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Susanah Naushad

, Singapore

Counsel | Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crimes


  • LL.M., Columbia Law School (2022)
  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons), The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (2014)

Susanah Naushad is a Counsel in the Dispute Resolution practice group. She previously worked in the U.S., on Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations pertaining to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and sanctions related issues, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations pertaining to breaches of securities law. Susanah has also served as an expert witness on Indian criminal law before the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

She specialises in white-collar crime defense and investigations and has over 8 years of experience in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, government investigations, and regulatory compliance work.

Susanah has worked on several complex litigation and investigations involving multiple stakeholders and regulatory bodies, including investigations by enforcement agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Enforcement Directorate (ED), and Economic Offences Wing (EOW) alleging bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud, and other white-collar offences. She has advised clients on enforcement actions, including attachment/ freezing of assets, look out circulars, requests under bilateral mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), alleged wrongdoings in public procurements, criminal prosecution and trial.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • New York Bar Association, U.S.

Representative Matters

Susanah Naushad has represented and advised the following clients

A global software company on an CBI investigation arising out of allegations of cheating and criminal conspiracy in the ERP tender process.

M/s KP Sanghvi & Sons LLP, a global diamond manufacturer, before the High Court of Delhi, challenging the freezing of bank accounts by the Enforcement Directorate pursuant to an MLAT request by the Brazilian authorities.

A global bank in UAE on legal actions, both civil and criminal, which could be pursued in India to recover assets that were diverted as a result of laundering.

An international printing and publishing company on an enforcement investigation concerning allegations of bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud, bid rigging, etc.

A global manufacturer of domestic equipment on proceedings by Ministry of Defence concerning allegations of wrongdoing in supply of goods to public funded canteens for the armed forces.

A global player in power transmission and infrastructure on the enforcement investigation pertaining to fraud and criminal conspiracy in the tender bid process.

A global security and aerospace company on an enforcement investigation pertaining to allegations of bribery by public servants on the purchase of certain VIP helicopters by the Government of India.

A global bank having correspondent branches in India on banking compliances required to operate in India.

A multinational automaker on an internal corporate investigation relating to bribery and money laundering.

A global infrastructure company on successor liability issues in the context of a cross-border M&A.

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