AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- White-Collar Crime Defence.
- Anti-Money Laundering.
- Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Insolvency.
- Compliance & Internal Investigations.
- Commercial Litigation.
- Enquiries and Investigations.
- Foreign Exchange Management Laws.
- Law of Crimes.
- Service and Employment Law.
Vikram Singh began to practise law in 2001. Graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Campus Law Centre (Delhi University), he completed his master’s from England. Vikram previously spearheaded his firm Law People for over a decade and now leads the dispute resolution practice at Circle of Counsels. From the launch, he found himself drawn to litigation, trials, investigations, and defence work. He has extensive experience in defending depositions and concentrates on conducting investigations and trials. Vikram has more than two decades of experience in the legal profession, which spans across a wide spectrum, including expertise in Dispute Resolution, Investigations, Fraud Detection, Economic Offenses, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Foreign Exchange Management Laws, National Security Act, Real-Estate and General Criminal Law Trials including Insolvency and Bankruptcy and Domestic and International Arbitration.
Vikram has led several cases, advising and representing clients during inquiries, investigations and before the Courts in matters involving the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Internal Security, Economic Offense Wing (EOW), National Investigation Agency (NIA),, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) and other investigation agencies. Prominent cases of investigation and trials include 2G Spectrum, Coal-Gate, Augusta-Westland, Satyam, Kingfisher Airlines, P Chidambaram, Seagate Technologies, Rolls Royce PLC UK, Rheinmetall, Sumitomo, GAP, Thermofisher Inc, Boeing, Johnson Controls, Richemont ZTE, A. Lange & Sohne, Grant Thornton, Shaft Sinkers Mauritius, and among many other fortune 100 corporations. Such cases have contributed extensively to the evolution of law and practice of anti-money laundering and economic offences in the country.
Vikram has attained numerous credits in representing clients in civil and criminal disputes, before the Trial Courts and High Courts of several states across India and also before the Supreme Court of India. Vikram is frequently engaged by clients for representation before Domestic and International Arbitral Tribunals, Debt Recovery Tribunals and National Company Law Tribunals. He has also been appointed as court commissioner by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi to execute complex commissions across India for companies such as Nestle, and Microsoft, among others. Vikram has also been on the board of the Delhi Legal Aid Service Authority and has actively participated in the recruitment of Legal Aid Counsels and has contributed many years to the cause of the Delhi Legal Aid Service Authority.
Vikram represented clients in shaping the jurisprudence on white-collar crimes in the following landmark matters:
- 2G Spectrum Case, CBI/ED Versus Dayanidhi Maran
Vikram successfully represented Kaveri Maran and MD of Sun TV Mr. Shanmughum as briefing/leading counsel. The Special Judge in one of the most landmark decisions DISCHARGED the accused persons. Pursuant to this in the connected matter Mr. A Raja and K. Animozi got acquittal.
- CBI Versus Rheinmetall AG
Vikram successfully represented one of the leading arms manufacturer of world, Rheinmetall AG and its CEO Mr. Garbe before the Court of the Special Judge and got the clients discharged in both CBI and ED cases.
- Coal-Gate Scam, CBI Versus Kamal Sponge (Coal Gate Scam)
Vikram represented clients in five out of seven trials which came to be known as the Coal-Gate scam of India. This has been the most challenging assignment and who is who in the legal fraternity was involved in the present matter? Vikram was the leading counsel in this matter.
- Fodder Scam, CBI Versus Surender Kumar Jain
Vikram is representing many chartered accountants and clients in this complex trial and is the leading counsel for the client.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member, Supreme Court Bar Association
- Member, Delhi High Court Bar Association
- Member, International Bar Association
- Bachelor of History, St. Stephan’s College, Delhi University
- LLB, Campus Law Centre, Delhi University
- LLM, Cardiff University, England