Sherbir Panag is the chair of Panag & Babu’s, internationally acclaimed and highly respected – Compliance and Investigations Practice. Sherbir has deep experience in defending multinational companies and conducting internal investigations in matters involving criminal and regulatory proceedings, as well as counselling clients on navigating India in a compliant manner. Sherbir’s practice has consistently been listed as a market leader for white-collar crime in India and is ranked by Who’s Who Legal, Global Investigations Review, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
Through the course of his career, Sherbir has helped multinational companies across sectors, address their complex and sensitive issues. Sherbir has led investigations and acted as defense counsel in some of India’s most high profile cases, which have also had an interplay with law enforcement in the United States, Europe and Asia. These matters have involved allegations of 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; and violation of corporate governance and corporate policy norms.
Sherbir is an overseas associate tenant at Foundry Chambers
. As part of the multi- jurisdictional realm to the firm’s practice, Sherbir founded the Concilium Network – an international network of highly acclaimed white-collar crime law firms.
Sherbir is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School’s Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research
and is a member of Cornell University's - Meridian 180. He regularly lectures and writes on subjects on the subject of white-collar crime, compliance and business ethics.
Sherbir is a member of the Forbes Business
Council and also of the Bureau of Indian Standards committee drafting an India anti corruption standard. He was formerly part of the International Bar Association's anti-corruption expert group that made a submission on Australia's foreign bribery laws to the Australian Senate Economics Reference Committee. Sherbir also served as the Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Integrity’s Advisory Group an initiative by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit’s (GIZ).
WWL says Sherbir Panag is a “brilliant lawyer with a tremendously strong understanding of Indian and US business-crime law”