Call for Papers: RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs; Submit by Aug 5


The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs (hereinafter “RBS”) is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

The book series will focus on contemporary legal issues related to General Corporate Governance, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Consumer Products and Retail, Sports, Dispute Resolution, Communications (Telecom & Broadcasting), Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisition, Taxation etc, with contribution from Legal academicians, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students etc.


The theme for Issue I will focus on: “International Taxation Laws”.

This is not limited to issues or themes pertinent to any particular country.


1. Basic Concepts/Key Aspects: Source Rule, Residence Rule, Jurisdiction to Taxation, Double Taxation

2. International Tax Agreements

3. Harmful Tax Competition & Tax Havens

4. Methods of avoiding Double Taxation under International Tax Regime

5. Administrative Assistance in International Taxation

6. Disclosure of International Foreign Assets

7. Tax Harmonisation

8. Introduction to Transfer Pricing

9. International Tax Planning

10. Emerging Areas in International Taxation: E-commerce, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation on Commodities & Goods.

11. Prevention of Fiscal Evasion under International Tax Regime


The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs will be peer-reviewed. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review.

Articles are invited under the following categories:

a. Articles (5,000 to 8,000 words)

b. Essays (3,000-6,000 words)

c. Short Notes (3,000-5,000 words)

d. Case Comments (3,000 to 4,000 words)

e. Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 6,000 words)


a. Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

b. Essays: They should give a detailed argument based analysis of contemporary issues of importance of any matter mentioned in the sub-theme. Essays should generally cover areas which are unexplored. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 6,000 words.

c. Short Notes: These should contain brief, case and point arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for articles is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

d. Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

e. Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law.

The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement.

Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 6,000 words.


1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.

2. All footnotes should be in Garamond, font size 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy from website HERE or mail at

3. Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.

4. All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

5. All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.

6. The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.

7. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats alongwith a pdf copy of the same.

8. The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to

9. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.


The Last Date for submissions is 5 th August, 2015 by 11:00 P.M. (Indian Standard Time)


The RBS shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights shall vest with the author(s).


For more details about the RBS, visit HERE. For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at

More information is HERE.

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  1. Due to overwhelming request, the last date of submission has been changed from 5th August to 30th August.

  2. Note: – The above mentioned list of sub-themes is merely illustrative and not exhausitive and hence any other submission in nature of theme shall be considered.

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