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Anuj Berry

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Litigation, Dispute Resolution, White Collar Defense Group


Anuj joined Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in 2006 and is a Partner with the Firm’s Litigation, Dispute Resolution and White Collar Defense Group. He advises and represents large domestic and multinational corporations in a variety of regulatory investigations including those pertaining to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering as also internal investigations.

His key work experience on White Collar Defense matters is as under:

Advising the principal shareholder of a low-cost airline in India on allegations of fraudulent transactions engaged in by the ex-CEO of the airline basis a whistle-blower complaint and investigations initiated by the Enforcement Directorate, local police and connected litigation.

  1. Advising the principal shareholder of a low-cost airline in India on allegations of fraudulent transactions engaged in by the ex-CEO of the airline basis a whistle-blower complaint and investigations initiated by the Enforcement Directorate, local police and connected litigation.
  2. Advising a global professional services firm on allegations of favouritism in hiring practices basis a whistle-blower complaint.
  3. Advising a U.S. based corporation distributing mobile phones and other devices on allegations of vendor kickbacks and tampering with financial statements basis a whistle-blower complaint.
  4. Representing a large foreign retailer in investigations and court related action concerning the first investigation initiated against a private company by the Central Vigilance Commission in India. The investigations in India relate to an ongoing FCPA investigation in the United States.
  5. Representing a Malaysian media company in investigations before the federal anti-corruption investigating authority (CBI), money laundering authority and the proceedings before the Special Court setup by the Supreme Court of India to conduct the trial of cases pertaining to the ‘2G Spectrum Scam’ (India’s largest telecom industry-related scam). His work involves assisting clients and senior management in all aspects of the investigation, guiding defense strategy, advise on extradition issues and representation before Court.
  6. Advising a large US appliance manufacturer on the India leg of their FCPA audit.
  7. Advising a leading investment bank in relation to its investment in a media company which is facing investigations by various regulatory and investigative agencies in India.
  8. Represented the Indian subsidiary of a French transport company in investigations before the federal anti-corruption investigating authority (CBI) concerning alleged bribery allegations initiated at the instance of the United Kingdom Serious Frauds Investigation Office.

Anuj actively contributes articles in global publications. Mentioning a few as under:

  • “Making Section 482 CrPC the sole remedy – Case Study of Madras High Court's judgment in K.Raghupathy v The Commissioner of Police”, Mondaq (September 2017).
  • “Supreme Court On Admissibility Of Electronic Records As Secondary Evidence”, Mondaq (July 2017).
  • “The Consumer Is Paramount – National Consumer Commission's Assertion Of Its Jurisdiction”, Mondaq (July 2017).
  • “Retrospective application of Prevention of Money Laundering Act”, ILO (July 2017).


Anuj joined Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in 2006. He worked with the Firm till 2009 when he took a sabbatical to pursue Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at the University of Oxford and then re-joined the firm in 2010. While at Oxford, he undertook academic and practical training in International Dispute Settlement. He gained his LLB from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.


English, Hindi


Bar Council of Delhi


B.A., LL.B (Hons.), National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, BCL (Oxon)


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Anuj Berry - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Within: White-collar crime

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s ‘impeccable’ team ‘exceeds all expectations’, providing ‘solid attention to detail, good response times and excellent value for money’. The practice advises on Indian laws relating to bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud and data theft, its key clients including a range of banks, private equity firms and multinational corporations. Recent work includes representing Citibank before the Court of Appeal in a matter involving various offences, and acting for Samsung in a criminal prosecution regarding data theft, cheating and misappropriation. Pallavi Shroff heads the practice, and Anuj Berry is the other name to note.

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Nikesh Tarachand Shah v. Union of India Constitutionality of the pre-bail conditions provid

June 2018. By Anuj Berry

Introduction The question “Bail or Jail ?” at the pre-trail stage, as famously pointed out by the famous Indian jurist, Hon’ble V R Krishna Iyer, shall always belong to the “blurred area of the criminal justice system ” [1] . The Indian courts, in line with the Eight Amendment of the US Constitution, have acknowledged that ‘bail, not jail, is the norm’ [2] but at the same time have also evolved principles such as “collective interest of the community and the safety of the nation ” [3] , to carefully balance the interest of the state and the rights of the accused while deciding bail applications made by accused persons. [Continue Reading]

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