Call For Papers: 1st National Conference On Emerging Trends Of Corporate Law 2016, NLUO [21st-22nd October] – Submit By August 20


The Centre for Corporate Laws, National Law University Odisha is organizing its 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends of Corporate Law.


The main theme of the conference is “Emerging Trends of Corporate Law”. We invite papers in the followings Sub-themes:

  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Corporate Engagement

[Importance and implication of due diligence, Effect of decline in venture capital funding, Effect of government scheme: Start India Action Plan & MUDRA Scheme, Corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, etc.]

  1. Effect of Global Policy change

[eg. Brexit, rate hike by the US Federal Reserve, etc., Alternative Investment Funds in India: (Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital Funds, PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) Funds, Debt Funds, Infrastructure Equity Fund, SME Fund, GREX, etc.]

  1. Corporate Crime and Capital Market

[NSEL Fraud, Panama Paper (shadow companies), Satyam Computer, etc.]

  1. Schemes of Mergers & Acquisitions

[Corporate Restructuring: Mergers, Amalgamation, Demergers, Acquisition, Joint Ventures, Divestment, Strategic Alliance, Franchisee, Takeovers; Effect of Anti-trust rules and regulations on Schemes of Mergers & Acquisitions, etc.]

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

[Comment on ICSI’s Global Corporate Governance Code, Importance of Implementation of CSR projects at the grass-root level, Impact of New Bankruptcy Code on Corporate Governance, etc.]

  1. Issues related to Securities Market

[Securities Transaction Tax (in Shares, bonds, debentures, debenture stock or other marketable securities, etc.), Insider Trading, FIIs, Offences related to Intermediaries, etc.]

  1. Banking and Project Financing

[Role of international financial institutions (IFIs) in project financing, Relation of project financing to the financing structure of PPP Projects, BREXIT: Implication on project financing, etc.]

  1. Recent changes to the FDI Policy and effect on Domestic Capital

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

Call for Papers

We call upon the Scholars, academicians in the field of law and students pursuing LL.B (Hons.) (3 years or 5 years) and LL.M. course from any recognized University to be eligible to participate in the competition.

Submission Procedure

All submissions shall be made online to

Note: In all matters relating to the acceptance of the abstracts and the research papers, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and conclusive.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract 20th August, 2016
Declaration of Abstract Selection 27th August, 2016
Paper Submission 20th September, 2016
Declaration of Paper Selection 30th September, 2016
Deadline for Registration and Submission of Demand Draft (Soft Copy) 5th October, 2016


Deadline for Registration and Submission of Demand Draft (Hard Copy) 10th October, 2016
Conference Dates 21st–22nd October, 2016


  • Single authorship- INR 1000/-
  • Co-authorship- INR 2000/-

The registration will cover food, accommodation and conference materials on the day of conference.


  • For Articles

Winner- Cash Prize of 7,500 + certificate & other gifts

Runners Up- Cash Prize of 5,000 + certificate & other gifts

  • For Essays

Winner- Cash Prize of 7,500 +certificate & other gifts

Runners Up- Cash Prize of 5,000 +certificate & other gifts

Guidelines for Submission:

1. An abstract not exceeding 500 words shall be submitted till 20th August, 11:59 p.m. The abstract shall provide for the scheme of the research paper. It must contain the synopsis of the paper, subtitles and conclusion indicating the author’s perspective.

2. Research papers should apply research skills and must highlight specific research problem.

3. Abstracts will be subjected to blind peer reviewed and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers shall be submitted as full paper for the purpose of presentation at the seminar.

4. The final paper must contain cover page a brief profile of the authors with E-mail ID, Contact number and address for communication.

5. The papers must follow a uniform format:

  • All the papers must be typed and reproduced on a standard A4 paper. The font and size of the text must be the same and must be in Times New Roman, 12 point. Text must have 1.5 line spacing.
  • Word limit:-For articles: 4,000 words- 5,000 words
  • For essays- 2,000 words- 3,000 words.
  • The Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, 10 Point with 1.0 line spacing.
  • All the text must be justified.
  • All the pages must have margin of 1 inch on all sides, excluding page numbers.
  • All the citation must be in accordance with the Harvard Blue Book Style, 19th Edition.
  • All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.

6. Presentation of papers can be done only by the authors of the paper.

Note: Co-authorship of maximum 2 authors is allowed only for articles and not for essays. Guidelines for Registration The Demand Drafts shall be payable at Cuttack and drawn in favour of the following: “The Registrar, National Law University Odisha, Cuttack” and sent to the following address: Address: National Law University, Odisha, Kathajodi Campus, SEC – 13, CDA, Cuttack – 753014, Odisha (India). Acknowledgement needs to be taken to mark the payment of the fee amount. A copy of the electronic receipt must be sent along with the submission for verification of deposit. The last date for payment of registration fee and sending the verification of the same is October 5th, 2016.

Contact Details

For any further information or clarifications, please contact us on the following addresses or contact numbers:

  • Meghmala Mukherjee (Convenor) –; contact- +91 9437504985
  • Nitin Jeswani (Secretary) –; contact- +91 8895532153

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