Ms Sonam Gupta > Bharucha & Partners > Mumbai, India > Lawyer Profile

Bharucha & Partners
13th Floor, Free Press House
Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
India

Work Department

Laws of Crime
Governance, Ethics, & Anti-Corruption
International & Domestic Arbitration
Real Estate
Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Sonam plays an important role in leading the Governance, Ethics, and Anti-Corruption Practice at the
Firm and is also engaged with its Impact Policy Group. She has played a key role in significant white-collar
cases in the country, including: (i) successfully defending Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Private Limited
(Uninor) in the 2G matter before the CBI Special Court; (ii) representing high net worth individuals (HNIs) and corporates in the highly publicised prosecution initiated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with respect to coal block allocations; and (iii) advising and representing various corporates, promoters,
directors, and other Key Managerial Persons (KMPs) in investigations and prosecutions initiated by investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Enforcement (ED),
Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Directorate General of GST Intelligence, etc. Besides, she has also represented and advised various high-ranking public officials.

Sonam also has considerable experience in real estate aggregation and development and is building and
structuring the Firm’s Real Estate Practice. She also regularly represents and advises clients on insolvency and bankruptcy law, employment law, and arbitrations.

Her practice is multi-faceted and Sonam acts in both commercial and criminal litigation before the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country.

Languages

English, Hindi

Memberships

Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

Education

B.A. LL.B (Hons.), University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
LL.M. (Intellectual Property Rights), University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
PG Diploma, Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine, IFS Academy, Pune.

Lawyer Rankings

India > Dispute resolution: litigation

Bharucha & Partners handles complex commercial disputes and is recommended for its expertise in construction, real estate, and environmental litigation. Overseen by MP Bharucha in Mumbai, with further offices in New Delhi and Bengaluru, the team represents both domestic and international companies. In a current matter, Sneha Jasingh is acting for the founder of the Avantha Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, in a case before the Securities and Exchange Board of India. DP Singh is also a key contact, as is Sonam Gupta, who is the name to note for insolvency and bankruptcy-related cases. The group expanded in March 2021 with the arrival of Shreya Sircar, who joined from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

India > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Sonam GuptaBharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners ’ governance, ethics, and anti-corruption practice is domestically and internationally recognised for high-value, high-stakes white-collar crime work. Its noteworthy client record includes multinational corporations, government entities, and high net worth individuals. Practice head DP Singh utilises his experience as the Additional Advocate General and acquired knowledge of government and investigation agencies when defending clients in cases under POCA; PMLA; FEMA; and SEBI. Clients benefit from Sonam Gupta’s expertise in defence strategies in corruption and money laundering cases. The team is experienced in representing clients before both the Supreme Court and the Directorate of Enforcement and also works with both Indian and global forensic experts. Shreya Sircar joined the firm in March 2021 from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and associate Manu Mishra is well rated for his work in various investigations.

Comparative Guides

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