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

RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs (RBS) is an endeavor to promote research and study in the field of Business Laws. The objective of RBS is sharing of knowledge on current legal issues and to enhance the understanding of these issues through extensive research. 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 aims to focus on contemporaneous 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 contributions from practitioners, legal academician, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students, etc.

The theme for Issue II (2016 Edition) shall focus on "Corporate Regulations".

The submissions must aim to examine the existing legal framework and further provide a cogent analysis of the same. Prospective authors must aim to provide to the readers a descriptive analysis of the existing laws relating to corporate regulations and add to the existing scholarship. A brief list of suggested topics is given below for the perusal of prospective authors.


  • Market Related Regulations:
    • Markets & Financial Instruments
    • Primary Market
    • Secondary Market
    • Government Securities Market
    • Money Market
    • Repos & Reverse Repos
    • Bond Market
    • Institutional Trading Platforms
    • Small & Medium Enterprises

  • Product related Regulations:
    • Equity & Equity-related: Equities; Indices; Mutual Funds; Exchange Traded Funds; Initial Public Offerings; Offer for Sale; Institutional Placement Program; Security Lending and Borrowing Scheme
    • Derivatives: Equity Derivatives; Currency Derivatives; NSE Bond Futures
    • Debt: Debt Segment; Corporate Bonds
    • Trackers: Bank Nifty; Global Indices; India VIX

  • Funding Options:
    • Equity Financing: Venture Capitalist / Private Equity; Angel Investment
    • Debt Financing: Loan from Banks & NBFCs; External Commercial Borrowings; Credit Guarantee Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises scheme
    • Initial Public Offering
    • Unconventional Modes: Crowd Funding; Incubators
    • Global Depository Receipts
    • American Depository Receipts
    • Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Foreign Currency Exchangeable Bonds

  • Transaction related Regulations:
    • Corporate Restructuring: Mergers; Amalgamation; Demergers; Acquisition; Joint Ventures; Divestment; Strategic Alliance; Franchisee ; Takeovers
    • Insider Trading
    • Related party transactions

  • Intermediary Related Regulations:
    • Securities Market Intermediaries: Primary Market and Secondary Market Intermediaries: Role and Functions, Merchant Bankers, Stock Brokers, Syndicate Members, Registrars, Underwriters, Bankers to an Issue, Portfolio Managers, Debenture Trustees, Foreign Institutional Investors, Depositories, Depositories Participants, Custodians, Credit Rating Agencies, Venture Capitalists
    • Capital Markets (Dealers): Overview of Indian Securities Market; Trading Membership; Trading; Clearing & Settlement; Legal Framework; Valuation
    • Derivatives Market (Dealers) Introduction to derivatives; Understanding Interest Rates & Stock Indices; Futures Contract, Mechanism & Pricing Forward Contracts; Application to Futures Contract; Options Contract, Mechanism & Applications; Pricing of Options Contract; Trading of Derivatives Contract; Clearing & Settlement; Regulatory Framework; Accounting of Derivatives
    • Banking Sector: Introduction to Banking; Banking & the Economy; Bank Deposits, Nominations & Deposit Insurance; Bank for International Settlements (BIS); Basel Accords;
    • Regulatory Framework: Anti-Money Laundering; Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006; Indian Contract Act, 1872; Sales of Goods Act, 1930; Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881; The Limitation Act, 1963

The above mentioned list for sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhaustive and hence any other submission pertinent to the theme shall be accorded consideration.


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

  • Essays: They should give a detailed argument based analysis of the subject matter being dealt with. Essays should generally cover areas which remain unexplored. The word limit is between 3,000 to 6,000 words.

  • Normative Law Articles: The authors may provide opinion relating to the specific Legislation involved in the theme of the issue and provide relevant suggestions, criticisms or loopholes which are prevalent. It seeks to bring out the author's view on how a particular legislation or legislative Provision should have been drafted. 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. The 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.
  • All manuscripts would be subject to plagiarism check and if the content is found to be plagiarized, the submission is liable to be rejected.


  • The authors by submitting their articles would be deemed to have divested the copyright to RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs.
  • The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights shall vest with the author(s).
  • The submission must be original, unpublished and an outcome of the author's own efforts.
  • The authors are required to acknowledge contribution of all persons and resources relating to the submission.

The last date for submissions is 20th July, 2016 (11:59 PM IST).

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
Bhadson-Patiala Road, Sidhuwal,
Patiala, Punjab - 147006
Phone: +91-8288911605, +91-9799588447

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