NLIU-Trilegal Summit: In conversation with the Winners

NLIU-Trilegal Summit: In conversation with the Winners

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (‘CBCL’) of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal in collaboration with Trilegal, organised the second NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Mergers and Acquisitions on 25thand 26th February 2017.

The Summit invited participation from delegates and paper presenters from all across the country. The Panelists in the conference included experts in the field such as Yogesh Singh (Partner, Trilegal Gurgaon), Sitesh Mukherjee (Partner, Trilegal, Delhi), Rakesh Kumar (Joint Director, Competition Commission of India), Nandan Kumar (Joint Director, Competition Competition of India), Krati Rajoria (Associate Professor at Amity Law School), Kritika Agrawal (Expatriate Tax Consultant at Trotman Repp Ltd.).The panelists also included Dr. Sanjay Yadav (Associate Professor NLIU) and Mr. Mahendra Soni (Lecturer at NLIU).

The sub-themes of the event were key developments in disputes pertaining to M&A, valuation mismatch & impact on M&A structuring, M&A in Infrastructure Sector. The students linked various issues such as arbitration, banking, finance, taxation and dealt with the nuances of Cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

The top 16 submissions were published in an ISBN certified book commemorating the Summit. Additionally, the winners for the article competition were awarded not only a cash prize of Rs.11,000 but also an internship with Trilegal. The winner in the essay writing section was also awarded a cash prize of Rs.11,000.

The CCI members found the concept of this summit to be very innovative and commended the brilliant initiative that facilitates student discussion and participation on a large scale. The effort put in by NLIU and the support it received from other colleges was applauded by Yogesh Singh, who also appreciated the depth of the analysis put in by all the participants. Sitesh Mukherjee advised the students to be informed about what is happening in business, finance and politics to gain better understanding of the M&A field because of its all-encompassing nature.

In conversation with the Winners:

Winners, Best Essay- Apoorva Bishnoi and Ayushi Sinha (RGNUL)

  • Experience – “It was a great experience. We had extensively researched on our topic. It was a great opportunity to present our paper in the summit. The panelists encouraged us. We are really thankful to CBCL to provide us with this opportunity and we hope to come here again.”

  • Advice for future authors – “Always focuses on the primary research and don't go for a secondary one. When you're looking into a notification or anything of that sort, always have a primary backing. One must appreciate the context in which a particular book or article was written and use the same in that context.”


Winners, Best Article – Rohan Kohli and Arshia Verma (NLIU)

  • Advice for future authors – “Selection of the topic is a huge factor. Pick a topic which is unique and at the same time is of recent significance. Out topic wasn't more than four months old and that gives it a lot of novelty.”


A resounding success, this year’s Summit surpassed the previous edition, and has set a benchmark for the editions that will follow.