Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas appoints Kunal Gupta as Partner at its New Delhi office
India’s leading full service law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, has appointed Mr. Kunal Gupta as Partner at its New Delhi Office with effect from February 15, 2016.
Kunal an expert in forensics and investigations, with over nine years of experience, in various sectors would bring rich exposure to the firm, having provided advisory services pertaining to AML compliance and investigations, FCPA/UK Bribery Act investigations, Forensic Technology Services, Internal Fraud Investigations, Fraud Risk Assessments, Third Party Due Diligence and Background checks, in his earlier roles.
Prior to joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Kunal was a partner with Grant Thornton in India, having led a multi-disciplinary team catering diverse industry segments such as Retail, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive, Real Estate and IT/ITES. Prior to Grant Thornton, he was at PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC) at New Delhi and also at the World Bank, Washington DC as part of the Integrity Vice Presidency, where he was involved in large, multi-country investigations involving fraud and corruption in World Bank financed projects across the world.
Over the course of his professional career, Kunal has led and participated in several confidential corporate investigations ranging from anti-corruption (including FCPA and UK Bribery Act), anti-money laundering compliance violations, fraudulent sales practices, procurement frauds, payroll and CV frauds, malpractices in retention of third parties and intermediaries, conflicts of interest issues and disbursement frauds. In addition to the above, he has also led numerous engagements involving forensic audits for the lenders and investors, forensic diligence in M&A context and in advising both global and Indian companies in proactively addressing compliance issues. He has worked with a number of global regulators such as Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and is proficient in forensic accounting and forensic technology. He also speaks regularly at industry forums and is closely involved with National Judicial Academy where he conducts sessions on forensic accounting.
Kunal is a 2006 Erasmus Mundus Scholar, having obtained his European Master in Law & Economics from the Erasmus University, University of Ghent & Hamburg University. Further, he holds a B.A. LLB (Hons) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a LL.M from the Harvard Law School, 2008, where he was also the editorial staff for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
On his role, Managing Partner Cyril Shroff commented, “Forensics & Investigations compliments our other practice areas and we are delighted to have Kunal on board. Kunal would add immense value to the firm given his rich and diversified sectoral experience in forensics”.
Kunal Gupta, on his appointment said, “With the increase in frequency and sophistication of forensics, white collar crime and regulatory supervision, clients have a profound need for law firms which can understand and advise on matters that traverse technology, legal and financial domains. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, offers an excellent opportunity to serve clients in this evolving area of practice, and I am excited to be part of it”