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D.P. Singh leads the white-collar crime practice at Bharucha & Partners, which represents individuals and corporations in fraud, anti-corruption and money-laundering mandates. In a recent highlight, the team defended Unitech Wireless in a high-profile multi-defendant fraud and corruption case, regarding the Ministry of Communications' alleged issuance of second-generation licenses for mobile networks at throwaway prices to ineligible applicants instead of through a bidding process; the client was acquitted. Sonam Gupta is the other name to note. Karthik Somasundram joined from Krishnamurthy and Co in March 2018.

Khaitan & Co LLP is noted for its strength in advising clients on investigations by government agencies including the Serious Fraud Investigation Office, the Enforcement Directorate, and the Central Bureau of Investigation, in matters relating to corporate fraud, money laundering and bribery. Other recent work highlights includes data protection and privacy matters. Litigation partner Susmit Pushkar heads the practice.

Kochhar & Co. has an established track record representing domestic companies and multinational corporations in anti-corruption, allegations of workplace sexual harassment, corporate fraud and foreign investment-related offences. The group's client base includes Falck Denmark A/S, International Air Transport Association, WinMagic, Everonn Education, and MAT Holdings. Rohit Kochhar and Krishna Vijay Singh jointly head the practice.

L&L Partners Law Offices has solid expertise in advising clients on preventative and remedial measures regarding fund misappropriation, corporate fraud, money laundering, and bribery, and is adept at representing individuals and companies in major prosecutions. Clients include the Press Trust of India. Anirban Bhattacharya leads the team.

Pallavi Shroff heads the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which has significant experience in advising a broad spectrum of clients on Indian laws relating to bribery, data theft, corporate fraud, money laundering, and anti-corruption. Recent work includes assisting AirAsia India with an investigation into allegations of bribery. The 'thoughtful and strategic' Anuj Berry is the other key name to note.

At DSK Legal, the team's workload includes fraud, cybercrime, and financial misappropriation, and recently represented IPS-Mehtalia in an investigation into data theft by former employees of the company. Anand Desai leads the team, and Vikrant Singh Negi is also recommended.

Dua Associates has a solid track record in assisting domestic and international clients with corporate fraud matters, anti-bribery compliance cases and anti-corruption investigations. Shiraz Patodia is the key figure.

Majmudar & Partners' white-collar crime practice has substantial experience assisting clients in the industrial, pharmaceutical, commodities trading and IT-enabled sectors with anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters. Neerav Merchant heads the team, in which Akil Hirani and of counsel Fraser Alexander are the other key names.

Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary's core strength lies in assisting clients from the financial services and banking sector with fraud, anti-corruption, embezzlement, directors' criminal liability and money laundering matters. The names to note are recommended lawyers Faisal Sayyed and Mayur Bhojwani.

MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants' team is well known for handling cases involving issues of cybercrime, fraud, money laundering and bribery for both individuals and companies. Zulfiquar Memon and Parvez Memon jointly lead the practice.

Sitesh Mukherjee helms the practice at Trilegal, which is well known for its expertise in disciplinary proceedings, external inquiries, anti-bribery issues, and internal investigations pertaining to financial crimes. Recent work includes successfully representing the GMR Group in a criminal defamation matter involving a prominent media corporation, as well as acting for Omron Industrial Automation in an investigation into allegations of evasion of customs duty brought by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Shankh Sengupta and Ashish Bhan are both recommended.

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