Call for Entries: 11th RMLNLU-Khaitan & Co. International Legal Essay Writing Competition and Conference on Competition Law: Submit by 27 August,2023.

RMLNLU along with Khaitan & Co. is organising a Legal Essay
Writing Competition and Conference on “Competition
Law”. Entries for the same are invited from interested law

RMLNLU was established in 2006 to impart quality legal
education to students all over the country and to meet emerging
challenges in the field of law. RMLNLU is committed to providing
excellent infrastructure to its students and facilitating an
environment that advances and disseminates knowledge of the
law and legal processes. It aims to develop in students and
research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve society in the
field of law by developing skills in advocacy and legal writing.

About Khaitan & Co.:
Khaitan & Co is a top tier and full-service law firm with over 1000
legal professionals, including 240 Partners and Counsel, and
presence in India and Singapore. With more than a century of
experience in practicing law, we oąer end-to-end legal
solutions in diverse practice areas to our clients across the world.
We have a team of highly motivated and dynamic professionals
delivering outstanding client service and expert legal advice
across a wide gamut of sectors and industries. The firm’s
expertise in its practice areas has been widely recognised by
various leading international rankings and publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, WWL,
Benchmark Litigation and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

Additionally, the Competition law team offers unrivalled
expertise on competition law matters, which stems from a
strong understanding of the Indian business environment and
pragmatic commercial considerations. The Firm has been
recognized for its impeccable work in the field of Competition
Law through various awards. Recently, it was recently conferred
with the IBLJ Best Overall Law Firms 2023 in Competition Law
Area, Global Competition Review 100 -2023 (Highly
Recommended Practice), Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific –
Ranked as Tier I Law Firm 2023, and Legal 500 Asia Pacific Tier I
Law Firm 2023.

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About the Journal Committee :
The Committee was constituted with the objective of promoting
legal research and writing. Apart from conducting RILEC every
year, the Committee annually publishes two peer-reviewed
journals – the RMLNLU Law Review and the RMLNLU Journal on
CMET (Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology)
Law. Both these journals publish articles, essays, case
notes/comments and book reviews from contributors all over
the world. The RMLNLU Law Review also runs a blog that
provides a platform for people in the field to express their
opinions on contemporary legal issues.

Themes and Sub themes:
This year the Committee is inviting original submissions from
authors in the form of essays falling within the indicated
contours of the theme of the offline conference – “Competition
Law”. The list of the indicated sub-themes is given below to aid
the participants:
 Assessing the efficacy of Deal Value
 Balancing IPR and Competition Law
 Merger Control: The Introduction of the Green Channel
 ESG Collaboration and Competition Law concerns
 MSME & Competition law
 CCI’s jurisdictional Issues
NOTE: Sub-themes are merely indicative in nature and not

Authors must be pursuing their 5-year integrated LL.B. (Hons.)
course/ 3-year LL.B. course/ LL.M from any recognised
university in India and equivalent law degree abroad for the
academic year of 2023-2024, to be eligible to participate in the
 All entries will be judged and ranked by Khaitan & Co and
the Committee.
 The authors of the top three entries will be selected for an
offline conference. In the conference, they would be
required to present their papers before a panel of judges.
 The participants may adopt any suitable means for
presenting the papers including audio-visual aids, such as
PowerPoint presentation.
 The final rankings of the authors of the top three entries
shall be declared on the basis of their paper presentations
in the conference.

Cash Prizes:
 Winner: INR 15,000/-
 First Runner- up: INR 10,000/-
 Second Runner- up: INR 5,000/-
Other entitlements
 Authors of top three entries will be receiving a ‘Certificate
of Achievement’ and may, upon the discretion of Khaitan &
Co, receive an internship opportunity as per the Internship
Policy of the Firm.
 A ‘Certificate of Merit’ shall be provided to the selected
 Top three entries will be published on the RMLNLU Law
Review Blog.
 Top three entries may be considered for publication in the
next issue of the RMLNLU Law Review Journal.
 All participants shall be receiving a ‘Certificate of

Participation Guidelines:
 Co-authorship of entries (maximum two) among
individuals from the same or different institutions is
 Multiple entries for the same authors are not allowed.
 Entries should be original, unpublished and nonplagiarised.
Submission Guidelines:
 Word Limit: 4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes).
 Individual Attachments: Name; contact details; current
academic status (year of study, name of university etc.);
undertaking as to guarantee of originality.
 Font and size for the essay: Times New Roman – 12
 Font and size for footnotes: Times New Roman –
 Paper Size: A 4
 Line spacing: 1.5
 Margin: 1” from all sides
 Alignment: Justified
 Citation Style: Footnotes must be properly cited strictly in
accordance with the latest OSCOLA (4th edition) format.
No endnotes or speaking footnotes (descriptive footnotes)
are permitted.
 Entries should be emailed
to [email protected] under the subject title “Entry
for 11th RILEC – [Name(s) of Author(s)]” in Microsoft
Word (.doc or .docx) format.
 Any queries relating to the Competition should be
addressed to [email protected].
Miscellaneous Rules:
 The copyright for all entries shall vest with the Committee
who herewith reserve the right to modify, postpone or
defer the Competition and its adjudication indefinitely as
and when exigencies of an unforeseen nature may arise.
 Any attempt, direct or indirect, to contact the panel of
judges will be met with the immediate disqualification of
the relevant entry.
 Any indication of the author’s name or university in the
entry shall lead to immediate disqualification from the
Competition. Details about the author may only be
specified in the body of the mail and the name of the author
must not be mentioned in the name of the file submitted.
Important Dates:
 Last date for submission of manuscript: 27th August 2023.
Late entries will not be entertained.
 The dates of the offline conference will be announced soon.
Contact Information:
E-Mail ID (for queries): [email protected].
Contact Persons:
 Priyanshi Bhageria : +91 8852012939
 Aarya Parihar: +91 6306002885
 Khushi Gupta: +91 7007619012

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