Joydeep Sengupta focuses on cross-border litigation, compliance and enforcement matters for financial institutions, including the resolution of administrative and enforcement proceedings involving federal and state regulatory agencies and prosecutors. Mr. Sengupta has represented major U.S. and European banks in internal investigations related to U.S. anti-money laundering and economic sanctions laws.
Mr. Sengupta has previously participated in teams advising governments in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America on national anti-corruption laws at the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. He has participated in the review of national anti-corruption laws against international standards with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, Fraud Section/Criminal Division) and the U.S. Department of State (Office of Monetary Affairs).
Mr. Sengupta also has worked in the firm’s New York, Paris and Washington D.C. offices on a variety of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on finance. He has represented U.S. and international investment banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions, as agents and lenders, and corporations as borrowers, in connection with financing transactions. Mr. Sengupta has advised clients in connection with secured and unsecured financings, acquisition financings, asset-backed loans, bridge loans, and other types of complex and traditional financings. He also has represented corporations and other entities in public and private mergers and acquisitions, including equity and asset sales, divestitures and joint ventures. Mr. Sengupta’s clients have included Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, AES, Carnegie Hall Corporation, Pfizer, Rite Aid, Sanofi Aventis and others.
In addition, Mr. Sengupta also advises nonprofit organizations and individuals in a variety of pro bono matters involving political asylum, human trafficking and the rights of internally displaced persons.
Mr. Sengupta also has served as an appellate law clerk for the Hon. Justice Russell Juriansz and the Hon. Justice Eleanore Cronk of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, where he worked on commercial, criminal and constitutional appeals. Mr. Sengupta received degrees in both civil and common law from McGill University, where he served as the book reviews editor of the McGill Law Journal.