October 18, 2021

National Discussion on Changes in Online Contract by CCCL: Submit by 18 Oct

About the Centre for Corporate and Competition Law

Established in 2018, the Centre for Corporate and Competition Law (CCCL) is a student-run centre aiming to provide a platform for students of the institute to explore and learn more about the nuances of Corporate and Competition Law, and to prepare them for the corporate world. To advance our agenda, CCCL has been successful in conducting multiple landmark events in the history of our institute, which has carved a niche corner for our centre within the legal fraternity. Amongst others, CCCL conducted our flagship event, the first-ever National Corporate Restructuring Competition in India in 2019. We have also spread our roots into banking law by conducting a three-day value-added course on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Over the past two years, we have invited eminent personalities like Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, first Chairperson of the CCI and Dr. K. D. Singh, Joint Secretary for Law at CCI conduct webinars on relevant topics.

This National Conference seeks:
·       To provide an interactive forum to engage in the discourse on emerging trends in corporate and competition laws in India;
·       To facilitate a better understanding of policy and legal problems that are to be identified during the discussions;

·       To create a network among the academicians, researchers, students and industry (particularly those working in the area of commercial law) so as to develop an environment for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry.
·       To explore the possibility of undertaking collaborative research including all the participants.

Themes

Changing contours of market regulation – what lies ahead of the big antitrust investigation.

Sub-themes

1.              Navigating antitrust issues in digital markets – Regulating anti-competitive conduct of AI, intermediaries, OTT platforms.
2.              Blockchain and competition regulation – Demystifying the anti-competitive nature of smart contracts.
3.              Analyzing the relevance of non-price factors in determining the abuse of dominance by the CCI.
4.              Competition issues in the e-commerce sector – Regulating gatekeeping, unfair contractual terms and exclusive agreements.
5.              Intersection of competition law with other areas of law – navigating concurrence or any potential conflicts.
6.              Way forward for anti-trust enforcement in India – Key takeaways and comparative analysis of the Indian anti-trust regime with respect to foreign jurisdictions
7.              Competition Compliance in the COVID-19 Era – Challenges and Way Forward
8.              Merger Control (Minority acquisitions; differential thresholds, on- market transactions, decisive influence)
9.              Settlements, Agreements, Cartels and Leniency (Competition Amendment Bill 2020)
10.           Impact of new technologies on Competition (Innovation, Digital Markets and Big Data and Convergence of online and offline markets)

 
Submission Categories

·       Articles (4,000 – 6,000 words) would be proposed to be comprehensive publications that would analyse important themes, and may adopt comparative perspectives. Co-authorship (Up to 2 authors) is permitted.
·       Essays (3,000 – 4,000 words) would be proposed to be typically identified issues, dealt with, specifically, which may be of contemporary relevance, and present a central argument. Co-authorship (Up to 2 authors) is allowed
·       Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words). Co-authorship is not allowed.

Submission Guidelines

 All original submissions would be asked to be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract would expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
 Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors. However, co- authorship would not be allowed in cases of Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews.
 Abstract (not exceeding 300 words ) should be attached as a word file in the link given below which would be peer reviewed before they are accepted.

About the event

The centre is conducting a national discussion on ‘challenges in online contracts: an international perspective”, 17th October, 2021. The event aims to provide a platform for the participants to have an intellectual discussion on the given theme amongst themselves. This event will have a total maximum of 20 participants, including students and professionals, who will come together to express their views on the given topic. Selected participants are expected to do thorough research on the subject and associated topics. The panellist will be
facilitating the discussion and proving insights wherever requires. She shall also guide the participants and assess their performance.  To register for the national discussion fill in the google form attached below. 

  • Theme: “Challenges in Online Contracts: An International Perspective”
  • Date: 17th October, 2021.
  • Time: 12:30p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Platform: Will be intimated on confirmation of participation.

Last day to register: 11th October 2021 before 11.59 p.m.

About the Panelist

Dr. P. Sree Sudha is the Assistant Professor at Damodaram Sanjevayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam. She has completed her LL.D (2016) from National Law School of Indian University, Bangalore. Her areas of specialization are International Trade Laws, E-commerce Law, Intellectual Property Law and Tax Law. She has been the recipient of Four gold medals from Andhra Pradesh University for scoring the highest marks in B.L. Addition to this she has also been a visiting faculty to GITAM School of International Business, GITAM University and has been the Assistant-editor for Journal Academy of Jursitical Studies.

Eligibility

Professionals and students from the Legal fraternity. E-certificates will be provided to all the participants.

Important Dates

·       Last date for Abstract Submission: 18th Oct 2021
·       Communication for Acceptance of Abstract: 22nd  Oct 2021
·       Final Date of Online Registration along with full applicable Payment: 30th  Oct 2021
·       Submission of Full Paper: 19th  Nov 2021
·       Date of Conference: 28th  Nov 2021
Registration Fees: Rs 300/- per registration

Prizes

All the presenters shall receive Participation Certificates and the Best Manuscript, Best presenter of each technical session shall receive Certificates of Merit along with other prizes.

Relevant Links

For Official Brochure, Click here

For Abstract Submission, Click here

For Official Brochure-2, Click here

For Event Glimpse, Click here

F or Official Poster, Click here

Contact

Email us at [email protected] to clear your queries.

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