Extension Lecture Series - Page 19

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 10, 2015
Speaker: Mr. A K Singh, (Advocate) &
 Managing Partner, A.K. Singh & Co
Topic: Criminal Trial - An Overall View

Mr. A. K. Singh is a Founding Partner at A.K.Singh & Co, a fully integrated law firm based in New Delhi. He has more than three decades of rich and valuable experience in the field of Criminal and Civil litigation, Alternate Dispute and Resolution.

Mr. A. K. Singh has been practicing since 1978 in the District Courts, High Court of Delhi and subsequently Supreme Court of India. During the prolonged stint of his career, Mr. Singh has an experience of representing accused in Double Murder trials, White Collar Crimes, Rape cases etc. He has remarkably contributed to the reinstatement of the Prostitutes being harassed by the Police officers under Criminal Procedure Code and The Indian Evidence Act. Mr. Singh was appointed as an Additional Public Prosecutor for Criminal work in High Court of Delhi. He was also appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation. He has several landmark judgments to his credit, most of which has been reported by leading professional Journals in the Country.

With a sweeping experience of more than 30 years, Mr. A.K.Singh has represented several Indian and International Clients as Counsel and Arbitrator before various institutions such as London Council of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Courts and Tribunals in India and abroad. Besides being a part of various International and Domestic Arbitration involving huge claims, Mr. Singh is also an Arbitrator on the panel of National Internet Exchange of India and has presided over various high profile domain name disputes.

Mr. A.K. Singh has also been a member of the expert committee appointed by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India with professional memberships to the association such as: International bar Association, Indian Bar Association, INSOL International, Asia Pacific Jurist Association, Supreme Court of India Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association, SAARC – Law, India chapter and many more. He is an avid speaker and has been frequently invited to speak on various fields of law including International Arbitration, International Commercial Arbitration, Infrastructure Law In India at National and International Forums including, Brussels (Belgium), Bangladesh, Istanbul (Turkey), Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Mauritius, Dubai and Singapore for associations such as Asia Pacific Jurist association, International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), FICCI, Global Legal and Economic Development Council (GLEDCON).

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: January 03, 2015
Speaker: Mr. Rajat Prakash, Managing Partner, Athena Legal
Topic: Options After Graduation in Law

An alumnus of the prestigious Cardiff University, UK and Scindia School, Gwalior, India, Rajat Prakash is an expert in Corporate Laws and Capital Markets. Equipped with cross border experience of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Washington), Mayer Brown (Brussels) and Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co. (India), he has an experience in Indian equity capital market transactions including legal due diligence, drafting, negotiation, general advisory work in relation to initial public offering, further public offerings, qualified institutional placements and rights issuances in the capacity of Company's transaction counsel.

Rajat has handled various capital market transactions, which includes landmark transactions like the $3.4 billion IPO by Coal India Limited which is the largest IPO in India; the rights issued by Network 18 Media &Investments Limited and its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Ltd. which raised $1 billion; and the $1.8 billion public offering by NTPC Ltd. and the Government of India, which was the first public offering utilising the auction method of book building.

At Athena Legal, Rajat's vision is to combine legal professionalism with business acumen to effectively support the success of his clients.