The Centre for Corporate and Competition Law (C.C.C.L.) was established in 2018 as a student-run centre with the goal of providing a forum for institute students to explore and learn more about the complexities of Corporate and Competition Law, as well as to prepare them for the corporate world. C.C.C.L. has been successful in organizing a number of landmark events, including the first-ever National Corporate Restructuring Competition in India in 2019.
In addition, we have successfully organized multiple national webinars, discussions, capsule courses, and a National Conference in competition law, with over 30 research paper submissions from around the country, many of which were in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India. We have also expanded our presence in banking law by offering a three-day value-added course on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. We have invited distinguished personalities such as Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, the first Chairperson of the C.C.I., and Dr. K. D. Singh, Joint Secretary for Law at the C.C.I., to deliver webinars on pertinent issues throughout the last two years.
Our most recent event was the first-ever corporate consultancy competition held by S.L.S.-H. in the month of March 2022.
In the month of June 2022, we are conducting the second edition of India’s ONLY National Corporate-Restructuring Competition.
CCCL aims to educate students about current business developments while also offering a conduit for members to network and collaborate in a corporate law community. The goal of CCCL is to enhance outstanding corporate knowledge and competition law research.
National Corporate Restructuring Competition, 25 & 26th June, 2022:
The Centre for Corporate and Competition Law is conducting the second edition of its flagship event, National Corporate Restructuring Competition on the 25th and 26th of June this year. The Centre instituted the first-ever National Corporate Restructuring Competition to cater to corporate law enthusiastic students, and give them a platform to showcase their zest in the subject. The N.C.R.C. is focused on creating a better understanding of the concept of restructuring among law students and wishes to provide them with a first-hand experience of the same. This competition will provide expert conceptual practical insights into the nuances to various methodologies and strategies of the corporate restructuring. In this competition, each team would be representing the Law Firms and providing restructuring solutions for the distressed company and the team proposing the most viable technique will be adjudged as the winner of N.C.R.C. 2.0.
The competition is judged by the highly experienced and trained professionals in the field.
CorpCon, 2022: 5th March, 2022 :
Corporate Consultancy Competition held on 5th March 2022 was a day-long event and was conducted in zoom. There was a total of 15 participants and 5 judges. This was an internal event and was conducted purely for the students of SLSH. The aim of the event was to find a possible solution for a problem that is affecting the imaginary firm. The goal was to discuss with the managers of the firm the participants were said to be working. Then, the participant has a conversation with the client where the client asks questions. The objective of the event was to provide participants with exposure to corporate consultancy. This was a platform for the participants to think beyond limitations and find solutions like an expert.
One-Day National E-Conference on Changing Contours of Market Regulation- What Lies Ahead of the Big Antitrust Investigation: 28th November, 2021
The centre conducted Symbiosis’s first national conference on Competition law, in collaboration with the Competition Commission of India, for which, the chief guest was Mr. Dhanendra Kumar, first chairman of the CCI who explained competition law and its three pillars and gave us an insight into how much the characteristics of markets have changed over the years with digitization and innovation, and how new technologies like AI in the new age economy could also have negative impacts on markets, and the rise in OTT platforms.
Mr. Amiya Kumar Pati, a senior associate at Khaitan and Co., was our keynote speaker, spoke about one of the most significant mergers in India, the Walmart-Flipkart merger and about the CCI guidelines drafted to ensure that all markets abide by all regulations put forth by CCI. He explained them in detail and how competition law concerned consumer goods, food services, and accommodation services.
As a part of the conference, we conducted a panel discussion where Mr. Rahul Rai, Independent Competition Lawyer, Ms. Richa Jain, Assistant professor, ICFAI, Hyderabad and Mr. Hartej Kochher, and Assistant professor, SRM University and Mr. Anand Kumar Singh, Assistant professor, NLUJ, indulged in an insightful discussion on the theme "Impact of Modern Techniques In The Existing System Of Competition".
The conference saw participation from over 30 teams, whose papers would be published in reputable journals. Dr. Sanjay Pandey, the chief guest for the valedictory ceremony left impressed with the submissions made, and the quality of the event and its objectives.
National Discussion on Challenges in Online Contracts: An International Perspective on 17th October, 2021
Our objective to onduct this event was to conduct a national level discussion on the challenges of online contracts, especially in a world postpandemic where everything has become online.The primary panelist was Ms. Sree Sudha, professor at DSNLU, Vishakapatnam, who started with highlighting the importance of the topic i.e, Challenges in Online Contracts in an international perspective for India.Sree Sudha ma’am in her introduction discussed the importance of online contracts that we use in our day to day lives. The key aspects of online contracts were discussed along with challenges that may occur. Ma’am opened the floor to the participants to discuss the same.Further, our other panelist, Dr. Neelima Boghadi ma’am explained the importance of e-contracts and issues involved for the same.What followed was a fruitful discussion among the participations diving more into challenges of e-contracts along with an active discussion between the speakers.
National Webinar on Abuse of Dominance in Competition Law: 27th August, 2021
The Centre for Corporate and Competition Law at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad successfully completed its very first National webinar for the academic year of 2021-2022. Our speaker for the same was a very renowned personality, Mr. Dhanendra Kumar sir. Our speaker first and foremost started with highlighting the importance of the preamble that is to be understood in order to understand the competition law. Mr. Dhanendra Kumar Sir gave an overview of Abuse of Dominant Position which included a detailed analysis of framework, meaning and assessment of Dominant Position along with Abusive Practices, Predatory Pricing, Price and Margin squeeze, importance of Interim Orders, procedure for investigation, penalties, division of dominant enterprises and much more with detailed relevant case laws for the same. Mr. Dhanendra Kumar Sir further explained the procedure for investigation by DG and CCI, Orders by CCI in Abuse of Dominant Position and Division of enterprise enjoying dominant position along with relevant illustrative case laws. With this the session came an insightful end.
National Webinar on Cartels in India and the Response of CCI Towards it: 7th November, 2020
The event commenced with the felicitation of our guest speaker Dr. K D Singh,Joint Secretary of Law, CCI.Students from various colleges across the country have attended this session which covered the Cartels in India and response of CCI towards it. It was a very interactive session with the students and the guest having one-to-one conversations. The students indulged in a lot of discussions amongst themselves and thoroughly enjoyed the session.
National Webinar on Fundamentals of Relevant Market under Competition Law, 2020
The event commenced with the felicitation of our guest speaker Mr. Danish Khan, PrincipalAssociate at Dua Associates. Our director Prof.(Dr.) Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan delivered the welcome address followed by a very informativespeech by the guest.Students from various colleges across the country have attended this session which covered theFundamentals of relevant markets under the Competition Law and its determining factors. Itwas a very interactive session with the students and the guest having one-to-one conversations.The students indulged in a lot of discussions amongst themselves and thoroughly enjoyed thesession. The session was very insightful.
Event Report of the Value-Added Course on Insolvency and Bankruptcy: 7th – 9thFebruary, 2020
This event was inaugurated by our Chief Guest Dr Bhaskara Mohan Pundla, Advocate and Arbitrator, HighCourt of Telangana and Former Judicial Member, NCLT and our Guest of Honour Mr. Vasudev Rao Devaki, CS DV Rao Associates.
This was an event which spread across for 3 days and in the first day 2 modules were coveredi.e. Introduction to Insolvency and Bankruptcy in India and the Authorities and Enforcement Mechanism in IBC following which there was an online evaluation of 15 marks of all the participants in the IT lab. For the second day the course was headed by Dr. Raja Mogili Amirishetty. Who took up Cross Border Insolvency. And the second half of the day was conducted by Ms. Aindita Roy Chowdhury, Partner- AZB. The same ended an offline exam being conducted of 15 marks. The 3rd and the last day was conducted by Ms. Jyoti B. Singh, Founder- Chamber of Jyoti BSingh, Mumbai the sessions of the 3rd day were conducted based on practicalapproach of the IBC and discussions of various Case Laws and Amendments were also made.
National Online Quiz on Securities Law : 13th June 2020
This event was conducted during the pandemic which allowed the students to part take in thecompetition from home itself as education never stops. It was a 30 mins quiz conducted through Google Documents. It consisted of 60 questions and the sub themes were:1. Securities Contracts ( Regulation) Act 19562. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act
3. Public Issue Guidelines, Insider Trading and Takeover Code4. FEMA Regulations5. Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA)The Question were made by D.V Rao Associates, a Prominent Firm dealing with topics of companies Law, a Charted Accountants firm in Hyderabad.
1st National Corporate Restructurring Competition: 17th – 18th AUGUST, 2019.
This event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Justice Shri. Rajasekhar Mantha on 17thAugust 2019. In this competition top eight teams qualified for the quarter finals after a very tuff competition in the preliminary rounds.Post lunch the quarter final round was conducted in which the teams displayedmagnificent skills between the teams to enter the semi-final rounds.At the end of the day the results of the quarter final rounds were declared, andfour teams made it to the Semi - finals.The following day the semi-final round was adjudicated by s.Akshita Surana, Practising Company Secretary and Ms.Ekta Bahl, SeniorPartner at Samvad Partners, Hyderabad. The following were a knockout rounds and the two teams qualifying for the final round.The finals of the National Corporate Restructuring Competition were held atin the Auditorium of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. The teams saw a grilling session of questions from the judges who presided over the finals. The event was concluded by a set of cultural events to brighten up the competition mood.
Guest Lecture on Competition Law : 10th and 11th October, 2019
Capsule Course on Competition Act, 2002. This event was conducted with the intention to bring to awareness topics like “Anti Competitive Agreements” and “Abuse of Dominance”
etc. on the second day of the event topics that were majorly discussed in detail were “Combinations” and “Competition Policy for Digital Area”. A few other topics such as “Relevant Market”, “Cartels”, “Predatory pricing” and Merger Control” were discussed.The event was addressed by the notable speaker Ms.Anupam Sanghi, who is the founderof Anupam Sanghi & Associates. She is a pioneer in the field of Antitrust and Competition Laws, Commercial/Regulatory laws and Policy analysis and has spent almost two decades in her professional journey.
JANUS: 22nd September 2018
The event JANUS 2018 was conducted with the concept of Litigation and the Corporate sector. Three eminent lawyers Ms. Shireen Sethna Baria, Ms. M. Savithri Sravanthi and Mr T.Anand Subramanium from the field of litigation and corporate came to the students a talk about how they can proceed once they will receive their law degrees.The event was attended by roughly 100 students. In this event the speakers spoke from their own experiences and discussed the attitude and skills a lawyer should possess to do well in their future. Ms Shireen spoke from the options of Non Litigation which did not require practicing of law after graduating from law school. She worked in both litigation and corporate law which helped the students get a clearer picture as to what they wanted to get into. She addressed media and sports law as well. Ms Sravanthi and Mr Anand spoke about Non Litigation where law practice is necessary as in the Corporate Sector. And telling us how only dedication and hard work can give you successful future. The event ended with a round of questions and doubts the audience had which the panel delightfully answered.
Workshop on Corporate Restructuring and Annual Corporate Restructuring Competition: 2018
The main focus of this workshop was to provide the students with an idea about Corporate Restructuring Methods and strategies, in order to facilitate their understanding while participating in theAnnual Corporate Restructuring Competition 2018.The competition was aimed at providing students an opportunity to solve a hypothetical realistic business case of a distressed company before an audience of experts in the turnaround/crisis management/restructuring industries. The problem was be based on the legal aspects of the Company Law and Competition Law thus making it ideal for law studentsas well as management students. This would be a first of its kind competition in India inspired by the Annual Restructuring Competition conducted by the American Bankruptcy Institute.