Compliance & Investigation / White-Collar Crime

AZB & Partners, with rich experience spanning over 200+ cases, is adept at handling various matters related to compliance and investigation. The core strength of this practice is its team of specialized lawyers and forensic investigators.

Having worked on cases related to corruption, bribery, white-collar crime, anti-trust issues, employee fraud and embezzlement, financial misstatement, vendor fraud, management fraud, and IP theft and more, we have both, an in-depth understanding of the space as well as the skills required to deliver effective and regulation-specific counsel.

Our work spans across the entire lifecycle of an investigation, including the technology aspects relating to forensic examinations.

The Firm conducts comprehensive investigations including preservation of evidence, forensic review of transactions, legal review of electronically stored information (ESI review) and interviews. The Firm assists companies facing dominance or cartel investigations.

Our work includes:

  • Compliance Investigations under The Companies Act, FCPA & UKBA
  • Whistle blower and internal investigations
  • Litigation and arbitration support
  • Background checks and asset tracing
  • Anti-trust investigations
  • Dedicated private equity support (for due diligence, implementing ethics frameworks for investee companies, fraud risk assessment, full investigation support on allegations of asset misappropriation, misreporting, misstatement and diversion of funds)
  • Advisory solutions to implement a comprehensive ethics framework
  • Incident response services
  • Trainings and awareness sessions for employees, independent directors and third parties



Aditya Vikram Bhat


Bangalore e-mail Aditya

Soumit Nikhra

Practice Head - Compliance & Investigation Practice

Mumbai e-mail Soumit

Zia Mody

Founding Partner

Mumbai e-mail Zia