Sherbir Panag
Sherbir Panag

Sherbir Panag called to Foundry Chambers in UK as Door Tenant

Panag is one of the first Indians to get called up for a door tenancy in the criminal law space.

Bar & Bench

Indian lawyer Sherbir Panag has been called to Foundry Chambers in the UK as a Door Tenant. Foundry Chambers is a leading White Collar Crime setup, drawing on some of the most reputed Queen's Counsel in this area of specialism.

He is one of the first Indians to get called up for a door tenancy in the criminal law space. Speaking to Bar & Bench on the development, Panag said,

“I am deeply honoured to be associated with Foundry Chambers as a door tenant. Through Chambers, I expect to have broader depth and access to a deep bench of fantastic Queens Counsel and Barristers to act on multi-jurisdictional matters of white collar crime.”

Sherbir Panag

Panag is a Founding Partner at boutique law firm Panag & Babu Law Offices, which has offices in Delhi and Bangalore. He chairs the firm's Compliance and Investigations Practice.

He has experience in defending multinational companies and conducting internal investigations in matters involving criminal and regulatory proceedings, as well as counselling clients on navigating India in a compliant manner.

He is a graduate of Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School’s Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. He is also a member of Cornell University's Meridian 180.

Prior to founding Panag & Babu, he was a partner at MZM Legal in Mumbai and served as a Director of the Roxin Alliance.

Panag is also one of the founding members of Concillium Network, an association of lawyers from various jurisdictions who specialise in cases related to White Collar Crimes. Speaking on this initiative, Panag says,

"We thought of putting together a high quality network, where boutique law firms or the White Collar Crime practices of large law firms come together to work on these matters.

In White Collar Crimes, there are differing standards and laws in each country. In the US, you can settle criminal charges, whereas in India, you cannot settle an offence. In Germany, you have the principle of administrative penalties for boards of companies. So, that’s why you need cohesive teams. That was the reason this network was put together."

Panag joins a select list of illustrious Indian lawyers who have been called to Chambers in the UK.

Last year, Senior Advocate Ritin Rai accepted an offer to join 7 King’s Bench Walk Barristers in London.

In March 2019, former AZB and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Percival Billimoria was admitted as a Door Tenant at Outer Temple Chambers.

In June 2018, Swathi Sukumar was made Door Tenant at Hogarth Chambers. In September, Abhimanyu Bhandari was invited to join 4 Pump Court as an Associate Member.

In 2016, Senior Advocate Gaurav Pachnanda joined Fountain Court Chambers, London as a Door Tenant. In August 2014, Nakul Dewan was invited to join 20 Essex Street. A few months later, ASG and Senior Advocate Gourab Banerji joined Essex Court Chambers.

In 2012, former Assistant Profesor at Jindal Global Law School, Vishavjeet Chaudhary, was invited to join Lamb Building in London.

Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium is a member of 3 Verulam Building, while leading Senior Counsel Harish Salve is a member of Blackstone Chambers.

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