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Compliance & Investigation / White–Collar Crime

Addressing case–sensitive matters with dedicated, end–to–end capabilities.


Every white–collar crime matter requires two separate perspectives to address it: the investigation, and legal advice on the investigation and its findings. AZB is the only large Indian law firm with these end–to-end capabilities, which pool the skills and expertise of our dedicated in–house forensic investigators and our corporate, employment and litigation practices, to deliver holistic advice on complex investigation and compliance matters.

Our white–collar crime professionals help clients respond rapidly to instances of alleged fraud, bribery, corruption and other misconduct, addressing legal issues and risks that may arise, including advice on disclosures and responding to regulatory authorities.

In addition to existing clients, we have a large number of fresh enquiries or referrals through foreign law firms. The white–collar crime matters that we see are usually high–stakes matters involving multiple sensitivities. We are able to give clients a complete roadmap on how their matters can evolve, and the potential pitfalls. Our deep experience and honest, practical advice builds lasting client relationships.

Practice Profile Work Highlights


AZB & Partners has a robust practice group with substantial experience advising clients on investigations arising from data breach, fraud and corruption as well as compliance issues. A multidisciplinary team combines lawyers and forensic investigators with capabilities in the full spectrum of white-collar issues, from compliance to litigation. Active in courts across India, including the Supreme Court, as well as government agency investigations, such as the Enforcement Directorate. Clients include companies in the healthcare, technology and finance sectors.

Chambers & Partners Asia–Pacific (2022) on our White–Collar Crime practice


Different approaches are required for each matter depending on the sensitivities, which our team fully understands and then devises a customised approach, which is revisited and revised as the matter evolves.

At each stage of the matter, the relevant professional(s) (depending on the stage and advice/assistance required) takes the lead and works with the client’s representatives and other members of the AZB team to ensure the client receives seamless service through the life cycle of the matter.

Our forensic investigation team deploys sophisticated forensic tools to help clients gather evidence to assess the extent of the issue. With additional inputs from our lawyers across practice areas, we are uniquely placed to address matters within the applicable legal frameworks.