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Corporate Law Studies

Corporate Law Studies
















Centre for Corporate Research Law Journal (CRLJ), an open access, annual, peer reviewed journal is an initiative by Centre for Corporate Law Studies at Institute of Law, Nirma University. The intricacies of corporate world have grown manifold times with the developments taking place every hour at the national and international level. The globalization web requires corporate businesses to not just be limited to Company and its allied laws, rather have a holistic understanding from environmental, social and cultural level as well. The Centre has taken up several initiatives in the form of publications, debates and regular interactions to keep pace with this dynamic era.

The editorial board has decided that the Centre for Corporate Law Studies shall publish papers on the theme of:

  • Company Law
  • Securities & Capital Market Regulations
  • Competition law & policy
  • Foreign Exchange & Investment Law
  • Business Law & Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Taxation Law
  • Real Estate & Infrastructure Regulations
  • Commercial Contracts

Specific theme based special issues may also be published

In general, the journal will include

  • Research articles
  • Review paper
  • Book reviews
  • Short communications
  • Case studies
  • Invited papers from renowned researchers

The Centre for Corporate Research law Journal, published by Institute of Law, Nirma University shall have specific objectives:

  1. To promote the activities of research in the domain of Corporate & Allied laws.
  2. To provide platform to the researcher/ research scholars/ faculty members to share the findings of their research with the global community.
  3. To contribute in generation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Constitution of Editorial Board

Prof. Lindsay Trotman
Associate Professor of Law, Massey University
New Zealand
Prof Dinesh Patel
Professor, HoF University
Dr Risham Garg
Associcate Professor, NLU-Delhi
Mr Pankaj Agrawal
Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Ms Sharda Balaji
NovoJuris Legal, Bangalore
Ms Mona Bhide
Managing Partner, Dave & Girish & Co.
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Dr Rattan Singh
University Institute of Legal Studies,
Punjab University, Chandigarh
Mr Amit K Kashyap
Assistant Professor, Institute of Law
Nirma University
Mr Yash Pandey
Assistant Professor, Institute of Law
Nirma University

Covering Letter

All submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter stating the title, author’s full name, university and year of study and the author’s contact details. Only the covering letter should contain the above-mentioned details and not the manuscript.

Submissions must be in MS Word.

  • Main Text – Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified, with a margin left 1.5 inch and right 1.0 inch, top 1 inch and bottom 1 inch. The first line of the paragraph is not to be
  • Foot Notes – Times New Roman, font size 10. Substantive foot notes are accepted.

Citation-The Bluebook: A Uniform Method of Citation, 20th Edition shall be strictly adhered to.

Reference – The style of referencing should be as follows:

  • BOOKS: Robbins, Stephen P, and Coulter, Mary (2011). Law, New Delhi: Pearson Education.
  • PAPERS IN JOURNAL: McGRegor, D (1957), “Uneary Look at Performance Appraisal, Harvard Business Review, 35 (1) 89-94.

Length of the paper/articles/case studies: The length of the paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, etc, should not exceed 6000 words. Short communications, book reviews, case studies/executive experience sharing, etc. should not exceed 4000 words; however, the Editorial Board reserves the right to  make  changes to this condition.

All tables, charts, graphs, figures etc. should be kept to the minimum.  They should be given on separate sheets with sources indicated at the bottom.

Abstract The typescript should be accompanied by an abstract in about 200 words along with a declaration that the paper has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere.

Contact Details

A soft copy of the transcript in PC compatible MS Word document format should be emailed to the editor at:

The Editor in Chief,
Centre for Research in Corporate Law Studies
Nirma University
S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad 382 481, Gujarat, India. Email:


The Editorial Board,
Journal of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Ahmedabad- 382481
Phone No. 07971652803

Subject: Assignment of Copyright.


I __________________________________________________ author of the paper titled ______________________________________________________________ do hereby authorize you to publish the above (subject to the peer review board’s decision) said paper in the Journal of Centre for _____________________ Vol._______ issue __ further state that:

  1. The paper is my original contribution. They do not infringe on the rights of the others and do not contain libelous or unlawful statements.
  2. The work has been submitted only to the Journal of Centre for _________________ and has previously not been published or used in another publication.
  3. I do hereby authorize you to edit, alter, modify and make changes in the submission and the process of preparing the manuscript to make it suitable for publication.
  4. I hereby assign all the copyrights relating to the said submission to the Journal of Centre for ____________________
  5. I have not assigned any kind of right of the above said submission to any other person/publication/institution/
  6. I agree to indemnify the Journal of Centre for _________________, Ahmedabad, against any claim or action alleging fact, which, if true, constitute a breach of the foregoing warrants.




Date:  ______________.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.