National e-Conference on Financial and Corporate Frauds by CBF, SLS Hyderabad [Mar 27]: Submit by Feb 15

About the Organizers

Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad (SLSH) is established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism, and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.

Centre for Banking and Finance is a student-run forum of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad with the objective to promote knowledge and awareness about this rapidly flourishing field of law. It aims to provide a platform to all aspiring lawyers to develop their research and advocacy skills in the field of banking and finance.

About the Conference

In recent years, instances of financial fraud have regularly been reported in India. Although banking frauds in India have often been treated as the cost of doing business, post-liberalization the frequency, complexity, and cost of banking frauds have increased manifold resulting in a very serious cause of concern for regulators, such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Though the banking industry is generally well regulated and supervised, the sector suffers from its own set of challenges when it comes to ethical practices, financial distress, and corporate governance.

The aim of this conference is to discuss and impart knowledge on Corporate Fraud in the Banking industry as well as the financial setup in India. Centre for Banking and Finance hence, focuses on creating a nation-wide conversation providing an opportunity to students, academicians, law professionals, and all other stakeholders to put forward their research and share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relating to corporate frauds and related subjects.

The purpose of the conference is to provoke discussion and debate on a range of topics and including the themes mentioned below, amongst others. The agenda is kept deliberately broad and the discussions are intended to be accessible to a general audience.

Call for Papers

Articles, case notes, and research papers on the theme from all academicians, researchers, advocates, social activists, and students pursuing law or any other academic degree.

Interested participants may submit their abstracts and full papers for the Seminar on the following e-mail ID: cbf[at]


Dependent Themes

1. Financial Frauds in the Banking Sector

  • The regulatory framework for the detection and prevention of corporate frauds – An International approach
  • Loan Recovery and financial frauds- Role of SARFESAI Act
  • An analytical study of corporate frauds and scams in India.
  • A study of the loan defaulters’ pattern in India

2. Deciphering the Corporate frauds and Their Complexities

  • Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2012- A rescue or failure to the existing problem
  • Procurement fraud and Payroll Fraud- Splitting the Difference
  • A comparative analysis of banking scams in the Last Decade
  • Fraud Detection and Control- Lessons from Nirav Modi Case

3. Changing Theories of Financial Crime

  • Behavioral theories
  • Organizational theories
  • Managerial theories

4. Corporate Psychopaths- Understanding the Nature of Crime

  • Ponzi Schemes of West Bengal – A study on the Corporate Scandal
  • Corporate scandal and the loopholes in the IT Act, 2002 & Section 66F (Acts of Cyber Terrorism)
  • An analysis of loan defaulter and its impact on money lending institution
  • Combating illicit financial flows

5. An intra-disciplinary approach to corporate frauds

  • Arbitration and its efficiency in settling corporate fraud disputes
  • Companies Act and its shortcoming in tackling with online frauds
  • An introduction to Corporate Frauds and its types
  • Forensic auditing and financial frauds

6. Financial frauds and Punitive Policies

  • Punishing offenders
  • Public need of punishment
  • Retributivism
  • Utilitarian Theory
  • Rehabilitation
  • Types of Punishments: Restitution/Compensation, Asset Forfeiture
  • Fine, Imprisonment, Public notice of sentence, occupational Ban


  • Complex Frauds and Financial Crimes
  • Cybercrime: Computer and Internet Fraud
  • Who Commits Fraud and Why: Criminology and Ethics
  • Fraud Detection: Red Flags and Targeted Risk Assessment
  • Using Information Technology for Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics
  • Globalization and financial frauds
  • Financial Frauds and Tax Evasion
  • Money Laundering and Regulatory Responses
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Corruption and Embezzlement by Civil Servants in financial fraud

Who can Attend?

The Centre invites Academicians, Practitioners, and Students of Law or any other academic degree from any recognized university to register as a participant or to submit research papers for paper presentations to be held at the Seminar.


The registration will be done through a google form and the mode of payment of fees will be online.

Registration Fee

  • Students/Research Scholars: Rs. 200/- (co-authors have to register separately)
  • Academicians/Professionals: Rs. 300/- (co-authors have to register separately)

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: 15th February 2021
  • Last date to make payment: 25th February 2021
    (A mail will be sent after selection of your abstract containing the payment details)
  • Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 15th March 2021
  • Date of E-conference: 27th March 2021

Submission Guidelines

  • Articles: Manuscripts under this category should be within 4000-6000 words long. Co-authorship of papers (maximum two) among individuals from the same or different institutions is allowed. The manuscripts under this category must be of a highly analytical nature where the author(s) arrive at a definite conclusion pertaining to the topic.
  • Abstract: Each manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words. This is inclusive of the abovementioned word limit of 4000-6000 words.
  • Citations: Citations must conform to standards laid down in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th 2015). Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation. Substantive footnoting is not permitted for manuscripts for any of the articles.

*Kindly note that the word limit is exclusive of footnotes. Strict adherence to the word limit is highly advised.

Formatting Guidelines

The following format must be strictly adhered to for all the submissions:

  • Title: Times New Roman, size-15, Bold, 2.0 line spacing, center-aligned
  • Abstract: Times New Roman, size-11, Italicized, 1.5 line spacing, justified, Margins of 2.0
  • Main Body: Times New Roman, size-12, 1.15 line spacing, justified
  • Heading: Times New Roman, size-14, Bold, 1.5 line spacing, center-aligned
  • Sub-headings: Times New Roman, size-13, Italicized, 1.15 line spacing, center-aligned
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, size-10, 1.0 line spacing, justified; Margins: one inch (2.54 cm) on all four sides

Important Note

The University reserves the discretion of the selection of the paper. There will be an ISBN number book that will also be published by the University that will contain a selected number of papers. Selected papers will be published in the special volume of the journal published by SLS-H. and/or edited book.


All submissions must be made in Soft Copy on the link given at the end of this post, on or before the last date of submission. All submissions must be made in word document format.

Contact Details

  • Shloka Rasal: +91 9640215370
  • Siddhi Gupta: +91 9915236440

Click here for the official brochure.

Click here to submit the manuscript.

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