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RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs: Call for Papers

The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. The book series will focus on contemporary legal issues related to General Corporate Governance, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Consumer Products and Retail, Sports, Dispute Resolution, Communications (Telecom & Broadcasting), Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisition, Taxation etc, with contribution from Legal academicians, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students etc.

The theme for Issue I will focus on: "International Taxation Laws". This is not limited to issues or themes pertinent to any particular country.

Sub Themes:

  • Basic Concepts / Key Aspects: Source Rule, Residence Rule, Jurisdiction to Taxation, Double Taxation
  • International Tax Agreements
  • Harmful Tax Competition & Tax Havens
  • Methods of avoiding Double Taxation under International Tax Regime
  • Administrative Assistance in International Taxation
  • Disclosure of International Foreign Assets
  • Tax Harmonisation
  • Introduction to Transfer Pricing
  • International Tax Planning
  • Emerging Areas in International Taxation: E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Taxation on Commodities & Goods.
  • Prevention of Fiscal Evasion under International Tax Regime

NOTE: The above mentioned list for sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhaustive and hence any other submission in respect to the theme shall be entertained.

The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs will be peer-reviewed. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review. Articles are invited under the following categories:

  • Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

  • Essays: They should give a detailed argument based analysis of contemporary issues of importance of any matter mentioned in the sub-theme. Essays should generally cover areas which are 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 Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student's view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond, font size 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy from or mail at
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • 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 manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author's name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats along with a pdf copy of the same.
  • The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

The last date for submissions is 5th August, 2015 by 11:00 P.M. (IST)

The RBS shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights shall vest with the author(s).

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Sidhuwal - Bhadson Road,
Patiala, Punjab
Phone: 0175-2391600/601/602/603/604
Fax No. 0175-2391690

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