Call for Submissions: NLS Business Law Review

[The following
announcement is posted on behalf of the NLS Business Law Review]
The NLS Business Law Review is an
initiative by the National Law School of India University to recognise and
foster academic research and scholarship in corporate and commercial law. The
law review intends to examine the interface between the myriad regulatory
frameworks that impact doing business in India, particularly in light of
comparative international perspectives. The mandate of the NLS Business Law
Review thus includes company law, securities and capital markets regulation,
banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial
dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law inter alia.
The NLS Business Law Review (NLSBLR –
Volume 3) is accepting submissions under the following categories:
– Articles (6,000 –
10,000 words) are comprehensive publications that analyse important themes, and
may adopt comparative perspectives.
– Essays (4,000 –
6,000 words) typically identify a specific issue, which may be of contemporary
relevance, and present a central argument.
– Case Notes,
Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words)
Submissions may be made in electronic
form (strongly recommended) or in hard copy. All submissions must be
word-processed, and formatted in Times New Roman, point 12, 1.5 line spacing.
All word limits are inclusive of footnotes.
References and citations must be in
the form of footnotes (not endnotes) and must conform to the latest edition of
Bluebook. Footnotes must be formatted in Times New Roman, point 10, 1.0 line
All submissions must contain the name
of the author, academic qualifications, professional information (including
institutions to which they are affiliated), the title of the manuscript, and
contact information. Joint authorship of papers by individuals of the same or
different institutions is welcomed.
Submissions must be accompanied by an
abstract of not more than 250 words.
Submissions are accepted for
publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any
other rights of any third parties.
Submissions made to NLSBLR are on an
exclusive basis and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other
The last date for submissions to
Volume 3 is December 10, 2016. Submissions made after this date may be
considered for subsequent issues.
Submissions may be emailed to [email protected]
under the subject title “NLSBLR (Volume 3) – [Submission Category] – [Name(s)
of Author(s)]” or addressed to:
Board of Editors, NLS Business Law
National Law School of India
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore 560072 Website:

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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