The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), in collaboration with Trilegal, is organizing the 6th NLIU- Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws on 2nd May, 2021.


Authors must be pursuing their LL.B. (Hons.)/LL.B./LL.M. from any recognized university for the academic year of 2020-2021 to be eligible to participate in the Summit.


The Summit shall witness fifteen paper presentations (including essays and articles), held virtually. These shall be selected after an intensive review procedure to be conducted jointly by CBCL and Trilegal. The participants may adopt any suitable means for presenting the papers including audio-visual aids, such as PowerPoint presentations, etc.

The fifteen selected manuscripts shall be published in a commemorative book (with an ISBN number). The top three presentations will be conferred with rewards. All presenters at the Summit will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation as a delegate.


  • International banking and finance
  • Cross border restructuring and insolvency
  • Corporate governance
  • International capital markets
  • Recent developments in competition law & antitrust regimes
  • Analysis of major transactions or sectoral studies
  • International taxation law
  • Commercial issues relating to digital economies & E-commerce
  • Cross-border investment law
  • Social/sustainable investments
  • Ethical compliance and risk analysis trends in commercial law
  • Recent issues in insolvency and bankruptcy landscape
  • Foreign investment and emerging trends in India
  • Taxability of cryptocurrency in India
  • Data privacy and competition law concerns
  • Special purpose acquisitions companies in India
  • Mergers & acquisitions in the Ed-tech sector

The above areas of law and themes are indicative in nature. The participants are free to choose an inter-disciplinary topic involving one or more of the above areas of law or themes, provided that it fits within the contours of corporate and commercial laws.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can be made under the following categories:

Articles: Manuscripts under this category should be 4000-6000 words long dealing with an issue in-depth and demonstrating a comparatively higher level of analysis. Co-authorship of papers (maximum two) among individuals from the same or different institutions is allowed.

Essays: Manuscripts under this category should be 2000-3000 words and either cover a recent development or be issue-specific. Co-authorship is not allowed. All submissions must contain an abstract of maximum 300 words. Kindly note that the word limit is exclusive of footnotes and the abstract. Citations must conform to the standards laid down in the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th 2015). Submissions must use only footnotes as a
form of citation. Substantive footnoting is permitted.

The other details and specifics can be found in the call for papers.

Registration and Submission Deadline

All papers must be submitted on or before 18th April, 2021 (23:59 IST) through the specified google form link. Further, any clarifications should be sent to: trilegal.nliusummit[at] Each submission must contain the following documents, in addition to the manuscript and personal details and affiliation of the author(s), without which the submission will NOT be accepted:

  • An originality statement, signed by the author(s), declaring that the manuscript is the original work of the author(s).
  • A copyright statement, signed by the author(s), whereby the author(s) agrees that the copyright in the work shall vest with CBCL.

Kindly make your submission here:

Contact Information

All queries should be addressed to trilegal.nliusummit[at] or the undersigned:

  • Suyash Bhamore (Convenor): +91 9425150875
  • Ishaan Chopra (Co-convenor): +91 9811892724
  • Saumya Agarwal (Head of digital initiatives): +91 9456954905
  • Rachita Shah (Head of print initiatives): +91 7030365415

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