The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) at NLIU Bhopal, in collaboration with Trilegal, recently held the inaugural NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws in Bhopal.
The aim of the event, held on August 24-25, was to contribute to the growth of knowledge and research in the field of business and commercial laws, while increasing the awareness and aptitude of students in these fields. The summit also provides a unique opportunity for students, industry practitioners, and regulatory experts to interact on these issues, pertaining to various disciplines of corporate and commercial laws.
The summit witnessed reputedindustry practitioners: Mr. Yogesh Singh (Partner, Trilegal), Mr. Ramakant Rai (Partner, Trilegal), Mr. Manish Singh (Senior Manager—Legal, Azure Power), Mr. Rupesh Mishra (Vice President—Legal, Everstone Group) sitting as panellists for the Summit. This edition of the Summit received participation from law colleges like NLSIU Bangalore, ILS Law College Pune, NLU Jodhpur, RMLNLU Lucknow, RGNUL Punjab, SLS Pune, HNLU Raipur, UPES School of Law Dehradun, JamiaMilia Islamia, Institute of Law Nirma University and NLIU Bhopal among others.
On Friday, Mr. Sumeet Malik (Director, Eastern Book Company) conducted a session on ‘Legal Research Methodology’, which was followed by a session on ‘Careers in Corporate Law’ by NLIU alumni, Mr. Ramakant Rai and Mr. Rupesh Mishra.
On Saturday, i.e., the closing day, various participants made their presentations over the course of three different sessions. This year, the presentations included topics ranging far and wide from block chain technology, development of data protection laws, evolving insolvency laws and competition law. The presentation of each participant was followed by a Question & Answer session by the panellistsand the participants. Ishaan Chopra (student, NLIU) and Ahkam Khan (student, RMLNLU Lucknow) were awarded internships with Trilegal on the basis of questions asked.
The first prize was secured by Saurav Roy and Stephanie Nazareth (ILS Law College, Pune); the second prize was secured by Utsav Mitra and Kuruvila M Jacob (NLIU, Bhopal); and the third prize was secured by Sumit Singh Bhaduaria (Institute of Law, Nirma University). The first prize was an all-expense paid three-day trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a copy of the book ‘Supreme Court: Words and Phrases’ and a one-year access to SCC Online. The second prize was an internship with Trilegal, a copy of VN Shukla’s ‘Constitution of India’, and a six-month access to SCC Online. Lastly, the third prize was an internship with Trilegal, an EBC’s Coat Pocket Edition of ‘Constitution of India’ and a three-month access to SCC Online.