WHITE COLLAR CRIMES 

Besides an expertise in traditional criminal litigation, the Firm boasts of expertise in advising, strategizing and handling disputes pertaining to while collar crimes ranging from cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, violations of SEBI Regulations inclusive of Collective Investment Schemes, Ponzi Schemes and also violations under the Companies Act and other allied statutes. The Firm, besides the traditional litigation practice of representing the client in court and other quasi-judicial fora, blends a parallel investigation model which includes active representation even at the stage of investigation of the case so as to have a strong defence when the case goes to trial. The parallel investigative model also includes keeping a close tap on the media reports which helps anticipate the course of investigation by the authorities and also proves extremely fruitful in devising the most effective strategy for the case.

The clientele of the Firm includes Governors and Chief Ministers of various States, high ranking public functionaries besides high net worth individuals and companies. Some key engagements of the Firm in this sector are as under:

 

  • Represented a multinational telecommunications company in the       investigations and prosecutions relating to the 2G Spectrum       matter.
  • Advised another multinational telecommunications company in the       additional spectrum allocation case, filed as a supplementary       charge-sheet in the 2G spectrum case.
  • Represented a high net worth individual in one of the First       Information Reports which is a part of the coal-gate scam.
  • Representing a client in a matter challenging the constitutional       validity of section 294 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.
  • Represented a group of Non-Banking Finance Companies and their       officials before the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”),       in a prosecution initiated under the SEBI regulations governing       collective investment schemes/Ponzi schemes.
  • Represented a client before the Supreme Court challenging the       constitutional validity of the amendments brought into the       Securities and Exchange Board of India Act in the year 2002 and       2005.
  • Represented an accused in the Case relating to match fixing       allegations in the Indian Premier League.

HIGHLIGHTS

The clientele of the Firm includes Governors and Chief Ministers of various States, high ranking public functionaries, high net worth individuals and companies.

 

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