ISSUE 1, VOL. 1
NILS India Business Law Review (“NIBLR”) is an initiative of the India Chapter of Network for International Law Students. NIBLR is a biannual, open access, double-blind peer review published under the aegis of NILS India which will publish in the months of July and November each year. Each issue of the review will strive to achieve scholarly excellence under the esteemed guidance of its Advisory Board. The review is established in line with NILS India‟s core mission: accessibility to legal education and outreach of legal scholarship. This review strives to serve as a forum for students and professionals in the field of commercial law to publish well researched, original papers focusing on facets of International Business Laws in developing economies such as India in an attempt to amalgamate theoretical aspects of commercial law with its practical relevance. The journal will employ a thematic component for each issue to ensure ingenuity and maintain quality of the law review. NIBLR will also be indexed on popular digital and legal databases and will adhere to an open-access policy in line with the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
The Board of Editors of the NILS India Business Law Review is pleased to announce its first issue of its first volume which will publish in end November 2017. The overarching thematic component for this issue revolves around ‘Cultural Plurality’ between legal systems. For instance, common law systems regard judicial precedents and the active role of judiciary as the basis of law making. Former English colonies such as Australia, India, Canada and the United States follow common law doctrines while applying facets of international laws to their country. Whereas, China and many European countries follow civil law systems and rely on defined codes and statutes as their main source of law. Even though International law has originated from its civil law character, as it continues to develop, concepts are borrowed from both common and civil law systems. Furthermore, the powerful geopolitical position of the West through the last few centuries has contributed to the development of an international law moulded on the western traditions. Hence, the differences between civil law and common law countries and understanding the basics of different systems viewed through the vantage point of „culture‟ will prove critical while submitting manuscripts for this issue. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in the form of (i) articles; (ii) notes or comments; and (iii) book reviews on the following topics:
- Dispute Resolution Laws
(a) Third Party Funding: A boon or bane for International Arbitration?
(Comment on the possible methods of regulation including any institutional rules which address the issue of Third Party funding).
(b) Mandatory consent issues under International Arbitration: The case of Sports Arbitration and
(c) Expanding scope of Arbitration as a field: Possible applicability in IPR rights, Business and
Human Rights, Corporate Laws and Anti-Trust.
(d) „Bilateral Arbitration Treaty‟ – The nascent proposal of Gary. B. Born: Is it a step too far or the right way forward?
(e) International Investment Arbitration: Balance between State Regulations and Investment
- Competition Law : Abuse of Dominant Position
(a) Assessing Dominance in the Relevant Market: Approach of CCI in determining Dominance and
(b) Predatory Pricing by a non-dominant player: Culling out the real intention (c) IPRs and Dominance – Is refusal to deal a violation?
(d) Appreciable Adverse Effects of Discriminatory Pricing on Competition
(e) Cross subsidization– Anti-competitive?
(f) “Big is bad” – What is dominance?
(g) Supply side substitutability in India – Should it be considered while defining relevant market?
Please note that manuscripts with a word length of 8, 000 – 15, 000 words are published as articles. Manuscripts below word length of 8,000 will be considered as notes or comments. NIBLR also welcomes any suggestions from academicians, scholars or publishers for book reviews in relation to the proposed topics. Word limit is inclusive of citations and will strictly be followed. The journal will follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition) and British English as the standard convention. Authors are advised to review the submission guidelines and policies available on the website carefully before submitting their manuscripts to the law review.
The last date for submission of abstract of 500 words for the forthcoming issue is October 20th, 2017 and for manuscripts is October 30th, 2017. Since the theme is unique to each issue, NIBLR will not accept manuscripts after the aforesaid deadline. Manuscripts may be submitted via email to the Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit our website at http://www.nilsindia.org/iblr.html.