Burzin Bharucha

Associate Partner

Email - burzinbharucha@whiteandbrief.com

Phone- +919819302025

Burzin Bharucha is an Associate Partner of the Firm and strengthens the celebrated Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice at the Firm. Burzin has been at the front line of handling criminal and civil litigation matters. Burzin is an expert in criminal litigation and frequently handles bail in high-stake criminal matters including White Collar Crimes and Frauds. His end-to-end handling of the entire trial proceedings, right from litigation strategy to briefing, appearing and discharge, makes him one of the most reliable names for criminal litigation.

He is also well-versed with corporate commercial, liquidation and insolvency matters and independently handles Mergers, Amalgamations, Legal Due Diligence and complex Contractual Arrangements. In addition, Burzin has worked on debt recovery and specific performance related suits. Having domain-specific expertise, Burzin has dealt with complex transactions under Companies Act, 2013.

In his 7+ years of broad-ranging industry relevant experience, Burzin has been professionally associated with reputed law firms such as Fortitude Law Associates. Under the able leadership of Nilesh Tribhuvann since 2017, Burzin has concurrently worked on a range of high-stake litigation matters. His proficiency equally extends to both civil and criminal side litigation and he notably has hands-on experience of the most sought-after transactions involving contentious legal issues in the domain of writ petitions, bail and revision applications and representing reputed builders against frivolous litigations and eviction suits.

Burzin employs his all-round expertise, trusted legal advisory and exceptional litigation skills to a plethora of cases pertaining to myriad legal concerns across industry multiples.

Indicative Matters & Experience

Criminal Litigation

  • Specializes in sophisticated criminal litigation, drafting petitions including Special Leave Petitions, bail applications and diverse set of statutory applications and regularly appears before Bombay High Court, and various other judicial fora in Mumbai while also handling matters placed before the Supreme Court of India.
  • Handles several high-profile matters including the bail applications, criminal revisions and criminal trials of notable securities market players.

White-Collar Crimes

  • Regularly represents clients in proceedings undertaken by several regulatory authorities including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate, Economic Offences Wing, and Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Compliance and Investigations

  • Conducts several compliance and fraud investigations and also expertly represents several marquee clients in relation to such investigations.

Consumer Litigation

  • Handles litigation matters filed under the Consumer Protection legislations for reputed brands such as Apple India Private Limited.

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Regularly appears before National Company Law Tribunal and various other Company Courts
  • Handles Corporate Litigation matters for Oppression and Mismanagement. Recently filed a company petition against a prominent optician company in India under Companies Act, 2013 for oppression and mismanagement.
  • Handles complex commercial transactions such as Mergers & Amalgamations
  • Successfully handles matters under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Competently represents clients in alternate dispute resolution matters such as Arbitrations – both domestic and international, Mediations – both commercial and personal, Conciliation and Negotiations.

Legal Due Diligence

  • Conducts in-depth Legal Due Diligences and Compliance Risk Assessment for large Domestic and Multinational Corporations.

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