merger Control Regime in India – CCIs Developing Perspective


  •  Confidentiality Ring – Scope in India

 Rule of Reason and CCI
 Competition Law – The Advisory and Compliances Perspective
 Cab Aggregators under the scrutiny of Indian Competition Authorities – International Perspective
 Indian Food-tech Aggregators versus NRAI – Lessons from other Jurisdictions
 Sports Regulatory Authorities (“SRAs”) through the lens of CCI – A Scope of Development
 Epic Games – An Ongoing Tussle across Jurisdictions

Please Note: The above-mentioned list for sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhaustive, and hence any other submission pertinent to the theme shall be accorded consideration.

Categories of Submission

Descriptive Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues relevant to the theme. The word limit for articles is between 6,000 to 10,000 words.
Essays: They should give a detailed argument-based analysis of the subject matter being dealt with. Essays should generally cover areas that remain unexplored. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 6,000 words.
Short Notes: These should contain brief, case, and point arguments revolving around a specific, current issue, or an issue of importance that may have not received due research. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.
Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The authors may provide an opinion relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the issue and provide relevant suggestions, criticisms, or loopholes which are prevalent. It seeks to bring out the author’s view on how particular legislation or legislative Provision should have been drafted. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes could be adopted in it. If there is a reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, the authors are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or can re-draft the entire law, if required; in addition to their analysis and suggestions. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as sociological, political, and economic implications. The word limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.

Formatting Guidelines

All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, line spacing 1.5.
Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch. All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

Citation Format

The OSCOLA System of Citation shall be followed. All footnotes must be in Garamond, size 10, single-spacing, and justified.

Submission Guidelines

 The submissions shall be in English language only.
 The co-authorship shall be limited to a maximum of two authors.
 The manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter specifying the author(s) ’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email for future reference.
 All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
 The manuscript should not contain the name of the author(s) or his/ her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.

 Submissions should be emailed at [email protected] with the subject, “Submission for RBS, Vol. V”. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats along with a pdf copy of the same.
 The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions, or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
 All manuscripts would be checked/scrutinized for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarized submissions will be liable for rejection. A similarity index of 10% shall be strictly adhered to on the submissions received by the Board.


 The authors by submitting their articles would be deemed to have divested the copyright of the same to RBS.
 The RBS shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights shall vest with the author(s).
 The submission must be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.
 The authors are required to acknowledge the contribution of all persons and resources relating to the submission.

Submission Deadline

The last date for submission of manuscripts is 30th November 2021 (11:59 pm).


Chirag Rathi (Editor-in-Chief): +918946872409
Vaibhav Mukhraiya (Managing Editor): +917049864277
For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at [email protected].


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