Call For Papers: NILS India Business Law Review (Vol I, Issue I)

Call For Papers: NILS India Business Law Review (Vol I, Issue I)

The board of editors of the NILS India Business Law Review has announced its first issue of its first volume which will be published in March 2017.The overarching thematic component for this issue revolves around ‘Cultural Plurality’ between legal systems.

NILS India Business Law Review (NIBLR) is an initiative of the India chapter of Network for International Law Students. NIBLR is a biannual, open access, double-blind peer review published under the aegis of NILS India. This review strives to serve as a forum for students and professionals in the field of commercial law to publish well researched, original papers focusing on facets of international business laws in developing economies such as India in an attempt to amalgamate theoretical aspects of commercial law with its practical relevance. NIBLR will also be indexed on popular digital and legal databases and will adhere to an open-access policy in line with the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in the form of:



  • Articles (8,000-15,000 words)

  • Notes or comments (below 8,000 words)

  • Book reviews on the following topics:


Dispute Resolution Laws



  • Third Party Funding: A boon or bane for International Arbitration? (Comment on the possible methods of regulation including any institutional rules which address the issue of Third Party funding)

  • Mandatory consent issues under International Arbitration: The case of Sports Arbitration and Consumer Arbitration.

  • Expanding scope of Arbitration as a field: Possible applicability in IPR rights, Business and Human Rights, Corporate Laws and Anti-Trust.

  • ‘Bilateral Arbitration Treaty’ - The nascent proposal of Gary. B. Born: Is it a step too far or the right way forward?

  • International Investment Arbitration: Balance between State Regulations and Investment Protection.


Competition Law: Abuse of Dominant Position



  • Assessing Dominance in the Relevant Market: Approach of CCI in determining Dominance and Abuse.

  • Predatory Pricing by a non-dominant player: Culling out the real intention

  • IPRs and Dominance – Is refusal to deal a violation?

  • Appreciable Adverse Effects of Discriminatory Pricing on Competition

  • Cross subsidization– Anti-competitive?

  • “Big is bad” – what is dominance?

  • Supply side substitutability in India – Should it be considered while defining relevant market?


NIBLR also welcomes any suggestions from academicians, scholars or publishers for book reviews in relation to the proposed topics.

Word limit is inclusive of citations and will strictly be followed.

The journal will follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition) and British English as the standard convention. Authors are advised to review the submission guidelines and policies available on the website carefully before submitting their manuscripts to the law review.

The last date for submission of abstract of 500 words for the forthcoming issue is December 15, 2017, and for final manuscripts is January 5, 2018. Since the theme is unique to each issue, NIBLR will not accept manuscripts after the aforesaid deadline.

Manuscripts may be submitted via email to the editor-in-chief at editor.niblr@gmail.com or vp-publications@nilsindia.org. For more details, visit its website at http://www.nilsindia.org/iblr.html.