Call for Abstracts

BLACC International Yearbook on Business Law and Dispute Resolution

Centre for Business Law Academics Counsel and Chambers (BLACC) along with Business Law and Arbitration Research Centre (BLARC) of Kathmandu School of Law is publishing its first volume of “BLACC International Yearbook on Business Law and Dispute Resolution ''.

The Yearbook aims to address contemporary issues of business law and dispute resolution that are of interest to the national and international community. It takes a unique approach where contributions from scholars/academics, practitioners and law firms are compiled into a single publication.

Sections you can contribute on: 

The Yearbook features 4 different sections where you can contribute. They are as follows: 

  1. Year Review
  2. General Articles
  3. Judicial decisions and arbitral awards commentary
  4. Contribution from law firms

1.  Year Review

Introduction to the section

This section features contents that describe the legal developments that happened in that year. It can be related with a specific jurisdiction or on an international trend associated with that specific issue. The objective of this section is to share experience of various jurisdictions regarding new legal developments and practices. 

Areas that you can choose for the Year Review:

For this section, you can provide articles reviewing major events associated with business law and dispute resolution that happened in a particular year in your jurisdiction or in the international arena.

Areas of focus: Commercial law/Corporate Law/Contract Law/Financial and taxation Laws/Intellectual Property Laws/Labor Law/Trade and Maritime Law/Industrial law/Procurement and Construction law/ Laws associated with Capital Market/Antitrust Laws/Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Law/Capital Markets Law and M&A’s.

Issues that you can choose for the Year Review:

  • COVID-19 and Contractual Claims in 2021
  • Legal aspects of Capital Market/crypto currencies in the given year
  • Commentary on new legislations and policies introduced in the year
  • Major legal developments of that year.
  • Other relevant areas depending upon your creativity

2. General Articles

Introduction to the section

This section features contents that explore various ideas, concepts, doctrines, theories and practices in the area of business law and dispute resolution. The objective of this section is to share knowledge and introduce the readers to various nuances, concepts and ideas associated with the issues in focus. 

Areas that you can choose for the General Articles:

For this section, you can contribute general articles associated with business law and dispute resolution that would ignite discourse in the following given areas: 

Commercial and Corporate Law/Contract Law/Financial and taxation Laws/Intellectual Property Laws/Labor Law/Trade and Maritime Law/Industrial law/Procurement and Construction law/ Laws associated with Capital Market/Antitrust Laws/Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Law/Capital Markets Law and M&A’s.

3. Judicial Decision/Arbitral Award Commentary

Introduction to the section

This section features commentary on various judicial decisions and arbitral awards from various jurisdictions. This section is intended to share knowledge among readers regarding arbitration and judicial practices.

Kinds of commentary you can provide:

For this section you can provide commentary on judicial decisions, concurring opinions, dissenting opinions, final award, partial award, award on procedure, award on merit or any other section of the case or the case in whole. 

Contents to be ensured in the commentary :

The body of the commentary should include the following:

  1. Title of the Commentary
  2. Abstract
  3. Background of the case (if any)
  4. The Parties
  5. Issue of the case
  6. The part of the decision ( if specific, eg: partial award)
  7. The Facts
  8. The Arguments (both sides)
  9. The Law
  10. Decision/award
  11. Commentary/Analysis
  12. Conclusion/Recommendation
  13. References

4. Contributions from Law firms

Introduction to the section

This section provides knowledge and experience sharing in the form of contributions from the law firms on the areas of their specialty. The nature of contribution in this section would be based more on industrial practices, trends, recommendations, procedures and experiences. This section is aimed to bridge the gap between knowledge and ideas with the description of hands-on experience gained by the firms. This is also a unique opportunity for the firms to display their area of expertise and experience. This section also aims to be a networking catalyst among contributing firms of various jurisdictions.   

CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINES 

General Guidelines

If you want to contribute your article in any above stated sections (excluding the contribution from law firms), the following steps should be covered. 

Step 1: Send us your abstract 

Step 2: Wait for the approval of your abstract

Step 3: Upon receiving approval email, start writing and finalizing your manuscript

Step 4: Send us your manuscript. 

How to submit your abstract? 

If you want to contribute your writings to the Yearbook, here is what you need to do:

  1. Write a short abstract of 250 words for any one of the above stated sections (year review/general article/judicial decision and arbitral awards commentary).
  2. Upload the abstract and your CV via this Google Forms link: shorturl.at/gmDHZ.
  3. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20th August 2021.
  4. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be expected to submit their manuscripts by October 2021.

General Rules for submission of manuscripts

  1. Co-authored submissions are permissible up to 3 authors.
  2. Submissions must be in English.
  3. All submissions must be unpublished and original material.
  4. Submissions must be made in the MS Word (.doc/.docx) format.
  5. Submissions must conform with the KSL Comprehensive Style to Legal Citation, (similar to OSCOLA). The Citation Style is available at this link: https://bit.ly/3g6n7Go
  6. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. The Editorial Board reserves the right to accept/ reject a submission or make publication conditional upon modifications which have been suggested to the author.
  7. Any kind of plagiarism would result in outright rejection of the submission.
  8. Word Limit (excluding abstract and footnotes):‚Äč
a. For year review: 3000-4000 words
b. For case law/arbitral award commentary: 2500-3000 words
c. For general article: 5000-6000 words
 

Contact Details

For any further queries about the call for abstracts, please feel free to write at blacclegal@gmail.com

Founding/Managing Editors 

  1. Nirwan Jung Karki 
  2. Pratap Adhikari 
  3. Rosy Shrestha

Executive Advisor

Mr. Ravi Prakash Vyas

Advisory Board: 

  1. Justice Anil Kumar Sinha, Nepal 
  2. Mr. Gary Born, USA
  3. Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, Germany 
  4. Dr. Munir Maniruzzaman, UK
  5. Mr. Narayan Chaulagain, Nepal  
  6. Mr. Ajar Rab, India 
  7. Prof. Dr. Choong Yeow Choy, Malaysia 
  8. Mr. Anup Raj Upreti, Nepal
  9. Mr. Chen Zhida, Singapore
  10. Prof. Dr. Harpreet Kaur, India
  11. Dr. Pratyush Nath Upreti, Nepal
  12. Maria Chedid, USA

Click here to know more about our Advisory Board.