Partner, Dispute Resolution
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Manavendra Mishra is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group and is based out of the Mumbai office. Manavendra specialises in White Collar Crime and Investigations, including defence strategy, cross border disputes and anti-corruption investigations. He also appears regularly as counsel in difference prosecution hearings. He has been advising clients, in Prevention of Money Laundering Act matters, Prevention of Corruption Act, US DOJ Enforcement actions in India. He has also advised clients in various cross border proceedings, including in CAD proceedings in Singapore, Enforcement actions in Hong Kong, INTERPOL CCF proceedings, US DOJ MLAT request enforcement action and proceedings by banks on account of frauds in Switzerland, Mauritius, USA.
Owing to his banking background, he is advising and representing clients in some of the biggest financial scams in India at present, including but not limited to the Punjab National Bank Scam, the IL&FS scam, YES Bank Scam and even in the NMC Healthcare proceedings in UAE. In addition to the above, Manavendra enjoys the trust of noted promoter driven companies in India for conducting internal investigations and assisting in defence strategy. Manavendra recently advised and closed a multi jurisdiction dispute involving arising out of high sea commodities trading transactions which had exposure in at least five jurisdictions and involved CBI, SFIO, EOW, tax investigations in India and related proceedings in Singapore.
An LL.M. graduate of the Harvard Law School, Susmit is a registered Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India. In its 2021 rankings, Chambers (Asia Pacific) notes this about him: “He is praised by an interviewee for being a great executor. He advises on a number of cases, with specialist experience in fraud and anti-bribery matters”. Chambers & Partners 2018 notes Susmit as being “increasingly recognised in the market for ‘some stellar work’ in the dispute resolution and white-collar crime spaces”. Susmit has been recommended byLegal 500 in the White Collar Practice. He has been noted as a competition lawyer by GCR 100 2018. He is currently a Vice-Chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Committee on Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law. He regularly speaks in seminars on legal issues impacting the industry.