Call for Papers 丨 RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) Volume IX Issue I: Submit by October 30

Call for Papers 丨 RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) Volume IX Issue I: Submit by October 30


The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) is an autonomous National Law University (NLU) established by the RGNUL Act (No. 12 of 2006) passed by the Legislature of the State of Punjab, under the second wave of reforms instituted by the Bar Council of India. Established in 2006, RGNUL has garnered a pan-India reputation as a stellar institution for legal research and education. In May 2015, RGNUL became the first and the only NLU to have been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an ‘A’ grade. In March 2018, RGNUL was amongst the four NLUs to have been granted an autonomous status by the University Grants Commission.

The University has been ranked among the top 10 law schools in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.


RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) is a bi-annual, student-run, double-blind peer-reviewed law journal published by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. The Journal was first published in the year 2014 and gives an opportunity to the legal academia, legal professionals, and law students to contribute cutting-edge doctrinal and empirical research in the field of business and commercial laws. The Journal is indexed on SCC Online and has been ranked amongst the ten most accessed law school journals by SCC Online. The Editorial Board also collaborates with various legal experts and undertakes various academic initiatives to promote study and research in the field of business and commercial laws.

In our previous issues, the Peer Board of the Journal has been graced by the presence of various legal luminaries from top law firms in India, including Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Khaitan & Co., J. Sagar Associates, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Anand & Anand, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Talwar Thakore & Associates, Kochhar & Co., Dua Associates, and more. Further, the Journal has previously received guest articles from leading professionals and academicians from top law firms and law schools across India.

The Editorial Board organized the RGNUL-SAM Conclave on Arbitration in Practice, 2021 in collaboration with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. along with Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Bar & Bench as the Associate and Media Partner, respectively. Further, the Editorial Board also organised the Colloquium on GST Laws in association with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys in February 2020, which witnessed participation from industry professionals as well as students across India.

About Volume IX Issue I

In Volume IX Issue I, the Editorial Board aspires to undertake a comprehensive review of recent happenings across all domains of business laws, and thus, has decided to invite submissions relating to all areas of business and allied laws. In furtherance, the author(s) can make submissions pertaining to various areas of business and commercial laws such as corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, competition, insolvency, banking and finance, insurance, capital markets, securities, dispute resolution and ADR, international trade, investment funds, labour and employment, taxation, intellectual property, real estate, technology, media & telecommunication, and white-collar crimes. Submissions encouraging an insightful discourse around any contemporary developments in the field of business and allied laws are also welcome.


The Editorial Board invites submissions from legal practitioners, professionals, academics, and law students.

Categories of Submission and word limit

RFMLR accepts submissions in the following categories:

  • Long article: 6000-12,000 words
  • Short article: 4000-6000 words
  • Case Comment: 3000-5000 words
  • Book Review: 1500-3000 words

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

Submission Guidelines

  • The submissions shall be written in the English language only.
  • Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
  • Any form of plagiarismis strictly prohibited and the submission shall be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.
  • The author(s) are required to submit an abstract, not exceeding 250 words, within their manuscript.

Submission Procedure

  • The manuscripts shall be submitted through this Google Form only. Submissions made through any other mode will not be entertained.
  • Each author is allowed to submit a maximum of one manuscript.
  • Manuscript is to be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript along with a duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copyright (in this format).

Submission Deadlines:

  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript along with the duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copyright (in the attached format) via this form latest by October 30, 2021.


Aditya Mathur (Managing Editor): +91-9654899130

Soumya Tiwari (Managing Editor): +91-7000855319

Talin Bhardwaj (Senior Editor): +91-9592191016


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