Susmit Pushkar is a partner in the dispute resolution practice group and is based at the firm’s 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, and represents clients through trial in criminal courts and appellate proceedings. He assists clients in their internal corporate investigations relating to corporate fraud, whistle-blowing 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. During the past 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 multidimensional experience in his areas of practice.
Chambers & Partners highlights Susmit as being ‘increasingly recognised in the market for “some stellar work” in the dispute resolution and white-collar crime spaces’. He has been nominated for the role of vice chairman for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Committee on Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law for 2018–2020. He regularly speaks in seminars on legal issues affecting the industry.