Khaitan & Co


Khaitan & Co was founded in 1911 and is among India’s oldest and most prestigious full-service law firms. It is also one of the largest law firms in the country, with over 850 professionals and 178 partners and directors.

The firm acts as a trusted adviser to leading business houses, multinational corporations, financial institutions, governments, and international law firms. From mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property, banking to taxation, capital markets to dispute resolution, and in emerging practice areas such as white-collar crime, data privacy and competition law, the firm has strong capabilities and deep industry knowledge across practices. With offices in New Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, it has a strong pan-India presence. The firm has capabilities in overseas markets via its country-specific desks and robust working relationships with top international law firms and clients.

The firm has opened its first international office in Singapore this year.

Chambers and Partners 


Manavendra Mishra

Partner, Dispute Resolution

+91 88799 03202

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.

Susmit Pushkar

Partner, Dispute Resolution

+91 98993 54547
Susmit Pushkar is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group and is based out of the New Delhi office. Susmit has diverse and rich experience in advising and representing Clients across industries. He regularly appears before trial courts, Tribunals, High Courts, and the Supreme Court of India. He brings multi-dimensional experience in his areas of practice.
Susmit regularly advises multinational and domestic corporate houses in relation to investigations by enforcement agencies (e.g. Central Bureau of Investigation, Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Enforcement Directorate) alleging bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud, and traditional economic offences and other enforcement actions, including attachment of properties, issuance of look-out circulars, mutual legal assistance treaty actions; representing clients through trial in criminal courts and appellate proceedings. He has advised clients in bribery proceedings arising out of public procurements and grants in aviation, coal, defense, information technology, and other sectors. He has advised clients on corporate fraud proceedings, including in respect of bank loans, embezzlement, securities. He advises clients on the follow-on money laundering proceedings, including for attachment of the proceeds of crime. He assists clients in their internal corporate investigations relating to fraud, harassment, anti-trust, etc., and the attendant corporate governance issues.

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.