Call for Papers for RBS Issue V [2022] | Competition Law | Submit by November 30, 2021

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Call for Papers for RBS Issue V on Competition Law. The paper must submit by November 30, 2021

About The Centre for Business Laws and Taxation

The Centre for Business Laws and Taxation (“CBLT”) is a research center 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.

About RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs

The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs (“RBS”) is an annual, student-run, peer-reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, established in 2016. It is a wing of the Centre for Business Laws and Taxation (“CBLT”). In the previous volumes, RBS has successfully collaborated with top law firms including Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Jyoti Sagar Associates, Rab & Rab Associates LLP, King Stub & Kasiva Advocates & Attorneys, Wadia Ghandy & Co., and Trilegal.

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

Theme: 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 Legislation

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 vis-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. 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 issue. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

  • Case Comments

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 and critique relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the issue. The word limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.

Formatting and Citation Guidelines

  1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, line spacing 1.5.
  2. Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch. All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  3. 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 with 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.
  • 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 author(s) are required to acknowledge the contribution of all persons and resources relating to the submission and bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions, or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.

Submission Deadline

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


  • Chirag Rathi (Editor-in-Chief): +91 89468 72409
  • Vaibhav Mukhraiya (Managing Editor): +91 70498 64277

For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at [email protected]

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