The Centre for Research in Competition Law and Policy at National Law Institute University, Bhopal organized the two-day, First NLIU CRCLP Seminar on Competition Law, on 23 and 24 April 2022.
The event was organized in collaboration with Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and the Competition Commission of India. The seminar was organized to enable discussion over key issues and new developments in the field of Competition Law in the national and international perspective. It was a first of its kind seminar at National Law Institute University, Bhopal in the field of competition law.
The Seminar aimed to provide a platform and stimulate discussion on issues surrounding competition law.
The inaugural ceremony of the Seminar commenced with the Indian tradition of sacred lamp lighting by the dignitaries present and facilitation of the guests with the presentation of bouquets.
The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar (Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, NLIU Bhopal), Prof. (Dr.) Ghayur Alam (Respected Registrar, NLIU Bhopal), Mr. Sukesh Mishra (Director of Law, Competition Commission of India) as our Chief Guest, and Mr. G.R. Bhatia (Partner & Head of Competition Law Practice, L&L Partners, New Delhi) & Prof. (Dr.) Vinod K. Dixit as our Guests of Honor.
Over the course of the two days, various sessions and discussions were held on competition law and policy. For the research paper presentations, after an overwhelming response from scholars and academicians throughout the country, some abstracts were finalized that were presented in the seminar.
The event was successfully concluded on 24 April with the Valedictory Ceremony which saw the august presence of various dignitaries. Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar addressed the gathering and applauded the efforts put in for the successful completion of the event.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Chairman of the CRCLP, Mr. Mahendra Soni who thanked all the guests and participants for their enthusiasm and engagement which made the event a success.
The ceremony was concluded with felicitation of the winners; Best student paper presenter was awarded to Yaatri Shah and Ami Thakker from Institute of Law, Nirma University for their paper on ‘Google as the Loch Ness Monster- Daunting yet Powerless, Extent of exercisable control over Neighboring rights between News publishers and Google.’ While Best paper presenter overall was awarded to Garima Gupta, LLM NALSAR, Hyderabad for her work on, ‘Does Big Data Provide a Competitive Advantage to Firms: An Antitrust Analysis.’