Emerging Trends and Developments in Competition Law


The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) is an autonomous National Law University (NLU) established 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 NAAC with an ‘A’ grade. In 2018, RGNUL was amongst the four NLUs to have been granted autonomous status by the University Grants Commission. RGNUL has been ranked among the top 20 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 is a double-blind, peer-reviewed law journal published by RGNUL since 2014. It is an initiative of the student community of RGNUL, which promotes research and debate in the areas of finance and economics emanating out of legal issues. Over the years, RFMLR has become one of the flagship journals of RGNUL, and each volume is published in two issues biannually.

The Editorial Board of RFMLR has published ten volumes of the journal to date, in addition to two special issues, namely, Special Issue on GST Law and Special Issue on COVID-19, and three editions of the RGNUL-SAM Conclave on the themes Arbitration in Practice, Information Technology Litigation and Data Protection in India, and Emerging Trends in Banking & Finance in India. The Editorial Board has presently invited submissions for RFMLR Volume XI, Issue I. An official website (www.rfmlr.com) is also run by RFMLR to publish blog posts and monthly newsletters encapsulating critical views on current trends in different fields of commercial law. RFMLR is ranked among the top 10 most-accessed law reviews in India by SCC Online.


Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) is a leading law firm of the country with a very strong competition law practice. It is among one of the largest competition practices in the country with 5 partners and 1 principal associate who lead 10 junior lawyers. The team regularly advises on merger control, enforcement litigation, risk assessment, strategy, and compliance across sectors. The team is credited with obtaining approvals for complex transactions including representing Flipkart in its sale to Walmart International Holdings, which was nominated for the ‘Merger Control Matter of the YearAsia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa’ at the Global Competition Review (“GCR”) Awards 2019 as well as picking up awards at Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 and ALB India Law Awards 2019. The CAM Competition team has also won the Behavioral Matter of the Year for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region and the Indian Business Law Journal (“IBJL”) Deals of the Year 2022 (Disputes) for its work in the Competition Commission of India’s probe into Google’s Play Store billing practices.


Competition Law is an emerging field of law and its robust enforcement becomes a prerequisite for ensuring that the economic environment remains competitive and business deals adhere to the principles of fair competition and do not distort the market. There is still room for novel discourse on the Act and in the broader field of competition. The Blog Series Competition aims to further discourse on the practical and critical challenges faced by the competition regime in the country and offer novel and innovative solutions for such challenges.

The Editorial Board of RFMLR and CAM invite students to submit manuscripts on the below-mentioned theme to contribute to the discourse around competition law and related issues. After reviewing all the manuscripts, the Editorial Board will select entries that will be published on the RFMLR Blog under the Competition Law Series.



The Blog Series Competition will be followed by the RFMLR-CAM Panel Discussion on Emerging Trends and Developments in the Competition Law regime, where experts from CAM and other experienced practitioners would discuss emerging issues pertaining to the competition law regime in India.

Participating in the RFMLR-CAM Panel Discussion offers attendees a unique chance to gain a holistic understanding of the current state of competition law, fostered by the collective wisdom of industry experts. The exchange of ideas and diverse viewpoints promises to enrich the discourse on this critical legal domain, contributing to the ongoing dialogue about fostering fair competition, regulatory compliance, and ensuring a level playing field in the Indian business landscape. We welcome academics, practitioners, and students from all fields to attend the Panel Discussion. Details of the Panel Discussion will be released shortly

ELIGIBILITY: The Editorial Board of RFMLR and CAM invite submissions for the Blog Series Competition from all students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Law, Commerce, Humanities, business administration, and Management.


  • The winning entry will be offered an internship opportunity at CAM. The internship may be offered at the convenience of CAM.

  • Cash Prize for Best/Winning Entry: Rs. 5,000/-

  • Cash Prize for Second Best/Runner-Up Entry: Rs. 3,000/-

  • Cash Prize for Third Best Entry: Rs. 2,000/-

  • The selected entries will be published on the RFMLR Blog under the Competition Law series.


  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript along with the duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copy right (in the attached format) via Google Form here.

  • No author is allowed to submit more than one manuscript.

  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript in .doc or .docx format.

  • All queries shall be sent to the Editorial Board at submissions_rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in


  • Deadline for submission of manuscripts: February 29, 2024

  • Declaration of result: March 8, 2024 (During Panel Discussion)

  • Panel Discussion: March 8, 2024 (Tentatively)

  • Publication of selected entries : April 1st week, 2024.


  1. Registration Form for the Panel Discussion

  2. Submission Form for Manuscripts for the Blog Series Competition


In case of any queries, please feel free to write to us at rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in, or reach out to:

Aryan Gupta (Managing Editor, RFMLR): +91 8601122507

Reet Kaur Virk (Managing Editor, RFMLR): +91 7347250105

Yuvraj Mathur (Senior Editor, RFMLR): +91 7783859760

Vivek Kumar (Senior Editor, RFMLR): +91 6391117022

Please refer to the Brochure attached for sub-themes, general guidelines, format and citations, etc. RFMLR-CAM Brochure

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