Governance, Investigations & White Collar Defense

Governance, Investigations & White Collar Defense

Panag & Babu’s – highly respected and acclaimed Governance, Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice, is India’s largest multi-disciplinary business crime team, with pan-India capabilities.

As a business crime specialist law firm – we provide a comprehensive advisory framework for our clients which would include not just internal investigations or compliance advocacy; but also coordinated crisis management / response and the defense of government investigations, enforcement actions, and ensuing criminal / civil proceedings.

We draw our extensive experience from defending corporations in high profile matters against allegations relating to every significant area of white-collar crime. With a foundation built by pre-eminent white-collar crime attorneys’, our advisory reflects our deep understanding of global enforcement and regulatory trends.

We are well versed in issues that arise in complex internal investigations that span across multiple jurisdictions and mandate a strategically coordinated responses, factoring in the specifics of different legal systems. We have conducted internal investigations, into a wide variety of matters including bribery and other misconduct under Indian and foreign anti-corruption laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act; financial and regulatory fraud (e.g., non-performing assets / loan impairment, tax evasion, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings); procurement fraud; infrastructure fraud (e.g., misuse of development funds sanctioned by multilateral development banks); violation of sanctions laws; conflicts of interest, corporate governance lapses, board mismanagement and violation of corporate policy.

We help multinational companies develop and implement compliance programs and also conduct anti-fraud / anti-corruption / anti – money laundering due diligence on transactions. Our attorneys have helped numerous corporations across industries develop or enhance state-of-the-art compliance or control programs, that address the unique challenges, risks and opportunities of the Indian market. We have trained boards, senior management and employees on a plethora of compliance and controls issues.


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