By | September 14, 2017

About the Competition

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), in collaboration with Trilegal and Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is organizing the third edition of the NLIU Trilegal Summit on Mergers and Acquisitions (2018 Summit) on 16th and 17th of February, 2018. The preceding editions of the Summit, held in March, 2016 and February, 2017 respectively, were massive hits, witnessing articles and essays of unparalleled quality and perfection. The aim of the 2018 Summit is to have discussion on niche issues in the area of M&A among participants, panelists and audience. Such a dialogue would help the fraternity in general and the students in particular in understanding the jurisprudence on M&A, it being a considerably new area of practice. The 2018 Summit invites participation from authors, who are expected to submit either an article or an essay on M&A within the contours of the subthemes in light of the relevant legal provisions.


The article/essay should focus on any of the following sub-themes:

  1. Impact of corporate insolvency process on M&A
  2. Impact of GAAR on M&A
  3. Antitrust trends in M&A (for example, change in merger thresholds, Indian and global trends in antitrust and their impact on M&A activity)
  4. M&A projections in the real estate market (for example, M&A activity in the light of InvITs and REITs, effect of RERA, 2016)
  5. Regulatory developments affecting M&A transactions
  6. Other contemporary issues relating to M&A


The 2018 Summit shall witness fifteen paper presentations which shall be selected after an intense review procedure. The top two presentations in both the categories of articles and essays shall be conferred with rewards. In addition to this, the fifteen submissions that get selected for presentation from both the categories shall be published in a limited edition book titled ‘Emerging Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions,’ to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, commemorating the 2018 Summit. The presenters at the 2018 Summit shall additionally receive a certificate acknowledging their participation as a delegate.


For Articles:

First Prize – Rs. 11,000 along with offer of internship with Trilegal.

Second Prize – Rs. 8,000

For Essays:

First Prize – Rs. 11,000 along with offer of internship with Trilegal.

Second Prize – Rs. 8,000


For the first time, the event is being opened to students of all disciplines. The student must be pursuing his/her Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD degree.


Authors whose articles/essays are selected for presentation in the 2018 Summit shall be required to pay an amount of INR 1000 for single author entries and INR 2000 for co-authored entries. The Centre shall provide accommodation to all the participants.


Deeksha Malik (Convenor, CBCL): +91-9039224737

Aishwarya Choudhary (Co-Convenor, CBCL): +91-9425607714

Arshia Verma (Secretary, CBCL): +91 7049729766


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