Devina Deshpande

Principal Associate

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Devina is a principal associate with the business crime and procurement team at BTG Legal. She is experienced in the areas of economic offences, internet and technology laws (including cyber crime), public procurement, engineering and supply chain fraud, employment disputes and consumer laws (including e-commerce and marketing and advertising). She is proficient in investigations, compliance advice at the board level and crisis management, including acting as the interface between clients and the regulator. Her clients include multi-national conglomerates, listed entities and unicorns from across a range of sectors including technology, defence, energy, chemicals, industrials and retail.

Devina has previously worked with Linklaters LLP, in their London and Dubai offices, where she advised clients on investment management (including fund formation and investor negotiations), private equity and debt financing. She has also worked with the corporate and funds team at AZB Legal, Mumbai.

Devina is dual-qualified, being admitted to practice law in India and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She has read law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Representative Experience 

  • Listed US digital media company: Assistance in identifying financial misconduct, consequent investigations, reporting to the SEC and prosecution. 

  • CAC 40 French nutrition product company: Regulatory advice and internal investigation support in connection with claims of management discrimination and bias by a former employee.

  • French multinational food-products corporation: Regulatory advice and assistance with internal investigation in connection with discrimination and harassment allegations on the basis of regional and religious background of employees by an anonymous whistle-blower.   

  • Listed US manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid power products: Assistance in conducting an internal investigation of procurement fraud by employees of an Indian subsidiary.

  • Listed US digital media company: Assistance in identifying data theft, consequent investigations and prosecution.

  • US ERP software company: Regulatory compliances and risk mitigation following a ransomware attack and exfiltration of sensitive personal data and information

  • Fortune Global 500 company: Advised in a matter involving private bribery connected to procurement.

  • Listed Japanese multinational electronics group: Assistance in internal fraud investigations and export control representations to regulators

  • Leading specialty chemicals company: Pre-dispute negotiations, disputes strategy advice and prosecuting former local agents before the Delhi High Court

  • World’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments: Advising on disputes strategy and defending competitor litigation against multiple high value tender wins in the High Court of Karnataka.

  • German market leader in fastening technology: Corporate and pre-dispute advisory assistance involving the termination of its Indian JV on account of a criminal investigation against the JV partner and the corporate insolvency of the JV partner’s family business

  • Leading Indian payments aggregator: Assisted with Law Enforcement interface and legal advice in respect of an inquiry issued to the client by the Enforcement Directorate, Government of India

  • Fortune 50 company: Assisted in Law Enforcement interface and investigations in relation to IP and data issues.

  • Fortune 50 Technology Company: Assisted with Law Enforcement interface and support connected to multiple criminal investigations and prosecutions

  • Leading US online knowledge repository: Assisted with regulatory advice, Law Enforcement interface and crisis management response plan in respect of recently enforced IT regulations.

SECTORS

DEFENCE & AEROSPACE

INDUSTRIALS
RETAIL
TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

PRACTICE AREAS

BUSINESS CRIME

DISPUTE RESOLUTION
REGULATORY