Samarth Krishan Luthra
Samarth specialises in white-collar litigation, investigation, and advisory projects having cross-border implications. He regularly advises and represents HNI’s and Companies before the Courts in India. He has previously clerked with a former Supreme Court justice before gaining experience with a Tier-I Law Firm in Delhi and renowned and well-established advocates. He has advised and represented the Indian affiliate member of a big-four network accountancy firm before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India against the ban imposed by the Serious Fraud Investigations Office and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs against the firm and its partners; advised and represented the managing director of a global social media company before the Supreme Court of India in a challenge to the powers of a state assembly committee to summon and to hold persons in breach of its privileges for failing to appear and it was exceeding its Constitutional limits; assisted in the constitutional challenge to the retrospective application of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2020 before the Delhi High Court; and assisted a client in securing the first of its kind relief of anticipatory bail in an investigation under the Goods and Services Tax Act for availing of allegedly fake input tax credit.
He has also worked on a number of policy advisory projects with the Government of India and has assisted in drafting the Law Commission Report No. 276 on “Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting Including in Cricket in India” and has worked on various chapters of the Investigation Manual for the Serious Fraud Investigation Office of India.