Call For Papers: RGNUL Book Series On Corporate Law And Corporate Affairs (Issue IV): Submit By September 20

Manav Malhotra

24 July 2020 5:54 AM GMT

  • Call For Papers: RGNUL Book Series On Corporate Law And Corporate Affairs (Issue IV): Submit By September 20

    The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs is a bi-annual, student-run, peer reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, established in the year 2016. RGNUL invites papers for its book series on corporate law and corporate affairs.

    Theme: "Mergers & Acquisitions"

    1. Interplay between M&A and other disciplines
    2. M&A: Corporate and Security Law considerations
    3. M&A vis-à-vis Competition Law: Striking the balance in light of recent amendments
    4. Interface Between Corporate Governance and M&A
    5. Role of Intellectual Property in promoting M&A
    6. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) as a trigger for M&A activities
    7. Mergers in the Banking sector and its effect on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ("MSMEs")
    8. M&A: A Global Perspective
    9. M&A in the global marketplace: Investigating current trends, legal challenges and corporate implications
    10. Impact of government laws and practices on M&A: A comparative study between developing and developed countries
    11. Global M&A trends with reference to the landscape in America and Europe
    12. M&A vis-à-vis the Digital Ecosystem
    13. M&A and the Big Data industry
    14. M&A in E-commerce Sector/ Technology sector: Addressing the Privacy concerns
    15. Role of Artificial intelligence in M&A
    16. Hostile Takeovers
    17. Defensive Tactics vis-à-vis Hostile Takeovers: An Indian Perspective
    18. Rights issue and Creeping Acquisitions
    19. Anti-takeover provisions (ATPs): A process of Inducing Corporate Innovation
    20. M&A in distressed assets: Impact of the Pandemic
    21. Forced acquisitions in the MSME sector
    22. Due Diligence in M&A transactions
    23. The relevance of Due-Diligence in M&A to prevent foreseeable harm
    24. Non-Disclosure Agreements and Due Diligence in Takeovers: Pitfalls and Challenges
    25. Tracing the Contours of Material Adverse Change (MAC) under M&A transactions
    26. Importance of Environmental Due Diligence in current times
    27. M&A vis-à-vis Rights of Stakeholders
    28. Protection of shareholders in Cross Border M&A
    29. Impact of M&A on the operating performance and shareholders wealth of the acquiring firms
    30. Challenges to workforce management in M&As
    31. Earnout in M&As: Way to break the deadlock
    32. Miscellaneous
    33. Diversification via M&A: Incentives and Challenges
    34. Cross Border M&A: Risks and Rewards
    35. M&A deal-making amidst Stock Market Volatility

    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.

    Submission Categories

    • Descriptive Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues relevant to the theme. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.
    • Essays: They should give a detailed argument-based analysis of the subject matter being dealt with. Essays should generally cover areas which remain unexplored. 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, current issue, or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.
    • Case Comments: An 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 opinion relating to the specific Legislation's involved in the theme of the issue and provide relevant suggestions, criticisms or loopholes which are prevalent. The word limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.

    Submission Guidelines

    • 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 co-authorship shall be limited to a maximum of two authors.
    • The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author(s)' name, designation, institute, contact number and email for future reference.
    • 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 with the subject, "Submission for RBS, Vol. IV". All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats along with a pdf copy of the same.
    • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
    • All manuscripts would be checked/scrutinized for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarized submissions will be liable for rejection. Plagiarism limit of 12% shall be strictly adhered to.
    • The last date for submissions is 20th September 2020 (11:59 pm)

    For any queries Email Editorial Board at; or contact

    Chaitanya Kumar Verma (Editor-in-Chief) at 8825255021 and Shruti Jaju (Managing Editor) at 9001058984

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