Volume I Issue 2

Volume I Issue 2

A Note From The Editor-In-Chief

Looking at what all happened in this last half year, we can confidently say that the first half of 2021 was very dynamic. From dealing with second or even third waves of Covid-19 virus in some countries to seeing very interesting events happening throughout the world in the field of International Business Community, 2021 was not a normal year. This year, like the previous one, we saw our way of living being challenged by the Covid-19, but we also saw some major developments, which excited and shook the business community in almost equal parts.

We saw businesses taking hits across the world. Interestingly, in this year and in the previous year, we also saw rise in the concept of SPACs, which meant that there is still hope of recovery. Some of the businesses were able to bounce back completely and recover what they lost, whereas some were affected so badly that they had to shut down. We also saw a rise in IPOs. In a news, it was also claimed that – “Throughout the first half of 2021, 1,070 IPOs raised a total of $222 billion in proceeds, respective annual increases of 150% and 215% and it said the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region was the fastest growing in terms of IPO activity year on year, fuelled by a strong bull run in equity markets.” This means that even though the pandemic has hit us hard, we can still fight back and survive. Another interesting fact is that this year, because the work models saw a major shift, new businesses ideas emerged and the ways to govern those businesses also changed.

Looking at all this, we at the International Journal for Business Law Studies, are happy to present our next Issue in a long upcoming line of our publications. We had kept the theme for this issue as open, so as to promote articles from all sorts of ideas, and to not limit them to certain areas. We saw a good response with authors sending in articles in recent developments, suggestions on important yet ignored topics and even proposals for the future. We believe that strong and good quality research can always help us to better understand the world around us. Therefore, while keeping in mind strict quality standards, we have now published manuscripts on almost all sectors of business laws.

In this issue, the authors have tackled topics ranging from development of Folklore and their IP Protection to need for uniformity in Parallel Imports, Mergers and Acquisitions, Social control in Banking laws and the fast-emerging concept of the Pre-Pack Insolvency Resolution Process. We have also covered topics such as Disputes between Investors and the State from the angle of BITs and Corporate Criminal Liability, Insider Trading Laws, and the application of Competition Laws on Food Service Aggregators.

We hope to make a continuing and lasting contribution to the International Business Laws by the way of more research in the upcoming trends and issues on one side, and the need to look back and bring about some reforms on the other side. We hope that you find our articles insightful and meaningful. In case you have any comments, kindly drop them at – [email protected]

-Trupti Rathi


International Journal for Business Law Studies

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By Aqueen Ekka and Priyanka Jena,
Student, Symbiosis Law School, Pune

By Vaishnavi Patel and Priya Maharishi,
Students, Gujarat National Law University and Jindal Global Law School

By Nitisha Agarwal and Khushi Sharma,
Students, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

By Isha Bharti,
Student, ILS Law College, Pune

By  Bhavya Anand and Harshita Singh,
Student, Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU

By Aravind Prakash,
Student, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology