VII SYAR National Negotiation Competition 2023 | September 30 – October 2, 2023 | Online

The Society for Young Advocates and Researchers is pleased to announce the 7th Edition of the National Negotiation Competition, 2023 in collaboration with Khaitan & Co, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, J. Sagar Associates, Dentons Link Legal and Presolv360.


The Negotiation Competition

Society for Young Advocates and Researchers has been trying to push the limits to educate the upcoming generation of legal professionals to comprehend the value of the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in this fast-paced era. SYAR presents with an opportunity for the law students to hone their skills in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution and build requisite skills required to be a good a negotiator.

Our seventh edition is aimed at imparting knowledge and helping students learn requisite skills under the guidance of professional negotiators, who are renowned and have a vast experience in the field. Today, Alternative Dispute Resolution is emerging and we are sure that this competition will add to your learning and will help you in the professional phase of life.

The Previous Edition of the Competition was won by School of Law, Christ University

About SYAR India

The Society for Young Advocates and Researchers is a national body in India, set up by enthusiastic professionals, with a firm commitment to connect Young Lawyers, law students and Researchers on a platform wherein we guide young talents to excel in the field of law. It aims at helping Young Advocates and Researchers learn the required skills directly from the practitioners and academicians. SYAR India recognises the importance of constant research and training in the field of law and looks forward to engaging with national and international entities to conduct training sessions and educate law students and Young lawyers in the most effective manner.

In addition to individual success, SYAR is committed to expanding and connecting the legal fraternity for a common cause. Our community is comprised of like-minded individuals who are all working towards the same goal: to become the best legal professionals they can be. SYAR is helping to educate law students and young lawyers to learn in the most effective manner by improving their skills. SYAR India is dedicated to expand and connect legal fraternity for a common cause through the most enlightening experience and boost their career like never before.

Supporting Partners

Khaitan & Co

Khaitan & Co, is a top tier and full-service law firm with over 1000 legal professionals, including 240 Partners and Counsel, and presence in India and Singapore.

With more than a century of experience in practicing law, they offer end-to-end legal solutions in diverse practice areas to their clients across the world. They have a team of highly motivated and dynamic professionals delivering outstanding client service and expert legal advice across a wide gamut of sectors and industries.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, foresight, expertise and innovation are at the core of everything they do.  A purpose driven firm that focuses on what they can bring to the society. With 1000+ lawyers, six pan-India locations, an office in IFSC (Gift City) and Singapore, CAM is India’s leading full-service law firm, staying ahead of the curve with ability to provide future-focussed, end-to-end solutions, through both domestic and international collaborations.

CAM’s highly experienced teams advice a large and diverse set of clients, including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, start-ups, government and regulatory bodies. The generalists, specialists and senior ex-regulators expertly guide clients across a spectrum of transactions, sectors and regulations.

Dentons Link Legal

Dentons Link Legal, established in 1999, Dentons Link Legal is a full service corporate and commercial law firm with over 40 partners and 150 lawyers across multiple practice areas. With offices across all major indian cities and access to more than 200 offices in more than 80 countries of Dentons’ combination firms across the world, Dentons Link Legal is equipped to to assist you in achieving your business objectives with the help of a team of experienced, well trained and qualified lawyers.

The Firm provides partner-driven services to clients where lawyers integrate their skills to provide comprehensive legal advice and strategy on complex commercial issues that meets the clients’ needs and expectations.

J. Sagar Associates

J. Sagar Associates, founded in 1991, JSA is one of the leading full-service national law firms in India with over 450 legal professionals operating from its seven offices. As the go-to firm for the new transformative and digital Indian economy, JSA is regularly involved in many of the first-to-market and complex transactions and plays an integral role in advocacy and policy matters impacting the various sectors.

For over 30 years, JSA has been at the forefront of providing dedicated legal services to many of the world’s leading global corporations, domestic corporations and state-owned enterprises, banks, financial institutions, funds, governmental and statutory authorities, multilateral, and bilateral institutions. JSA has built a reputation for its client-centric approach, quality of service, domain knowledge and insights across sectors, and for delivering innovative solutions to complex legal and commercial issues for the benefit of its clients. This has led to JSA being consistently recognized as a top-tier firm for its capabilities and expertise across practices and sectors by leading legal directories, league tables and industry journals.


Presolv360, is a platform that puts into practice a unique approach to resolve commercial disputes at virtually zero cost. This is possible by blending technology, human expertise and innovation to provide a quick, effective and enforceable outcome. The existing ways of resolving conflicts are not conducive to the investment and business climate of the country – they are resource-heavy, time-consuming and inefficient. Where 19th century laws still dominate dispute resolution, Presolv360 provides a 21st century solution to uproot such modern-day challenges.

The platform aspires to procure viable solutions to such issues with optimum use of technology and a futuristic approach.

Eligibility and fee details

Each Participant must be a current law student, enrolled bonafide on a regular basis in an Undergraduate LL.B. Degree Course or its equivalent conducted by any recognized institute. A recognized institution shall be entitled to send only four teams to the competition. The registration fee for the competition is set at INR 5000.

Team Composition

A team shall consist of 2 participants who shall act as a “Client” and “Counsel” in the Competition.


The Competition will be conducted over Zoom platform. For Provisional Registration, click here.


  • Winning Team
  • Runner up Team
  • Best Negotiating Team in Preliminary Round

Prizes include internships with Khaitan & Co, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Dentons Link Legal, and cash prizes worth Rs. 22,000.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Provisional Registration: August 15, 2023
  • Last Date for Final Registration: August 25, 2023
  • Release of Competition Proposition: September 5, 2023
  • Last Date for Seeking Clarifications: September 15, 2023
  • Date of Negotiation Rounds: September 30 – October 2, 2023

We look forward to hosting you at the 7th National Negotiation Competition very soon!

For any further clarification, please refer to the rulebook. In case of any queries, please write to us at