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Senior Advocate Ratan K Singh National Negotiation Competition 2021 (2nd edition)

Updated: Jun 17

Register before 22 July and win exciting cash prizes and internship opportunities!

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

Nyayshastram is a student-run organisation under the Chairmanship of Mr Ratan K. Singh, Senior Advocate & Arbitrator, Supreme Court of India along with the aid and advice from eminent Lawyers and Academicians across the nation. The initiative is aimed to foster legal research, writing and presentation by providing a platform to encourage e-learning through various competitions and events utilising the virtual platforms.


ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as advocates/counsels as well as clients shall negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulation shall consist of a common set of facts known by all the participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of the simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition. The problems for the competition may range from Consumer Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, and Construction Law.


Team Nyayshastram successfully conducted the first edition of this event during November 2020 which witnessed the participation of teams from premier institutions located all across the country. The Finale and Valedictory Session were graced by Hon’ble Mr Justice A K Sikri, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Dr Pinky Anand, Former ASG, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.


Nyayshastram invites UG students currently enrolled in their 3 years or 5 years bachelor’s degree in Law to participate in Nyayshastram’s 2nd Ratan K Singh National Negotiation Competition-2021 (Virtual).


ELIGIBILITY

Law students currently attending 3 years/5 years law courses from a BCI recognised law college/institution can participate.


There is no cap on the number of teams participating from a single institution, however, there shall be an overall limit on the number of participating teams. Registration shall be provided on a first-come basis.


Participants must submit a valid Student ID provided by their institutions or written communication of their bona fide affiliation with the institution/college.


TEAM COMPOSITION

Students have to form a team of two, comprising of – Advocate/Counsel & Client.


REGISTRATION

There shall be a registration fee of INR 2000 per team for taking part in the competition and is payable through transferring the amount to the bank account ONLY.


Account Holder’s Name: ABHISHEK BHUSHAN SINGH

Account Number: 3602049894

IFSC Code: CBIN0282835


Alternatively, a team may also pay the registration fee via UPI transfer using

the following credentials:


UPI ID: 7337603842@ybl


[NOTE: For UPI transfers, kindly mention “Negotiation Registration” as a

message while paying the amount]


After payment of the registration fee, one of the team members is required to fill the registration form to complete the registration process.


Link to the form: https://forms.gle/oc4NNTRiZqyCSemz9


AWARDS AND PERKS

# WINNERS (BEST NEGOTIATING TEAM - FINALS): Rs 14000 + E-Certificate of Merit + Internship Opportunity with Ratan K Singh, Senior Advocate & Arbitrator.

# RUNNERS-UP (LOSING NEGOTIATING TEAM - FINALS): Rs 8000 + E Certificate of Merit + Internship Opportunity at Ericsson India.

# SECOND RUNNERS-UP (SEMI-FINALIST NEGOTIATING TEAM WITH THIRD HIGHEST SCORE): Rs 2000 + E-Certificate of Merit + Internship Opportunity at Fiducia Legal.

# THIRD RUNNERS-UP (SEMI-FINALIST NEGOTIATING TEAM WITH LOWEST SCORE): Rs 1000 + E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST ADVOCATE (PRELIMINARY ROUND): Rs 2500 + E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST CLIENT (PRELIMINARY ROUND): Rs 2500 + E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST ADVOCATE (SEMI-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST CLIENT (SEMI-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST NEGOTIATING TEAM (QUARTER-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST ADVOCATE (QUARTER-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST CLIENT (QUARTER-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST NEGOTIATING TEAM (OCTA-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST ADVOCATE (OCTA-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST CLIENT (OCTA-FINALS): E-Certificate of Merit.

# BEST NEGOTIATING TEAM (PRELIMINARY ROUND): E-Certificate of Merit

# E-Certificates of Participation to all the registered participants.


IMPORTANT DATES

Last Date of Registration: 22 July 2021

Releasing of Problem (only to the registered teams): 15 July 2021 (onwards)

Online Conferences (Oral Rounds): 30 July 2021 - 1 August 2021

Result Declaration & Valedictory: 1 August 2021


CONTACT

Feel free to ask for any queries at events.nyayshastram@gmail.com; or call us:


Ujwal Mohanty: 9348232699

Abhishek Singh: 7337603842

Aniket Dutta: 7301763148

Lolita Crasta: 7985568003


For more details such as rules & guidelines, download the official brochure attached below:


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ABOUT RATAN K. SINGH, SENIOR ADVOCATE & ARBITRATOR

Ratan K. Singh is a Senior Advocate and an international arbitration practitioner based in New Delhi. He joined the Indian Bar in 1996 and is one of the leading arbitrators and counsels who are appointed and engaged in complex, high-value construction, engineering and commercial litigation and arbitration. With about 25 years of experience, he has a heavyweight practice in India, as well as internationally, with specialities in construction, engineering, infrastructure, mining, joint venture, franchisee, sale of goods and general commercial and civil disputes.


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ABOUT IPTSE

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ABOUT FIDUCIA LEGAL

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