[Call for Paper] Virtual International Conference on Emerging Dimensions of Commercial Law & Management by University Institute of Law, Panjab University [Submit by 28 July 2020]

About the Panjab University
Panjab University established in 1882, is the one of oldest university of India. There are more than 90 teaching and research departments and centres in the campus at Chandigarh. Panjab University has four regional centres at Ludhiana, Muktsar, Hoshiarpur and Kouni. It has 188 affiliated colleges to provide the quality education at the grass root.

About University Institute of Laws
University Institute of Laws, Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana was established in the year 2003, taking into consideration the long outstanding demand of Public, Senators, Syndicates and leading efforts of Shri Lajpat Rai (the then Member of Parliament) The Institute was formally inaugurated by His Excellency the then Governor of Punjab, Justice O.P. Verma on 5th Oct. 2003. It is an extension of Law Department Panjab University, Chandigarh and running three courses i.e; LL.B 3 year course, BA.LL.B (Hons) 5 year integrated course and two years LL.M course. The Faculty of the University Institute of Laws is actively involved in research and supervising the Ph.D students enrolled in Deptt. of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Many faculty members are awarded with major research projects funded by international and national agencies. The faculty members have also represented Panjab University at various academic programs on international platform. The Institute is giving quality legal education by providing various platforms to the students. Moot Court, Advocacy skill, Interaction with National and International legal luminaries, workshops, Conferences and Model Youth Parliament are the regular affairs of the department. The Department has established its own alumni cell also. Alumni of this Institute have been placed in Indian Civil Services, Judicial Services, Advocacy and International and National Legal Processing Services or Legal Firms.

About the Conference
In the present Scenario Nations are facing the problem to handle the Health Sector and Economic Sector. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economy is expected to shrink by over 3 per cent in 2020 – the steepest slowdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s.Economies such as the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are expected to contract this year by 5.9, 5.2, 6.5, 7, 7.2, 9.1 and 8 per cent respectively. Situation in India is no different rather could become complex in coming months. Since further lockdown is not possible due to economic factor, world is moving toward unlocking to save the economic sector and planning to live with Covid-19. To save the human life not only from Covid-19 but from hunger also, Governments are planning and going through drastic changes in commercial law and management. Recently we have seen various legal and economic measures have been taken up to overall handling the current situation. Accordingly there are various amendments and new laws have been passed specifically in the field of commerce. Aimed at boosting the economy amidst the ongoing Covid – 19 pandemic, several States in India have recently come out with ordinance and notifications containing exemptions from compliance with certain labour laws. Such suspension has been sought to give more flexibility to businesses and employers in order to help curb the effects of the Covid – 19 mandated lockdown. Labour laws provide social security measures for workers and while these measures may help boost the economy, they have also raised concerns regarding protection of the rights of the Indian labour force.
The State of Uttar Pradesh ("UP") has promulgated an ordinance called the 'Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020' ("Ordinance") and exempted from compliance a majority of the labour laws for a period of three years. Other States have issued notifications to grant certain exemptions under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Factories Act, 1948 and also extended working hours for a period of three months. Similar steps have been taken by the states of M.P, Gujarat, Rajasthan and H.P.While this move by the Government aims to revive and boost businesses and industries, it has received criticism on the ground that the Ordinance and relaxations of key labour laws infringe on worker rights.
Moreover many changes have been made in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 to help MSMEs deal with financial challenges that have arisen due to Covid situation in the Country. Financial threshold has been increased under section 4 from earlier one lakh to One Crore and Section 9 of the IBC, which allows operational creditors to file for insolvency applications against a corporate debtor, has now been suspended for up to one year. The government of India has effectively suspended fresh bankruptcy proceedings against persons impacted because of COVID-19 for at least six months, up to a maximum of one year. The amendments to IBC were promulgated by President Ramnath Kovind through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Ordinance, 2020. Although these changes made by the Government are meant for easing the financial blow upon business community but it is yet to be seen whether these amendments really helped the financial structure of our country or not. Moreover in this time of crisis the role of international organizations such as WTO, UN and WHO have also come under scanner. Have these organisations established for welfare and harmonious development of various nations, indeed played the desired role or not?
Therefore, University institute of Law, Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana has thought of providing a platform to the researchers, academicians and practitioners across the world to come forward and discuss these emerging Dimensions.

Objectives of the International Conference
  • To provide a platform to the r e s e a r c h e r s , a c a d e m i c i a n s , advocates, Judges, Industrialists and Scholars for discussion on Emerging issues in Commercial Laws with reference to present situation.
  • To provide a platform to the r e s e a r c h e r s , a c a d e m i c i a n s , advocates, Judges, Industrialists and Scholars for discussion on Emerging Issues in Management with reference to present situation
Call for Papers:
Research papers related to but not limited to the main theme is invited for the Virtual International Conference. 

Broader Themes
·Centre- State financial relationship
·Labour Laws
·Banking Laws
·Corporate Laws
·Health Laws
·Intellectual Property Laws
·Trade Laws
·Company Law
·International Commercial Laws
·Air and Space Laws
·Industrial Laws
·International Trade Laws
·Manufacturing Laws
·Construction Laws
·Monetary and Fiscal Policies
·Taxation Laws
·Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws
·E- Transaction laws
·Contract Laws
·Reverse Globalization
·Corporate Governance
·Foreign Trade
·Relevance of WTO
·Digitalization of Business
·Electronic Payment System
·Financial Markets
·Customer Loyalty
·Employee Loyalty and Retention
·ERP and Business Management
·Future of Central Currency of World
· Emerging Business opportunities and start up
·Labour Migration
·Technology and Unemployment
·Digital Marketing
·A r t i fi c i a l I n t e l l i g e n c e a n d Management
· Data Management

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Participants can choose the topic which may fall in the broader purview of the main theme.

Guidelines for Submission of Paper
Title of the paper, author(s) name, key words, with uniqueness of the research work, major findings within 500 words.
For Full Paper:
Length: Within 5000 words (including abstract, reference and appendix) in Times New Roman font with size 12 and 1.5 spacing. The full paper should contain introduction, objectives, data base, methodology, results, discussion, conclusion and policy framework.
Title page:
Article title, author(s) name with affiliation and email, corresponding author's address, contact number and email id should be included.
Should be used as sparingly as possible and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers placed as superscript.
Tables and Figures:
Should be numbered consecutively. Tables should be titled at top and figures captioned below.
Reference: Please follow APA citation style.

Research papers will be accepted for publication with the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

All abstracts, papers are to be submitted online at conference mail id [email protected]

Registration Fees
Academicians/ Researchers(India)- ₹500
Foreign Delegates- US$ 20

Important note
  • The E-Conference will be organised completely through online. Paper Presenters, Keynote speakers and all participants will be participating in live interaction.
  • E-Certificate will be awarded to the paper presenters. Programme Schedule will be shared with the participants by mails.
  • Log-in Credentials for online connectivity for the E Conference dates shall be shared with the participants latest by 5 pm, 15th August 2020 (Indian Standard Time).
  • Publication: Selected paper on the recommendations of reviewers will be published in a book form with an ISBN by a publisher of national repute
1. Submission of Abstract- 28th July, 2020
2. Acceptance of Abstract- 29th July, 2020
3. Full Paper Submission- 10th August, 2020
4. Full Paper Acceptance- 13th August, 2020
5. Conference Date- 16th August, 2020

For More Details, Contact
Prof. Arti Puri, Professor ( Law)
Mobile: 9915304867 

Dr. Shiv Kumar Dogra, Associate Professor( Law)
Mobile: 9417608103 

Dr. Pooja Sikka, Assistant Professor (Economics)
Mobile: 9780067819

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