9th RMLNLU-Khaitan & Co International Legal Essay Competition and Conference

In collaboration with Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Journal Committee (“Committee”), Lucknow (“RMLNLU”), Khaitan & Co, RMLNLU is hosting the 9th edition of the International Legal Essay Competition and Labor Law Conference “RILEC”). The conference will be held in practice 25M February A. 5:00 pm Upstairs Zoom The platform will be provided with all registered participants Certificate of Attendance.

About events

As per the call of the papers published in September 2021, the committee has received numerous submissions from reputed law schools across India. After conducting a series of reviews jointly with Khaitan & Co, three research papers were selected for presentation at the Virtual Conference. The papers selected for presentation are:
Written by Abanti Deshpande The basis of ‘invisible labor force and’ productive economy ‘: Recognition of women’s unpaid labor.
‘Strengthening the socially informed model of arbitration under the Industrial Code, 2020: A constructive critique’ by Aryan Mohan and Ananya Chitranur.
‘A Gig-Antique Step Towards a Labor-Friendly India: Expanding Social Security to Gig Workers’ by Mehak Jain.
The above mentioned presentations will be evaluated by a panel of eminent judges of Khaitan & Co. The presentation will be followed by a round of questions that will help participants better understand the latest developments in employment and labor law. The committee considers the event an effort to encourage and promote legal scholarship in the field of employment and labor law.

About the Journal Committee

The committee was formed to promote legal research and writing. In addition to conducting the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition each year, the Committee publishes two equivalent review journals each year – the RMLNLU Law Review and the RMLNLU Journal on CMET (Communication, Media, Entertainment and Technology) Law. Both journals publish articles, essays, case notes / reviews and book reviews from contributors around the world. RMLNLU Law Review also runs a blog that provides a platform for people in the field to express their views on contemporary legal issues.

About Khaitan & Co.

Founded in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of the oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms in India. It is one of the largest law firms with over 600 professionals. The firm has areas of practice including consolidation and acquisition, intellectual property, banking and finance, debt capital markets, dispute resolution, white collar crime, data privacy and protection, and anti-competition / anti-trust laws. Strong ability and deep art knowledge are all over his practice area.

Over the years, Khaitan & Co has consolidated its position as a leading law firm in the field of employment and labor law. Its employment, labor and benefits practice provides commercially based and practical advice on areas and events surrounding employee benefits, including business sales and acquisitions, ownership changes, equity-based incentive schemes, employment contracts and policies, workplace diversity and discrimination issues. In addition, the practice contract specializes in labor and alternative employment arrangements, whistleblower grievances, employee grievance redressal, workforce restructuring, staff re-classification and mobility, workplace health and safety issues, as well as immigration counsel. In recognition of the firm’s pioneering work in the field of labor and employment law, the firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits (ELB) practice has been ranked as Level 1 by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, 2021 Labor and Employment. The firm won the In-House Council Community Award, the IBLJ 2021 Best Overall Law Firm – Employment and Labor, the 2020-21 Labor and Employment Law Firm, and the award by E Legalra. Also won the Idex Employment Law Firm of the Year 2019 award. In 2019 and 2020 the firm has been recognized and honored by ELB Practice Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific.

About the judges

Mr. Anshul Prakash A partner in Khaitan & Co’s Mumbai office and leads the firm’s employment, labor and benefits practice. He advises a number of prominent domestic and international clients on numerous employment laws and related issues such as workforce management, social security, industrial relations, harassment and discrimination in the workplace, structural benefits and incentives, health and safety, internal search and workforce restructuring.

He also spearheaded the firm’s thinking on advocacy and knowledge sharing in employment and labor law, and actively shared insights into the development of employment and labor law at public speaking events organized by various industry publications, print media, and industry bodies.

He got the rank Leading person lawyer for labor and employment Rewarded by Legal 500 in the rankings for 2022 Asia Law Client Service Excellence In the case of employment and labor law For 2020, Chambers & Partners is honorably ranked in Asia Pacific 2021, recognized by BW BusinessWorld Legal in 2020. The 40 best lawyers and legal influencers under 40 in IndiaForbes recognized in India Legal Powerlist 2020 As Top Personal Lawyer (Labor & Employment) And ALB India 2021 recognized and listed for outstanding client service and work Super 50 lawyers.

Mr. Life is Vallabh Panda Partner of the Dispute Resolution and Employment, Labor and Facilities Practice Group at the NCR Office. She brings with her more than 13 years of experience, including a focus on commercial litigation, arbitration and employment. He is also listed as an arbitrator in the Delhi International Arbitration Center (DIAC).

Mr. Life focuses on complex civil and contractual disputes, commercial litigation and arbitration, and related pre-litigation counseling. Mr. Life regularly argues on various issues before the court and the arbitral tribunal. Most recently, Mr. Jeevan has successfully worked for MNCs and PSUs in high-partnership arbitration and against government agencies and private parties, and among private players, particularly in the railways, construction, infrastructure, power, and hospitality sectors.

Mr. Jeevan is also a Labor and Employment Advisor and Senior Management Contemplator in lawsuits related to contracts and withdrawals, disciplinary / domestic searches, sexual harassment in the workplace, restructuring and trade union issues, and compliance with various labor laws related to social security benefits. Industrial Disputes, Termination, Transfer, Privacy, Non-Request and Non-Competitive. Most recently, Mr. Jeevan successfully represented MNC in civil cases against trade unions disrupting business activities through strikes and anti-social activities, and in writ petitions and quasi-judicial proceedings relating to the search and release of high-stakes futures funds.

Mr. Jeevan has acted in Asian Legal Business Super 50 Lawyers India List of 2020 and 2021. Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recognized him Proposed lawyer for recruitment and practice of labor law.

Mr. Deepak Kumar Partner of Employment, Labor and Benefit Practice Group in Mumbai Office. Mr. Deepak has consulted and assisted multinational and domestic clients on various contentious and non-controversial employment and labor issues, managing staff and facilities, managing industrial relations, entry and exit strategies in India, closure, size reduction, and staff transfers under M&A transactions. And restructuring internal business, among others. Mr. Deepak also specializes in advising offshore clients on entry strategy for India, business setup and staff engagement in India, and implementation of global ESOPs and other incentive and benefit plans. Mr. Deepak is a regular speaker at leading industry bodies and regulatory and policy development forums. He contributed to the trends in the field of employment law and spoke in the session on various aspects of employment and labor law.

Mr. Deepak has been recognized for his experience and expertise Asian Legal Business (ALB) Among them India Rising Star Ranking (2021) And Legalase Asia Pacific 2022 Ranking As Proposed lawyer in labor and employment practice.


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In case of questions, please feel free to contact any of the people mentioned below:

  • Aditya Patnaik: +91 9818849520
  • Harsh Agarwal: +91 9399831636
  • Dharmesh Basedia: +91 6370583783

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