Dr Vijay Kumar Singh

Dean, School of Law


Academic Background

  • B.Sc. (CBZ), Nagpur University
  • LLB (Gold Medalist), Dr Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur
  • LLM (Business Laws) (Gold Medalist), PG Department of Law, Nagpur University
  • MBA (HR), IGNOU
  • PhD (Law), RTM Nagpur University  
  • UGC NET - Law
  • Certified trainer on ‘Managing Disputes and Difficult Conversations on the Board’ by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the IFC Corporate Governance Group and a trained mediator from ICADR, New Delhi
  • Certified trainer on Direct Training Skills and Design of Training from ISTM, Thames Valley UK Curriculum
  • Industry Association – Worked with Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India
  • National Cadet Corps ‘C’ certificate in ‘A’ Grade

 

Area of Specialization

Competition Law and Policy, Corporate Law (Companies Act, SEBI and its regulations), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws, International Trade and Economic Law, Comparative Laws and Dispute Resolution

 

 Research & Publications

  • “Failed WTO Platform for Competition Law Convergence: Evolving Alternate Regime of MOUs on Internationalization of Competition Law" Indian Journal of International Law Vol. 54 2014
  • “Competition Policy and Financial Regulations – Case of a Unified Competition Regulator” European Competition Law Review – 2013 ECLR Volume 34 Issue 7 at p.376 
  • “Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Human Rights Perspective" Vol. 276 (2013) 5 MLJ Part 1 dated 4.7.2013
  • “Competition Law and Policy in India: The Journey in a Decade” NUJS Law Review Vol. 4 No. 4 (2011) 
  • ‘Issues in Emerging Area of Sports Law: Lex Sportiva’ Indian Law Review, Vol 1 No. 1, pp. 114-147, Inaugural Issue 2009 - National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
  • “Need for Common Regulations for Intermediaries – A Critical Analysis of SEBI (Intermediaries) Regulations 2008” 2009 SCL vol 90 at 78 Taxmann’s SEBI and Corporate Laws 
  • “Role played by Police Authorities in Prosecution of Offences under the Information Technology Act – a Need for Reform” Indian Bar Review (Volume XXXV) – Bar Council of India Trust 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility within the Dynamics of Aviation Industry – with special reference to India: Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (IJASL) Vol. 1, Jan-June 2015 pp. 57 
  • For more publications please visit the SSRN Author page: https://ssrn.com/author=1113018 

 

International Conferences

  • Researched Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes and addressed the topic ‘Practical Issues in Investigation of Economic Offences and Prosecution against Fraudulent Schemes’ to the EOW wings of Gujarat Police, Maharashtra Police, Odisha Police, Mizoram Police, Kolkata Police, Delhi Police and NEPA-Shillong.
  • Invited speaker on “Competition Law” at the INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM in Legislative Drafting for foreign Parliamentary/Government Officials at BPST, Lok Sabha Secretariat.
  • Invited speaker at the Delhi Judicial Academy for Corporate and allied laws.
  • Delivered several sessions to the officers of Indian Corporate Law Service, Legal Metrology Officers, SFIO officials, IRS officers, and other senior officials from Government and Private Enterprises.
  • Panellist at the International Conference on Recent Financial Reforms in Indian Banking and Business Laws: An Unfinished Agenda organized by National Law University, Delhi in collaboration with School of Business & Taxation Laws, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (UNSW)
  • Moderator for the session on ‘Consumer empowerment-expanding consumer grievance redressal system’ during the International Workshop on Consumer Protection organized by IIM Kashipur and Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Speaker at the panel on ‘Royalty Base and Other Issues in FRAND Licensing’ at the Jindal – Hoover Ip2 (Stanford University) International Workshop on ‘Standard Essential Patents and Existing Debates in India: Busting patent myths through Evidence’ organized by JIRICO

Book/Chapters

  • Corporate Power to Corporate Crimes: Understanding Corporate Criminal Liability in India – ISBN9789382823018 Satyam Books 
  • Singh, V. K. 2019. Reforming SOEs in Asia: Lessons from Competition Law and Policy in India. ADBI Working Paper 1056. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute. Available: https://www.adb.org/publications/reforming-soes-asia-lessons-competition-law-policy-india
  • “Criminal Liability of Corporations – An Environmental Perspective” Environmental Crimes: Corporate Liability edited by Dr. Radha Kalyani, Amicus Books-ICFAI (ISBN: 978-81-314-2521-3) 
  • “Law of Search and Seizure in India” Law of Search and Seizure edited by Dr Radha Kalyani, Amicus Books-ICFAI (ISBN: 978-93-80120-06-5) 
  • “Human Rights Jurisprudence: A Tribute to the one and only Legendary Justice Krishna Iyer”, The Law of Human Rights edited by Pathan & Srivastava, Satyam Law International, Satyam Law International
  • “Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation under the Companies Act, 2013”, in The Companies Act 2013: Key Conceptual Transformation, Universal Law Publishing, first edition 2017 ISBN 978-81-3125-221-5 

 

Professional Membership

  • Life Member Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi
  • Life Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi 
  • Life Member of Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi 
  • Life Member of the International Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), New Delhi 
  • Member, Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa (presently surrendered) 
  • Member, Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE)

 

International Exposure

  • Dr Singh has widely travelled in India and abroad including the USA, UK, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy, China, Japan and Central Asia
  • Advanced Training Programme in Cartels Proceedings for Officials of Competition Commission of India, 31 May 2010 to 4 June 2010, organized by European Commission – Competition DG, at Rue Joseph II, no 70 – B1040 Brussels, Belgium – EU 
  • Nominated for and participated in a Two-Day Workshop on Unilateral Conduct (loyalty discounts and margin squeeze) organized by ICN at Brussels, Belgium – EU on December 2-3, 2010 
  • Nominated and presented on the Latest Developments of Competition Law in India at the China Competition Policy Forum – Competition Policy Transition hosted by Expert Advisory Board of the State Council Anti-Monopoly Commission, at Beijing, PRC China – 31st July to August 1, 2013. 
  • Was a key member of the organizing team for the “Third BRICS International Competition Conference” hosted by the Competition Commission of India from 20-22 November 2013 in New Delhi. 
  • Nominated and participated in the training on matters related to antitrust enforcement organized by Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione (SNA), Rome Italy at Italian Competition Authority during February 6-10, 2017.
  • The University of Chicago Law School: Coase Sandor Institute for Law and Economics - 2019 Summer Institute in Law and Economics: Regulation of Consumer Markets from 8th to 19th July 2019
  • The University of Law Best Practices Program on Learning and Teaching during 2nd to 13th September at London and Birmingham, United Kingdom

Exposure in Policy Making and Research: 

  • Member of the Regulations Review Committee at the Competition Commission of India and actively contributed to the amendments in the General Regulations and Combination Regulations 
  • Participated in the BIT negotiations on the Competition Chapter at the Ministry of Commerce at CCI. 
  • Member of the Working Group formulated the regulations for the Insolvency Professionals and Insolvency Professional Agencies under IBC 2016 
  • Principal Investigator of White Paper on Direct Selling legislation in India which was referred to in the formulation of Guidelines in this sector by the Department of Consumer Affairs on the recommendations of the 21st Standing Committee on Finance
  • Member of the SIPI Task Force and Academics Committee of INSOL India – contributed to the development of Best Practices Guidelines for Insolvency Professionals
  • Invited Member on the Editorial Board of annual Journal on Competition Law and Policy of Competition Commission of India (CCI)