DP Singh

Senior Partner
Professional Summary

Practice Areas

  • Governance, Ethics, & Anti-Corruption
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International & Domestic Arbitration
  • Laws of Crime
  • Social Impact & Policy
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Real Estate

Admissions

  • Bar Association of India Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Punjab & Haryana High Court Bar Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • Indian Society of International Law
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi
  • Alumni Association of Hague Academy of International Law

Office

New Delhi, India

Languages Known

  • English, Hindi, Punjabi

Education

  • B.A. (Hons.), Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • LL.B, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • LL.M, University of Kurukshetra, Haryana
  • Certification Course in Private International Law, Hague Academy of International Law

Contact

  • T. +91 11 4593 9300
  • M. +91 98739 80000
  • E. dp.singh@bharucha.in

Experience

Introduction

DP Singh or DP has been in practice for 31 years and has actively represented various high-ranking public functionaries in cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 and the regulations thereunder. His experience as the Additional Advocate General for the states of Punjab and Haryana provides him an edge in defending clients, as he is closely acquainted with the functioning of the Government departments and the investigating agencies. He has argued over 20,000 cases across the country and his experience allows him to help clients assess, identify, and mitigate compliance and regulatory risks.

He has acted as the Special Public Prosecutor for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Special Counsel for Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Counsel for the Lt. Governor of Delhi in certain highly sensitive and high-profile matters. He also represents several multinational corporations, government entities, and high net worth individuals (HNls) in complex and sensitive matters often involving several jurisdictions and conflicts of law.

One of the youngest lawyers to be appointed as Additional Advocate General (Haryana and Punjab). DP was invited by the office of the Attorney General of the State of California during his tenure to work on cyber-crime policy initiatives. He was felicitated by the California State Senate for his contributions to these initiatives. In 2007, DP demitted the office of the Additional Advocate General to focus on his private practice.

DP has served as the expert member of the sub-committee under the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics. The Information Age Crimes Act, 2002, a draft Act on cybercrimes drawn up by him, was accepted by the Government of India, and in the absence of a comprehensive legislation on this subject, continues to be used as a reference document to date. He has also contributed towards several other draft policies and legislation, including the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 and the investigation manual for the Serious Fraud Investigation Office.

Indicative Experience

  • Representing Central Bureau of Investigation and Directorate of Enforcement as Special Public Prosecutor and Special Counsel, respectively, in certain high profile cases, including: (i) the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam; (ii) Kingfisher Airlines scam; (iii) Civil Aviation (Deepak Talwar) scam; (iv) Sterling Biotech Limited scam;(v) cases against Moin Akhter Qureshi; and (vi) 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
  • Representing Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Private Limited (Uninor) before Delhi High Court and CBI Special Court in the 2G spectrum case estimated to have caused wrongful loss of INR 2,867.8 billion to the government.
  • Advising Shivalik Ventures Private Limited, a Mumbai based real estate giant, on its financials and dealings with Unitech Limited.
  • Advising Collage Group on issues concerning Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, legal audit, restructuring of the group holdings, and operating policies and procedures. Also representing their group companies and Directors in criminal proceedings and proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  • Representing and advising Alchem International Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company in various corporate and criminal litigations, arbitration matters, and general operations.
  • Representing Adani Enterprises Limited before an arbitral tribunal against Haryana State Power Corporation Limited.
  • Representing the promoter of Phoenix Group, a global trader of commodities, in cases of mismanagement, siphoning of money, and other criminal and civil matters across jurisdictions.
  • Advising SREI Group on corporate structuring, recovery of bad loans, and legal audit from a compliance and integration perspective.
  • Advising the promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Limited on various criminal matters initiated against them.