Symbiosis Law School (SLS) are inviting candidates for their one-day national E-Conference on Competition Law scheduled to be held on November 28th.
About the Institute
The idea of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’. Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad was established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International University, Pune.
About the Centre
Established in 2018, the Centre for Corporate and Competition Law (CCCL) is a student-run centre aiming to provide a platform for students of the institute to explore and learn more about the nuances of Corporate and Competition Law.
To advance our agenda, CCCL has been successful in conducting multiple landmark events in the history of our institute, which has carved a niche corner for our centre within the legal fraternity. Amongst others, CCCL conducted our flagship event, the first- ever National Corporate Restructuring Competition in India in 2019. We have also spread our roots into banking law by conducting a three-day value-added course on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
Over the past two years, we have invited eminent personalities like Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, first Chairperson of the CCI and Dr. K. D. Singh, Joint Secretary for Law at CCI conduct webinars on relevant topics.
About the Conference
In the modern economy, the corporate sector has been assigned the leadership for ensuring the growth process. To carry forward the growth, the companies in India require a conducive legal environment with appropriate corporate and commercial laws.
The developed countries and the transnational economic institutions like WTO need to have an ease of business and trade to work in. By taking giant steps, India has moved into the top 100 rankings in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2019’ fact sheet. Laws and regulations governing the incorporation and running of business is undergoing rapid change.
The impetus for such flux came from changes in the world economy, advancements in information technology and the opening of world economy. While at some points, regulations need to provide more flexibility, at others, there is a need for strengthening the laws.
Aim of the National Conference
To provide an interactive forum to engage in the discourse on emerging trends in corporate and competition laws in India;
To facilitate a better understanding of policy and legal problems that are to be identified during the discussions;
To create a network among the academicians, researchers, students and industry (particularly those working in the area of commercial law) so as to develop an environment for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry.
To explore the possibility of undertaking collaborative research including all the participants.
Articles, within 4,000 to 6,000 words, would be proposed to be comprehensive publications that would analyse important themes, and may adopt comparative perspectives. Co- authorship, up to 2 authors, is permitted.
Essays, between 3,000 to 4,000 words, would be proposed to be typically identified issues, dealt with, specifically, which may be of contemporary relevance, and present a central argument. Co- authorship, up to 2 authors, is allowed.
Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews, approximately 1,500 to 3,000 words. Co-authorship is NOT allowed.
Theme of the Conference
Changing Contours of Market Regulation – What Lies Ahead of the Big Anti-trustInvestigation.
Navigating antitrust issues in digital markets – Regulating anti-competitive conduct of AI, intermediaries, OTT platforms.
Blockchain and competition regulation – Demystifying the anti-competitive nature of smart contracts.
Analyzing the relevance of non-price factors in determining the abuse of dominance by the CCI.
Competition issues in the e- commerce sector – Regulating gatekeeping, unfair contractual terms and exclusive agreements.
Intersection of competition law with other areas of law – navigating concurrence or any potential conflicts.
Way forward for anti-trust enforcement in India – Key takeaways and comparative analysis of the Indian anti-trust regime with respect to foreign jurisdictions
Competition Compliance in the COVID-19 Era – Challenges and Way Forward.
Merger Control (Minority acquisitions; differential thresholds, on- market transactions, decisive influence)
Settlements, Agreements, Cartels and Leniency (Competition Amendment Bill 2020)
Impact of new technologies on Competition (Innovation, Digital Markets and Big Data and Convergence of online and offline markets)
*Kindly notethat the word limit is exclusive of footnotes. Strict adherenceto the word limit is highly advised.
All original submissions would be asked to be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract would expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors. However, co-authorship would not be allowed in cases of Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews.
Abstract (not exceeding 300 words ) should be attached as a word file in the link given below which would be peer reviewed before they are accepted.
Abstract formatting should be done in the following way: Times New Roman, size-11,Italicized, 1.5 line spacing, justified
Link for abstract submission:- https://forms.gle/K9WcxBvUPYGnoeqq7
Following the selection of their abstracts, the authors shall be informed about further guidelines in submitting the full paper.
Who can attend (Prospective audience and submitters)
This conference is aimed at students, educators, researchers, academicians, and practitioners in the area of Corporate and Commercial Laws and scholars from the legal and business fraternity.
The conference will have a balance of lectures and presentations from the academic as well as the practitioners’ perspective and will have experts from the field.
Last date for Abstract Submission: 19th Oct 2021
Communication for Acceptance of Abstract: 22th Oct 2021
Final Date of Online Registration along with full applicable Payment: 30th October 2021
Submission of Full Paper: 18th Nov 2021
Date of Conference: 28th Nov 2021
All the presenters shall receive Participation Certificates and the Best Manuscript and the Best presenter of each technical session shall receive Certificates of Merit and other prizes.
The University reserves the discretion of the selection of the paper. There will be an ISBN number book that will also be published by the University that will contain selected number of papers. Selected papers will be published in the special volume of the journal published by SLS-H. and/or edited book.
Chief Patron - Dr. Anuradha Binnuri
Director, Symbiosis Law School-Hyderabad
Patron - Dr. D. Ganesh Kumar
Faculty in-charge, CCCL
Student Convenor - Kevin Seejo
Student Co-Convenor - Adnan Hameed
Kevin Seejo: +91 98461 30361
Adnan Hameed: +91 80897 72675
Sai Namrata: +91 97047 00231