Contributor: Rahul Singh

It is my pleasure to introduce our new contributor, Mr. Rahul Singh.

Rahul Singh ( is Asst. Professor of Law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore where he teaches Competition Law & Policy, Securities Regulation, WTO and Jurisprudence.

He also lectures as a visiting faculty at numerous other places, including, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode and Christ College of Law, Bangalore. Currently, he has an invitation to teach at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

He is a member of Competition Commission of India’s Advisory Committee on Regulation. He is also on the board of advisor and consultant with several corporations.

He graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the Harvard Law School where he was a Myer Dana & Etta Dana Scholar. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (BA, LLB Honors) degree from the National Law School of India, Bangalore where he was awarded four Gold Medals by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India for exceptional academic excellence (University Rank) as well as for being the “Best Student”.

His prior work experience, inter alia, include working as a corporate lawyer in the New York City with an information technology firm, a research assistant at the Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and a Judicial Clerk with Mr. Justice V.N. Khare (the then Hon’ble Chief Justice of India).

His areas of specialization include Competition Law & Policy, Securities Regulation, WTO and Economic Analysis of Law. He has been profiled by national newspapers such as the Times of India and the Indian Express. He has several publications in leading law journals to his credit.

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Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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