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 > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Sonam GuptaBharucha & Partners

As a key vertical at Bharucha & Partners, the governance, ethics and anti-corruption practice provides a solid bench of experts for high-stakes white-collar crime disputes. Big-ticket corporates in the banking and finance, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and defence sectors regularly engage Sonam Gupta and practice head DP Singh for representation before the SEBI, NCLAT and Securities Appeal Tribunal on allegations of financial fraud and proceedings under POCA and PMLA. Defence of claims under SCOMET regulations were also recently handled while the team also acts for public prosecutors on bribery and corruption cases. Legal audits and corporate compliance due diligence is also handled.

Comparative Guides

India: Bribery & Corruption May 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Bribery & Corruption laws and regulations that may occur in India.