Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar
Director, Gujarat National Law University

On behalf of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, I extend a very warm welcome to all the participants of the 2021 edition of GNLUMSIL.

Ever since the economic reforms of the 1990s opened up the Indian economy to foreign investment, securities and investment laws have changed tremendously to satisfy the contemporary challenges and demands of the industry. With changing policies and regulations that are introduced by successive governments, the securities and investment space has seen fast paced developments. Recognizing that the importance of securities and investment law is only bound to increase, GNLUMSIL was conceived in 2015 as a platform for law students to present their advocacy skills. Over the past four years, the moot has garnered acclaim, from participants and judges alike, for its impeccable organization. The success of the competition can be attributed to the ceaseless efforts of the Organizing Committee of GNLUMSIL, comprising of dedicated students and faculty members who begin their assiduous preparations for each edition of the competition months before the event.

The 2021 edition of GNLUMSIL will seek to challenge the legal acumen, research and oratory skills of the teams and provide students with a platform to explore this specialised area of law as well as channelizing greater attention and interest to the study and development of securities law in India. The Competition will prove to be a unique and enriching learning experience for everyone associated with it.

I wish good luck to all participants and hope that they have an experience worth being cherished for many years from now.