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 clients across industries and laws. He regularly appears before the trial courts, the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
Susmit advises corporate houses in relation to investigations by government agencies (e.g. Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate, Economic Offence Wing) alleging bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud and various other offences; representing Clients through trial in criminal courts and appellate proceedings. He assists clients in their internal corporate investigations relating to corporate fraud, whistleblowing and harassment. Susmit is part of the Competition practice group of the firm and advises clients in relation to competition litigation, including cartel and abuse of dominance.
Susmit regularly handles high stake and complex litigation involving multiple stakeholders and regulatory bodies. Over the last 14 years, Susmit has represented clients across several industries in their commercial, corporate, shareholders and other disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals, including international commercial arbitrations (e.g. ICC, SIAC, LCIA, GAFTA). He has led several constitutional challenges of legislations before the writ courts. Susmit brings considerable and valuable multi-dimensional experience in his areas of practice.
- Bar Council of Delhi
- Indian Council of Arbitration
- Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India
- The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Susmit Pushkar has represented and advised the following clients
Hindalco Industries Ltd & Managing Director
Advised in relation to advisory and representation before Supreme Court of India for quashing of summoning Order passed by CBI Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi against the former Prime Minister of India, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group and other accused in relation to allocation of Talabira II Coal Block inter alia on charges of criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act
Advised in relation to representation before trial courts in relation to allegations of offence committed by key management personnel (KMPs) under the Motor Vehicles Act;
Advised relation to representation before the Supreme Court of India for quashing criminal complaint against the company