Partner - White-Collar Crime, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
White-Collar Crimes – Investigation and Advisory | Ethics and Compliance Issues | ESG Diligence and Investigations
Kunal Gupta is a partner in the White-Collar crimes (investigation) and ESG practices. Kunal has significant global experience in handling complex investigations and matters involving a variety of white-collar crime issues such as fraud, corruption, money laundering, sanctions, and Multilateral Development Bank sanctions proceedings. Kunal also has extensive experience in conducting ESG investigations, including of workplace misconduct and impropriety. He has led corporate investigations of allegations of fraudulent or corrupt practices, behavioural misconduct and other ethical issues, violations of procurement norms of various Multilateral Development Banks (such as the World Bank), and regulator-driven anti-bribery and ESG investigations. Kunal is well-recognised by boards of large Indian companies and multinational companies with an Indian presence in conducting complex confidential investigations and advising the board or its independent sub-committees in relation to ESG matters.
In addition to investigations, Kunal has substantial experience in conducting anti-bribery, ESG, and forensic due diligence for global investors and private equity firms. He has worked with global authorities such as the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Serious Fraud Office on global investigations. He has designed ethics compliance frameworks for a number of multinational and Indian companies. Kunal has also served as an independent monitor for a large sanction by the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency.
LL.B., National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
Masters in Laws, Financial Laws, M&A, Securities, Harvard Law School
European Masters in Law and Economics (Rotterdam, Ghent and Hamburg) (cum laude)
Bar Council of India
Member of the Committee on Corporate Governance, ASSOCHAM
Member of the ESG Committee, FICCI