Rupinder Malik

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Rupinder Malik, based in India, is a partner in one of the largest and eminent law firms in India, JSA. Rupinder has nearly 25 years of experience and specializes in Anti-Corruption, White-Collar Crime, and Investigations, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Data Protection practice areas. Before joining JSA, Rupinder was with Baker McKenzie (law firm). She started her initial years of practice as a litigator.

Rupinder’s practice focusses on anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, with a specialization in white-collar crime, targeted internal risk assessments, and compliance and corporate/HR investigations. She assists and advises in designing and implementing anti-bribery and corruption compliance policies and procedures, whistleblowing complaints and money laundering issues. She handles various pre-and post-acquisition and third-party due diligence including risk assessments, interviews, and transaction testing at target companies to identify potential corruption red flags.

Rupinder was also appointed as an Independent Compliance Expert for a multinational company debarred by the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency. Rupinder oversaw the implementation of a comprehensive compliance framework at the debarred entity and nearly twenty of its sanctioned affiliates across the world.

Rupinder extensively advises and assists with internal and governmental investigations in connection with the Prevention of Corruption Act; the Money Laundering Act; the FCPA; the UK Bribery Act; and other local and international anti-corruption laws and sanctions. She has also been involved in data privacy, general employment law advisory and workplace policies, code of conduct, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, and related matters.

She also has extensive expertise in corporate, M&A, PE investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, cross-border investments, and corporate restructurings. She also regularly advises clients on foreign investments and related regulatory issues for India entry as well as matters related to corporate, employment, information technology and foreign exchange control laws in connection with both inbound and outbound investments.

Being recognized as a solution-oriented lawyer with a wealth of experience who can advise beyond legal and contractual matters for the successful outcome of a transaction, Rupinder also advises on several diverse corporate transactions, including share acquisition and business transfers across various sectors.

Amongst various other accolades, Rupinder was ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2022 for White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations. Featured in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2021 as Wall of Fame and Top Individual Lawyer for White Collar Crime, Joint Venture, M&A, PE and Venture Capital. She has also been recognized as “Notable Practitioner” in M&A category by IFLR1000 in their Asia Pacific 31st edition, Indian Lawyer Ranking 2022. She was a finalist for “Woman Lawyer of the year award”, in the 3rd Annual ALB (Asia Legal Business) Law India Awards, in 2021. She is also distinguished as one of India’s “Super 50 Lawyers”, by Asian Legal Business in 2020, recognized by the Legal 500. Rupinder is an acclaimed speaker at numerous forums / global events and was featured in ALB’s Women Leaders Roundtable titled ‘Women Leaders Forge a New Path’ in the June 2022 issue of Asian Legal Business.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Environmental
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Monitorship Experience
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • White Collar Crime