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Susmit Pushkar

Susmit Pushkar

, New Delhi

Partner | Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crimes, Competition / Antitrust


  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (2009)
  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons), National Law Institute University, Bhopal (2004)

Susmit is based in New Delhi. His law practice is focused on corporate dispute resolution, white collar crimes defence and competition / antitrust. He represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, tribunals, and trial courts.

Over the last 19 years, he has advised and represented corporates and HNIs on enforcement investigations and prosecutions, complex cases involving regulatory bodies, large monetary claims in arbitration and other business concerns. Clients seek his counsel for efficiently resolving some of their most critical legal challenges. He has acted for leading financial institutions and MNCs in sectors including information technology, defense, energy, infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, alcobev, etc. on a broad range of legal issues.

Susmit has handled litigations concerning regulatory aspects relating to tech start-ups, data privacy, cryptocurrency, product liability, FDI & foreign exchange, insurance, environment, etc. He represents clients in arbitrations involving large monetary claims, shareholders’, joint venture and other commercial disputes before domestic and international arbitral tribunals, like DIAC, ICC, SIAC. He is a member of the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA). Susmit has advised on enforcement of foreign judgments, decrees and arbitral awards.

Susmit advises corporates and HNIs on enforcement investigations by agencies, such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Enforcement Directorate (ED), vigilance bureau, financial intelligence unit (FIU), economic offences wing (EOW) and the Competition Commission of India (CCI), alleging bribery, money laundering, corporate fraud, other white-collar offences and anti-competitive business practices (e.g., cartel, abuse of dominance). He advises companies on compliance, internal investigations for boards and audit committees, proceedings alleging bribery of foreign officials under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act.

He has defended clients against enforcement actions, including attachment/ freezing of assets/ bank accounts, look out circulars, requests under bilateral mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), criminal prosecution and trial. He has defended companies in proceedings instituted by the African Development Bank, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Ordnance Factory Board, etc. alleging wrongdoing in public  procurements. He has advised clients on declaration of fraud proceedings by banks under Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Master Circulars.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India
  • The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

Recognitions and Accomplishments

  • Susmit has been consistently recognised by Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific) and Legal 500.
  • Chambers 2018 notes Susmit as being “increasingly recognised in the market for ‘some stellar work’ in the dispute resolution and white-collar crime spaces”.



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