GNLU Mergers and Acquistions Analysis Competition 2017 on Snapdeal Flipkart Merger: Register by Oct 2

Registration Deadline

2nd October, 2017


GNLU Centre for Corporate & Competition Law (GCCCL), in collaboration with GNLU Khaitan and Company fellowship at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar is pleased to announce a Mergers and Acquisition Analysis Competition (‘Competition’) on the Snapdeal-
Flipkart Merger.

This Competition attempts to provide a platform for law students for expressing their views on various aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions and understand the various nuances of the entire process.

Merger and Acquisition Analysis

The competition is the first of its kind whereby students are provided with a unique opportunity to explore and engage in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions (‘M&A’) by combining theoretical knowledge with fieldwork practicalities.

The competition will allow young and dynamic students to understand and appreciate complexities involved in an M&A transaction.

The students are expected to analyze the specified M&A deal from all aspects, present arguments on legal issues and development concerning the deal with in depth research.

The basis, aims and objective of the deal must be covered. The participants must address the legal issues, challenges and possible solutions.

It is emphasized that participants must lay equal emphasis on the market / financial aspect as well as the legal aspect.

The Competition will be a wonderful opportunity to get an insight in the practical nuances of M&A deals, along with an understanding of the economic rationale, market requirements and legal hurdles involved in the process.

Snapdeal Flipkart Merger

Snapdeal and Flipkart are both e-commerce giants and until recently were in talks for a merger which was called off in the first week of August 2017.

The deal could have been a major game changer in the e-commerce industry and would have made significant impact in the market.

The theme of the M&A analysis competition is to understand the potential effect of this deal and the issues which would have arisen had the deal gone through. The participants are expected to even analyze the reason for the failure of the deal and suggest possible solutions.

The following is an indicative lists of issues that generally arise during M&A transactions.

 Motives and the Industry’s Life Cycle

 Industry Description

 Motives for Merger

 Valuation tools to evaluate the M&A

 Transaction characteristic

 Corporate governance

 Form of payment

 Contractual issues

 Corporate Restructuring

 Regulatory approval

 Anti-trust law and Securities Law issues

 Other Legal issues

The participants are not expected to stick to the aforesaid list and can restrict their analysis to a few aspects or expand as they deem fit.

Submission Procedure

The entry must be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject ‘M&A Analysis Competition, 2017’.

 The body of the e-mail must specify the name(s) of the author(s).

 The essay may be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.

 Scanned Copy of College / University ID Card must also be sent along with the submission.

 The participants are required to send the following details in a separate word document along with the submission.



Name of the College / Institute /


Programe Enrolled & Year:


Contact No.:

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