BTG Legal is a disputes and transactional law firm with best-of-breed technical expertise, a culture of innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to excellence. We are particularly focused on the following sectors, where we track industry issues: defence, industrials, digital business, energy (renewables and nuclear), retail, transport (railways and electric vehicles), and financial services.
Our practices include corporate transactions (M&A, JVs, investments, exits, restructuring and reorganisations), commercial contracting, public procurement, private equity & venture capital, regulatory compliance & risk mitigation, labour & employment, litigation, arbitration, business crime and other areas of law that are fast-developing, with rapid changes in technology and methods of doing business. We have offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru.
Vikram Jeet Singh
Vikram Jeet Singh is a partner in the Technology, Media and Communications practice group of BTG Legal.
He has advised Indian and global strategic investors, banks, private equity investors, angel investors, family offices and startup incubators in their acquisition and investment transactions. His experience includes advisory and transaction support work ranging from buyouts of controlling stakes in public listed companies to investments in early-stage investments in startups. Vikram has extensive experience in cross border M&A, investments and buyouts in the IT and industrial sectors, acquisitions in the digital payments space (including through asset sales), and acquisitions of licensed entities like NBFCs, money changers and mobile wallets.
Vikram is a sector specialist in laws relating to Internet regulation, digital payments, online content, fintech, and e-commerce. He regularly advises clients based out of Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia on Indian IT laws, particularly in relation to online content, online advertising regulations and data privacy. Vikram has featured as a writer and speaker in domestic and overseas conferences on the topics of data privacy laws, online payment laws, and digital retail laws.
Vikram worked with Unilever India, S&R Associates and Poovayya & Co. before joining BTG. He graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2004.
Prashant Mara is a commercial and regulatory lawyer specializing in investigations and dispute resolution. He heads the disputes and business crime team at BTG Legal and has been helping clients manage risk and protect their interests for close to 20 years. His clients are from across a range of sectors including technology, energy, defence, automotive, aviation, industrials, pharma, and chemicals.
He works closely with in-house counsel and business teams to understand risks and plan for dispute resolution that is most efficacious and efficient for his clients. His particular specialization in foreign investment-related disputes, technology (including cybercrime) and engineering disputes, public procurement, and white-collar crime enable him to advise his clients on both civil and criminal defence/prosecution. Further, he spends a lot of his time providing board-level compliance and crisis response advice including dispute management and acting as the interface between his clients and the regulator.
Prashant was previously co-head of the India Group at Osborne Clarke in London and Cologne and prior to that ran the India desk of a Franco-American firm in Paris. He started his career as in-house counsel in Infosys and managed their European legal operations. Prashant is qualified to practice in India and read law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.