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 

White Collar Crime & Investigations Contacts

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.