The Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy (“CRCLP”) at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal is proud to announce the Call for Abstracts for 1st NLIU Seminar on Competition Law to be organised on 23–24 April, 2022.

About 1st NLIU Seminar on Competition Law

The 1st NLIU Seminar on Competition Law (“Seminar”)  is being organised to enable discussion over key issues and new developments in the field of Competition Law in the national and international perspective. This seminar will be the first of its kind at National Law Institute University, Bhopal in the field of competition law. The Seminar aims to provide a platform and stimulate discussion on issues surrounding competition law.


We welcome original, genuine and unpublished contributions from students, academicians and practitioners for the Seminar. (These themes are only suggestive in nature and are not exhaustive.)

 Role of Competition Law in Regulating E-Commerce Platforms

 Competition Law’s Intersection with the Healthcare Sector

 Challenges in Setting up a Balanced Antitrust Regime

 Big Data in Competition Law and the Need to Regulate Social Media Platforms

 Competition Law in Financial Markets

 Technological Challenges in Antitrust Enforcements

 Evolving forms of Cartelization

 Competition Law and International Trade

 An Uncompromising CCI and its Impact on the Market

 Free and Fair Competition as a Facet of Consumer Rights

Submission Guidelines

  • An abstract/proposal between 300 to 500 words, clearly summarising the arguments, should be submitted through the online Abstract Submission Form. The file should be titled as: “Abstract_(Name of the Article).”
  • The preferred length of the full paper (excluding footnotes) is 5,000-6,000 words (maximum limit). Authors must confine the paper between 12-15 pages, inclusive of everything. It must also include an Abstract (not more than 500 words) and 3-5 keywords.
  • Authors’ autobiographical details should be sent along with the contribution in a separate word document titled as “Cover Letter”, and shall include the name, academic & professional qualifications, institutional affiliation, current title, position of each author and an address for correspondence. Co-authorship of up to two authors is allowed.
  • The paper must be written in British English, typed using Times New Roman (Normal style, Font size 12) and in MS-Word. Page size should be A4, single column with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on all sides with single line spacing. All pages of the manuscript (including Tables and Figures) must be numbered. Submissions only in the .docx or .doc format will be accepted.
  • Authors are expected to adhere strictly to the deadlines, and no extension will be granted, by the organizers, to any participant on any grounds whatsoever.
  • Acceptance of Abstracts does not guarantee a publication in the Edited Book. After the submission, if the piece is considered suitable for publication, it will be subjected to double-blind peer review process. The decision regarding the same will be informed to the Author(s) within the due course of time.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit, change, shorten and add to your article for the original edition and for any subsequent revision along with the right to republish the article as part of an anthology in later years: provided that the meaning of the text is not materially altered.
  • It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that all references and citations are correct, and that the contribution does not contain any material that infringes copyright, or is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or litigious.
  • The citations must conform to OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) Citing and Referencing Style. Citation of sources should appear in both the body of the text (an in-text citation) and at the end of the work (a reference list).
  • Copyright in the article shall be vested jointly with the author(s) of the submission and the Publisher. By submitting an article for the Seminar, the author(s) of the submission grants the publisher a license to publish the article and warrants that s/he is the owner of all the copyrights of the article. Where the author subsequently wishes to publish the article, the author is requested to obtain prior permission from the Editorial Board of the Seminar and acknowledge that the article first appeared in the Seminar proceedings.
  • The Author(s) will indemnify and defend the Publisher against any claim, demand or recovery against the Publisher by reason of any violation of any proprietary right or copyright, or because of any libellous or scandalous matter contained in the Manuscript.
  • The Author(s) shall submit an undertaking to the same effect. If the manuscript is selected for publication, the Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy, NLIU Bhopal (CRCLP – NLIU) will have the copyright over the same, and the authors will be granted the moral rights for the same.

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Any doubts relating to the submissions for Seminar must be addressed to with a subject line Doubts – 1st NLIU Seminar on Competition Law”.

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