Agastya Legal LLP, a boutique law firm handling economic offences and financial crimes cases, has been launched in Delhi and Chennai..The firm is headed by former IPN Associates Partner Abhishek Kumar Pandey and Delhi-based advocate Dr. MR Venkatesh..Agastya Legal intends to address the specialised requirements of cases like Benami transactions, anti-money laundering issues, anti-corruption laws, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code matters, among other cases. The firm will also provide pro-bono services to underprivileged clients..Pandey was a Partner at IPN Associates LLP till 2016 before setting up his independent counsel practice. While at IPN, he was involved in a number of high profile cases including the competition law matter wherein a penalty of Rs. 420 crore was levied against Hyundai Motors..Dr Venkatesh is an expert in the field of anti-money laundering laws, anti-black money laws, Direct Taxes and related regulations. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and has handled tax-related litigation, company law related matters, mergers and acquisitions as well as family-related disputes. .He said in a press release,.“After Globalisation the inter-disciplinary walls have well and truly broken. In the world of modern finance, what may well have been a clean transaction a decade or two ago might well land you in serious problem today. We at Agastya seek to address this emerging challenge to legal practice through a dedicated boutique firm on economic offences.” .Apart from four Associates, Agastya Legal will also have special counsel Nikhil Mehra and Aparna Raman as part of its team..Bar & Bench is available on WhatsApp. For real-time updates on stories, Click here to subscribe to our WhatsApp.